Blerd is proud to be a media sponsor of the VX Art Tournament 2020, the largest online art tournament in Africa. Below are details for the tournament if you would like to participate:
VORTEX CORP presents the largest digital art tournament on the African continent through a celebration of African digital artists via its maiden VX ART Tournament hosted at the COMIC CON AFRICA (Online) 2020. Contrary to the competitive nature of tournaments this is designed to create engagement between fan & artist, also creating fun and entertainment in the growing geek culture community across the continent.
This tournament is meant to be 100% digital. Every week, judges will share their verdict via Zoom/ Facebook live which would then be shared via Instagram.
At the end of the tournament, all arts from the competition with profiles of artists are compiled into ebook Magazine published on VORTEX247.COM. This would include a digital art exhibition
Sponsored by COMIC CON AFRICA, ARTSTATION, XP PEN, GOETHE INSTITUT NIGERIA
THE THEME: HUMANITY
In these strange times of a pandemic and lockdown, we are all exploring the inner space of our
thoughts and imagination deeper than ever. For artists, it’s the moment to find their voice and
show it the world. More than ever it’s time to celebrate Humanity in its purest form. That is to say
our capacity to co-create harmoniously and in solidarity. In this time of restriction, art and comics
are a chance to move around into fictional worlds and connect with each other.
Let’s show humanity through art and enlighten hidden talents!
TIME LINE :
Group stage : 24th august - 29th august (50 artists).
Knock out stage : 31st august- 5th September (30 artists).
Quarter final : 7th September - 12th September (20 artists).
Semi-Final round : 14th September- 19th September (10 artists).
Final: 21st September to 27th September (5 artist)
Winner announced : 27th September
JUDGES : • Stephanie Hayot - Partner & Alliance manager at ArtStation • Loyiso Mkezi - Visual artist, founder of LMArt (Pty) Ltd / Creator KWEZI comics • Rad Sechrist - Creator and Executive Producer of Kipo and the age of Wonder-beasts • Afua Richardson - Professional Illustrator and Comic book artist/writer (World of Wakanda) • Marcus Williams - Professional Illustrator and Comic book artist/writer (Tuskegee Heirs and The Super Natural Woman”). • Bimpe Alliu - Concept Artist at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) with projects Marvel Avengers, Jurassic Park, Aladdin, Spider Man: Far from home, and many more. PRIZES : 1st Prize : - All expenses paid trip for COMIC CON AFRICA 2021 in South Africa - Johannesburg - $500 Comic book contract - $50 ArtStation gift card - 1 Deco 03 digital tablet - 1 Pro ArtStation account - CLIP STUDIO EX Software 2nd Prize: - 1 Artist 12 Pro digital display tablet - 1 Pro ArtStation account - $800 - CLIP STUDIO PRO software 3rd Prize : - 1 Deco Pro S digital tablet - 1 Pro ArtStation account - $200 - CLIP STUDIO PRO Software 4th Prize : - 1 Deco Pro S digital tablet - 1 Pro ArtStation account 5th Prize : - 1 Deco 03 digital tablet - 1 Pro ArtStation account 6th to 10th : - Consolation prizes TO SUBMIT : 1. Fill the form properly : https://forms.gle/N6ZJLVCzR7FBSLjC6 2. Post your art on Instagram following the rules below : A. Use ALL the following hashtags : #VXARTTOURNAMENT #CCAONLINE B. The caption has to be in the format below: SUBMISSION FOR VX ART TOURNAMENT TITLE NAME OF ART FULL NAME OF ARTIST NATIONALITY CURRENT LOCATION C. Tag @Comicconafrica_official & @vexpoafrica RULES OF ENGAGEMENT : 1. FILL GOOGLE FORM ACCURATELY AND COMPLETELY. 2. THIS COMPETITION IS FOR DIGITAL ARTIST ONLY. 3. DO NOT PLAGIARISE / COPY ARTWORK SUBMISSION. 4. ART SUBMISSION SHOULD BE CREATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR COMPETITION (VX ART TOURNAMENT). 5. SUBMISSIONS ELIGIBLE FROM ARTIST OF AFRICAN NATIONALITY ONLY. 6. ENTRIES TO BE MADE FROM AUGUST 1st - 20th 2020. 7. SUBMISSIONS TO BE MADE IN THE FOLLOWING ART DIMENSION: 5400px X 6750px (142,875cm x 178,593 cm) 8. ONLY ONE ART SUBMISSION CAN BE ENTERED FOR THE COMPETITION - Put your best into one artwork themed around Humanity. 9. POST SUBMISSION USING HASHTAG #CCAonline #VXARTTOURNAMENT AND TAG @comicconafrica_official and @vexpoafrica (FOLLOW THEM) TO MAKE YOUR ENTRY ELIGIBLE. 10. MAKE POST ON INSTAGRAM USING THIS CAPTION FORMAT (insert information in dash): SUBMISSION FOR VX ART TOURNAMENT TITLE OF ART: ________________________ FULL NAME OF ARTIST: _______________ NATIONALITY: ________________________ CURRENT LOCATION: _________________ BE SURE TO MAKE YOUR POST A SLIDE SHOWING PROCESS OF MAKING ART WORK (EITHER PROCESS VIDEO OR SIGNLE IMAGES OF ROUGHS, LINE & FLATS) IF ONE OF THESE STEPS ARE NOT COMPLETED YOUR SUBMISSION WOULD NOT BE ELIGIBLE. For artists that reach quarter final please note that a new art work will be required due by September 10th to advance in competition DEADLINE : Submission for qualifier close Thursday August 20th