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Women in Watercolor
2nd Annual Women in Watercolor International Juried Competition




2
nd Annual Women in Watercolor International Juried Competition

Sponsored by Holbein Artist Materials

 

Open for Entry

 April 1, 2021 through June 8, 2021

 

This will be an ONLINE ONLY competition for WOMEN watercolor artists to help encourage, support, and promote the outstanding women that work in this medium.

www.WomeninWatercolor.com

 

ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY PROCEDURES

Entrants will be able to enter once in each category, so a total of Five (5) paintings may be entered in this year’s show. There are no restrictions on size, what year the painting was completed or if it has been entered in other shows outside of Women in Watercolor.

  • The exhibition is open to all female artists working in watercolor on paper, synthetic paper, watercolor board, Yupo or other two-dimensional surfaces. Transparent and opaque watercolors, casein, gouache or inks. Medium must remain water soluble after drying.
  • No acrylic, egg tempera, permanent inks, pastels, colored pencil, collage or any form of print or reproductions.
  • Watercolors sealed with spray or wax after completion are allowed as long as it does not alter the original image.
  • Artist’s original work only. No class work. No work done under supervision. No copies or likenesses of another artist’s work including published source or reference work not attributable to the artist.
  • Photo reference material must have been taken by the artist.
  • One entry per artist per category. (5 total)
  • No work previously entered in past Women in Watercolor competitions may be submitted.
  • Paintings of nudes are acceptable with Women in Watercolor reserving the right to refuse entries depicting undue violence or obscenity as determined by the Women in Watercolor committee.

If an entry does not follow these guidelines all prizes will be forfeited and entrant may be banned from future competitions.

 

ENTRY PROCEDURES

Submissions will be made online through OnlineJuriedShows.com. The entry link will be on the Women in Watercolor website.

ENTRY OPENS: April 1, 2021

ENTRY CLOSES: June 8, 2021

Juried Awards Notice After July 1, 2021.

**If you have any issue with entering/uploading your art, please contact the entry website directly (onlinejuriedshows@gmail.com or 888-666-1351), not Women in Watercolor. 

 

ENTRY FEES: $35 USD for first entry, $15 USD for each additional entry

One entry per artist per category (5 paintings entered max.)

 

ABOUT YOUR DIGITAL IMAGE

  • Image must be correctly oriented (vertical or horizontal).
  • Show only the image, no frame or mat.
  • No digital enhancement is allowed.
  • Digital Image must be under 4 mb.

Entry grants Women in Watercolor permission to reproduce work for records and promotional purposes. Images of accepted work may be used by Women in Watercolor in print/web promotional ads.

AWARDS

JUDGES OF AWARDS

Awards judges for the 2021 competition are listed on the Women in Watercolor website.

 

Recognition – Winners in every category will be shared on the Women in Watercolor Website, Facebook and Instagram page after July 1. Top winners will also have a featured article in a major watercolor magazine at the end of the show.

 

Five Categories for Awards: You can win an award in EACH category.

  1. Still Life/Floral
  2. Animal/Wildlife
  3. Portrait/Figure
  4. Landscape/Water
  5. Abstract

 

Best in Show Overall Award:

BEST IN SHOW: $1000 USD

  • Painting in published magazine article
  • Hard copy certificate
  • Gold Coin Award
  • Featured on Women in Watercolor Website and all Social Media Sites

 

Awards in Each Category: 5 categories

FIRST PLACE: $500 USD

  • Painting in published magazine article
  • Hard copy certificate
  • Gold Coin Award
  • Featured on Women in Watercolor Website and all Social Media Sites

 

SECOND PLACE: $250 USD

  • Hard copy certificate
  • Gold Coin Award
  • Featured on Women in Watercolor Website and all Social Media Sites

 

THIRD PLACE: $150 USD

  • Hard copy certificate
  • Gold Coin Award
  • Featured on Women in Watercolor Website and all Social Media Sites

 

There will also be multiple Merchandise Awards, Finalists and Honorable Mentions in each category.

Winners will be notified via email and posted on the Women in Watercolor website.

Women in Watercolor will not be held responsible for lost or missing mailed prizes. All decisions are final, no entry may be withdrawn once submitted. No refunds given.

Find Women in Watercolor Online

 

Website: 

www.womeninwatercolor.com

Facebook: 

www.facebook.com/womeninwatercolor

Instagram: 

www.instagram.com/womeninwatercolor

 

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