Fyrecon is awarding one (1) scholarship per master class and four (4) general admission passes (two for artists and two for writers). Scholarships do not include travel, food, or accommodations. Scholarships are awarded based both on needs and creativity. We wanted to keep the entries for this short and sweet so check below for the guidelines for writers and artists.

Writers

For a Fyrecon Writer Scholarship submit both an Author Blurb and a Needs Statement.

    • Author Blurb: This is like a book blurb, only about you author journey. You can exaggerate and fictionalize to your hearts content. Whichever way you take, make sure it’s riveting. If it’s not, you won’t win the scholarship. The word limit is 100-180 words. We know that for some of you this is short, but this a book blurb not an essay.
Example Author Blurb (Coming Soon)
  • Needs Statement: This should be an explanation of your financial and life circumstances. This should not be exaggerated. This should be 100% truthful. The word limit is 300 words.

Remember these are not essays.

Artists

Example:Finding Fantasies by Rob Carlos

For a Fyrecon Artist Scholarship submit one Crossroad Sign and a brief paragraph on needs.

    • Crossroad Sign: This is an 8.5” by 10” illustration about your artist journey. These need to be a crossroad sign. It can be done in any Science Fiction or Fantasy genre style like steam punk, urban fantasy, post-apocalyptic decay, etc. The words on the sign can be places or words that describe the journey you want to take as an artist. You can also do any kind of background or creature that helps convay your theme. Whichever way you take, make sure it’s creative. If it’s not, you won’t win the scholarship.
  • Needs Statement: This should be an explanation of your financial and life circumstances. This should not be exaggerated. This should be 100% truthful. The word limit is 300 words.

General Terms and Conditions

  • All entries must be submitted electronically by the deadline.
  • There is no entrance fee for the scholarships.
  • All written entries must be submitted in English. All communication will be done in English.
  • Only one entry is allowed per person. Only one scholarship will be awarded per person.
  • No graphic sex, language, violence, or profanity (as determined by the judges) will be allowed.
  • The decision of the judges is final.
  • By entering the scholarship, you agree to the terms and conditions and the publication agreement.
  • Team members of Fyrecon and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate.
  • Scholarships are not redeemable for cash and are not transferable to another person.

All scholarship submissions are due by March 15, 2018 and recipients will be notified by April 15, 2018. To apply, please complete the form below.

Fyrecon Scholarship Application

Fyrecon Scholarship Application

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Scholarship Agreements

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