ECC 2018 Badge Art Contest

Emerald Coast Con 2018 Badge Art Contest

Theme

This year’s theme is “Retro Arcade” using the Emerald Coast Con mascot Ecco. Other characters can be drawn in the vein of the theme. The design needs to show influence from video games. We are leaving it up to the artist to come up with the design. Please contact us if you have any questions about the theme. Though the convention does cross over into other elements of fandom, the artwork should focus video games. Other elements may be incorporated into your design.

Guidelines for artwork

  • Requirements: size should be 8.5″ x 11″ with a .125″ bleed (final size 8.75″ x 11.25″) 300 dpi or higher
  • JPEG/PNG file format
  • Image only (No Text)
  • Artwork must be PG
  • The badge be Vertical and have a space for a label at the bottom.
  • File Naming Structure: firstname_lastinitial_cover.jpg (example: john_s_cover.jpg – you may use your artist name instead of first name and last initial)
  • Observe international copyright laws when creating your work. Do not use any copyrighted characters or work that has been created previously for other clients or by others.

All submissions for the badge art contest must be emailed to EmeraldCoastCon@gmail.com by August 15th, 2018 at 11:59PM.

 

Judging Criteria

All submissions will be judged based on the following:

  • Originality
  • Overall Composition
  • Use of theme and ECC Mascot Ecco
  • Adherence to Contest Guidelines (including quality, age appropriate and media format)

Judging will be conducted by the Emerald Coast Con committee. Entries will be shown to the community via Facebook but likes or feedback will not be taken into consideration.

We reserve the right to use any art submissions for our own promotional and media purposes until the end of Emerald Coast Con 2018. After the end of the convention, we will contact the artist to ask for permission for any further use of the artwork. Artists will be credited in our program book and promotional materials if the artwork is used for promotional purposes.

Prizes

The winning artists will get credit on our website, on our social media, and in our program book.

1st place: Their artwork on our weekend badges and programs, 2 weekend passes, a swag bag full of goodies, ECC T-shirt, and a table in our artist alley.

2nd Place: Their artwork on our staff/vendor/other badges, 2 weekend passes, a swag bag full of goodies, and an ECC T-shirt.

 

 

All submissions for the badge art contest must be emailed to EmeraldCoastCon@gmail.com by August 15th, 2018 at 11:59PM.

 

Ecco Examples


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