Artists, it occurs to me that there’s no reason why you can’t continue to register your interest in creating cover art while the judges evaluate the written entries. So, if you’re an Antiguan and Barbudan artist, 35 years and younger, and would like to create art, challenge yourself, discover a new and potentially financially viable application for your art, and possibly win the Wadadli Pen 2014 Art Challenge send your name, contact information, age, and short artist bio to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before February 15th 2014. We will contact you with details for creating the cover art design at the appropriate time. Remember you have to be in it to win it. Just ask these past winners:
Where can this all lead?
Down many paths, of course, from creating gallery art to creating book covers. The latter is what we’re approximating with this year’s Challenge – the process by which an artist, in collaboration with author and publishers, comes up with the image that is usually the first introduction of any writer to a book. Think about it, if you’re browsing a book store…name recognition aside…it’s the cover and title that will first catch your eye. Just ask the Antiguan designers of these eye catching covers: