Open For 2018 Submissions

The Coloring Book

First and Second Weekend

Coloring book pages, comics, poems, and other printable arts are all invited to be a part of the Electric Forest Coloring Book. The Coloring Book will be offered as official festival merchandise, with profits donated to the Music In Schools Program.

All designs submitted for the Coloring Book must be original, Electric Forest themed art. HQ is especially looking for artful and intricate black and white coloring book pages. If your design is selected, it will be placed in the Book with printed credit to you, and you will receive a copy.

Create something lovely, funny, or intriguing to be contemplatively colored or considered with memories of Electric Forest in mind!



AWARD

HQ will provide:

  • Placement for your art in the 2018 Coloring Book
  • A printed credit to you placed with your art
  • A copy of the Coloring Book once it’s complete

TIMELINE

Submissions will be accepted for review March 23 – April 30, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET. The final art will be selected in May of 2018.

SELECTION PROCESS

Judged by: The Plug In Team
Judgment method: By selecting and comparing the highest quality art, with a preference given to coloring book pages
Judged on:
60% Art
20% Interactivity
10% Fits with event aesthetic
10% Compatibility with Coloring Book Format

RULES

  • Your design must be a piece created specifically for Electric Forest. Electric Forest may elect to use the final selected design beyond the printing of the Coloring Book.
  • Your design must be a piece designed by you, featuring images and ideas that you own all the rights to, or have permission to use. (You have permission to create representations of Electric Forest art and stages for this contest.)
  • All coloring and comic submissions should be exactly 5.5 x 8.5 inches. This is the size of a horizontal piece of regular printer paper, cut in half vertically.
  • Physical drawings must be scanned at a minimum resolution of 300dpi and sent as a PDF.
  • Digital designs should be submitted in either PDF or AI format at a minimum resolution of 1650 x 2550 pixels.
  • All text/crucial design elements should be no closer than 0.25 inches from the edge of the page.
  • All digital art submissions should be sent at the highest possible resolution. All submissions should be either PSD, AI, PDF, JPEG or TIFF format.
  • Literature submissions should be .docx or .doc format.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Imagine what you would love to discover, and be invited to interact with, in a Coloring Book about Electric Forest. Consider how your image will look sized to a half sheet of regular paper, and make sure that any images and text will be clear and easy to see. Make sure that you create and capture your design using the specifications in the above rules!
  • Share your design with the hashtag #EF2018ColoringBook on your social media channels, and tag Electric Forest so HQ can see it!
  • Send your design to HQ via the application form!