STAR WARS: Submit Your Original Fan Art Creations for “Art Awakens” Charity Contest

     August 11, 2015


Are you an artist and a Star Wars fanatic? Then this new charitable contest for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will give you the perfect opportunity to showcase your talent and your fandom. Dubbed “Art Awakens”, the contest kicks off today and runs through October 11th, during which U.S. artists can submit their Star Wars: The Force Awakens-inspired original work to Here’s a glimpse of the prizes your artwork could win you:

  • Artwork featured in a Star Wars professional gallery exhibit at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles from 11/13 to 11/15.
  • Three-day, all-expenses-paid trip with one guest to Los Angeles to attend the VIP opening night reception of the Star Wars professional gallery exhibit.
  • Additionally, an HP “Bend the Rules Award” will be granted to one of the give Grand Prize Winners, upon completion of a questionnaire, with the highest score in the Innovative Use of Technology category. The HP “Bend the Rules” award-winner will receive an HP Notebook computer to help them push the boundaries of art and creativity.

Not bad! Gallery 1988 will then auction off new original artwork from professional and emerging talents as part of Star Wars: Force for Change in order to benefit UNICEF Kid Power. It sounds like a great way for artists to connect to fans and vice versa, all while going toward a great cause.

Here are al the particulars you need to know:


Image via Raoul Ghymel, aka HASTE

Lucasfilm and HP Celebrate ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ with “Art Awakens” Program


Amateur Artists Can Submit ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’-Inspired Fan Art for a Chance to be Showcased in a Star Wars Professional Gallery Exhibit, Among Other Prizes


In celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm and HP proudly present Art Awakens.


Art Awakens is an exciting new program for Star Wars fans old and new, across the country to revitalize creativity by “Bending the Rules” of The Force, themed around a galaxy far, far away.


Art Awakens kicks off August 11th with the launch of a two-month-long nationwide fan art competition across the US. Amateur artists can submit their Star Wars : The Force Awakens inspired art on for a chance to be featured in an upcoming professional art exhibit later in the year.


Additionally, coming this November to Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is a three-day Star Wars: The Force Awakens art exhibit featuring top professional and emerging contemporary artists. All new original pieces will be auctioned off in the name of Star Wars: Force for Change to benefit UNICEF Kid Power, which gives kids the power to save lives. By getting active with the UNICEF Kid Power band, kids earn points which unlock food packets for malnourished children around the world.


Five lucky winners of the Star Wars : The Force Awakens Fan Art Contest, chosen by a judging committee that includes members from Disney, Lucasfilm and the legendary visual effects house Industrial Light and

Magic, will have their art featured in the professional gallery exhibit.
The winners will also have the opportunity to be flown out to Los Angeles to attend the VIP opening night, among other prizes from HP.

Plus some legal talk for those of you who are entering the contest:

No Purchase Necessary.  Void where prohibited or restricted.  Open to legal residents of the 50 US and DC, who are at least 18 years old at time of entry with a Tumblr account in good standing. Ends October 11, 2015 at 11:59:59 am PT. Subject to Official Rules at: Sponsor: ABC, Inc. d/b/a Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Burbank, CA


Image via Lucasfilm

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