Create art for Paper Towns

Creators Selected On
July 30, 2015
To celebrate the upcoming cinematic release of Paper Towns, 20th Century Fox invites visual artists from around the world to create artwork inspired by the following quote from the film:

"You have to get lost before you find yourself."

Visual artists of any discipline, from illustrators to muralists to sculpturists to paper artists, are encouraged to take inspiration from the quote and artistically interpret what it means to them. Artists should also watch the movie trailer along with checking out Paper Towns' movie website, Facebook page and Instagram page for more inspiration.

Five artists will be selected to receive $1,000 along with exposure for their work across Paper Towns and 20th Century Fox's social media channels.

20th Century Fox wants to see imaginative and engaging artwork that captures the viewers attention and brings to life one of the most significant quotes from the film. Be bold and get inspired today!
About Paper Towns
Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green ("The Fault in Our Stars"), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears--leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship--and true love.

the career oppportunity
Five artists as selected by 20th Century Fox, will:
  • Receive $1,000
  • Have their artwork displayed at special pre-screening events in London and Los Angeles
  • Receive exposure of their work through Paper Towns social media channels
creative invite guidelines
  • This opportunity is open globally to those who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Void where prohibited.
  • Artists should retain their original art files but work must be submitted in JPEG or PNG, max size 5MB.
  • Artists should create artwork inspired by the following quote: "You have to get lost before you find yourself."
  • All artists retain ownership in their work. There is no assignment of any intellectual property rights in your work to 20th Century Fox. However, by submitting you hereby grant to 20th Century Fox a worldwide, exclusive, royalty-free license for one year to use your submitted work across their various marketing platforms in association with Paper Towns. Additionally, Selected Artists grant 20th Century Fox the right to showcase their work at special pre-screening events in London and Los Angeles. All artists will be credited accordingly.
  • All submissions must be original artwork (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright materials) but artists may use the likeness of existing Paper Towns characters for this opportunity. All rights in and to the images of Paper Towns are reserved by 20th Century Fox.
  • Inappropriate, offensive and harmful submissions, as well as submissions that do not fit the brief and follow the guidelines, will be removed.
  • Artists must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.
  • Selected Artists must respond to Talenthouse within two days of receiving the notification email or else will forfeit all incentives.
  • No purchase necessary to enter.
how 20th century fox will choose
20th Century Fox will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.
Key Dates
  • Launch:
    June 22, 2015 at 10:00 AM
  • Submission Deadline:
    July 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM
  • Selection Period Starts:
    July 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM
  • Creators Selected:
    July 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM
All times are in Pacific Time.