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Lucasfilm Launches ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Fan Art Competition
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If you love original limited edition art as much as we do, then the upcoming competition should have you excited. Today, Lucasfilm and HP are teaming up for an all new Art Awakens competition. As the press release tells us, Art Awakens will help celebrate the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens with “an exciting new program for Star Wars fans old and new, across the country to revitalize creativity by ‘Bending the Rules’ of the Force, themed around a galaxy far, far away.”

While it is exciting to see professional artists show their creativity seen in pieces displayed in galleries like Mondo, Gallery 1988, or Bottleneck Gallery, Art Awakens will give amateur artists the opportunity for a chance to have their own work displayed in a professional gallery. Check out the full details and list of rules below.

The competition starts August 11, and will be a two-month-long nationwide fan art competition across the US. Amateur artists can submit their Star Wars: The Force Awakens inspired art on ArtAwakens.com for a chance to be featured in an upcoming professional art exhibit later in the year.

Additionally, coming this November to Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is a three-day Star Wars: The Force Awakens art exhibit featuring top professional and emerging contemporary artists. All new original pieces will be auctioned off in the name of Star Wars: Force for Change to benefit UNICEF Kid Power, which gives kids the power to save lives. By getting active with the UNICEF Kid Power band, kids earn points which unlock food packets for malnourished children around the world.

Five lucky winners of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fan Art Contest, chosen by a judging committee that includes members from Disney, Lucasfilm, the legendary visual effects house Industrial Light & Magic, and others, will have their art showcased in the professional gallery exhibit. The winners will also have the opportunity to be flown out to Los Angeles to attend the VIP opening night, among other prizes from HP.

Prizes include, artwork featured in a Star Wars themed art gallery GALLERY 1988 in Lon Angeles, CA from November 13 to 15, 3-day all expense paid trip to Los Angeles to attend the VIP opening night reception of Star Wars Art Professional Gallery Exhibit, or an HP Notebook Computer to help the “BEND THE RULES” award winner to “push the boundaries of art and creativity.”

Here’s the official Art Awakens piece to help celebrate the announcement of the competition.

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[Source: Star Wars]

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