Entry Info

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

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Submit Your Work

The Spectrum 21 Call for Entries submissions are now closed. The Spectrum 22 Call for Entries opens on October 15, 2014.

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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 #21.

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Latest News

Spectrum 22 Call for Entries poster to be created by Victo Ngai!

Victo was featured in Forbes “30 under 30” this year and has received multiple Ozzie awards and awards from the Society of Illustrators among many others.

Spectrum Director John Fleskes has given Victo no parameters for the execution of the poster, “I wanted to give Victo full freedom to express herself. I’ve left the theme, style, and subject matter entirely up to Victo, knowing that she'll do an amazing job and create a true work of beauty.” So we’re excited to see what the artist creates!

Check her out here and here

The Spectrum 21 Winners Announced

The Spectrum 21 Awards were presented May 10 at a gala ceremony held in Kansas City’s historic Midland Theater. This was the first awards presentation under the guidance of Spectrum’s new Director John Fleskes. Jurors who determined the Gold and Silver Award winners this year were Cory Godbey, J. Anthony Kosar, George Pratt, Shelly Wan, and Allen Williams. All of the work will be included in Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, which will be published by Flesk Publications and distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West in October.

You can view the honorees in the eight categories and the 2014 Grand Master recipient here.

The Spectrum 21 Artist List

The complete list of artist names selected for inclusion into Spectrum 21 is now available. The five member jury, comprising of Cory Godbey, J. Anthony Kosar, George Pratt, Shelly Wan and Allen Williams, reviewed over 5000 entries during a daylong event held on March 1, 2014 at the San Jose State University’s Animation/Illustration Program department building. Special thanks to the A/I faculty and students, to those at Helpful Bear Productions and to the Flesk staff who helped to make the day run smoothly.

From everyone here at Spectrum, we would like to thank all of the artists who submitted to Spectrum 21! Please click here to view the list.

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Latest Video

Helpful Bear Productions has produced a second video highlighting the artists who appeared at the third Spectrum Fantastic Art Live event last May. Over 200 artists exhibited on the show room floor. This is a celebration that puts the artists in the forefront and provides an intimate and friendly environment for people to meet and greet the creators. Enjoy this small taste of SFAL.

Highlights from the third Spectrum Fantastic Art Live event held on May 9—11 in Kansas City, MO. Thanks to everyone who exhibited and attended!

Spectrum 21 Advertising Category Nominations. Gold and Silver award winners announced at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live on May 10, 2014. Check out all the Spectrum 21 nomination videos on our video page.

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