Who wants to design a postcard for Loscon 35? The prize is a pound of See's Chocolates. If you just want to be on our postcard mailing list, send us your name and address through this form.
We're going to cram an entire progress report onto one side of a little postcard. What should we put on the other side? We've got full color printing capability. Bleed, even -- you can have color and stuff going right up to the edge.
Postcard Art Contest Rules
Deadline for Art:
(Pacific time) 11:59 pm Wednesday 2008-06-18.
Dimensions at 300 dpi: 1350x1875 or 1875x1350 pixels. Display thumbnail size, if you post your designs, should be 270x375 or 375x270 pixels (i.e., 60 dpi).
Design your art to be 4.5"x6.25" at 300 dpi, and allow for at least 1/8" along the edges where you won't have any text or anything vital to the design. It'll be 4.25"x6" once it's trimmed. So, don't have any text or logos within 40 pixels of the edge (1/8") and we should have no trouble trimming it.
You can e-mail the high-resolution version to loscon2008 at postcardart dot info, or just publish a link to it on your server. Or if you are sending artwork made from traditional media, such as an inked or painted piece, please send them to:
PO Box 17522
Anaheim CA 92817-7522
Prize for the one we use will be a 1-lb. box of See's chocolates, or something else if you're allergic or dieting. If you've used someone else's art in your composition, get their permission -- you'll be splitting the prize with them.
By contributing art to the postcard contest, you are granting the convention permission to use it for promotional purposes for no more than one year. Your art remains your property, you're just loaning it to us.
Don't use trademarked characters. You can draw our guests of honor and any characters they've created. Of course, your own original characters are welcome as well.
Our theme this year is "A funny thing happened on the way to the Loscon..." so Roman references are certainly appropriate. John Scalzi has some green human super-soldiers in some of his books. Make one of them a centurion flying a UFO, perhaps?
You may enter as many times as you like.
Please sign your art.
If you would like to be put on our mailing list, send us a note. Your info will be kept on a computer in California, and will only be used to send you convention postcards.
Questions and Clarifications
*raises hand* Just a note regarding the postcards and stuff - are these actually being mailed out? Because I wouldn't want to put anyone through the expense of mailing stuff out to Australia &D Would there be scanned, online versions, or could I have my postcards set aside and I'll pick them up at the convention, or can I nominate a friend of mine in the US that they can be sent to? (It's okay, she's going as well!) (2007-09-20 05:38, ryttu3k)
I can afford a couple of 90-cent stamps to send a few postcards down under. And if you're coming to the convention you're entitled to them to be mailed to you. If you insist, though, I can mark them "do not mail" or "mail c/o so-and-so." Digital images will be posted.
Is the contest open to Quebec residents? (2007-09-25 15:59, Romanadvoratrelundar)
Yes, it's open to everyone on the planet. We'll happily ship. Even to Quebec. See's has a number of different assortments. There's the Assorted Chocolates, the Milk Chocolates, the Soft Centers, the Nuts and Chews, the Chocolate and Variety... For one contest (different convention) the recipient asked for See's peanut brittle, in fact. If you have a See's shop near you, we can just send you a gift certificate and you can go and pick exactly which ones you want. All Bordeaux and Chocolate Cream? Easily done.
EDIT: Additional clarifications and information can be found on www.postcardart.info.