Artistic Excellence Competition

July 31, 2015

Get your artwork spotlighted in Southwest Art and win $2,000! Enter your best work in our competition and show us your Artistic Excellence! Award Winners will be published in the December 2015 issue of Southwest Art.

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Prizes

One First Place Winner will receive:

  • $2,000 in cash
  • Their artwork published in the December 2015 issue of Southwest Art

One Second Place Winner will receive:

  • $1,000 in cash
  • Their artwork published in the December 2015 issue of Southwest Art

One Third Place Winner will receive:

  • $500 in cash
  • Their artwork published in the December 2015 issue of Southwest Art

10 Honorable Mentions will receive:

  • $100 worth of North Light Books
  • Their artwork published in the December 2015 issue of Southwest Art

The 13 winning artists will also be featured on our website. PLUS one lucky winner will be chosen for that issue’s cover art.

How to Enter

  • You must enter online. All entries must be submitted as digital files. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.
  • Image requirements for entries: JPG files (Please try to keep the file size under 5 MB to ensure proper uploading). 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.
  • All entrants should be prepared to be able to send a hi-resolution print-quality replacement file should their entry be among those selected as a winner. For publication in Southwest Art, 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.
  • 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. Employees of F+W, a Content and eCommerce Company, and their immediate families, are not eligible. Southwest Art 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.
  • Due to SEC restrictions we are unable to accept entries from Syria, Iran, or North Korea.
  • For more information visit our Preparing Your Entry Page or our FAQ page.


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