2008 Lizzies Fan Art Competition
I know, it's true. The past couple of years the annual Celebritology Honors (aka The Lizzies) have been completely dominated by celebrities. This year, though, I hope to correct the error of my celeb-obsessed ways and to shift just a little of that spotlight in a new direction. Your direction, in fact. Don't worry -- you needn't run out and get a pricey stylist, hair extensions, Botox or a red carpet-ready outfit. Instead, sharpen your pencils, mix your oils, rasterize your screen, get collage-y and channel your dormant creativity for the first ever Celebritology Honors Fan Art Competition.
Now, before the malaise sets in (you know, the voice in your head saying, "This sounds like work when all I want to do is snark on goofy celebs."), consider that even a low-effort stick figure could conceivably win this competition. It's all in the attitude. The investment in time is up to you. All I ask is that you think back to a time before you plopped down in front of a keyboard each day, to that time before you had to tase yourself to stay awake after lunch or noticeably aged while filing TPS reports.
Remember the creative spark -- the dry macaroni noodle mosaics, the glitter glue, the Crayola box -- and allow it to resurface now to create your own piece of original fan art. This is your chance to pay homage to a celebrity you adore, skewer one you despise or poke fun at Celebritology's surreal subject matter. Submissions can take many forms:
Submissions may not, however violate copyright law (so, sorry, no photo-manipulations), be obscene, libelous or otherwise objectionable as defined by me, Liz, keeper of the taste line.
Submit your pieces online here (just follow the easy directions) and a panel of in-house judges will determine the top 10 pieces. In two weeks when the 2008 Celebritology Honors kick off, you will get the chance to vote for your favorites.
And, yes, there is a prize.*
* I use the term loosely. The "prize" is meager, to say the least, yet utterly fitting.
Oh, and yes, there is a deadline: Please submit your entries no later than next Thursday, Sept. 25.
| September 17, 2008; 10:31 AM ET
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