Artisans, prepare your paintbrushes, pens, pencils, computers or any other tools that you may use. For a Zelda fan art contest is underway! Although this one is not being run by us here at Zelda Universe, it is run by well-known artist Melora from History of Hyrule, a website that in the past was renowned for its huge collection of Zelda artwork.

Zelda Art Contest

This contest has a theme, which is a Zelda festival with music. Feel free to use inspiration from any part of the Zelda-verse. So let your imagination go wild! The top 12 entries will receive prizes, and some of these are really lovely, including replicas of the Master Sword, Hylian Shield and Ocarina of Time. In addition, these top 12 entries will be featured in a calendar. Even if your entry doesn’t make the top 12 you may still win a participation prize.

The basic requirements are that the artwork needs to be a drawing or painting, but this can be traditional or computer-generated. To fit the calendar idea, images should be horizontal and in an 8:5 ratio (for example, 1920×1200 pixels). The deadline for entries is September 30, 2011 at midnight GMT. Entries can be sent via email to historyofhyrule.contests [at] gmail [dot] com

If this tickles your fancy or has started to stir the creative juices, then head over to Melora’s site for more information. She’s provided some very detailed information, including plenty of ideas for inspiration, so make sure you check out the following links:

Go beyond the jump to see the prizes that are up for grabs.

Zelda Art Contest

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