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Strokes of Genius 11 with Special Guest Juror: Artist Steven Assael

DEADLINE: CLOSED

All winning art will be selected by our special guest juror, contemporary artist Steven Assael, and will also be featured in North Light Books’ hardbound showcase of the best in contemporary drawing. Four top winning pieces selected by the editors will also appear in Artists magazine. From quick contour sketches to carefully rendered drawings with a full range of values, we will showcase the best of the best in a variety of styles and subjects.

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Prizes

One Grand Prize Winner will receive

  • $1,000 in cash
  • Their artwork published in an issue of Artists Magazine.

One First Runner Up will receive

  • $500 in cash
  • Their artwork published in an issue of Artists Magazine.

One Second Runner Up will receive

  • $300 in cash
  • Their artwork published in an issue of Artists Magazine.

One Third Runner Up will receive

  • $200 in cash
  • Their artwork published in an issue of Artists Magazine.

All winners will also appear in the eleventh edition of Strokes of Genius .

The theme for Strokes of Genius 11 is Finding Beauty and may be broadly interpreted. Artwork can be in any dry medium that would be traditionally considered drawing. This includes—but is not limited to—pencil, charcoal, Conté crayon, pen and ink, scratchboard, silverpoint, colored pencil, pastel and even some wet paint mediums if used in a linear or sketchy manner.

Special guest juror and internationally celebrated artist Steven Assael is looking for the best in a variety of styles that will be featured in the Strokes book. Prizes will be awarded by the editors of Artists magazine.

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 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 F+W, a Content and eCommerce Company, and their immediate families, are not eligible. North Light 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, North Korea, or Sudan.

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Pricing and Deadlines

Early-Bird Deadline: September 7, 2018

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

Extended Deadline: October 15, 2018

  • 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 submitted. Mailed in payments must deliver within 5 days of the current posted entry deadline, at 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:

(Competition Name)
Payment Center
10151 Carver Road, Suite 300
Blue Ash, OH 45242

Judging and Notification

Entries will be prejudged and then finalists will be chosen by Steven Assael, the editorial staff of North Light Books and Artists Magazine. 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 October 15, 2018; all mailed payments should deliver within 5 days of the final deadline. 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.

All winners will be notified by December 31, 2018. 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.