Deadline: All images and entry fees must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) by June 30, 2016.

Eligibility: The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world, 18 years of age or older. Publishers, galleries, agents, and collectors may not submit artwork on behalf of artists. Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber art and mixed media are eligible. Media not accepted: video/film, wearable art (clothing or jewelry). All works submitted must be original in design and concept. Artwork must not be copied, in part or wholly, from any published or copyrighted work. Compositions from published photographs not taken by the artist or images derived from other artists' work are not considered original and are not eligible. Work previously shown in an Art Kudos exhibition is ineligible. Please do not submit images which would be inappropriate for general audiences.

Awards Judge for 2016: David Dodge Lewis is the Barger-Barclay Professor of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College in south-central Virginia. He has an MA (1981) and an MFA (1987) from East Carolina University, both in painting. David also attended the Art Students' League in New York City (1978) and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (1974-75). His work has been in over 100 national juried exhibitions and solo shows, winning many awards, including five "Best in Show" awards in national juried competitions since 1990; it also appears in many public and private collections.

Awards: Exemplary works will be displayed in a year-long online exhibition at www.artkudos.com. Cash awards totaling $4,500 will be distributed as follows: Best of Show - $1,200; Second Place - $1,000; Third Place - $750; Founder's Award of Distinction - $500; (3) Merit Awards - $250 each; (3) Honorable Mentions - $100 each.

Sales/Commissions: No commissions are taken for sales generated via the exhibition, and works submitted do not have to be available for sale. Sales will be encouraged, however, and artists will have the option to display their contact information beside their images.

Submission Guidelines: Artists must submit a completed entry form and pay a non-refundable entry fee of $35 US dollars (check, money order, or PayPal) to submit 3 images. For sculptural or three-dimensional pieces, artists may submit 2 views of each work (for a total of 6 images).

Image size, format and resolution: Horizontal images should have a width of 1000 pixels or more, and vertical images should have a height of 850 pixels or more. Images must be in a .tif or .jpg format and in RGB color mode (not CMYK). A resolution of 72 dpi is all that is necessary (images should not be greater than 300 dpi). Do not submit slide shows, Flash files, PowerPoint, etc. Do not add borders, watermarks, or text.

File size limitation: Save your images with as little compression as possible (i.e. choose the best quality) while maintaining a file size less than 1 MB (or 1000KB) for each image.

File name: File names are limited to 15 characters and cannot have spaces, punctuation marks, or non-English characters. (Do not include characters such as ?!@.'#$%^&*()_+ as part of the file name.)
Acceptable file name: MarysBlueCoat.jpg    Not acceptable: Mary's Blue.Rain Coat.jpg

Acceptance/Notification: A list of the artists accepted into the exhibition will be posted here on August 1st. Award winners will be announced with the opening on August 15th. Due to the nature of competition, some artists will NOT be selected for inclusion in the exhibition. By submitting your works for consideration, you acknowledge that there are NO guarantees of acceptance.

We reserve the right to use accepted images for inclusion in the online exhibition and for the purpose of publicity.

Questions? Contact us at info@artkudos.com