Mermaid or Merman or Merwhatever Contest!

We love mermaids around here, and since itโ€™s MerMay, we thought it might be fun to do a little contest ๐Ÿ˜€ Post your best Merthing and at the end of the month, we'll select a winner. There will be prizes!

What is MerMay?
It's a fun art challenge started by pro animator Tom Bancroft. The goal is to draw a mermaid every day in the month of May. There is even an official drawing prompt if you need a little help coming up with 31 different mermaids. Check out Tom's Instagram for inspiration!

Contest Rules:

  • It can be a maid, or a man, or whatever floats your boat really. It just has to be Mer.
  • Post your best MerThing in the SVS Forum (if you don't already have a user account for the forum, you will need to create one). Look for the thread titled NEW MONTHLY CONTEST!! MERMAIDS! (MERMEN!)
  • One entry per person
  • File size no more than 1200 pixels on the longest side
  • Only submit if you are OK with us splashing your image across our social media (you will get credit of course!)
  • Post by May 31st


  • First place gets one month subscription free and the chance to illustrate the art for a future contest!
  • 2nd runner-up gets an SVS t-shirt
  • 3rd runner-up gets bragging rights

Ok all you landlubbers, think like a mermaid (or merman or merwhatever) and make some waves!