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Watermedia Showcase

DEADLINE: July 2, 2019

Showcase your talent by entering this exciting competition, brought to you by Watercolor Artist magazine. Award Winners and Honorable Mentions will be published in the April 2019 issue of Watercolor Artist.

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Prizes

One Best of Show Winner will receive:

  • $2,500 in cash
  • Their artwork published in the April 2019 issue of Watercolor Artist

One Second Place Winner will receive:

  • $1,250 in cash
  • Their artwork published in the April 2019 issue of Watercolor Artist

One Third Place Winner will receive:

  • $750 in cash
  • Their artwork published in the April 2019 issue of Watercolor Artist

One Fourth Place Winner will receive:

  • $500 Blick gift card
  • Their artwork published in the April 2019 issue of Watercolor Artist

5 Honorable Mentions will receive:

  • Their names published in the April 2019 issue of Watercolor Artist
  • $100 Blick gift cards

Gift cards courtesy of Watermedia Showcase sponsor: BLICK ART MATERIALS

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, ideally, and 5×7 inches 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. Entries must be created primarily with water-based media (watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache or egg tempera) on a surface created for watermedia (paper; illustration board; paper-mounted board; watercolor canvas; or clay-coated surfaces, such as Claybord and Aquabord). Mixed-media entries are accepted, but watermedia must be the dominant element. Employees of F+W, a Content and eCommerce Company, and their immediate families, are not eligible.

Watercolor Artist 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, or North Korea.

More Information

Preparing Your Competition Entry
Art Competitions FAQs

Pricing and Deadlines

Early-Bird Deadline: July 2, 2018

  • All entries—$30

Deadline: August 1, 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 finalists 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) by August 1, 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, a Content and eCommerce Company, and their immediate family members.

All winners will be notified by October 31, 2018. The results will not otherwise be made public until they are published in Watercolor Artist. 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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