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Your ‘Star Wars’ fan art could be featured in an official Lucasfilm gallery show

With a little help from the Force your art could appear alongside the professionals.


Lisa Granshaw

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 11, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 4:35 am CDT

Lucasfilm and HP are celebrating Star Wars: The Force Awakens and creative fans with a new contest announced Tuesday. The competition titled “Art Awakens” will let amateur artists enter to win an opportunity to have their Force Awakens-inspired art exhibited this fall.

Out of those who enter, five fan artists will be chosen by a group of judges from Lucasfilm, Disney, and Industrial Light & Magic. These winners will have their work shown at Los Angeles’ Gallery 1988 in November in three-day art exhibit inspired by the upcoming film. The show will also feature the work of professional artists, and the original works will be auctioned for UNICEF Kid Power.

According to the rules, the contest is only open to those artists located in the United States with a Tumblr account “in good standing.” Those who enter need to tag their submission with #ArtAwakensContest.  

Any artists interested in participating have until Oct. 11 to enter.

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*First Published: Aug 11, 2015, 6:32 pm CDT