Calling all artists: Random House and Christopher have launched a new art contest with great prizes!

christopher drawingTo celebrate the 10th anniversary of Christopher Paolini’s Eragon, Random House (the Inheritance Cycle‘s publisher) is announcing a new contest for Inheritance Cycle fan artists!

Random House and Christopher are looking to see fan interpretations of Christopher Paolini’s classic characters. Specifically, Random House is asking for fans to choose a character from the following list, which they must then draw and submit to be judged by Christopher. Eligible characters include: Eragon, Saphira, Brom, King Hrothgar, or Durza.

Christopher Paolini will hand-pick ten finalists, plus one grand-prize winner. The ten finalists will receive signed copies of the 10th anniversary collector’s edition of Eragon (learn more on our 10th Anniversary page). The grand prize winner will receive a piece of original artwork by Christopher himself!

Random House will be collecting submissions from now through September 16th. The eleven winners will be announced in October. You can view the full set of rules, as well as learn how to submit your art, on the official contest page.

Be sure to share your art with @Paolini and @itsshurty on Twitter using the hashtag #Eragon10th once it’s finished!