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Sponsored by Artists Magazine, this annual competition offers cash, prizes and publicity to its talented winners. Get rewarded for your finest work!

Winners will be featured in the September 2018 issue of Artists Magazine.

Prizes

GRAND PRIZE

  • $1,000 CASH
  • Winning work will be published in the September 2018 issue of Artists Magazine
  • Winner will receive complimentary subscriptions to Artists Magazine and $100 towards the purchase of North Light Books
  • Winning work will be featured on ArtistsNetwork.com

FIRST PLACE in each Category

  • $100 CASH
  • Winning work will be published in the September 2018 issue of Artists Magazine
  • Winners will receive complimentary subscriptions to Artists Magazine and $100 towards the purchase of North Light Books
  • Winning work will be featured on ArtistsNetwork.com

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Winners will receive complimentary subscriptions to Artists Magazine and $50 towards the purchase of North Light Books
  • Winners names will be listed on ArtistsNetwork.com

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.

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 Watercolor Artist, 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.

Artists can be from 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 it’s copyright-free) are NOT eligible. Employees or associates of F+W, a Content and eCommerce Company, or their immediate families may not enter. The Artist’s Magazine reserves the right to reject work deemed unsuitable for publication or that does not meet above criteria. Work previously published in a national publication or receiving an award at a national-level exhibition at the time of submission to this contest is not eligible.

Due to SEC restrictions we are unable to accept entries from Syria, Iran, or North Korea.

More Information

Preparing Your Competition Entry
Art Competitions FAQs

Pricing and Deadlines

Early-Bird Deadline: October 16, 2017

  • All entries—$25

Deadline: November 15, 2017

  • All entries—$30

All deadlines are at 11:59 PM EST, on the specified date.

The deadline at which time you are entering, is also the date that all related materials (when applicable) must be shipped. Payments by check must deliver within 5 days of the current posted entry deadline, as listed on the website at the time of your submission.

Shipping address for payments:

(Competition Name)
10151 Carver Road, Suite 200
Blue Ash, OH 45242

Pricing and Deadlines

Early-Bird Deadline: October 16, 2017

  • All entries—$25

Deadline: November 15, 2017

  • All entries—$30

All deadlines are at 11:59 PM EST, on the specified date.

The deadline at which time you are entering, is also the date that all related materials (when applicable) must be shipped. Payments by check must deliver within 5 days of the current posted entry deadline, as listed on the website at the time of your submission.

Shipping address for payments:

(Competition Name)
10151 Carver Road, Suite 200
Blue Ash, OH 45242

Judging and Notification

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. The jurors reserve the right to re-categorize entries.

Entries must be submitted online (11:59 pm EST) by November 15, 2017; all payments made by check should deliver within 5 days of the final deadline.

The following are not permitted to enter the contest: employees of F+W, a Content and eCommerce Company, and their immediate family members.

All winners will be notified by December 31, 2017. The results will not otherwise be made public until they are published in Artists Magazine. 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.