Inspired by the artistic technique of our judge for this contest,
Viv OwenTake a snapshot of a famous scene, & use it as your reference to create your own interpretation.

This ultimate Snapshot Contest gives you the opportunity to produce not only your version of a famous scene, but also the prospect of developing some photographic skills: snapping your television (or computer) screen with a camera at just the right moment will display erratic results – whether colorfully highlighted or sharply distorted,
it will call out to you to be re-created.

You might want to grab the moment when television captured the astonishing beauty of space travel, when the crew of the Apollo 11 landed on the moon July 20, 1969.

Or you might have a dab at conjuring up the fear in your audience’s mind, by capturing some mechanical shark footage from the 1975 summer thriller JAWS.

Once again, the choices are endless…

Monkey Award

The lucky winner will receive a VIBE INK 2-in-1 stylus in black from our sponsor friends at Caseen.  This stylus, the latest generation, has a clip that can now clip to either end
and has a slimmer, more elegant profile.
The two runners up will win Caseen’s classic rubber nib.

The exceptionally talented Visual Artist, Viv Owen will be kindly judging this contest and the winning posts will appear on her website at
As well as on Monkey Side Bars at
(and at @msbgallery on Instagram) with an article on the website, showcased among everyone’s snapshot drawings.

Post your draw [one only] at your usual posting time on Friday, March 14, 2014 – but no later than Monday, March 17, 2014, when the contest ends.

Please tag #monkeysidebars stating that your artwork is for this competition.

To Artists:

  • Snapshot a famous scene & use as your reference to create your own interpretation.
  • The competition is open to all artists from around the world – any without Instagram accounts will need to email your drawing to us.
  • You can draw on any medium.
  • Post your artwork Fri, Mar 14 2014 – competition ends Mon, Mar 17 2014.
  • Winners will be notified via email.
  • Please may we ask that you post your reference photograph ONLY when the competition has ended and not before.

Good luck to all participating in this contest.
[Admins can enter but cannot win]

Any questions or comments, please contact us:


6 thoughts on “SNAPSHOT CONTEST

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s