The Galactic Empire Painting Contest was an art contest that occurred twice in 1 ABY.
Emperor Palpatine made an unexpected announcement on the Galactic News Network, stating that he was calling upon all Imperial artists to create an Imperial painting that will usurp all masterpieces from ages past. An Imperial insider revealed that this was the Emperor's first step in taking over the creative arts industry. His plan was to rid the galaxy of all the works associated with those who he considered to be degenerates.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Galactic Empire Painting Contest was featured in the MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies, as part of its "Create a Painting Contest." The winner was United in Our Cause by Zel of the Bloodfin server, with the runner up being Victorious Reign and the third place winner being Empire. Victorious Reign's real life runner up status was presumably due to complaints about it resembling Nazi-related propaganda including the symbol of the SS and the Stormtrooper using what resembled a Hitler salute.