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Artistic Excellence Competition

DEADLINE: July 16, 2018

Get your artwork spotlighted in Southwest Art and win $2,000! Enter your best work in our competition and show us your Artistic Excellence! All mediums, styles, and subjects are accepted. Award Winners will be published in the December 2018 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 2018 issue of Southwest Art

One Second Place Winner will receive:

  • $1,000 in cash
  • Their artwork published in the December 2018 issue of Southwest Art

One Third Place Winner will receive:

  • $500 in cash
  • Their artwork published in the December 2018 issue of Southwest Art

10 Honorable Mentions will receive:

  • $100 worth of North Light Books
  • Their artwork published in the December 2018 issue of Southwest Art

The 13 winning artists will also be featured on SouthwestArt.com.

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 Media, Inc., 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, Crimea or North Korea.

More Information

Preparing Your Competition Entry

Art Competitions FAQs

Pricing and Deadlines

Early-Bird Deadline: June 15, 2018

  • All entries—$30

Deadline: July 16, 2018

  • All entries—$35

 

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 300
Blue Ash, OH 45242

Judging and Notification

Entries will be prejudged and then award winners will be chosen by the magazine staff. All properly prepared entries will be viewed and judged. The decision of the jurors is final.

Entries must be submitted online (11:59 pm EST) or postmarked by July 16, 2018. Payments made by check must deliver within 5 days of the final deadline.

The following are not permitted to enter the contest: employees of F+W Media, Inc., and their immediate family members.

All winners will be notified by September 30, 2018. The results will not otherwise be made public until they are published in Southwest Art. 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.

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