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Art Kudos is an annual international juried competition that serves to recognize and honor excellence in the visual arts.
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.
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 .jpg, .png, or .tif 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). Save your images with as little compression as possible (i.e. choose the best quality) while maintaining a file size less than 1 MB for each image.
Each year a distinguished art professional is chosen to serve as the awards judge and ensure a diverse range of perspectives and expertise. For the 2017 edition Mike Calway-Fagen will serve as the awards judge. He is an artist, writer, and curator based in Athens, GA where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Georgia.
Entry fee: 35 USD for 3 images.
Open to artists anywhere in the world, 18 years of age or older.
Artists who are selected as finalists benefit from world-wide exposure in a year-long online exhibition. 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.
Moreover, a total of 4,500 USD will be awarded as follows:
• Best of Show - 1,200 USD
• Second Place - 1,000 USD
• Third Place - 750 USD
• Founder's Award of Distinction - 500 USD
• (3) Merit Awards - 250 USD each
• (3) Honorable Mentions - 100 USD each