Arisia '10

Student Art Contest Rules

Rules and Entry Form: 

  • Open to all secondary school students (including home schooled students). Entry cost: FREE!!!
  • Theme: Either general science fiction or fantasy, or related to this years theme: "Return to Steampunk".
  • Size: No larger than 18" x 24" for flat works, or 16" x 24" x 30" high for three-dimensional works.
  • Deadline: must be received by December 28, 2009.
  • Categories for submission include: Drawings, Paintings, Three-dimensional Art, Electronic Art (either electronic originals or based upon other media).
  • Entry Format: Digital photographs are preferred. Other formats (e.g. photographic print, photographic slides) are acceptable, if they clearly show the artwork. One picture or photograph per 2-D work, two pictures or photographs for each 3-D work. Limit six works per artist. Images may be in any standard format.
  • Electronic Art (i.e., created using Photoshop, Painter, Corel Draw, etc.) submissions must include low resolution copies of source images so judges can fairly distinguish student work from source material.
  • Prizes: 1st place-$250, Best in Class $150, Judges Choice $100, Honorable Mention(s) $50 (up to $800 in total prizes.)
  • Preliminary selection of entries will be made by the Arisia convention committee.
  • Finalists artwork will be displayed at the Arisia Convention Art Show. Final judging will be done by a jury committee during the Saturday of the convention. Winners will be announced at the convention and on the web site on Sunday.
  • Artwork must be dropped off on-site at the convention in Cambridge, MA, between Noon and 9pm Friday, January 15, 2010 (or it may be shipped to us ahead of time).  Artwork must be picked up on Sunday afternoon or Monday; or you may make arrangements to have it shipped back provided you supply an appropriate shipping container or pre-addressed box (i.e., we’ll pay shipping but you must provide the box).
  • Finalists receive a free weekend membership to the convention, plus free one-day memberships for parents or teachers.
  • All entries and copyright remain the property of the artist, although entries (or print copies) may be put up for sale in the Arisia Art Show at the artist's discretion. (No commission or fees are charged to students who sell their work.)

Email electronic entries to: (along with the entry form)

Or, send hardcopy/slide/photo entries to:

Arisia Student Art Contest
c/o Skip Morris
131 Daniel Webster Hwy, PMB 101
Nashua, NH 03060