Richeson75 International Art Competitions
Animals, Birds & Wildlife ONLINE 2021
Entry Photo Requirements
Image Name: lastnamefirstinitial_titleofpainting *All Lowercase, No Spaces* (ex: Anna Smith's painting named "Dog Spots" should be saved as smitha_dogspots.jpg)
Image Size: Images must be 300ppi (pixels per inch). Shortest side of the image must be at least 5" at 300ppi. Hi-resolution digital images only are accepted. (ex: Anna Smith scaled her image to be 1500px x 2700px (5" x 9" at 300ppi.) Hint: File size should be around 1MB, if image is smaller than 600KB, image is not Hi-Res.
Image Type: Save the files as a .jpg or .jpeg file at "high" or "maximum" quality (10, 11 or 12).
YES: Artwork ONLY; In focus, uniformly lighted and undistorted; high-res; painted signatures are accepted.
NO: matting/framing; lighting on one side; glare; distortion; pixelation (low-res)/web images; digitally altered/enhanced, digital signatures.
Do not digitally alter/enhance your images other than to match colors or crop/straighten the image.
If you need hints about taking good pictures, please click the link in menu.
Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. reserves the right to withhold awards if jurors deem submitted entries to be below minimum standards of excellence. Juror decisions are final.
Any images that do not meet these specifications may be disqualified and discarded without being considered by the jurors and the jury fee will be forfeit by the artist. These are the images that will be used if your art is selected for the exhibit book: Make sure they are good!
MEDIUM: Only wall-hung (2-D) art may be entered and may be created with Oils, Oil Pastels and Acrylic, Soft Pastels, Drawing/Dry Media, Watercolor, Gouache, Casein, Printmaking, mosaic etc.
No photography, digital art (enhanced or created) or 3-D art/sculpture is allowed.
ARTWORK SIZE: There are no size restrictions for this competition.
CREATION DATE: after January 1, 2019
Artwork submitted must be finished at the time of entry, and may not be manipulated or altered between the time of submission and the exhibit. Images submitted must accurately represent the artwork. Artwork received that does not accurately depict the originally submitted image will be disqualified.
- Artists must be over age 18.
- All work entered must be original in concept/execution.
- No work done in a class, workshop or under supervision.
- Any piece selected as a finalist in any Richeson75 competition may not be resubmitted.
- Artwork may be resubmitted to other Richeson75 shows if the piece was not a finalist, and the piece still meets restrictions (size, show theme, produced in the last 2 years, etc.).
- Employees of Jack Richeson & Co. may not enter Richeson75 competitions.
- Best In Show - $2,500 cash
- 1st - $1,000 certificate for art materials from Jack Richeson & Co.
- 2nd - $750 certificate for art materials from Jack Richeson & Co.
- 3rd - $500 certificate for art materials from Jack Richeson & Co.
- People's Choice - $500 certificate for art materials from Jack Richeson
Entries & Jury Fees
Only online submissions are accepted. Entry form must be filled out and files uploaded with entry foam. Mailed or delivered entries on CD/DVD are NOT accepted.
Artists may enter up to 6 works. A maximum of 3 artworks per artist can be selected as finalists.
Entry fee is $35 for the first entry and $10 per additional entry. (ex: if you enter 5 artworks, the entry fee would be $35 + 4*$10 for a total of $75.)
By deciding to enter this competition, the artist acknowledges that the entry fee is used for jurying and is non-refundable.
By entering this competition, the artist gives the Richeson School of Art and Gallery the right to use submitted images for Richeson75 digital, print and web promotions.
The Awards Juror for this competition is to be announced. Awards will be selected from the digital images submitted upon entry to the competition. The People's Choice award will be done via Facebook. Voting will take place for 4 weeks and the finalist receiving the most "likes" will receive the award.
Selection of finalists will be based on digital images. Finalists will be selected by a committee of qualified art professionals. Awards Jurors will be respected, highly qualified artist/instructors, curators or collectors of note. Awards Juror(s) will view the submitted digital images to make his/her award selections.
We anticipate that we will publish a full-color hard-cover book catalog of entries submitted to this competition (finalists, alternates and a selection of other meritorious entries). You will receive an email after the show is juried with a purchase link.
Finalists will be featured in the Richeson75 Animals, Birds & Wildlife 2021 exhibition book and our richeson75.com Online Gallery.
All communication for the Richeson75 Art Competitions is via email. Please add the following addresses to your email contacts to ensure you receive notifications:
Competition email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery email: email@example.com
Always check your spam filters if emails are not appearing. If you have not received notification of jury results on or before the date listed above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merchandise awards have no cash value. Standard shipping for merchandise in the contiguous 48 United States is included in the prize, but charges for remote delivery, special delivery or international deliveries are the responsibility of the winner/participant.
Work need not be for sale to be eligible for the exhibition. Buyers will be given contact information for the artist whose work they wish to purchase and all transactions are between the buyer and the artist. Richeson Gallery will take no commission of sales that occur as a result of this online exhibit.
Artists agree to abide by all contest rules by their entry. Failure to comply with these rules in any manner constitutes withdrawal from the competition. If Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. deems the pool of entrants insufficient, the competition will be cancelled and all jury fees will be returned to entrants. This Prospectus shall be governed as to validity, interpretation, construction, effect, and in all other respects by the laws and decisions of the State of Wisconsin, without regards to its conflict-of-law provisions. The Artist hereby irrevocably consents to the jurisdiction of the courts of Outagamie County, Wisconsin with respect to any matter arising under this Security Agreement, and further irrevocably consents to service of process by hand delivery to the address listed above for the Artist.