Art & Photography CompetitionS

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International Deadline: September 5, 2105 – Dave Bown Projects’ announces a call for entries for it’s 2015 Photography Competition 2015. This competition is open to all photographers who are 18 years of age or older. During the previous competition, we received submissions from over 40 countries.

Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown Projects as submissions are received.

AWARDS – Cash prizes total: $5,000.00
1st Place: $2,500 USD
2nd Place: $1,500 USD
3rd Place: $1,000 USD

The Top 10 Photographers (1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and 7 Finalist) will be selected by the jurors.

Currently we have over 27,000 fans (Likes) on the Dave Bown Projects page on Facebook. Each of the Top 10 Photographers will have their own page that will feature an image, caption information, and a link to their website. You will retain the copyright to your images.

Currently the Dave Bown Projects network reaches over one hundred thousand people who are committed to the visual arts. The Top 3 Photographers (1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place) will be archived on our About page under Unrestricted monetary awards to visual artists (past prize recipients) on our website.

We will produce a press release and organize opportunities for dialogue. We will not handle the sale of your work. All inquiries will be forwarded to you.

Note: Gallery owners have contacted artists that we featured.

Dave Bown Projects will review your submission for completeness, and an anonymous panel of photography experts will review your submission.

Selection will be based on merit (your skills and abilities, via images of your work). All images will be considered and viewed by Dave Bown Projects. The jurors are interested in viewing images of work from all styles, mediums, themes… as long as the work is within the discipline of photography.

Visit Dave Bown Projects for complete details and easy entry. We look forward to viewing images of your work.

We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your submission.

Dave Bown
+1 (917) 365-5265

Also see comments from past jurors and recipients of the Photography Competition.

The initiatives of the privately held U.S. company focus on advancing the field of visual arts by conducting research, buying works of art for the Collection of Dave Bown Projects, and providing unrestricted monetary awards to visual artists.

Visit Dave Bown Projects for complete details and easy entry.

Opp Categories: + Open to One Medium and Photography Only. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, Exhibition – Online, In-Kind Benefit, and Publication. Opportunity expires in Endless.


Art, photography competitions coming to Highlands Festival

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The 67th Annual Virginia Highlands Festival continues its tradition of Juried Fine Art and Photography competitions to showcase local artists and inspire creativity in the community. Competitions are presented in partnership with two local arts institutions: The Arts Depot (Juried Fine Art) and the William King Museum of Art (Photography).

Enter your work in the “Photography Exhibition and Competition” where it will be displayed alongside talented photographers from around the country at the William King Museum of Art (WKMA) throughout the Festival. Photographers may drop off their entries in the basement of the Museum on Saturday and Sunday July 11 and 12 from 1 – 5 pm. Competition entry applications and rules can be found at Judging this year is award-winning photojournalist Tim Cox from Wise, Virginia.

“This year, we are honored and very excited to have international, award-winning photojournalist, Tim Cox of Wise, VA as our Competition judge,” said Photography Chairman, Julie Donovan.

Entries in the “Juried Fine Arts Show and Gallery” will be juried into The Arts Depot gallery and available for viewing throughout the Festival. Artists may drop off their submissions at the Arts Depot Saturday and Sunday July 25 and 26 from 2 – 5 pm. The Fine Art Awards will be presented in a lecture given by National Award winning artist and overseas workshop leader, juror Vera Dickerson. Top entries have the opportunity to receive generous awards in addition to a People’s Choice award to be voted on by the public.

“This Fine Arts Juried show is a great opportunity for Artists of our region to present their work to the public while receiving generous awards,” said Fine Art Chairman, Linda Hamilton. “This also gives our community a chance to appreciate the enormous amount of talent in our area. Come see for yourself what a wonderful show this is!!!”

Many pieces from the Juried Fine Arts exhibit will be available for purchase. All application forms and more information can be found at

The Festival continues its mission to inspire young artists with the annual “Youth Art Exhibit.” Artists from kindergarten through twelfth grade can submit their entries on Sunday, July 26 from 2 pm – 4 pm on the basement level of the William King Museum of Art. Celebrate these talented youths at the awards reception on Aug. 2 at 2:30 pm at the WKMA.

In addition to competitions and exhibits, the Festival will feature workshops and lectures that will both inform and inspire. Help bring to life the art of award winning fantasy artist and illustrator, Charles Vess, as William King Museum of Art as the museum and the Barter Theatre’s Project REAL join together to create a once in a lifetime live-art experience during the “Image Theatre at WKMA” program. Learn about the cultural heritage and craftsmanship of the region from Abingdon’s own scholar, Betsy K. White, at the “Backcountry Makers: An Artisan History of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee Opening Reception.”best-art

The Festival offers a chance to meet Signature Artists, Brian and Marie Bridgeforth of Bridgeforth Design Studio and take home a signed fine art poster of the Signature Art. The Festival’s adventurous spirit is perfectly captured through their comic book/fantasy style in this year’s Signature Art. Stop by the Arts Depot to pick up your own autographed Signature Art poster Saturday, Aug. 1 from 1 pm – 2 pm. Posters are $10 each, all proceeds support the Festival’s Fine Art programs.

For a full schedule of events, pick up a Highlander magazine at locations throughout the Tri-Cities. You can also request a mailed copy by e-mailing or calling 276-623-5266. An electronic version is available online at