Pinup Art Contest - Rules and Info

Pinup Art Contest -

Pinup Art Contest - Rules and Info

UPDATE: Submission window has closed.

Gnarly Magazine announces our first Pinup Art Contest. Below you will find the contest rules and information.

Click here to view the entries.

Click here to view the preliminary round matchups and dates.

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Submission Deadline: Friday, July 26th, 5pm EST

Voting begins: Monday, July 29th, 9am EST


Grand Prize winner gets: $50 cash, Gnarly magazine t-shirt; latest copy of Gnarly magazine (#9); Gnarly magazine sticker pack; Gnarly magazine Mr. Brush enamel pin; Cheater Slick Culture brand hat, t-shirt, key chain, pins and stickers; KatzenKlub brand sticker pack and more to be announced soon!


Peoples' Choice winner gets: Gnarly magazine t-shirt; latest copy of Gnarly magazine (#9); Gnarly magazine sticker pack; Cheater Slick Culture brand stickers


Rules and Info:

1. NOTE: This is an art contest, not a photography contest. Your pinup submission should be physically created work of art.

2. Submit one pinup art entry. The pinup art can be something you've done a year ago, ten years ago, or yesterday.

3. Your pinup art can be hand painted, airbrushed, spray painted, sculpted, drawn, illustrated, or whatever. 

4. Pinup may be cheesecake or beefcake.

5. Pinup may be retro or modern.

6. No nudity. If your pinup is nude, please censor the naughty bits. You're free to share the nude version on your social media, of course.

7. Submit one (1) image file entry. You're free to add multiple angle photos of your pinup art in that single entry image file. If more than one entry image is sent, I'll just pick my favorite. Do a simple Google or App Store search for collage makers.

8. Your pinup art entry should be your work. Please don't submit pinup art that you found on Pinterest or any other websites.

9. Promote your website(s) in your image file. People want to know where they can find you, so be sure to include your website/Instagram/etc. in your entry image.

10. The contest will be voted on by the public, so, if you want a chance to win, be sure to promote on your social media sites. Some people have a really good "Get Out The Vote" game, so keep that in mind when you see the vote totals start to come in. Don't automatically assume cheating.

11. Polls for each matchup in each round last 24 hours. Semi-Finals and Finals polls will have hidden results until after the 24 hour period expires.

12. There will be TWO winners. A Peoples' Choice winner for the artist who wins the online poll. And a Grand Prize winner, who will be chosen by a panel of three judges. Judges to be announced soon. 

13. Have fun!


Submit your entry to:

Submission Deadline: Friday, July 26th, 5pm EST

Voting begins: Monday, July 29th, 9am EST