The judges have spoken, and the results are in for the Inspiration ArtOrder challenge. Who will get to display a "I won an ArtOrder challenge" badge?
The time has come, the jury has spoken, and the results are in.
In case you've forgotten, this challenge Jury had a very talented pedigree, and included:
Irene Gallo - Associate Publisher, Tor.Com
Lauren Panepinto - Creative Director, Orbit Books
Julie Bell - Illustrator
Terryl Whitlatch - Illustrator and Creature Designer
Terese Nielsen - Illustrator
When I passed them the submissions I kept the rules simple - vote "yes" if they thought a piece should be included in the publication. I told them not to worry about the number of "yes" votes there were. If only 10 images made it in, that was fine, and if 200 images made it, that was fine as well. I only urged them to vote as if their name were on the book...which it will be. Each person came at the judging from a different place, but each person poured their heart and soul into the jury duty. Art was judged blind - the identities of the artists were not disclosed until after judging was complete. This was the reason that I did not post the gallery until after judging had been completed. I would really like to thank the jury for all the time and energy they dedicated to this task.
All of the following submissions have been selected by the jury panel, and have the honor of displaying the "I won an ArtOrder challenge" badge, as well as take part in the ArtOrder book. In case you didn't remember, this challenge is going a bit different from past challenges. The folks that were selected by the jury will be eligible to be included in the print publication of this challenge. Each person gets a share of any profits that are generated during the Kickstart of the book. I will contact folks over the coming weeks with paperwork and contracts. Look for the Kickstarter program to go live in late January/early February - barring any issues.
I would like to thank everyone that took part in the challenge, and congratulate those that were selected for publication:
Go Forth. Create.
Boris and Julie have rocked the art world for years. They are most well known for their powerful images of stoic warriors, beautiful amazons and fearsome monsters. Their exquisite use of color and texture elevate the imaginative realism of their works. Their works can be seen through out the fantasy and sci-fi illustration world. They have worked for virtually every major publishing house with a SFF line, and can be seen on album covers, comics, video game art, motion picture advertising, and my favorite annual calendar.Upload a Entry Competition Details View Entries
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