John from Gypsy Knights got in touch with me over the weekend, to announce their Traveller RPG art contest. I’ve reproduced the announcement below:-
“When we first started Gypsy Knights Games back in February this year we had a very spartan art budget (and some would say still is). So our first few products had covers that were…. lets just say….basic.
Well, we would like to go back and change some of that. So…we’re looking for artists. And what better way to find some than by having a contest!
What we would like is for you to create a piece of art that will go well with our first worldbook ‘Quick Worlds 1: Kyiv.’ Buy or borrow (we’d prefer you not steal) a copy of QW1: Kyiv, read the interior, and then get a piece of art to us.
The winner of the contest will be the person who provides us with an excellent piece of art for the cover of the book. The art should have something to do with the text of the book and hopefully illustrate some scene on Kyiv.
You will retain ownership of the art, but will be giving us permission to use it (in the style of the later worldbooks with the GK stripe and the black bands) on the cover of Quick Worlds 1: Kyiv (both pdf and possible print run) and as an illustration in a future book (which we hope will be available in print as well as pdf). The winner will, of course, be credited in the book(s).
The winner of the contest will receive $50 and three free copies of any of our existing books (winner’s choice).
Simply send the piece of art and a description of what the artwork depicts to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 26, 2011. Winners will be announced on September 1, 2011.”
So, if you think you’re up for the challenge of creating some top quality artwork for Gypsy Knights then grab your favourite art package and get creating!