Entry Info

Learn about the Spectrum Call for Entries, how you can submit your work, request a poster, and more.

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Submit Your Work

The Spectrum 25 Call for Entries is closed. Thank you for submitting! The jury event will be held on Saturday, February 24th.

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Meet the Judges

Learn about the five member jury team who will select the Gold and Silver awards and artwork for inclusion in Spectrum 25.

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Latest News

Thank You for Submitting to Spectrum 25!

The Call for Entries is now closed. A big thank you to everyone who has submitted to Spectrum 25: The Best in Contemporary Art! We are grateful to the artists, art directors, companies, and representatives who have submitted this year. We continue to be humbled by this amazing community and appreciate the trust that you have in us. Without you Spectrum could not happen! It is an absolute honor to serve you all while raising the awareness for this genre that we all care so deeply for.

What happens next?

We want to make sure that everyone has the best chance to be seen by the jury. Kathy and John are in the process of reviewing every online submission to check the art files and information that was posted. If we have any questions we will be sure to contact the artist or representative. We send an email confirmation after we have checked everything. For those who mailed in a print your confirmation comes in the form of your payment being processed. Beginning next week we will begin planning the many details for the judging event that takes place on February 24.

The Spectrum 25 jury is comprised of a five member panel of some of the most exceptional artists working in the industry today consisting of Terry Dodson, Tyler Jacobson, Tran Nguyen, Karla Ortiz, and Chuck Pyle.

Stay tuned for more news coming soon. Thanks again! We wish you all the best of luck and thank you again for your support! --John and Kathy

The Call for Entries for Spectrum 25 Ends Thursday, January 25th!

Take part in the special 25th anniversary of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art! The deadline to submit to Spectrum 25 is Thursday, January 25th. Thank you to everyone who has submitted thier works to date. Click here to submit..

The Spectrum 25 jury is comprised of a five member panel of some of the most exceptional artists working in the industry today consisting of Terry Dodson, Tyler Jacobson, Tran Nguyen, Karla Ortiz, and Chuck Pyle.

The Call for Entries for Spectrum 25 is Now Open!

Take part in the special 25th anniversary of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art! This is an invitation to all professional and student artists, art directors, publishers and artists' representatives to submit entries to the 25th Annual Spectrum International Competition for Fantastic Art. All artworks in all media embracing the themes of science fiction, fantasy, horror and the surreal are eligible for this show. Fantastic art can be subtle or obvious, traditional or off-the-wall, painted, sculpted, done digitally or photographed: There is no unacceptable way to create art, and there are no set rules that say one piece qualifies while another does not. Imagination and skill are what matters. Work chosen by the jury will be printed in full color in the Spectrum annual, the peer-selected "best of the year" collection for the fantastic arts. Click here to submit..

Announcing the Spectrum 25 Jury!

The Spectrum 25 jury is comprised of a five-member panel of some of the most exceptional artists working in the industry today consisting of Terry Dodson, Tyler Jacobson, Tran Nguyen, Karla Ortiz and Chuck Pyle. Learn more about them by clicking here.

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Christian Alzmann interviewed by John Fleskes during the Spectrum 24 judging event on February 25, 2017 in Santa Cruz, California.

Victo Ngai interviewed by John Fleskes during the Spectrum 24 judging event on February 25, 2017 in Santa Cruz, California.

Mark Newman interviewed by John Fleskes during the Spectrum 24 judging event on February 25, 2017 in Santa Cruz, California.

Laurie Lee Brom interviewed by John Fleskes during the Spectrum 24 judging event on February 25, 2017 in Santa Cruz, California.

John Picacio interviewed by John Fleskes during the Spectrum 24 judging event on February 25, 2017 in Santa Cruz, California.

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