Acrylic Artist Competition

presented by Acrylic Artist magazine


The deadline for this competition has passed. Winners will be notified by June 1, 2012 and will appear in the October 2012 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.

The information below is for reference only.
Best of Show: $500
2nd Place: $250
3rd Place: $100
4th Place: $50
Award Winners will be published and Honorable Mentions’ names will be listed in an upcoming issue of Acrylic Artist (NEW-Winners will instead be published in the November 2012 is of The Artist’s Magazine).
Extended Deadline: Closed


The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world. All works must be original. Compositions based on published material or other artists’ work are NOT considered original and are not eligible. Paintings executed in a workshop under another artist’s supervision or paintings based on another person’s photograph (even if copyright-free) are NOT eligible. Mixed-media entries are accepted, but the painting must be at least 50 percent acrylic and/or acrylic mediums. Employees of F+W Media, Inc., and their immediate families, are not eligible. Acrylic Artist reserves the right to reject work deemed unsuitable for publication or that does not meet above criteria. Work previously published at the time of submission to this contest in a national publication or receiving an award at a national-level exhibition is not eligible.
You may enter online or you may mail all your entries in on one CD. All entries must be submitted as digital files. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit. If entering via regular mail you must include the 2012 Acrylic Artist Entry Form. Please also include a cover sheet with your disk. Indicate the file name, title and dimensions of each entry. Please include the title of the entry in the corresponding file name on disk. File names should include only letters, numbers and spaces. The file must be saved as a JPEG in RGB color mode (not CMYK). If your work is selected as a winner, we may contact you about sending a high-res replacement. Incomplete entry forms and information sheets, and improperly named image files will be disqualified.
Fees and Payment: All entries are $20 per image. A credit card number and signature or a check or money order for the required jury fee (in U.S. funds, drawn on a U.S. bank) must accompany your entry. There will be a $20 charge for all returned checks or declined credit cards. Credit cards will be charged within 90 days of contest deadline. Charges will appear on your credit card statement as “F+W contests.”
Materials: CDs will not be returned (so have a duplicate made for your own files). Acrylic Artist will not be responsible for the loss, damage or return of any CDs submitted to the competition.



Entries must be submitted online or postmarked no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, February 13, 2012.
Entries will be prejudged and then finalists will be chosen by the magazine staff. All properly prepared entries will be viewed and judged. The decision of the jurors is final.
All winners will be notified by June 1, 2012
. The results will not otherwise be made public until they are published in and upcoming issue of Acrylic Artist.