Star Wars Hosting Fan Art Contest With Red Carpet Prize

Red carpet premiere events for a movie are often limited to the people most closely linked to the production, but a new contest for The Last Jedi will allow you to attend the red carpet in spirit.

Star Wars has teamed up with Tumblr to host a contest in hopes of uncovering the best The Last Jedi fan art on the internet. Winning pieces will be displayed at the red carpet premiere of the film, so although the artists themselves won't be sent to the premiere, their art will be seen in the background of photos and videos of the film's cast and crew in attendance for the event. You can submit your art at the Star Wars Tumblr.

The popularity of Tumblr and the way it allows fans to connect with one another over their admiration for various properties makes it the perfect partnership to unite fans over Star Wars, but Lucasfilm might be getting more than they bargained for if fans begin submitting mature pieces of art for consideration.

For as long as fandoms have existed, audiences' imaginations have pictured their beloved characters in romantic situations they wish existed. In the same way you might wish that two people in your life find a romantic connection together, fans wish that same connection upon fictional characters, feeling as strong a connection to the characters as they do to real people.

Social media services like Tumblr have given a platform to fans who want to share their art that depicts these situations, sometimes in sexually graphic ways. In the case of The Force Awakens, for example, many fans have created art that captures the hypothetical romantic relationship they wished existed between Finn and Poe.

Star John Boyega is not only well-aware of this art, but also supports the fans and their artistic licenses with the characters.

"I've seen pictures of me and my boy, Oscar Isacc, butt naked, in showers and stuff," Boyega joked to Variety. "We don't personally do that, but I'm open and free to anyone having their expression of art. This is all art at the end of the day, isn't it? It's nice."

To submit your artwork, you can head to the official Star Wars Tumblr.

The Last Jedi lands in theaters on December 15.

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