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Classic Science Fiction ~ Sci Fi/Fantasy

Faces in Sci Fi

This challenge closed about 3 years ago.

The Challenge

~ Portraits Only ~

This challenge is for portraits most of us would recognize, either from our favorite science fiction movies, shows or series (tribute art), or if original in concept, portraits representing Classic Science Fiction. The latter should be recognizable as well: as in, classic aliens (The Greys) or Classic sci-fi archetypes ("Space Heroes and the like.) We do want to see their FACES! That’s the theme. No full-body images ~ no groups ~ no silhouettes ~ no heroes at a distance (or, heroines).

Any media accepted (drawings, paintings, Photoshop creations) but please be sure your work shows a high degree of originality. No clips or photos scanned directly from copyrighted sources!! Portraits may be “based” on photos, but they must be artfully contrived, creative, and original in concept/style.

We invite both Art and Clothing designs but no i-phone covers, please! They’re too small to feature! If you have a work you’ve posted as an i-phone cover, re-post it as an Image (under Prints and Cards) and it will qualify!

The movie or show in question need not be new, or current. Just be sure your source is SCIENCE FICTION. Zombies aren’t included in the mix, nor are NON-science fiction shows like Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad.

Work must be accepted in the group to qualify.

Older work is good ~ new is better yet.

All the usual rules apply, so if in doubt be sure to check our group home page for guidelines and requirements!

Remember ~ here, it’s all about the FACE! So pick your hero, heroine or villain and give us a knock-out portrait! “Up Close and Personal.” (Characters need not be Human: aliens and cyborgs are invited too. Just be sure they have their root in Classic Science Fiction, whether from your own imagination of the media.).

Judging / Voting Criteria

Pick your faves! Vote more for more than one. Base your votes on creativity and quality of work.

As always, No Soliciting of Votes! Any member caught padding the ballot box either via Bubblemail, Facebook or any other venue, will have their work removed. Let the entries win on merit, not your popularity!

If you enter (or even if you don’t!) PLEASE VOTE! Reminders will be sent if possible.

Rewards & Prizes

Winner gets a Winner’s Banner, spotlight-feature on our Group Home Page and a Special Presentation in our Forum. You will also be inducted to our Hall of Fame (Featured Artists)!

The runners up (Top 10) also get a Banner and a mention in the Forum, provided that we get at least 20 entries and all runners up have votes. If less than 20, we will recognize the Top 5 (again, if all have votes).

Additional Information

If your work is based on Media, please include your Science Fiction source in your description! Especially if it’s off the beaten track. Your hosts may be Geeks (!), but there IS Sci Fi out there, even we may not have seen. If, between us, we don’t recognize your reference and you haven’t told us … you could be disqualified, and that we wouldn’t want.

Any entries deemed unsuitable or not in keeping with the challenge theme or group requirements, may (and will) be removed without notice at discretion of the hosts.

Also, please be sure your entry is accepted in the group by voting time!

Cover Image: Clara Oswald by David Atkinson


The Top Ten

The Man Who Keeps Running (Print) by sugarpoultry

The Man Who Keeps Running (Print) by sugarpoultry was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 7 votes.

  • android XXI by sarandis
  • Where are you? by Alessia Pelonzi
  • The Machine by Dros A
  • Amanda Tapping miniature by wu-wei
  • the time traveller by shadowlea
  • The Master by MadebyJenni
  • Davros  by Selina Ryles
  • David Tennant (2) - Doctor Who (No.10) by Marjuned
  • The Impossible Girl by StevePaulMyers

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