GAF Mainframe Opens A Fan Art Contest

GAF Mainframe is hosting an open, internet-wide contest to all aspiring artists and GAF fans.

Between now and January 15th, 2015, create your own GAF artwork and send it to us here at the Mainframe to win one of two coveted spots as Enlisted Members of the GAF:

1. Staff Sergeant Artist– awarded to the most compelling sketch of one of the GAF characters or scenes from Detach Detachment’s colorful history.

2. Technical Sergeant Artist– awarded to the most accurately eyecatching portrayal of GAF technology, including but not limited to ships, weaponry, space stations, generators and communication devices etc.


To enter, please  a)take a high resolution photograph with the exposure turned to high on your cell phone, or a high resolution photo taken with digital camera and

b) send it along with a short bio including contact info like email and phone number AND

c)a brief exposition of your deep and abiding fandom in the GAF, to before January 15, 2015.


We are accepting artwork in any medium, including sculpture, mixed media, photography etc.  All artwork and its images submitted will remain property of the artist.

Winning entrants will be given contracts for specific commissions by StarkLight Press and GAF Mainframe, as well as entries in our staff rosters at

StarkLight Press prize packs will also be given to the two winning entrants, stocked full of GAF goodies and apparel.

A short list of our top picks, including the winners, will be posted at after January 15, 2015, along with links to artists’ web pages and promotional sites.

For more information, email

For more inspiration, check out our Encyclopedia Galactica entries and GAF Publications like Tales From Space Volume 1, published by StarkLight Press.

Get your paints and pencils out today, and start creating your inner vision of the Galactic Armed Forces Universe!



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