Are you an artist who loves liberty – or do you know an artist or writer who does? If so, encourage them to take part in our 4th annual Libertopia Creative Art Contest! We’re looking for artwork, writing or music of any kind – 2D artwork, sculpture, music, poetry, books, essays, etc! All skill levels welcome – even people who may not think they’re artists are encouraged to send in a sketch! The point is to use your creativity and imagination to develop a piece of artwork – from a simple sketch on a napkin, to a complex mural, book or piece of music – to help bring a compelling creative message of liberty and a hopeful future to people everywhere. See the winners from last year in our Youth Category and our Adult Category of Best Libertarian Fiction for 2017! You can also check out the winners for 2016 and 2015 (featuring art from Ben Garrison).
So why participate? This is a great opportunity to get a little recognition and appreciation for your talent (as we’ll be sure to promote your entry through social media), and bragging rights as a potential winner in one of the few libertarian art contests out there! Plus, it’s a fun way to network with other libertarian artists – as well as develop some great liberty-themed art to display in your portfolio or through social media.
The details: Please send one entry per applicant – for art files, a jpeg under 400K would be excellent. For text files, please send a PDF document or hard copy via mail. For music files, please send a link to your google or other cloud based storage. The art, writing or music must be your work. Any age may contribute! Please send your name, age category (child or adult) e-mail address, web address (if you have an online portfolio), and a brief description of your work (The child music/art/writing category is for kids 13 and under). Please keep artwork/music/writing family friendly (suitable for all audiences) and pertaining to a libertarian/voluntaryist/ancap theme. Send to silverlake37 (at) outlook (dot) com. (If you would prefer that the entry you send in appear online with an alias or initials, please let us know and we will make sure that happens!)
Prizes: All art submissions will be exhibited under the “Artist Page” here on Libertopia. The cutoff date for entries will be August 20 (Monday). On August 22 (Wednesday), we’ll announce the first and second place winners in each of the two categories through a blog post (an honorable mention may also be awarded at our discretion). First place winners will receive their choice of items from our libertopia store ($20.00 maximum). We’ll also have special award icons that will be displayed with the winning art on Libertopia, as well as e-mailed to you for use on your portfolio sites. Certificates will be sent via e-mail! All art will remain on display on Libertopia for as long as this site is up and running. However, all artwork ultimately belongs to the artist – so if you decide you’d like it removed sometime down the road, we can do that.
We’re looking forward to seeing your artwork soon!