Embracing Our Differences Art Contest

Artists, professionals, amateurs, students – everyone can participate. National and international submissions are encouraged. There is no submission or entry fee and there is no limit on the number of submissions.

Annual Amount

$1,000

Additional Selection Criteria

Must be at least 13 years or older

Application Process

Theme: “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.”

How to Submit

Submit Online:

  1. Please review the "Frequently Asked Questions" section at:  https://www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art-2021-exhibit/#/ for full details on all technical requirements for submitting your art;
  2. Your art may be any size and medium; however to submit digitally requires a digital file of your art which is capable of being uploaded to our server;
  3. Your art must be HORIZONTAL in orientation which means that it must be wider than it is tall - submissions that do not meet this requirement will be disqualified (see the example below):
  4. Please label your digital art file with the “title” and your name – for example, "Embracing Our Differences-Mark Smith;"
  5. Your digital file must be a high resolution image of no less than 300 dpi (the higher the better);
  6. Your digital file must be less than 400MB in size; AND
  7. Include a brief (200 word maximum) “Artist Statement” explaining your art, your creative process and/or what the theme means to you.
  8. If making more than one submission online, you will need to create a separate entry for each one.
  9. Teachers may complete and submit art on behalf of their students and, at their option, substitute their personal or school contact information for that of their student(s). Teachers submitting student art work should click here or email us for a simplified submission process.

Submit Online

By Mail:

  1. Please review the "Frequently Asked Questions" section below for full details on all technical requirements for submitting your art;
  2. A digital file of your art contained on a CD or flash drive. Please name each file with the “title” of the artwork and your name – for example, “Embracing Our Differences-Mark Smith;”
  3. Your art must be HORIZONTAL in orientation which means that it is wider than it is tall - submissions which do not meet this requirement will be disqualified (see the example below);
  4. A color print of your art submission (ink jet is sufficient) with your name and artwork title clearly printed on the back;
  5. A completed and SIGNED submission form;
  6. Teachers may complete and sign submission forms on behalf of their students and, at their option, substitute their personal or school contact information for that of their student(s). Teachers submitting student art should click here or email us for a simplified submission process; AND

  7. A separate sheet of paper with a brief (200 word maximum) “Artist Statement” explaining your art, your creative process and/or what the theme means to you.
  8. Completed submission packages should be mailed to:
    Embracing Our Differences
    PO Box 2559
    Sarasota, FL 34230-2559 USA
    Express mail, such as FedEx or UPS, should be delivered to:
    Embracing Our Differences
    1209 South Tamiami Trail
    Sarasota, FL 34239  USA

Submit by Mail



Deadline

October 7, 2020

For the application or more information go to:
https://www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art-2021-exhibit/#/