AcrylicWorks Competition


Click here to view the winners for AcrylicWorks 2

DEADLINE: February 28, 2014   CLOSED



AcrylicWorks: The Best of Acrylic Painting

Theme: Radical Breakthroughs

North Light Books’ second annual hardbound showcase of the best in contemporary acrylic.


artwork eligibility


We are looking for excellence in acrylic painting in a variety of styles and subjects. If selected, you will be asked to write about your painting – your creative or technical process, materials, personal breakthrough and/or artistic inspiration. The dominant medium must be acrylic, but some minor use of other media may be acceptable.

Digital images must be submitted using our online system or on CD-ROM or DVD (please label the discs with your name and address). For judging purposes, these images must be high quality, in RGB color mode, JPEG format and 72dpi. All digital files must be smaller than 5MB. Digital files submitted by mail must be labeled with your last name, first name, the entry number (should correspond to the number on the entry form), with no punctuation marks until the file extension (example: Painter John 3.jpg). Disks will not be returned.

selection process
The staff of North Light Books will review all submissions. Art will be selected on the basis of general quality as well as suitability for this publication in a 9” x 12” hardbound book.
entry form
Enter online or use the downloadable entry form. If entering offline, the form must be completed and submitted along with your artwork, postmarked by February 2, 2014. Keep a copy of the entry form for yourself—we may refer to it in future correspondence.

entry fee
The fee is $25.00 for the first digital submission or each image on disc and $20.00 for each additional entry. If you are paying by check or money order please make them payable in U.S. funds to F+W Media, Inc. Entry fees are non-refundable.

notification and requirements of winners

Winners will be notified on or before May 9th, 2014. Winners will be asked to provide specific written information about their selected painting(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. For a list of winners, visit after May 9, 2014.

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Click here to view winners of the first AcrylicWorks art competition

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