Artwork Contest Free to Enter with $1,000 in Prizes from Dark Regions Press

April 16, 2018

07/05/2018 - UPDATE: Cthulhu Artwork Contest deadline extended to November 30th due to feedback from several artists. Thanks to everyone who entered so far!

Cthulhu fhtagn!

We are very excited to announce a new Dark Regions Press artwork contest! Send us your best rendition of the legendary Great Old One himself, Cthulhu! Three winners will be selected and will have their image(s) used in Dark Regions Press books and publications and will win from $1,000 in prizes. Free to enter, deadline November 30th 2018



THEME: Cthulhu

PAY: Contest with $1,000 Prize Pool - 1st place: $500 2nd place: $300 3rd place: $200

ADDITIONAL: the 3 winning Cthulhu artwork pieces will be published in Dark Regions Press publications/the website/our e-mail newsletter/online/physically and the artists will be promoted!

ENTRY FEE: None but you must be a subscriber to the Dark Regions Press e-mail newsletter to qualify which is free to join at

SUBMISSION RULES: Your original Cthulhu artwork must be newly created for this contest. One artwork submission per artist for the duration of the contest. Image must be sent to Dark Regions Press as a JPG image of 10MB memory size or less and the artist must store a high-res PSD/illustrator file that we can use to apply the artwork in a DRP publication if selected as a winner. The artwork must include Cthulhu.

TURNAROUND TIME/TIMELINE: all artwork must be sent to Dark Regions Press by November 30th 2018. Our team will then view all artwork and will select the 3 winners and issue prize money by Summer 2018. The winners will be announced exclusively in our e-mail newsletter after being contacted personally. The publications including the artwork will be published throughout the 2nd half of 2018, 2019 and beyond.

RIGHTS: By entering this contest you agree that if you are selected as one of the 3 winners Dark Regions Press has the right to publish your winning artwork in any capacity. Two year exclusive commercial rights. After the two year exclusivity period the artist is free to publish the artwork anywhere else in any capacity. 

HOW TO SEND US YOUR ARTWORK (READ CAREFULLY): please send us an e-mail with a subject line reading: "CTHULHU ART CONTEST - Dark Regions Press" then in the e-mail body please include a list of the following information:

  • Full name
  • Mailing address
  • Primary e-mail
  • Payment information (PayPal preferred)
  • Bio/photo (if available)

Please refrain from including any credentials or other information, we wish to judge the art purely based on the art itself! 


Please make sure you have read the above instructions carefully.

Send your JPG Cthulhu artwork to our artwork contest e-mail at:

Please only use that e-mail for artwork submissions for our currently active art contests! Any other submissions/e-mails to that address will be marked as spam.

Thank you and we can't wait to see everyone's visions of The Great Old One, Cthulhu!