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Pollinator Partnership Poster

WHO:

The Pollinator Partnership is seeking an artist to render the 2018 Pollinator Poster, this year focusing on “Pollinators and Seeds: Supporting healthy ecosystems and food security.”

WHAT:

Each year, the Pollinator Partnership, along with a wide range of partners (including federal agencies, non-profits, for-profits, individuals, etc.) design and distribute an educational pollinator poster. About 200,000 posters are distributed throughout the United States each year. They are one of the most popular outreach material items offered and are distributed for the cost of shipping and handling.

Our vision for the poster is to highlight the important role that pollinators play in plant reproduction. Without pollinators most flowering plant species would not survive. About 80% of all flowering plants on the earth need help with pollination. Pollinators provide pollination services to over 180,000 different plant species and more than 1,200 crops. This year’s poster should portray how both managed and wild pollinators support human food systems from seed to mouth.

Additionally, plants play an important role in pollinator health. Native plant communities are an essential foundation for ecosystem integrity and diversity. Healthy native plant communities create habitat for animals; provide ecosystem services that sustain people, their communities, and their economies; and have intrinsic and irreplaceable biotic value that will become increasingly important in the future. Native seed reserves are essential in restoring damaged lands after fires and hurricanes, and these restored and recovered lands will benefit both pollinators and people.

We envision this being an artistic combination of the beautiful diversity of seeds (sizes, shapes, and colors), and a cross section of plant life (from seeds to flowers), pollinators, restored lands, and foods. Let this spark creativity, but do not feel limited to these visions. The most important part of creating any poster is to make it a beautiful work of art that also communicates an idea or behavior that supports pollinator heath. A scientific/naturalistic style is preferred. The P2 staff will work with the artist on scientific accuracy and detail.

WHEN:

Monday, December 11, 2017

LINK:

http://pollinator.org/assets/globals/2018-Pollinator-Poster-RFP-FINAL.pdf

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Project MARS

WHO:

Students and early career professionals. For the purposes of this contest an early career professional is one who has less than 5 years of experience in the film or graphic arts industry.

WHAT:

SciArt Exchange, in collaboration with NASA, invites college students and early career professionals to shoot a film or make a poster telling the story of human exploration into deep space.
Film: Bring your interpretation of NASA’s work to send humans to Mars to life through a 5 minute story about a trek to the Red Planet. Videos can be submitted as private Vimeo or YouTube links. Winning entries will need to be provided at the following settings:

Duration: 2 to 5 minutes
Resolution: 1920×1080
Frame rates: 29.97, 24, or 25
Bitrate: 20Mbs
Codec: H.264
Sound Codec: AAC-LC
Audio sample rate: 48 KHz
Audio bitrate: 320 kbps

Poster: Recruit brave astronauts for a daring mission, promote space tourism or depict the next generation of space systems that will transport new world expolreres to Mars. Posters should be submitted as PDF Files optimized for on screen viewing. Winning entries will need to be provided as full resolution printable files. Standard on sheet size of 27″ x 41″ Raster images may be used for poster elements. Images should be no smaller than 150 dpi. Rasterized typography should be 300 dpi or greater. All fonts should be converted to outlines prior to submission. You may use NASA images, videos, and 3D models in your projects.

WHEN: August 31, 2018

LINK:

http://projectmarscompetition.com/

Folio Society Book Illustration Competition

WHO:

The annual international competition is open to illustrators over the age of 18, both student and professional, with the winner receiving a prestigious Folio Society commission.

WHAT:

This year we are asking entrants to submit three illustrations and a binding design for The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. The winner will receive a highly sought-after commission, worth £5,000, to complete a total of nine illustrations and a binding design for the book, which will be published by The Folio Society in 2018. Five runners up will each receive £500 cash. Three of the six prizes are awarded to student entries.

WHEN:

Deadline: January 17, 2018

LINK:
http://competitions.houseofillustration.org.uk/book-illustration-competition-2018/

California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest

WHO:

Open to all U.S. residents ages 18 and over.

WHAT:

The primary subject of this year’s California Upland Game Bird Stamp design is the Wilson’s snipe. A rendering of this species must appear prominently in the design. The design must include at least one Wilson’s snipe. If background detail is included in the design, it must be accurate and representative of the species’ natural habitat in California. Designs will be judged on originality, artistic composition, anatomical accuracy and suitability for reproduction as a stamp and print.

The design is to be in full color and in the medium (or combination) of the artist’s choosing, except that no photographic process, digital art, metallic paints or fluorescent paints may be used in the finished design. Photographs, computer-generated art, art produced from a computer printer or other computer/mechanical output device (air brush method excepted) are not eligible and will be disqualified.

WHEN:

Entries will be accepted from Oct. 30 through Nov.15.

LINK:

https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/upland-game-bird-stamp

Illustraciencia, International Award on Scientific Illustration

WHO:

All work teams or individuals aged over 18 years old may participate in this Award regardless of the country of residence.

WHAT:

Illustraciencia aims to disseminate the importance of science illustration and pushes it in all its forms, supporting science illustrators and rewarding them through the convening of the International Award for Scientific Illustration.

There will be a collective exhibition and catalogue with the 40 selected works of each edition. The subject of the illustrations must be related to science or nature and the technique is free.

WHEN:

Deadline: May 5, 2017

LINK:

http://illustraciencia.info/en/bases/

Cheltenham Illustration Awards

WHO:

Open to all students, emerging and established illustrators.

WHAT:

The theme for 2017’s Exhibition and Annual : Tales Through Others’ Eyes.

The focus of the Awards has always been one of narrative. Visual storytelling, whether sequential or single image, gives scope to the imagination and opens up possibilities beyond the present moment; what happened before? What happens next?

‘A single experience can lead to many different responses – no two people see the world alike. It’s an easy thing to draw from life when informed by our own experience but to see through the eyes of others requires that we set out on a journey of imagination and empathy; to see clearly we might have to forget our own prejudices and preconceptions. There are a million lives beyond our own – choose to inhabit the world of another and, seeing through their eyes, make an image that explores their distinctive, or unique, vision.’

WHEN:

Deadline for submissions: June 1, 2017

LINK:

http://www.cheltenham-illustration-awards.com/2017/02/blog-post.html

Bucktown Arts Fest Poster Contest

WHO:

Anyone.

WHAT:

The winner will receive a $200 cash prize OR complimentary admission and booth at the fest (your pick). Plus, your artwork will be used to promote the Fest, including the Bucktown Arts Fest website, festival merchandise (posters, t-shirts, hangtags, postcards, program), collateral, press releases and signage.

WHEN:

The deadline for entries is midnight CST on April 15, 2017.

LINK:

http://bucktownartsfest.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-BAF-Poster-Contest-Guidelines.pdf