Embracing Our Differences believes that diversity is one of the world’s greatest assets. To realize the promise of diversity, we must ensure that everyone is respected, included and valued for their individuality. Our goal is to create a community where diversity and inclusion are honored while teaching the importance of being an “up-stander,” not a “by-stander.”
Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and effect change around the world. Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences juried competition.
Theme: “enriching lives through diversity”
This may include, by way of suggestion only, any one or more of the following: appearance, racial differences, physical or mental impairment, language, religious or cultural differences, environmental stewardship, social economic status, sexual orientation or identity, positive attitude, inclusiveness, self-acceptance, taunting and bullying, confrontation, human rights and equality, understanding and kindness, empowerment or any other topic which you believe furthers the theme of “enriching lives through diversity.”
$1,000 for “Best-in-Show Adult”
$1,000 for “Best-in-Show Student”
$1,000 for “People’s Choice”
39 entries will be selected for inclusion in the exhibit (April and May each year in Sarasota’s Island Park and Bradenton’s Riverwalk – both in Southwest Florida)
Judging will take place in mid-February 2016 and those selected for inclusion in the exhibit will be notified by email and postal mail by mid-March.
Judging criteria: artistic excellence and originality in reflection of the theme
Image requirements: high-resolution (minimum 300 dpi) digital file (JPG, TIFF, PDF, PSD, EPS, GIF, PNG, or AI). Your digital art must measure exactly 12.8” (325.12 mm) wide by 8.8” (223.52 mm) high. Art must have a horizontal orientation.
Entry deadline: 4 January 2016
There is no limit of images that you can enter. Online submission of digital photographs via the website or by post but not both