Student Art Contest

The Arisia 2017 Student Art Contest winners can be seen here.

We are pleased to announce the Arisia 2017 Student Art Contest!

This is a free contest, open to all secondary school students (ages 13 to 18). Cash prizes ($800 total) will be awarded for the best science fiction or fantasy-themed artwork. Artists may feel free to draw inspiration from any sci-fi or fantasy theme(s) they wish. Additionally, we will continue the $250 matching prize for the First-Prize winner's school. We wish to recognize, celebrate and encourage outstanding student art. Students who wish can also choose to put their art up for sale.

Arisia is the largest and most diverse volunteer-run science fiction convention in New England. Now in its 28th year, Arisia will be held January 13-16, 2017 in the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Among other activities at the convention (panel discussions, demonstrations, storytelling, costume events, games, movies, etc.), we have a first-class Art Show, showcasing more than 80 of the finest professional and amateur science fiction and fantasy artists and illustrators in New England and the surrounding areas. Some of these artists will participate in the final judging of the Student Art Contest. Arisia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation; its purpose is to further the enjoyment and appreciation of science fiction and fantasy, and to bring together the fan community. We believe it is essential to involve and motivate the next generation of artists and fans; this art contest is an important part of that mission.

We accept digital submissions sent to with attached images. Please see the form below for guidelines and instructions.