Announcing: Faces of the Great Pumpkin Art Contest from

by on Sep.12, 2011, under Syndicated from the Web

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The Cult of the Great Pumpkin

The Cult of the Great Pumpkin

OK, Pumpkinauts, it’s time to show your love for The Great Pumpkin through art! The Cult of the Great Pumpkin, in association with Sinister Visions Inc., is sponsoring its very first contest: Faces of The Great Pumpkin.

The concept is simple: Draw, paint, sculpt or otherwise create a portrait of The Great Pumpkin. That is, YOUR VISION of The Great Pumpkin. Since nobody’s ever seen him (and lived to tell about it, anyway), his appearance is completely open to interpretation, and that’s what we want to see! Let your imagination run wild, commit your ideas to paper, screen, sculpt or pumpkin pulp, and send it in!

– One submission per artist.

– The piece submitted must be an original work of art, not derivative or plagiarized. Any submission shown to be stolen or “borrowed” from another’s work will be disqualified.

– The piece must be a portrait of The Great Pumpkin, however you interpret that concept.

– The piece does not have to be exclusive to this contest.

– All entries must be received by midnight on September 30th, 2011.

– Voting will begin on October 1st, 2011 and end at midnight on October 30th, 2011.

– The winners will be announced on Halloween, October 31st, 2011.

Faces of the Great Pumpkin Contest

Faces of the Great Pumpkin Contest

– Voting will take place via this website; the voters will be the site’s visitors. The contest will be heavily promoted via social media and other networking avenues already in place. In the event of a tie, Sam Pumpking will make the final call.

– Send an image file, either as an email attachment or link, to JPG preferred, PNG is OK too.

– People will be voting on the image you send, so a crappy cell phone photo isn’t going to do you any favors.

– Sculptures or other 3D works may include up to 5 images to show multiple angles.

– Max dimensions: 800 pixels on the longest side.

– Max resolution: 72 dpi – this is a web-based contest. It doesn’t need to be larger.

– Watermarking is OK, within reason. If you obscure your own art, it may hurt your chances of winning.

Include with your submission:
Your name
Preferred email address
Website (if you have one)
Title of piece
Year it was created

– Submitted artwork remains the property of the submitting artist.

– Submitted artwork will appear in a gallery at in perpetuity.

– Submitted artwork may be used to promote the contest, including (but not limited to) the front page blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Appropriate credits will always be given.

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Meet the Gourd

– Any usage beyond the above stated will first be negotiated with the submitting artist.

– Prizes awarded will be First Place, Second Place and Third Place. Honorable Mentions may be awarded if warranted. Each prize will be a pack of horror and Halloween collectibles, goodies and bits of spooky awesomeness.

– Prizes are being furnished by Sinister Visions inc., who also supply prizes for contests at Flashback Weekend, Zombie Pinups events, Retro Zombie Tiki Terror and other dark-themed contests and events.

Additional prizes will be provided by:
Zombie Army Productions
Rotting Flesh Radio
Kitty Zombie
Additional prize suppliers TBA.

The Cult of the Great Pumpkin reserves the right to amend the information on this page, if we think of a way to make the contest better, or realize we said something stupid.


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