Wizard World Ohio Comic Con Art Contest

Wizard World has opened up a contest where aspiring artists in Ohio and beyond will have the opportunity to show their best work and even win an Artist Alley table next month as the Wizard World Ohio Comic Con Art Contest officially begins today.

Submissions will be accepted through noon ET on Sept. 17, 2012, with the event set for the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Sept. 28-30.

Greg Horn, Tyler Kirkham or Alan Davis will judge entries on creativity and innovation, within the following themes, consistent with the Wizard World theme:  pop culture, science fiction, comics, movies, television, gaming, technology, toys, graphic novels.  The top entry will have use of an Artist Alley table for the full three days in Columbus, and an additional pass for a guest to work the table.

Each finalist will be provided passes for himself/herself and a guest to attend Wizard World Ohio Comic Con.  Selected works, including all finalists, will also be displayed on the WizardWorld.com Web site and other outlets.

Emerging artists who have not earned payment for submitted artwork by a studio, licensing company, comic or other professional entity are eligible. Students enrolled full time in high schools, colleges, community colleges, universities, trade schools, or professional schools (Design, Architecture, etc.) are also eligible to enter.

Full details and forms are available at the Wizard World Ohio Art Contest Web page at http://www.wizardworld.com/2012ohioartcontest.html.  All two- and three-dimensional art, regardless of media, will initially be submitted electronically via email at contests@WizardWorld.com (subject: Wizard World Ohio Comic Con Art Contest Entry) as .JPG images (max file size 2 MB).

Eligibility and prize evaluation is at the sole discretion of Wizard World, Inc., and all decisions of judges are final.