Today StarWars.com announced a new fan art competition titled "Art Awakens." It is being presented by Lucasfilm and HP(Hewlett-Packard) who are encouraging amateur artist in the United States to submit art inspired by Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The competition begins today and will run for two months. The submitted art will be judged by a committee made up of members from Disney, Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic. Five winners will be chosen and their work will be featured in a professional art gallery exhibit later this year. Those winners will have the chance to attend the VIP opening night for The Force Awakens in Los Angeles. One of the five will be given the HP "Bend the Rules" award upon getting the highest score on a specific questionnaire and will be presented with an HP Notebook Computer.
Also, a special Star Wars: The Force Awakens art exhibit is slated to be held at Gallery 1988 in L.A for three days in November and will host pieces by emerging contemporary and top professional artists. New original artwork will be auctioned off to benefit UNICEF Kid Power for Star Wars: Force For Change.
You can learn more about the program and submit your own artwork by visiting ArtAwakens.com!
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