Artwork/Written submissions

Deadline:  July 21st

Art/Written Work Submission form

Any artwork or written work submitted to Tiny Paws Con is published to support and publicize the convention and the artist/writer, not for the financial benefit of any other individual (including the convention staff and directors) or any for-profit company.  Tiny Paws Con does not claim exclusive rights over the artwork/written work; the artist/writer may republish their work at any time.  Submitting artwork/written work is not a guarantee of publication.  We receive many submissions and just don’t have enough space to publish everything we receive.

The use of copyrighted characters (outside of the author’s own) or their likenesses is prohibited without the written consent of the original creator.  Without written permission, the artwork/written work will not be considered for publication.

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Submit all files via email to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., along with a signed copy of the Art/Written Work Submission form.  Alternatively, you may type in all the information requested into the body of your email and send that with your attached file(s).

ARTWORK:

Artwork needs to be submitted by the original artist or their agent.  Please put your own copyright somewhere within the piece of artwork, close to one of the figures depicted. Copyrights along the edge of a piece of artwork may be cut off if we need to trim the edges.

Types of artwork needed:

  • Black and White - Black and White artwork will be used for t-shirts (single-color t-shirts with single-color silk screening) and the conbook.
  • Full Color - Full Color artwork will be used for badges, sponsorship prints, and conbooks. You may submit different versions of your artwork (i.e. a line art version and a full-color version) which will increase the chance of your artwork being used.

Format for all artwork

  1. 300 dpi or higher; high-quality TIFF or PSD format
  2. May not contain sexual situations, visible genitalia, or nipples.

Format for badge artwork:

Layout

Please also read "Subject matter" below to see which badges get a particular size of artwork.  The badge artwork needs to be scaled to 2"H x 4"W (400x800, 500x1000, 600x1200 pixels) in landscape (horizontal) orientation or 3" x 3" (600x600, 1200x1200).  If you do not incorporate the Tiny Paws Con text ("Tiny Paws Con <year>" or"Tiny Paws <year>") into your artwork, please leave a space in your composition for us to add it ourselves without having to cover anything essential in your submission.

Here are some examples of possible badge artwork layouts:

  • A figure which will be positioned to one side of the badge with no background (This is the ONLY badge artwork which does not need to be submitted in the 2" x 4" scale)
  • The same, but with a bit of background and a large open space for us to put the Tiny Paws Con logo
  • A full scene with a major character to one side so the background area can be overlaid with the Tiny Paws Con logo. Please limit the width of your major character so we have enough room to put in the logo.

Subject matter

We need several different badges each year, one for every registration level and type.  The badge artwork is meant to represent the various registration levels.  The examples below do not have to be copied to the letter (aside from sizing and background color specifications) but are meant to give you a guideline of what we intended.

  • Tinker - figure using small tools like screwdriver, hammer, bottle of glue; low level constructing or creating; sized as 2"H x 4"W
  • Crafter - figure using larger tools like a band saw, sewing machine, glue gun; higher level but still DIY level of constructing or creating; sized as 2"H x 4"W
  • Engineer - figure using big tools like a jackhammer or holding a clipboard while wearing a hard hat or operating some large-scale manufacturing machine; sized as 2"H x 4"W
  • Architect - figure using a drawing table or drafting on a computer or with a model built on a table or overseeing a large construction site or designer sketching their designs; sized as 3"x3"
  • Friday single-day admission - single figure on bright red background (FF0000 - RGB 255/0/0); sized as 3"x3"
  • Saturday single-day admission - single figure on bright yellow background (FFFF00 - RGB 255/255/0); sized as 3"x3"
  • Sunday single-day admission - single figure on bright pink background (FF1493 - RGB 255/20/147); sized as 3"x3"
  • Minor badge - literally a miner with a hard hat, pick axe, etc.; sized as 3"x3"
  • free kid's admission - elementary school child making something; sized as 3"x3"

WRITTEN WORK:

Format for all written work:

  1. RTF or DOC file submitted via email to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. 1000 words or less
  3. American or British English
  4. Single-spacing for lines/paragraphs
  5. No tabs at the start of paragraphs; tap Enter twice between paragraphs
  6. PG-13 rating; no graphic violence or sexual encounters/descriptions
  7. Include the following on your first page:
  • Real name
  • pseudonym or author name to be used in the conbook
  • copyright info as you want it to read (i.e. (c) Pseudonym or real name 2017)
  • email address
  • title of work
  • word count
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