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April 17th, 2019 8 comments

BBC Studios Fan Art Competition


One Grand Prize Winner and Four Finalists to be Showcased at the BBC AMERICA Booth at San Diego Comic-Con July 2019

Calling all Whovians with an artistic flair and creative impulse! Ahead of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, BBC Studios announces the “2019 Doctor Who Fan Art Competition,” giving fans an opportunity to see their own work on a Doctor Who t-shirt, with a limited quantity available for purchase at the BBC AMERICA booth at San Diego Comic-Con.

As anticipation for the next season builds, Whovians can channel their creative energy into an innovative rendition of the TARDIS and their favorite Doctor. Entrants can create anything from a candy mosaic of Tom Baker to a bowtie collage of Matt Smith – the possibilities are endless! The competition opens on April 17, 2019 at 8:00am ET and closes on May 15, 2019 at 8:00am ET.

A panel of judges will select one grand prize winner and four runner-up artists. The grand prize winner and a guest will receive an exclusive Doctor Who-themed weekend trip to London, which includes:

  • Two nights accommodation
  • Special afternoon tea for two
  • Doctor Who Escape Room activity in Reading, England
  • Exclusive private screening of the fan’s favorite Doctor Who episode
  • Having their artwork printed on limited-edition Doctor Who merchandise sold at San Diego Comic-Con
  • Receiving a goody bag including iconic Doctor Who merchandise valued at approximately $680

All four runners-up will each:

  • Have their artwork printed on official, limited-edition Doctor Who merchandise sold at San Diego Comic-Con
  • Receive a goody bag including iconic Doctor Who merchandise valued at approximately $680

Art Specifications: Each entrant must design their own original piece of Doctor Who fan art in accordance with the following criteria:

  • Artwork must feature both the TARDIS and one Doctor *
  • The Artwork may also, at the entrant’s discretion, include a background texture, splash of colour or other abstract background design, but must not feature any other design element, including (without limit) any other Doctor, character, companion, monster, robot, prop, location, building or branding element (including third party brand names and logos), whether from the Doctor Who universe or otherwise.
  • Artwork can be created in any two-dimensional medium and any color.
  • Artwork must not include identifiers such as the entrant’s name, signature, image, likeness or any other identifier, or any reference to Comic-Con.

*Refer to the terms and conditions at for more details on the criteria

Submitting artwork: Each entrant must complete the entry form and upload their artwork in digital format on the Fan Art Competition website at in accordance with the following criteria:

Artwork must be submitted in RGB high res formats (TIFF, JPEG, PNG, or GIF).
Artwork resolution must be a minimum of 300 dpi.
Artwork must measure at least 260mm x 260mm when printed at 100% and must not measure more than 381mm x 508mm.

Each entrant may submit multiple entries, as long as each separate entry consists of a different artwork. Entrants can only win one prize in the competition.

The competition is open to legal residents of the United Kingdom, the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Australia, and New Zealand who at the time of entry are at least 18 years of age, or the legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside (whichever is higher). The grand prize winner and four finalists will be revealed at the BBC AMERICA booth during San Diego Comic-Con in July.

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  • CaptainJimiPie

    April 20th, 2019 - 3:41pm

    I would seriously suggest you read the terms and conditions before you enter, especially section 15.
    By entering and/or winning you basically waive the rights to ever be identified as the original artist, you are effectively handing over your art to the BBC.

    It’s actually quite a shameful move, the BBC are not only avoiding commissioning artists to do the work, they’re asking the fans to do it and (whilst there might be a prize) the BBC will then take not only the profits from sales of the t-shirt design themselves but also the design itself for use in all other merchandising, which will no doubt far outweigh the cost of the prize!

  • Anonymous

    April 18th, 2019 - 8:16am

    Done, probably have no chance since I did the 6th Doctor but no harm in trying

    • TARDIS_H63

      April 18th, 2019 - 1:58pm

      Yaaas thank you!!! I hope you win!!! COLIN!!!

    • Anonymous

      April 18th, 2019 - 2:53pm


  • Anonymous

    April 17th, 2019 - 6:53pm


    • booboo

      April 17th, 2019 - 6:56pm

      don’t know you will have to refer to the rules

  • Anonymous

    April 17th, 2019 - 3:42pm

    Ive probably missed it somewhere but does that restrict the interior of the tardis

    • Anonymous

      April 17th, 2019 - 3:44pm

      Follow up question, can you use actual images of the tardis and doctor found in the show?

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