1. The Work Must Be Original: You must be the creator of the art that you submit to the competition. Your art must be your own original concept and not a copy of anyone else’s copyrighted material. (If your image infringes upon another’s copyright it will be disqualified.) Upon submitting your work to this competition, you are solely responsible for any infringement on copyrighted materials.
  2. Content:
    • DO: Feature at least one of the EFNW characters. (REQUIRED) You may include as many as you like. Please follow this link for references:
      If needed, additional references can be obtained by e-mailing
    • DO: Incorporate iconic imagery for the Pacific Northwest or Seattle. Examples include: coffee, evergreen trees, Mt. Rainier, rainy weather, etc.
    • DO NOT: Use the Space Needle in your artwork (its image is subject to copyright)
    • DO NOT: Use any OC other than the EFNW characters. This will result in immediate disqualification when considering awards.
    • DO NOT: Use any official or copyrighted characters. (This includes “Mane six” characters and all other characters from the show, past or present.)
  3. Repeat Entries: There is no restriction on entering art that has been entered to previous competitions.
  4. Copyright: Contest entrants will retain copyright of all submitted work but grant Everfree Northwest unlimited and indefinite permission to display submitted images on/in Everfree Northwest’s exhibits, website, print collateral, display images, and/or any additional event promotional materials.
  5. Non-exclusive Permissions: By entering this art competition, you are granting us a non-exclusive perpetual license to reproduce images of your artwork on our website, in our print media, newsletters, exhibits, website, print collateral, display images, and/or any additional event promotional materials, in the marketing of future art competitions to the general public. All winning entries will be published in the Everfree Northwest 2016 Convention Book. Each entry may be featured for historical / archival purposes. Any present or future requests for removal will be denied.
  6. File Sizes and Formats: Dimensions: Tabloid Size (11″ x 17″) with a minimum of 300 dpi OR vectors. Landscape orientation only. Artwork will be used on both the front and back of the con book.
  7. The Entry Process:
    • Step 1. Have your files ready to upload before you start the submission process. Go to and click use the submission form at the bottom of that page.
    • Step 2. In the “Upload file” section, press the browse button to select your artwork file, or include links to your artwork hosted elsewhere (e.g. DropBox or DeviantArt). Note that the direct upload option has a filesize limit of 4MB.
    • Step 3. In the form, fill out the information about the artwork you are submitting.
    • You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not, please contact us so we may check on your submission.
    • If you encounter any problems or have a question please contact our Design Team at and we will assist you.
  8. Judging Criteria:
    • Does the submitted artwork feature at least one of the EFNW characters?
    • Does the artwork meet the dimension specifications, and is the quality high enough for print?
    • Is there a creative depiction of the Pacific Northwest?
    • Is the originality of the work interesting?
    • Is there overall quality and command of the medium being used?
    • Does the work impact the viewer in relationship to the theme?
    • The composition and design of the work is also a judging criterion.
  9. Original Work: We reserve the right to request proof that your entry is your original artwork created solely by you. Non-compliance to this rule will be a disqualification of your entry.
  10. Multiple Submission: Multiple submissions are permitted, however, each artist is limited to one only prize payment. Top three prizes will be distributed to different artists.
  11. Submission Deadlines: Artworks may be submitted up until midnight Pacific time on the last day of the submission schedule posted. No artworks will be accepted past the posted deadline.
  12. Prize Payments: The top three winning artists will receive a complimentary EFNW standard three-day pass for you OR a friend. Failure to register for your complimentary badge before the convention date will result in a forfeiture of your complimentary badge.
  13. Other Prizes: The Grand Prize winner will have their art featured in the Everfree Northwest 2016 Con Book and, in addition to the above, will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card. All winning contestants will have their art featured in the Everfree Northwest 2016 Con Book.