All-Media Online Competition



Presented by The Artist’s Magazine
Deadline: November 15, 2013
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. Winners will be notified by December 31, 2013.



  • Grand Prize Award: $500
  • 8 First Place Awards: $100 each
  • The Grand Prize and First Place winners’ work will be reproduced in the July-August 2014 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.
  • The Grand Prize winner and all 8 First Place Winners will receive complimentary subscriptions to The Artist’s Magazine and $100 towards the purchase of North Light Books.
  • Honorable Mentions receive complimentary subscriptions to The Artist’s Magazine and $50 towards the purchase of North Light Books.
  • All Winners will be featured on The Artist’s Magazine website along with a list of Honorable Mentions.

CATEGORIES - Compete and Win in 8 Categories!

Acrylic: paintings executed in watermedia, with acrylic being the dominant (80 percent at least) on any surface; additions of other media are permissible.
Graphite, charcoal, ink & scratchboard: works that are executed primarily with drawing materials, including pen and ink, although additions of pastel, watercolor or other media are permissible.
Mixed media and collage: any materials on any surface.
Oil and oil pastel: paintings done in oil-based media on canvas, board, paper, or wood.
Pastel: paintings that are at least 80 percent (soft) pastel on paper or any other surface. NuPastels or other hard pastels are considered soft pastels. (Paintings executed primarily in oil pastels should be entered in the oil and oil pastel category.)
Colored Pencil: works executed primarily (at least 80 percent) in colored pencil; underlying layers and additions in other media are permissible.
Watercolor & Gouache: paintings executed primarily (at least 80 percent) in watercolor; additions of gouache, acrylic or other media are permissible.
Digital: works include archival 2D prints or digitally-assisted work.


The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world. All works must be original. If a piece of art is based on a photograph, it must have been taken by the artist. Employees of F+W Media, Inc., and their immediate families, are not permitted to enter.

All digital files must be submitted online. You may enter work in any and all categories; there is no limit to the number of images you may enter.

Image requirements for entries: JPG files (Please try to keep the file size under 2 MB to ensure proper uploading). 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.

Note: 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 (2400×3600 pixels), ideally, and 5×7 inches (1500×2100 pixels) at minimum.

All early- bird entries are $20 per image. Entries submitted after the early-bird deadline are $25 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. Credit cards will be charged within 90 days of contest deadline. Charges will appear as “F+W contests” or “F+W Competitions”.

All early-bird entries must be submitted online no later than October 15, 2013 (11:59 pm EST). The regular deadline is November 15, 2013.

Entries will be prejudged and finalists chosen by the magazine staff. All properly prepared entries will be viewed and judged. The decision of the jurors is final. The jurors reserve the right to re-categorize entries.

All winners will be notified by December 31, 2013. The results will not otherwise be made public until they are published on The Artist’s Magazine’s website. Non-winning entrants will not be individually notified of the results. Your cancelled check or credit-card charge will be notification for receipt of your entry.

If you have any questions about entering our competition or using the online entry system, please send an email to Please indicate TAM AMC in the subject line.

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