Wednesday, September 9, 2015

#CountdownToArrow: Fan Art Contest [Contributors: Chelsea and Lynnie]

Just About Write is celebrating the month leading up to the season four premiere of Arrow with a little friendly competition. We’re happy to announce that we are hosting a Fan Art Contest for you, the fans! Really, this entire month is all about celebrating the show and kicking off a brand new season of Oliver Queen and company with love, excitement, and – most importantly of all, in this case – art! There are so many of you who are amazingly talented artist and we’re excited to see what you guys come up with!

Your artwork can involve anything related to Arrow – Olicity, any of the members of the team, cross-over artwork, in any medium! If you painted it, it’s eligible. If you made it out of clay, it’s eligible. If you hand-drew it or used software, it’s eligible. Basically, as long as it’s yours… it’s eligible. Think of us as a less cool version of Stephen Amell’s Fan Art Friday.

Here's how the contest works: you can submit your art to us one of two ways. Either post it on Tumblr or send it to our super-cool Tumblr email address with your artwork attached and we’ll be sure it gets posted for you.

If you’re posting on Tumblr, you will:

  • Create a post with your artwork. Please create ONE post per piece of art. If you're submitting multiple pieces, please create multiple posts. This will just make it easier on us.
  • You MUST tag your art with JustAboutWriteArt in order to be eligible. Contrary to popular belief, we actually don’t spend ALL of our time on the Internet and tagging ensures that we see the entries as they populate on Tumblr so we can reblog them.
  • We'll reblog the entries so others can see them, too!
Oh. And did we mention that we’re giving out prizes to the top three winners, too? Because we are. (Prizes are listed in the bottom of this post. We strongly recommend following us on either Twitter or Tumblr so that we can have an easy way to contact you if you win!)


Here’s your guidebook for winning cool stuff! Please, please, please follow these rules. They're simple, we promise. And people who cheat will be disqualified and forced to wear the hat of shame*.

  1. Only post YOUR ORIGINAL ARTWORK. Posting any artwork that is not created by you will result in an instant disqualification. If you notice anyone posting art that doesn’t belong to them (especially if someone is posing as you), please let us know as soon as possible. The fan art can be old or new, it just needs to be yours. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  2. Either post on Tumblr or email us your original art. Remember, if you are posting on Tumblr, you MUST put JustAboutWriteArt in the tags so we can find your post! Otherwise, we’re likely to miss it altogether. And that would be sad. 
  3. Feel free to encourage your friends to reblog and like the artwork that you like. :) We aren’t counting reblogs into voting but we will be reblogging the entries so you guys can see them!
  4. The deadline to submit your artwork to us is Wednesday, September 30 at 5 PM EST. Winners will be announced the following week, on Wednesday, October 7!
  5. The entirety of Just About Write's staff will decide on the top three winners. We like liking things.
*Just About Write cannot be held responsible for how silly you look in the hat of shame.

Above all else… have fun! We hope this serves as a nice way to pass hiatus. And don’t worry – we’ll be doing a lot more other fun things throughout the month leading up to Arrow’s return as well. Remember to keep checking the #CountdownToArrow tag daily for fun contests, prizes, and more!

The prizes are as follows:

GOLD: Oliver Queen Funko figure and Team Arrow tote bag

SILVER: An Arrow print and a couple of stickers

BRONZE: Three Olicity-themed stickers

(... And don't fail this city.)


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