Friday, March 7, 2014

Art Contest!

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!

Want to win a signed print copies of Falls the Shadow and Melody of the Dark? Join the contest!

Rules: Draw Ril's airship, the Sacred Hart, based off the following decription found in book one, Falls the Shadow (grab yourself a free ebook copy off Smashwords!):
"The Sacred Hart was by far one of the most impressive airships in all of Midgard. Sleek in design with smoothed edges, she bore a heartwarming resemblance to the long ships of old that once sailed the ocean waters. Built for speed, it wasn’t overly large in size. The Sacred Hart did not bear heavy masts with sails flapping in the wind, but instead had sails that would extend out from the sides of the airship like great wings, adding to her speed, and would fold in for maneuverability. Made primarily from the wood of an ash tree, runes were carved into the hull and keel, following a winding path that was laid with slivers of lumini stones which shimmered and glowed in the dark of night. A dragon head served as the prow and with each air current that caught the sails, the Sacred Hart creaked and groaned as one would expect of a sea-faring ship. Unlike ships of old, the steering of the Sacred Hart lay in the forecastle of the ship, encased within a room of curved glass walls and rich, polished wood floor. It did, indeed, offer the most spectacular view. Plain in design, the steering wheel was made of unflawed ash and stood upon an elevated platform. Stairs led down from the steering room, giving passage to the captain’s quarters and bunks for passengers, while a door in the back lead to the deck."
All art mediums are allowed, including photo-manipulations, but must resemble the description as close as possible. Signatures or website addresses are welcome, but keep it along an edge so that it doesn't interfere with your art. Limit two entries per person. All art must be new and original!

To enter: Send all entries to mmsasina@gmail.com by June 30,2014 (members of deviantART can send submit enty via comment or note to the finished entry: http://shiovra.deviantart.com/). All entries will be judged on a basis of creativity and likeliness. All skill levels welcome! Please be sure to include your e-mail address so you can be notified upon winning.

Deadline: June 30, 2014

Winner shall be chosen by how closely the airship drawing resembles the Scared Hart description.

Prizes!

First Place:
1 signed print copy of Falls the Shadow 
1 signed print copy of Melody of the Dark
1 signed 8x10 print of your choice from my art gallery: [link to deviantART]
Signed bookmarks for The Chronicles of Midgard and The Priestess Trilogy
1 feature on my website, my facebook author page, Tumblr account and on The Runaway Pen

Second Place
1 free ebook copy of Melody of the Dark
1 signed 8x10 print of your choice from my art gallery: [link to deviantART]
Signed bookmarks for The Chronicles of Midgard and The Priestess Trilogy
1 feature on my website, my facebook author page, Tumblr account and on The Runaway Pen

Third Place
1 free ebook copy of Melody of the Dark
Signed bookmarks for The Chronicles of Midgard and The Priestess Trilogy
1 feature on my website, my facebook author page, Tumblr account and on The Runaway Pen

Honorable Mentions:
25% off Melody of the Dark on Smashwords
Signed bookmarks for The Chronicles of Midgard and The Priestess Trilogy1 feature on my website, my facebook author page, Tumblr account and on The Runaway Pen

Very old concept art of the Sacred Hart
  See artwork of The Chronicles of Midgard characters drawn by others here: [link to deviantART]

2 comments:

  1. How do you intend to use the winning piece?

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    1. The contest is mostly for fun because I would love to see Ril's airship come to life. However, if the winner grants permission, their drawing of the Sacred Hart can be used in the Chronicles of Midgard Compendium, fully credited with website links if any are available. They would also get a free copy of the compendium once it is completed. That choice is completely up to the winner if they would like their art featured in the Compendium.

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