Character Design



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Your donations can offset the costs of cash prizes, sponsor competition entries, and/or go directly to the Laudenslager family!

Want to participate from a distance?  You can also use the button below to send your entree fee, and email a high-quality image of your entry to

If you would like to participate in the competition, but cannot afford the entry fee, please reach out via email at  Funds have been made available for you!

Important Details

What is a character design?  It can be many things!  Some examples include superheroes, ghosts, monsters, aliens, cryptids, and even regular old humans.  Most importantly, your design should include details that tell the viewer about who the character is, and your character design should be unique to you!

Entries will be judged by Sean's son and Anthracite Creative Works student, Aiden Laudenslager.  Judging will include the following categories:

You can work on your character design at home or at Anthracite Creative Works using our studio supplies.  The studio will be open at the following times for creation and/or drop-off of finished entries:

All artwork will be returned to the artist unless otherwise arranged.  Artwork can be picked up at 7pm on December 12th or by appointment.  

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Tips and Tricks

Character Brainstorming.pdf