Do you even art? Earn $5k with your ‘Insidious 2’-inspired artwork

deviantArt is offering a new art challenge, inspired by the upcoming horror film, Insidious 2 (out in US theaters on Friday, September 13). Artists are implored to offer their interpretation of the insidious in everyday life, showing how danger may always be lurking, unseen, around every corner. From the contest page:

Your challenge is to depict a shadowy twist to a “normal” daily experience showing that danger is always closer than expected: an everyday activity that may be haunted; an accident about to happen; a terror that lurks within! Whether your artwork is based on the Insidious Chapter 2 trailer or the original film, Insidious, or you simply rely on your own sense of approaching dread, we want to see it!

Submissions can be of any medium (drawing, painting, digital art, etc.) but MUST be submitted in either .jpg or .png file type, be at least 2,000 pixels in its shortest length, and be print-suitable. Prizes are as such (from the website):

  • 1st prize: $5,000, your winning entry framed & signed by Director James Wan, two free tickets to see Insidious Chapter 2 at your local theater, 8,000 deviantART Points and a 1-Year Premium Membership
  • 2nd prize: $3,000, your winning entry framed & signed by Director James Wan, two free tickets to see Insidious Chapter 2 at your local theater, 4,000 deviantART Points and a 6-month Premium Membership
  • 3rd prize: $2,000, your winning entry framed & signed by Director James Wan, two free tickets to see Insidious Chapter 2 at your local theater, 2,000 deviantART Points and a 6-month Premium Membership
  • There will also be 22 semi-finalists chosen, who will receive a 3-month Premium Membership and 2,000 deviantART Points. All cash prizes are USD.

    So, stop reading this now*, go art, and win some ducats! You have until 11:59:59pm on July 7. Read all contest rules here, and good luck!

    *Be sure to come back, though.