CBS Launches Star Trek’s Ships of the Line Fan Art Contest at SDCC

STAR TREK™ SHIPS OF THE LINE CONTEST GIVES FANS CHANCE TO WIN GLORY FOR ORIGINAL STARSHIP DESIGNS

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CBS Consumer Products Launches Search for Exceptional Fan Art During Star Trek’s Ships of the Line Panel at Comic-Con International 2014 in San Diego

The Star Trek mission to travel “where no man has gone before” would not be possible if it were not for the amazing and awe-inspiring ships that carry the crew through the galaxies. These vessels, celebrated for nearly 50 years and honored in the best-selling annual Ships of the Line calendar, will for the first time feature designs created by fans.

Last night, CBS Consumer Products announced the launch of the “Star Trek Ships of the Line Design Contest” during a panel that focused on these very ships. The contest opens today through September 2nd on StarTrek.com. Fans can submit original starship designs for the chance to be immortalized in the 50th anniversary 2016 Star Trek Ships of the Line calendar.

Calling on the inspiration of the U.S.S. Enterprise and the dozens of other ships that populate the Star Trek universe, designs for the ships can be submitted in paint, pencils, ink, markers, pastels or charcoal. Computer-generated images are also acceptable. Once the submission process closes in September, a panel of judges will review submissions based on the following criteria: appearance/quality of image, appropriateness to contest theme, composition/layout and attention to detail. At the close of the judging period, 13 designs will be selected to be featured in the highly sought after and eagerly anticipated Ships of the Line calendar, which displays the amazing artistry and dramatic depictions of Star Trek ships in horizontal panoramic format.

“Each year the Ships of the Line calendar is one of the most popular fan draws; the 2016 anniversary version will be all the more special with prize-winning art,” said Liz Kalodner, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Consumer Products. “We can’t wait to see what the fans create.”

The announcement of the contest was made during the Star Trek’s Ships of the Line panel at Comic-Con on Thursday, July 24th. The Q&A moderated by Ben Robinson, editor for the long-running Star Trek Fact Files and the manager of Eaglemoss’ new Starship Collection, featured a team of Star Trek designers that took fans into the art department to showcase the art and inspiration of Star Trek’s most famous Ships of the Line and explore why starships have fascinated and inspired fans for nearly 50 years. Panelists included John Eaves, Andrew Probert, Doug Drexler, John Goodson, Greg Jein and Mike Okuda.

For more information and details on the “Star Trek Ships of the Line Design Contest” please go to http://shipsoftheline.promotw.com

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