Hey Artists, The Pixel Collection Submissions Are Open

"The Dragon Play" by Brian Thompson and Hamzah Kasom Osman from Drawn: Dark Flight

Good with Photoshop and or 3DS Max? Got a hankering to homage your favorite game? The Pixel Collection wants your submissions. The ESA and Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences-led event celebrates high-quality contributions from video game fans.

More information about the event and submissions after the jump.

First off, here's the good word about the event from the ESA and the AIAS:

Created in 2004 by the Entertainment Software Association, ITP is an exploration and celebration of the art of video games from around the world. Into The Pixel features a representative sampling of video game art, selected by a panel of jurors from a field of submissions.

The jury is made up of industry artists, so maybe this will be a chance to impress one of your favorite game artists. Here's who'll be looking at your work:

Bob Rafei, Big Red Button Entertainment, Founder, CEO and Visual Director

Eddo Stern, UCLA Games Lab, Director

Glenn Phillips, Getty Research Institute, Senior Project Specialist & Consulting Curator, Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art

Ian Milham, Electronic Arts' Visceral Games, Creative Director

Jon Gibson, iam8bit, Founder and Partner

Matt Hall, Timbuk2 Studios, Senior Partner Production Designer

Nora Dolan - Independent Curator

Ryan Wilkerson, Microsoft Game Studios, Senior Art Director

Seth Spaulding, Blizzard Entertainment, Art Manager

Shane Caudle, Epic Games, Principal Artist

Or just do it because you love a game and want to show off your skills.

The winning collection will be revealed during E3, then toured around the world after that. You can find out more info on the official site and check out previous winners here.

Submissions opened yesterday and run through April 20th, so get to making arts, artists.

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