Lucas Films and HP Join Forces To Celebrate Star Wars and Art with Art Awakens!

With the new Star Wars movie coming out in December and the announcement at at D23 that Disney will have a huge Star Wars Land addition to the parks, it seems like everyone is all abuzz about Star Wars. I know my house is super excited about it all. I can't wait to see the new movies and ride the new rides. If only I could use my Jedi mind tricks to make it all happen a little sooner...

If you have a Star Wars fan that is also an artist, you are going to love this. This is where Star Wars, art and the forces for good all come together!

In celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm and HP proudly present “Art Awakens.”
“Art Awakens” is an exciting new program for Star Wars fans old and new, across the country to revitalize creativity by “Bending the Rules” of the Force, themed around a galaxy far, far away.
“Art Awakens” kicked off August 11th with the launch of a two-month-long nationwide fan art competition across the US. Amateur artists can submit their Star Wars: The Force Awakens inspired art on for a chance to be showcased in an upcoming professional art exhibit later in the year.
Plus, coming this November to Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is a three-day Star Wars: The Force Awakens art exhibit featuring top professional and emerging contemporary artists. All new original pieces will be auctioned off in the name of Star Wars: Force for Change to benefit UNICEF Kid Power, which gives kids the power to save lives. By getting active with the UNICEF Kid Power band, kids earn points which unlock food packets for malnourished children around the world.
Five lucky winners of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fan Art Contest, chosen by a judging committee that includes members from Disney, Lucasfilm and the legendary visual effects house Industrial Light & Magic and others, will have their art showcased in the professional gallery exhibit. How cool is that!
 The winners will also have the opportunity to be flown out to Los Angeles to attend the VIP opening night, among other prizes from HP.
Additionally, an HP “Bend the Rules” Award will be granted to one of the five grand prize winners upon completion of a questionnaire with the highest score in the Innovative Use of Technology category. The HP “Bend the Rules” Award winner will receive an HP Notebook Computer to help them push the boundaries of art and creativity.
So, go to for offical rules.
Follow #ArtAwakens to see all the updates.
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. Opinions expressed are my own.

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