Art Competitions Preparing Your Entry

Artist’s Network competitions recognize excellence on a global scale. See below for information on preparing your entry.

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General Information
Information to have ready when entering
Winning/featured artists should be prepared to supply
File/additional requirements for online entries (all competitions)
File/additional requirements for mailed in (offline) entries (TAM 60+ only)


General Information

  • Nothing accompanying an entry will be returned.
  • For proof of delivery, we suggest that you send your package using an option that provides you a tracking number; we are not able to confirm individual deliveries. Mailed in entries can take up to 60 days past the final deadline to be processed. Online entries are processed immediately, as are credit card payments submitted online.
  • Competition logins/profiles are NOT the same as website, forum or other general logins/profiles.
  • Accounts/profiles are competition/year specific & need to be set up each year (for each competition you are entering). Once a competition deadline has passed, you will not be able to access the online entry system. The function of the online account/profile is to give you access to enter online and to reprint your submitter forms.
  • Once a competition’s final deadline has passed, you will not be able to access the online entry system; be sure to print copies of your forms in advance.
  • Once an entry has been submitted, no edits, replacements or exchanges will be accepted. If you wish to submit an edited version of a previously submitted entry, you should enter it as a new entry (fees at the time of submission do apply; you may wish to edit the title slightly as well so that you can differentiate them).
  • Check your spelling carefully including all log in information, email addresses etc. Incorrect email addresses may result in transmission of important information being delayed and/or unsuccessful.
  • Be sure that our email addresses (anything ending in @fwcommunity.com or @fwmedia.com) are not blocked, or you may not receive critical information, receipts, confirmations etc.
  • All competitions accept online entries. The following competition also accepts mailed in entries (aka: offline) as well: TAM 60+.
  • It is permissible that your work be sold, you are not required to currently own the work.
  • F+W assumes all entries are original and are the works and property of the entrant, with all rights granted therein.
  • F+W is not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant and will not become involved in copyright disputes.
  • The terms (during checkout) are referring to agreeing to allow us publish images of the entry/work in our magazine, on our website, in digital products such as eBooks and in ads promoting the competition. The terms are not providing rights for the F+W to make prints of the work (or greeting cards, etc.) and sell them. Artists retain full copyright to their work. We may use the images in promotional materials for future contests, but we always try to give credit when reprinting.

Information to have ready when entering

  • All submitter information; the submitter is who we will refer to as the artist, and who we will contact with any questions, updates etc. If the submitter and the artist are not the same, please indicate accordingly in parenthesis, on the submitter name line.
  • Valid email address; be sure that our email addresses (anything ending in @fwcommunity.com or @fwmedia.com) are not blocked, or you may not receive critical information, receipts, confirmations etc.
  • Image files prepared according to specifications.
  • Prepared entry details including unframed dimensions, medium, title.
  • Entry Fee

Winning/featured artists should be prepared to supply

TAM ANN, TAM Over 60, TAM All Media, Watermedia Showcase, Artistic Excellence, Pastel 100, Shades of Gray: All entrants should be prepared to be able to send a print-quality replacement file should their entry be among those selected as a winner. For publication, these files should be 300 dpi when saved at approximately 8×10 inches, ideally, and 5×7 inches at minimum.

AcrylicWorks, Strokes of Genius, Splash: Winners will be asked to provide specific written information about their selected piece(s). This written information, in order to be accepted, will have to be provided electronically via e-mail. Winners will also be required to submit a high-resolution TIFF or JPG file (CMYK format/300dpi) for the work(s) to be published.


File/additional requirements for online entries (all competitions)

  • Files should be .JPEG/.JPG, in RGB color mode (not CMYK).
  • File size maximum is not to exceed 5 MB.
  • Zipped files and web based files (like .gdoc) are not accepted.
  • Please avoid using punctuation in entry titles (ex: use My Entry Title – not “My Entry Title”).

 

Note: If entering online, the viewing screen & thumbnail which you will see during the entry process is for general reference only and does not reflect the image quality that will be viewed by jurors. The file that you attach is exactly as it will appear to the jurors.


 

File/additional requirements for mailed in (offline) entries (TAM 60+ only)

  • Files should be .JPEG/.JPG, in RGB color mode (not CMYK).
  • File size maximum is not to exceed 5 MB.
  • File names on disk must indicate exactly which of your entry titles (if entering more than one) the file is to be added to (the file should not need to be opened in order to identify what the associated entry title would be).
  • File names should not include punctuation except in the file extension.
  • Please avoid using punctuation in entry titles.
  • Zipped files and web based files (like .gdoc) are not accepted.
  • Include a cover sheet indicating in order as appearing on the entry form (please number entries on entry form and on cover sheet): file name (as listed on the disk), entry title, medium (oil, watercolor, etc.) and unframed dimensions of each image. (online entries do not need to do this step).
  • All digital files submitted on a CD must be accompanied by an official Entry Form.
  • The file names of the images on the CD must match the titles on the sheet.
  • Package disks carefully to prevent breakage; we are not responsible for broken disks.

 

THE ARTIST’S MAGAZINE’S ANNUAL ART COMPETITION
THE ARTIST’S MAGAZINE’S ALL MEDIA COMPETITION
THE ARTIST’S MAGAZINE’S OVER 60 COMPETITION
WATERMEDIA SHOWCASE
PASTEL 100
SHADES OF GRAY
ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE
SPLASH
STROKES OF GENIUS
ACRYLICWORKS