Embracing Our Differences 2018 Art Competition

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 international juried competition.

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Embracing Our Differences 2018 Art Competition

Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world.

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, bullying and confrontation; human rights and equality; understanding and kindness; empowerment or any other topic which you believe furthers our theme of “enriching lives through diversity.”

Do not feel limited by these suggestions. We strongly encourage new and fresh interpretations of our theme.
Diversity is at the heart of what it means to be an artist.

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Embracing Our Differences

Entry deadline: 15th October 2018


$1,000 for “Best-in-Show Adult”
$1,000 for “Best-in-Show Student”
$1,000 for “People’s Choice”

The 2019 exhibit will be displayed from January 19 through March 14, 2019, in Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. Featuring 45 billboard-size images, each work of art is created by local, national and international artists reflecting their interpretation of our theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.”

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To view past winning selections, please visit Galleries page.


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.

There is no limit of images that you can enter. Online submission of digital photographs via the website or by post but not both.


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