The Artistic Excellence competition showcases the work of both established and emerging artists. It is open to artists of all ages, and there are no restrictions on medium, subject matter, or geographic location. The winners are featured in the December issue of Southwest Art.
2013 Artistic Excellence Competition Information:
Call For Entries
Get your artwork spotlighted in Southwest Art and win $2000! Enter your best work in our competition and show us your Artistic Excellence!
EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE: June 17, 2013
First Place Award: $2,000
Second Place Award: $1,000
Third Place Award: $500
10 Honorable Mentions: $100 worth of North Light Books
The 13 winning artists will be published in the December 2013 issue of Southwest Art and on our website. PLUS one lucky winner will be chosen for that issue’s cover art.
The contest is open to artists in the U.S. and abroad. All works must be original. Compositions based on published material or other artists’ work are NOT considered original and are not eligible. Paintings based on another person’s photograph (even if it’s copyright-free) are NOT eligible. Employees or associates of F+W Media, Inc., or their immediate families may not enter. Southwest Art reserves the right to reject work deemed unsuitable for publication or that does not meet above criteria.
PREPARING YOUR ENTRY
You may enter online or submit via regular mail. All mailed digital files must be accompanied by an Official Entry Form. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit. If entering by mail, please include a separate sheet that gives the title, medium (oil, watercolor, etc.) and dimensions of each image. There are no limitations to the mediums or dimensions of the art. The file names of the images on the CD must match the titles on the sheet. Please save all images in jpg format. Files must be 5MB or smaller.
If your work is selected as a winner, we may contact you about sending a high-res replacement. Incomplete entry forms and information sheets, and improperly marked CDs will be disqualified.
FEES AND PAYMENT: All early-bird entries are $25 per image. Entries submitted after the early-bird deadline are $30 per image. A credit card number and signature, check or money order for the required jury fee (in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank) must accompany your entry. There will be a $10 charge for returned checks or declined credit cards. Credit cards will be charged within 90 days of contest deadline. Charge will appear as “F+W Contests.”
MATERIALS: CDs will not be returned (so have a duplicate made for your own files). Southwest Art will not be responsible for the loss, damage or return of any CDs submitted to the competition.
Award winners will be chosen by the magazine staff. All properly prepared entries will be viewed and judged.
All winners will be notified by October 1, 2013. The results will not otherwise be made public until they are published in Southwest Art (December 2013 issue). 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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