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Do Art, Get Cash: Introducing The Mary Sue Fan Design Contest With WeLoveFine!

May the odds be ever in your favor.

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Man, we have all sorts of fun things for you on Merger Day! The latest: We’re collaborating with new pardner WeLoveFine (check out our amazing store!) for The Mary Sue Design Contest, where the artist types among you will have the chance to win some cool prizes.

Saunter over to the official contest page for the nitty gritty, but the basic info is this: We want a design that encapsulates what The Mary Sue means to you. Passionate geekery, strong characters, maybe dinosaurs or something, IDK. You can’t use our logos, and for legal reasons you can’t use copyrighted characters/materials, which sucks if you wanted to give your interpretation of Brienne of Tarth fighting a velociraptor, I know. If you’re entering this contest, you’re creative. You’ll figure it out.

There’ll be one Grand Prize winner, plus three Judge’s Pick winners (chosen by Rebecca, Jill, and Susana), and one Celebrity Judge Pick (judge TBA, but we promise it’ll be good). The winners will receive:

  • Grand Prize (1): $1,200 in cold hard moolah, plus a sideshow of your art and an interview on this here site. We’ll Tweet and/or Facebook promote your design—with you tagged, of course. Oh, and you’ll get two tickets to any Reed Expo show, airfare/transportation not included.
  • Judge Pick (3): Each winner will get their design promoted via Facebook and/or Twitter, plus $200 cash, a slideshow of their design on The Mary Sue, and our undying love and affection.
  • Celebrity Judge Pick (1): $100, a slideshow of your design on The Mary Sue, that Facebook and/or Twitter promotion of your design, and, of course, bragging rights.

In addition, all winning designs will be considered for t-shirt printing. The deadline is July 8th, so read the official rules, get designing, and submit over at WLF.

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