I wish I'd found this forum sooner! Talk about talented artists...
In any event, my steampunk site, BuySteampunk.com has teamed up with Jamie Spencer, who's LEGO steampunk mecha models were previously featured on BoingBoing, Brass Goggles and other big sites, to offer a contest for all the talented artists out there.
So what can you win and how can you win it? Simple. Submit your artistic rendition (can be any medium really but must meet submission guidelines) of one of his steampunk mecha creations or both of them together (plenty of source photos on the site for reference).
Runner-up Prize: Jamie will select his favorite submission once the deadline (4/30!) has been reached and that person will receive their very own custom-painted LEGO steampunk minifig.
Grand Prize: Once submissions are closed, I'll post all the entries on the site for readers to vote on and the winner as selected by the readers will receive their very own Kreigerhund custom LEGO mecha model.
Pretty simple right? So far we only have 2 submissions, both of which were done by people under 10 and while I applaud their efforts, they are certainly not of the skill level that most of you are at. This means an easy chance for you all to win some really cool steampunk stuff.
But remember, the submission deadline is a week away as submissions close on 4/30!
You can find the full contest guidelines for this steampunk contest below along with reference photos which you can use in your artwork if you're photoshopping it for example.
There's really no financial incentive for this contest, Jamie and I are just big fans of LEGO and steampunk and thought it would be cool to try to get lots of artwork of his fantastic creations.
If you have any questions, please post them to this forum or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apologies in advance if this isn't the appropriate forum location for this, couldn't find one for contests and I want as many people to enter as possible.