10 Winners will receive:
- $250 in cash
- Their artwork published in the April 2019 issue of Artists Magazine
- Their artwork featured on ArtistsNetwork.com
Showcase your talent by entering this exciting competition, brought to you by Artists Magazine. This contest is for artists age 60+ working in all traditional art media.
Award Winners will be published in the April 2019 issue of Artists Magazine.
10 Winners will receive:
How to Enter
You must enter online and 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). When 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.
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 Artists Magazine, 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. Artist’s birth date must be on or before December 31, 1958.
The contest is open to all artists working in two dimensions in all traditional art media (ex. oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, gouache, egg tempera, pen and ink; drawing media such as graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, scratch board, markers, metal point; and two-dimensional collage and fabric art as well). Please, no digital art, photography, or three-dimensional art such as installation art or sculpture.All works must be original. “Original” means that the work must be from the hand of a single artist; pieces that originate from a workshop or a class under the direction of a teacher are not eligible. For works based on reference photographs, eligibility demands that the artist must have taken the photographs or have obtained written permission from the photographer.
Compositions based on published material or other artists’ work are NOT considered original and are not eligible. No entrant can win more than one prize. Employees of F+W, a Content and eCommerce Company, and their immediate families, are not eligible. Artists Magazine 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.
Pricing and Deadlines
Early-Bird Deadline: October 1, 2018
Deadline: November 1, 2018
No matter the entry method, 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. Mailed in payments must deliver within 5 days of the current posted entry deadline, as listed on the website at the time of your submission. For proof of delivery, please track your package with your shipper – we are not able to confirm individual deliveries. Mailed in payments can take up to 30 days (after the entry deadline) to process.
Shipping address for mailed in payments:
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 November 1, 2018; all mailed packages should deliver within 5 days of the final deadline. We cannot return submitted images so keep a copy for your records. For proof of delivery, please track your package with your shipper – we are not able to confirm individual deliveries. Mailed in payments can take up to 60 days (after the entry deadline) to process.
The following are not permitted to enter the contest: employees of F+W, a Content and eCommerce Company, and their immediate family members. Artist’s birth date must be on or before December 31, 1958.
All winners will be notified by December 31, 2018. 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.