Inkspokes 2017 Art Contest: The Dragon Parade Needs Your Help

Help Us Determine the Winner!

Thank you to all the artists who submitted a dragon for the Baby Dragon Art Contest and Dragon Parade. We are now asking some of our artist and publishing friends to let us know their favorites and help us decide on the winner. Readers are welcome to send their favorites (top 3 in order of preference, specifying the entry number below the illustration) by emailing us at maildrop <at> and writing “Dragon Art Contest” on the subject line, and artists who have submitted may do so too but cannot select their own illustration.

(For illustrators who indicated that they are interested in working on our picture book, we are still working on the specifications for it. We will likely review artists over the summer and select a few with whom we would like to discuss the commission for the illustrations. So it may be later in the summer before we are in touch! Thank you for your interest!)



















  6 comments for “Inkspokes 2017 Art Contest: The Dragon Parade Needs Your Help

  1. Patricia "Willy" Robbins
    June 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    3, 8, 14. Such adorable illustrations. I am partial to dragons! Well done!

  2. June 5, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    I REALLY like all of the illustrations, but #2-#3-#9-#13 (sorry about the 4th) stand out to me!
    This is so much fun, Nelson! Thank you for letting us author / illustrators help you choose.
    <3 Rhonda Paglia
    Grammy Pags Stories for Kids

  3. Meghan Oney
    June 5, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    2, 1, 8

  4. Antonio Benitez
    June 6, 2017 at 1:03 am

    1, 4, 12, 13, and 14 speak to me more than the others. But I have to go with 14.Antonio

  5. Christen McCreavy
    June 8, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Hello and thank you for adding me into the Parade of Baby Dragons. It’s a great opportunity for me to show my Illustration skills. I find it hard to choose the illustrations because there are so many wonderful artists in their own right. If I had to choose I would have to say that Illustrations #14, #12, #8 ,#5 and #2 are my favorites! I really enjoy the character designs of the Dragons in their environment. I feel each number I chose, had met the mark for this contest in creating a great design. I’m number 16 and I feel my character design is great but I wish I could have added better value into my drawing. Congratulations everyone who got into the Parade of Dragons! Best of luck to the winners! hope this contest was a good learning experience for everyone. I hope we all can improve and grow as Illustrators in our character design work.
    Christen Lee <3

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