Good Pick of Summer Art Contests & Competitions

Art contents and competitions can be a great way of getting your art published. Most have an entry fee to get started. The selections seem random at times since you are never quite sure what the judges will choose.

Here are a few that are coming up:

Southwest Art Artistic Excellence Competition
EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE: June 17, 2013
PRIZES

First Place Award: $2,000

Second Place Award: $1,000

Third Place Award: $500
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 their website.
Enter here.

Watercolor Artist

Showcase your talent by entering this exciting competition, brought to you by Watercolor Artist magazine. Award Winners will be published and Honorable Mentions names listed in the February 2014 issue of Watercolor Artist.
EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2013
PRIZES
Best of Show: $1,000
2nd Place: $500 
3rd Place: $250 
4th Place: $100
Click here to enter

Pastel Journal
Pastel Journal, America’s leading magazine devoted to pastel artists, this annual competition offers cash, prizes and publicity to its talented winners.
Early-Bird Deadline: August 15, 2013
Click here to enter.

Shades of Gray
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Deadline: September 9, 2013
Drawing is thrilled to announce the SHADES OF GRAY 2013 OPEN COMPETITION, which offers artists a chance to win recognition and have their work featured in our magazine. The competition is open to all work created entirely in black, white, and gray in media including, but not limited to, graphite, charcoal, pastel, chalk, colored pencil, pen-and-ink, ballpoint pen, and mixed media.
Prizes
GRAND PRIZE
• $1,000 cash!
• Winning artwork featured in Drawing magazine.
• A one-year subscription to Drawing!
Click here to enter.

Good luck to all who enter these contests! Be sure and share your entries on our Facebook page!

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