The Magic of Horror's Artwork Contest has five different subject categories: Bloody Art, Spooky & Goth Art, Monster and Creature Art, Whimsical and Dark Humor Art, and Horror Fan Art. The winner of each category will receive a "Golden Bones" trophy.

We are accepting submissions for the 2024 Art Contest until August 15, 2024. 

The Magic of Horror Festival will take place on Oct 5-6, 2024 in Wakefield, Virginia (near Richmond). Participating artists are not required to attend the event, but it is encouraged.

We will be featuring as many artists as possible over the two-day event. 

All accepted artists will receive one free pass to the festival and have the opportunity to talk about their work to the audience. Selected artwork will also be shown in our 2024 Awards Video that premieres online at the same time as the awards ceremony at the live event. We will also regularly promote the art on our social media long after the event is over. (Seriously, we are still promoting films we selected from 2017!)


The submission fee is just $5.00 for each work entered.  Each entry must have a corresponding entry fee in order to be considered.  Use this link for submission fee payment. (Link will open in a new window)

Once you have paid the submission fee, please send your submission image along with your full name, title of the work, and contact information to us at theMagicOfHorror@gmail.com


1. Absolutely no pornography. (Nudity is okay.) 

2. Absolutely no hate speech or imagery. 

3. All entries must be original works by the submitting artist. The person submitting a project to this festival affirms that he/she has all the copyrights, model releases, and/or other legal rights pertaining to the image / photographed work and he / she remains responsible before the law. 

4. Small images in jpg format may be emailed for submission purposes.  You will be asked to provide a png or jpg version that is at least 3000px in width and length if selected to be shown at the festival. Entries will be placed in the appropriate category by the judges.

5. In the spirit of fairness to all, we DO NOT offer student discounts or hardship waivers for the submission fees. We have a compensated jury to ensure that every submission is looked at carefully to be considered for awards.

6. Submission fees must be in U.S. dollars. These fees are non-refundable, even in the case of disqualification or withdrawal of an entry. There are no exceptions to this policy.
Submissions that do not follow the rules will be disqualified, so please ask any questions before submitting.

7. Multiple submissions are accepted, but each must be submitted with a separate fee. There are no discounts for multiple submissions. If you send multiple projects on one submission, only the first of the series will be considered.

8. You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any claim made by you or any third party due to or arising out of project(s) you submit to this contest. You understand that there are thousands of other artists and the similarities in style, characters, design, etc... of two or more submissions are certainly a possibility.

9. By submitting your work to the Magic of Horror, you consent to receiving notices, newsletters, announcements, and advertisements from the Magic of Horror festival and its parent company (Rogue Chimera Films, LLC).


1. All Official Selections understand and accept that if their submission is accepted for presentation and/or screening in the festival, they grant full and unrestricted permission for Rogue Chimera Films LLC / Magic of Horror (MOH). to screen or show their entry project at times of the festival’s choice and understand that the festival will charge an admission fee for the general public at any live events.

2. The Submitter understands and accepts that they do not participate in receiving any funds from the ticket sales to the festival or any other revenue, which are fully retained by the event organizers to help cover the overall cost of the festival presentation.

3. The MOH festival will have a table for business cards and flyers of participating artists. Official Selections will be asked to send any promotional materials to the festival by September 15, 2024.

4. Official Selections will be offered one free pass to the festival.

5. If attending the live event, all attendees agree to follow any house rules set down by the venue that a MOH event is being held.

6. Winners will be announced both at the awards ceremony at the end of the festival and on the Awards Video online. (And on our website and social media a day or so later.) Award-winners who are unable to attend the live festival will have their trophies mailed to them free of charge.

7. All Official Selections consent to allowing MOH to use photos and images of their project for both promotional purposes and for the Awards Video that will be shown online to the general public. The Official Selection grants MOH the right to use any and all promotional materials in any manner they see fit for publicity purposes related to the festival and to promote the Artist. MOH may revisit selected projects from time to time on social media to continue promoting them for years past the date of the event.

8. Official selections will be shown online in video and still image formats. The Submitter releases MOH and its organizers from any and all liability whatsoever for theft, copyright violations, or piracy of the entry.

9. The Submitter accepts and understands that the festival, in conjunction with the hosting venue, will do everything it can to present the still images in the best possible manner but the festival is not responsible for any and all malfunctions or technical difficulties during the presentation of any photograph at its festival screening.

10. The Magic of Horror festival reserves the right to make changes in the event schedule date and times and to possibly not show a project regardless of its Official Selection status.





























































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