Deadline: All images and entry fees must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) by June 30, 2014.

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: Born in Scotland, Graeme Reid graduated from the University of Glasgow and Indiana State University with Master's degrees in 1990 and 1993 respectively. With twenty years of experience in arts management/curatorial work he is currently Director of Collections & Exhibitions at the Museum of Wisconsin Art having previously worked at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, WI), the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette (IN) and the Swope Art Museum (Terre Haute, IN). Over the years he has curated over 120 group and solo exhibitions as well as worked on the development and installation of institutional collections. An experienced judge on a local, regional and national level and award winning writer on the arts, he has taught art history and the humanities at ISU and Purdue University and is a regular guest lecturer at various Wisconsin institutions.

Awards: Exemplary works will be displayed in a year-long online exhibition at 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 800 pixels or more, and vertical images should have a height of 625 pixels or more. Images must be in a .tif or .jpg format and in RGB color mode (not CMYK). Save your images with as little compression as possible (i.e. choose the best quality when saving your images) while maintaining a file size less than 1 MB (or less than 1000KB) for each image. Do not submit slide shows, Flash files, PowerPoint, etc. Do not add borders, watermarks, or text of any kind. The resolution should not be greater than 300 dpi.

File size limitation: The file size for each image is limited to 1 MB (or 1000KB).

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 2014 exhibition will be posted here on August 1st. Award winners will be announced with the opening on August 15th.

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

Checklist for Artists:
1.  Submit a completed entry form »
2.  Submit images of your work »
3.  Send $35 entry fee »

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