2018 Special Effects Photo and Art Contest

2018 Special Effects Photo and Art Contest

Show off your special effects photo editing, graphic design or digital art skills for a chance to win great prizes!

Jan 9th 2018 - Feb 28th 2018

Win great prizes including a Wacom tablet, Amazon gift card and Corel software!

The first and second prize winners will be determined by a panel of judges based on the judging criteria below. The People’s Choice prize will be given to the entry with the highest number of votes as of 11:59pm ET on February 28, 2018.

Judging Criteria

WOW Factor: Does the image grab the viewer’s attention and leave them saying “WOW”?; is it memorable?

Creativity: Does the image use elements that are original; is the content portrayed in a creative way; does the artist make use of creative photo editing, digital art or graphic design techniques or special effects?;

Composition and Layout: Is the visual balance of the image pleasing to the eye, and abiding by the basic principles of design and composition?

GRAND PRIZE

RUNNER UP

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Wacom Intuos tablet

PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate

ParticleShop

$150 USD Amazon gift card

PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate

ParticleShop

PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate

ParticleShop

Thank you for entering the Special Effects photo and art contest. The contest is now closed to new entries and votes. The winners will be announced in March 2018.

Here are some things to keep in mind when entering the Special Effects photo and art contest. You can download a PDF copy of the Official Contest Rules for more details.

Make sure your photo or image is under 5 MB, and is in JPEG or PNG format.
You may enter as many times as you like.
You can only vote ONCE for each video, including your own.

Need some help creating your contest entry? The Discovery Center is full of useful photo editing, graphic design and digital art tutorials. Visit our Special Effects theme page to get started.

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