#CharacterFaceOff Challenge


Show Your True Self with a Character Selfie!

With several trillion photos now in circulation, what do all the endless selfies, profane profile pics, and pathetic Face Swaps really say about our identities?

Pictoplasma challenges young, emerging artists AGED 18-24 to truly express their personality with a self-portrait that lets their real character shine.

Here’s what we ask from you: Start with a regular photo, like a headshot, passport or profile picture, of yourself facing the camera. Next, create your character by overlaying it with an artistic rendition of your identity. How you alter the original image (and which tools or media you use) is absolutely up to you: it could be drawing, collage or digital painting, vector illustration, 3D graphics, masks, costume design or a mixture of them all…

From all entries five selected winners will be awarded with a full Pictoplasma Character Design fellowship: Supported by Project 1324, the fellowship covers fees and travel costs to attend the Pictoplasma Academy Mexico City in October 2017, six months of ongoing, personal online mentorship, and a ticket and travel costs to attend the Pictoplasma Berlin Conference in May 2018—including the opportunity to exhibit in a group show!

Be sure to submit early—the first 100 participants are eligible to win one of 10 free year-long Creative Cloud subscriptions, donated by Adobe.

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Show us your Character!

A Project by Pictoplasma and 

A new initiative from Adobe, Project 1324 supports, connects, and amplifies a global community of emerging artists who are using creativity as a force for positive impact