Submit an original artwork inspired by this month’s FaunaFocus and receive feedback from experienced judges.

The FaunaFocus Free-For-All is an art competition that is open to all and is intended to foster community-based learning while celebrating successes and encouraging artists to improve from discipline and criteria.


Entries must abide by the following rules. Violating entries will be disqualified.

  1. Eligibility: All artists, media, and art forms are eligible for entry. Only one entry per artist will be accepted.
  2. Theme: Entries must represent and draw inspiration from the American manatee.
  3. Originality: Entries must be of original construction and must not copy another source or violate any copyrights. References and stock assets are allowed if submitted with an entry.
  4. Tasteful Intent: Entries should not have negative intentions or contain excessive gore, violence, nudity, profanity, etc.
  5. Deadline: All entries must be submitted by 12:00pm (Noon) CDT on Thursday, July 29th, 2021.

Top entries will be critiqued by 1-3 judges, live on the FaunaFocus Twitch Team at 7:00pm CDT on Friday, July 30th, 2021. Judgement will be final. Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Vision: How did the work derive from and interpret the theme? Is the theme clear in the work? What was the intent of the work? How does the artwork portray the artist’s personal perspective?
  • Originality: Is the work of original origin? How does the work build upon existing assets? What creativity is shown in the work?
  • Technique: What quality is the work? Was the work skillfully created? Was appropriate time allotted to complete the work? Does the work express talent? Is the composition interesting and well-constructed?
  • Impact: What impression does the work make? Does the work successfully portray the artist’s intent? Does the work invoke meaning or emotion in the viewer? Is the work aesthetically pleasing?

The winner will be posted on after the deadline and will receive the following prizes. Contact FaunaFocus to donate prizes.