Embrace the odd with Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Unconventional Art Contest

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, in collaboration with DeviantArt, invites artists to break out of their norms with the Unconventional Art Contest.

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Show your best odd art with Ripley’s and DeviantArt’s Unconventional Art Contest.

Inspired by “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odd Is Art,” a book that showcases innovative and unusual art, the two organizations invite participants to create art pieces through unconventional means and modes.

Those interested can enter in three simple steps:

1. Get Inspired

Explore examples of previous works and get ideas about what materials you want to use to create your unusual art.

2. Get Your Weird On

Choose your materials and create! Ripley’s and DeviantArt encourage participants to take photos throughout the process to share through journals.

3. Submit Your Artwork

Share photos of your finished piece to the contest category online, and don’t forget to share what materials you used, the process, and your inspiration or story behind the piece.

The first place winner will receive:

  • Winning work displayed in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium in Los Angeles, Calif.
  • All-expenses paid trip for two to Los Angeles to view the art on display
  • All-expenses paid trip for two to be a part of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Art Department for a day in Orlando, Fla.
  • Winning work will be included in an upcoming Ripley’s publication
  • A copy of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odd Is Art” book

The second place winner will receive:

  • All-expenses paid trip for two to be a part of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Art Department for a day in Orlando, Fla.
  • Winning work will be included in an upcoming Ripley’s publication
  • A copy of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odd Is Art” book
  • Admission for two to any one Ripley’s attraction worldwide

The third place winner will receive:

  • Winning work will be featured in an upcoming Ripley’s publication
  • A copy of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odd Is Art” book
  • Admission for two to any one Ripley’s attraction worldwide

Twenty-two runners-up will receive:

  • A copy of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odd Is Art” book
  • Admission for two to any one Ripley’s attraction worldwide

The contest ends on Aug. 20, so be sure to get your entries in now. For more information, and to enter the contest, visit DeviantArt.com. To learn more about Ripley’s attractions, visit Ripleys.com.

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