Game of Thrones Guide to enter Fan Challenge


Cast A Large Shadow

Art contests can expose your work to an entirely new audience, add to your resume and promotion.

Here’s the keys I’ve learned after winning over 40 art contests and shows.

  1. Have a good reason to enter
  2. Make sure your work fits the theme
  3. Read all the rules
  4. Be aware of deadline
  5. Understand the judging criteria

Create an official season 3 poster for Game of Thrones  (deadline 6/13/13)

Entries are featured on HBO’s Game of Thrones official Tumblr after approval.


Before you enter

  • Artwork must be 100% made by you. No photography, digitally altered images or animated GIF
  • You must be a follower of the official Game of Thrones on Tumblr
  • You must be a resident of the US and 18 or older
  • How to enter
  • Submit a JPG/JPEG, PNG or BMP of 3000DPI resolution, no larger than 10MB
  • Tag your work #GoT Fan Art Challenge, #Entry, #Challenge
  • Read and agree to term of submission and read complete rules

Judging criteria

  • Originality and Creativity   40%
  • Relevance to the theme of Game of Thrones Season 3  40%
  • Suitability of Entry to be printed as poster art  20%


Enter HBO's Game of Thrones Fan Challenge

5 prizes packages that include

  • Inside HBO's Game of Thrones Book (Collector's Edition)
  • Dragon Egg Paperweight
  • Iron Throne Replica Statue
  • Direwolf Bookends
  • Letter Opener
  • Set of 6 Funco Figures
  • $100 HBO Shop Gift Certificate
  • Game of Thrones Fleece Blanket
  • House Sigil Stone Coaster Set
  • Hand of the King Pin
  • Westeros Canvas Map
  • Iron Throne Journal
  • A Feast of Ice and Fire Cookbook
  • Sigil Shield Keychain
  • Game of Thrones Card Game
  • Sigil Beanie

Game of Thrones Fan Art Series Part 2


The show Game of Thrones has a call to artists to submit artwork  for the current series. I’m creating two pieces, Dream Dragon (featured drawing) and Jon Snow.

Below you will find links to HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 3 Fan Art Challenge.

These color pencil drawings on brown paper are part of my experimental series of art on paper bags and cardboard. I encourage you to submit your artwork to HBO's competition. If you need technical help to get your artwork ready to enter, just ask in the comment area..

Follow Game of Thrones on Tumblr to enter the Fan Art Challenge from HBO


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The visual beauty of the HBO series Game of Thrones inspires artistic tribute.

That's just a nice way to say I’m so geeked out over this show that I use it for drawing practice and experimentation. This artwork is of the character

John Snow drawing by Anna-Lise
John Snow drawing by Anna-Lise

The design style is a montage that blends the shapes and lines with the symbols that represent the character to me. I used a limited palette of colors associated with Jon Snow to increase the drama and unite the many elements.

The paper is actually brown paper bag. Although it is not archival quality paper, I wanted to see how well it would perform since it is available to everyone. It holds up well under many layers of colored pencil techniques, but you need a light touch with erasers.

Detail of horses in the background
Detail of horses in the background
The skull of the crow
The skull of the crow


  • brown paper bag
  • Col-erase and Prismacolor pencils


  • layering and blending
  • burnishing for smoothness


  • try unusual paper or surface
  • stretch limits of traditional materials like pencils
  • color pencils are available hard, soft, waxy and erasable

NEXT IN THIS SERIES - Dragons and Game of Thrones Art Challenge!