DEADLINE: March 20, 2015 CLOSED-Winners will be notified on or before June 12, 2015

AcrylicWorks: The Best of Acrylic Painting

Theme: Celebrating Texture

North Light Books’ third annual hardbound showcase of the best in contemporary acrylic.


artwork eligibility

We are looking for excellence in acrylic painting in a variety of styles and subjects. If selected, you will be asked to write about your painting — your creative or technical process, materials and/or artistic inspiration. The dominant medium must be acrylic, but some minor use of other media may be acceptable.


Digital images must be submitted using our online system or on CD or DVD (please label the disks with your name and address). For judging purposes, each digital image must be a quality JPG, at least 72dpi and smaller than 5MB. Digital files submitted by mail must be labeled with your last name, first name and the entry number (should correspond to the number on the entry form), with no punctuation marks until the file extension (example: Painter Jane 3.jpg). Discs will not be returned.

selection process

The staff of North Light Books will review all submissions. Art will be selected on the basis of general quality as well as suitability for this publication in a 9” x 12” hardbound book.

entry form

Enter online or use the downloadable entry form. If entering offline, the form must be completed and submitted along with your artwork, postmarked by March 20, 2015. Keep a copy of the entry form for yourself—we may refer to it in future correspondence.

entry fee

The fee is $25.00 for the first digital submission or each image on disc and $20.00 for each additional entry. If you are paying by check or money order please make them payable in U.S. funds to F+W Media, Inc. Entry fees are non-refundable.

notification and requirements of winners

Winners will be notified on or before June 12, 2015. Winners will be asked to provide specific written information about their selected painting(s). This written information, in order to be accepted, will have to be provided electronically via e-mail. Winners will also be required to submit a high-resolution TIFF or JPG file (CMYK format/300dpi) for the work(s) to be published. For a list of winners, visit after June 12, 2015.

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Occasionally we make portions of our customer list available to other companies so they may contact you about products and services that may interest you. If you prefer we withhold your name, send a note with your name, address and the competition name to: List Manager, F+W Media, Inc., 10151 Carver Road, Suite 200, Blue Ash, OH, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242.







Click here to view the winners of AcrylicWorks 2


Click here to view winners of the first AcrylicWorks art competition

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