Finalists of “Emma of Lulworth Cove” graphics contest announced

We’ve got a ton of entries (you all had to wait until the last HOUR to get them to me, didn’t you?) and I’ve finally chosen the finalists. I know it was hard to work within the constraints of this contest, but we’ve got great results! In the future, we’ll have another contest and will be more relaxed with the rules. 😉

I will post the finalists today, but I won’t name the order yet, or the artists, or who won the honor of being featured on Ray Stoke’s official site. Next, I will deliberate with Ray, and let you know the results in several days.

I did go ahead and choose categories for each piece, even though some could qualify for more than one one category.

Feel free to comment below (or in the photo gallery, where I’ve also posted them) and let me know which you think should win!

Thanks everyone for participating. Sorry that we could only pick a few finalists. Great job!




By Elise So Yun

Deadline for Emma Graphic’s Contest looms near…

No pressure or anything, but please remember that the deadline for our “Emma of Lulworth Cove” graphics contest is very near!

Remember, this is your chance to have your artwork recognized on our site, as well as used officially on the pre-production “Emma of Lulworth Cove” movie site. The movie producer, Ray Stokes, will personally help choose the winning artwork!

And, again, there are some copyright restrictions that make this difficult, but remember that Jade and Tom have given us permission to use some of their personal photos.

So, please, fire up Photoshop (or your oil paints, crayons, whatever!) and get to work! 🙂

Some questions and answers about the “Emma of Lulworth Cove” graphics contest

We’ve gotten several great questions about our “Emma of Lulworth Cove” graphics contest and they deserve clarification. I will answer them below, and also post them on our “Emma of Lulworth Cove” graphics contest page.

Question: What do you mean we can’t use copyrighted images as reference material? What’s up with that?

Answer: Due to the fact that we will be using the winning artwork on the official pre-production site of the “Emma of Lulworth Cove” movie, we can’t be authorized to use material that has been copyrighted by another party. This includes screen shots from other movies, private photos which we do not have permission to use, or shots taken by professional photographs (photo shoots or on the red carpet). The movie companies or photographers own the copyright of these images and we wouldn’t be allowed to use them without permission.

Question: Can I ask a photographer for permission to use their work?

Answer: Of course! However, it is important to note that they need to give you permission to use the work on ANOTHER site, not your personal site. Many times they will give permission to use it on a personal site, but using it on the official “Emma” site would be another matter and needs to be explicitly stated. Also note that if you do get permission, you will need to provide that permission in written format (e-mail is fine) to us.

Question: Dude, then I’ll hardly have anything to use for reference material!

Answer: I know, huh?! No one said this was an easy contest! Here are some ideas though:

  • Tom Felton has given us permission to use his likeness for the purposes of the contest (Thanks, Tom!), so if you do get permission to use something – you don’t have to worry about Tom.
  • Additionally, Tom’s girlfriend Jade has given us permission (Thanks, Jade!) to use photos that she herself took of Tom (photos of Tom in a suit at Wembley stadium, the photo of Tom and Timber under the tree, and the “Holiday in Crete” photos which Jade took while they were on vacation).
  • allows you to do a search for material which has a creative commons license or a commercial use license, so you can use those photos as reference or stock material.

Question: Can I re-use artwork that I submitted in the “original artwork” or other categories for the “movie poster” category?

Answer: Sure! A movie poster can be made up of either traditional art or digital art. Also, it is fine if you create some nice artwork for the “original artwork” category and then reform it to be a movie poster.

Question: Can I use artwork that I did a few years ago, or perhaps submitted to another contest?

Answer: Sure, as long as you have authority to submit it (meaning, the other contest didn’t take ownership of the work, or forbid you for submitting it elsewhere). announces “Emma of Lulworth Cove” graphics contest is sponsoring an “Emma of Lulworth Cove” graphics contest to help promote the film! The winning artwork will be featured on the producer’s official pre-production movie web site! Also, winners will be acknowledged on and will receive a special badge for their web site.

Entries must be e-mailed to by November 24, 2008 to be eligible.


MOVIE POSTER: The idea here is to create a movie poster for “Emma of Lulworth Cove.” We’re looking for: professionalism, a spooky and romantic atmosphere, and the title of the movie should be mentioned. (Example of movie poster.)

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION/MANIPULATION: This is any artwork that primarily consists of photography that has been modified digitally. May also contain graphics and design elements such as text, Photoshop brushes, etc. (Example of photo illustration with design elements.)

ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION: This category is for original artwork illustrations, using any style or method you like. Color artwork preferred, but not required. (Example of original artwork.)


Depending on the number of entries, we will choose one or more winners in each category, plus one or more “Best of Show” winners to be featured on the director’s web site.

Additional prizes may be added later. (Ideas? E-mail us!)

Rules and additional information can be found on our “Emma of Lulworth Cove” page.

Questions? E-mail us!