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Splash 22 Competition

DEADLINE: Early Bird: December 30, 2019

Win prizes and publication by entering this exciting competition, brought to you by Artists Network. We have dedicated the 22nd edition of Splash to The Creative Spark!

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One First Place Winner will receive:

  • $2,000 in cash

One Second Place Winner will receive:

  • $1,000 in cash

One Third Place Winner will receive:

  • $500 in cash

10 Honorable Mention Winners will receive:

  • A 1-year subscription to Artists Network TV, valued at $199.99

In addition to the top winners, a number of featured winners will be selected to be published in a special edition of Watercolor Artist magazine!

What makes you creative and innovative with your painting? Share your ideas and insights into what kindles your creative spark by entering Splash 22. What is the atmosphere, state of mind, emotion, material or technique that inspires you?

For the Splash 22 contest, we will be looking for paintings that reflect excellence and originality in capturing The Creative Spark, as well as a variety of styles and subjects. If selected, you will be asked to write about your artistic process and inspiration, as well as the manner in which you considered and developed your painting. The dominant medium must be watercolor, though some minor use of other media may be acceptable. You must specify any other media used in addition to watercolor in your application.


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). 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 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. Winners will be asked to provide specific written information about their selected piece(s). This written information, in order to be accepted, will have to be provided electronically via e-mail. Winners will also be required to submit a high-resolution TIFF or JPG file (CMYK format/300dpi) for the work(s) to be published.

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. Employees of Peak Media Properties LLC, and their immediate families, are not eligible. Artists Network reserves the right to reject work deemed unsuitable for publication or that does not meet above criteria.

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


Preparing Your Competition Entry

Art Competitions FAQs

Pricing and Deadlines

Early-Bird Deadline: December 30, 2019

  • First entry—$35
  • Each additional entry—$30

Regular Deadline: January 15, 2020

  • First entry—$45
  • Each additional entry—$40

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 entries/materials 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 entries can take up to 30 days (after the entry deadline) to process.

Shipping address for mailed in payments:

(Competition Name)
9912 Carver Road
Blue Ash, OH 45242

Judging and Notification

Entries will be prejudged and finalists chosen by the editorial staff of Artists Network. 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 January 15, 2020; 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 entries can take up to 60 days (after the entry deadline) to process.

The following are not permitted to enter the contest: employees of Peak Media Properties LLC, and their immediate family members.

All winners will be notified by the end of April, 2020. The results will not otherwise be made public until they are published on our 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.

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