Cosplay Competition


Show us your costuming skill at the Cosplay Competition. All ages and ability levels are welcome to enter. Contest begins at 5pm.

All Ages Art Contest



Show us what you can create!  Draw, paint, or sketch original art.

All ages are welcome. One entry per person.

Mascot Contest


Express your creative side and enter the Artist Contest by designing our new mascot. Art must be 2D and fit in 8 1/2" x 11" frame.

Submissions will be displayed for voting during Prequel.

Contest Rules and Information


Cosplay Competition

To enter our Cosplay Competition, you must sign up in person during the convention.  A Sign Up table will be located next to the stage at Main Events from 10:00 to 3:00pm.  

All ages are welcome to enter. There will be a separate categories for children (12 and under) and adults (13+).

Brining reference pictures of your cosplay are encouraged, but not required. These pictures must be 2-dimentional and may not be returned.

You will be asked to walk across the stage and floor, so be prepared to move in your costume.

Your picture could be taken for Black Hills Con and used for publicity purposes.

Mascot Contest

Contestants must be 18 years old at time of entry.

No copy right or plagiarism is allowed. If caught, artist will be immediately disqualified.

Entries will be printed on 8.5x11 paper for voting. When emailing entry, make sure the file is a Jpg, pdf, or tiff (printable format). Any media that is 2d (paintings, sketches, etc.) is allowed.

Must be family friendly. Please do not sign your art.
Submissions must be received by 10/21/2019 at

The winner will receive two full event passes to Black Hills Con’s next event summer of 2020.

Winning piece will become the mascot for Black Hills Con. 

All Ages Art Contest

Artists will be categorized by age: Under age 12, Ages 12-17, & Ages 18+

Art must be 2D and fit in 8 1/2" x 11" frame. One entry per person. Family friendly only.

Submissions can be emailed to us at, or brought in to the convention before noon.  If emailing, please include your name and age category.