The World Builders Guild has launched it’s first competition and I’m inviting you to enter.
The aim of this competition is to encourage the world builders out there to collaborate with artists from The WBGuild and create a description for a new environment/location.
The winner will be announced in the WBGuild journal along with a link to their website and a bio about both themselves and any story or world they are creating. Added to that I’m also offering to draw a map of the winner’s world worth £80.
- Map commission worth £80
- Promotion on the WBGuild Journal
- Promotion article on WBSchool website
- Promotion on our social media
What You Need To Do
We have selected 10 images out of the environments folder. What you need to do is choose one of the images and write a description for that environment. Feel free to set it in your own world or create a new one.
When writing the description you should consider questions such as:
What is this place? Who lives here? What is its purpose? Does it have a history or a special significance for someone or something?
Once you have finished the description upload it to your DA profile and then submit the piece to the “Competition 2013” folder in the WBGuild. Submissions should be “literature”
Note: This is not a novel or short story competition. Please see our Writers Corner for examples of acceptable description submissions. If you are in doubt then please send me an email or comment below and I will be happy to explain further.
The Images To Choose From
These are the images you need to choose from when selecting the inspiration for your environment. All of the artists have kindly granted us permission to use their images for this competition; however you will need to provide credit to the image.
Providing Credit To The Artist
When you upload your submission to our DA profile please include a link in the description back to the image you’ve used for inspiration. This will help us to judge the entries and also give the artists the credit they deserve.
Who Can Enter The Competition?
The competition is free to enter though you need to be a member of The World Builders Guild. This is easy to do – either log into your DeviantART profile or create an account and then visit the WBGuild page and click “Join”. You will then be free to submit artwork to our group.
The winner will be chosen by the WBGuild moderators. In the event of a tied decision we may create a poll for the members to help choose however the moderators decision is final.
Descriptions will be judged on the following criteria:
- Writing quality
- Interpretation of the image
- Quality of the idea
- Believability of the environment (i.e. how well do you make us believe this place is real, even if it would never exist in our world)
You have until the 30th April 2013. Judging will then take place in the month of May with the winner announced shortly after depending on how many submissions we get.
If you have any questions or comments about this competition then please leave them in the comments below.
Visit The World Builders Guild on DeviantART to learn more.