Above: Front and back covers of Volume 21 2014 edition

Direct Art 22 Competition

Deadline March 31, 2015
(Entry links at the bottom of this page)

This competition is for Direct Art Magazine, Volume 22, Fall 2015 edition. The competition is for twenty publication awards. Artist winners of the competition will, at no cost to the artist, have their work appear Volume 22 of Direct Art Magazine. See details of the awards listed below. Read about Direct Art Magazine here: www.slowart.com/about.htm



Grand Prize: Front Cover and six page feature display.
Second Prize: Back Cover and four page feature display.
Awards 3-4: Four page feature.
Awards 5-6: Double page feature display.
Awards 7-20: Single full page display.

Editors Awards: Additional pages, inside covers, mast head and outside covers may be assigned based on editorial selection.

ELIGIBILITY AND RESTRICTIONS: The competition is open to all artists, national and international, working in all media. All forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphics, collage, fabric, digital and installation art are eligible. Video artists may submit video only if the work can be represented in print form. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

PUBLICATION TERMSWinning artists will be published in the Fall 2015 edition of Direct Art Magazine. All works published will be reproduced with permission of the artist. Artist retains all copyrights to the artwork and the image will not be reproduced or used in any other format. Direct Art will claim no percentage on any artwork sold or business generated through the magazine.  

ENTRY FEE:  There is a $35.00 entry fee for one to four artworks entered, presentation is by digital files or prints. There is a $5.00 fee for each additional artwork above four. Details of 2D artwork count as an additional artwork. Sculptors may provide one additional view per artwork without cost. Artists accepted for publication will not be charged additional fees of any kindPayments may be by check or money order in US funds, drawn on a US Bank, payable to SlowArt Productions, or by credit card using PayPal.

NOTIFICATION:  Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than April 30, 2015. Notification will be made via email and via web post. Results will be posted on or before April 30, 2015 at: http://www.slowart.com/results/  Type or print your email address clearly, if a mistake is made reading it you will not be notified.  Read the notification page for details of the notification policy.

PRIVACY POLICY: Artist contact information (address, telephone) is only held for the purpose of contacting selected artists and is not preserved in any database. Entry forms are destroyed and data and image files deleted on the completion of the jury process. All artist emails are added to our future events announcement email list.  If you do not wish to be on the email list click the unsubscribe button when you receive the first announcement and your email will be automatically deleted.

DEADLINE: The postmarked or email deadline is March 31, 2015.  Entries must be postmarked or submitted via email by this date to qualify for entry.  


Online Entry:  On line entries are via email with attached image files. Email files must be in JPG format. JPG files when emailed should be approx. 1 MB or less in size.  Images may also be posted to a dedicated web page and a link provided to the page. Web page images should not be download restricted.

Postal Mail Entries:  Entry materials submitted via postal mail will not be returned. All materials submitted should be disposable and will be recycled after the jury process. Artists may submit prints, digital images on CD or DVD.
Prints Alone:
Prints of artwork may be up to 8.5" x 11" and may be digital (ink jet, laser etc.) or photographic prints. Artist name, title, size, media and price should be on the front or back of the print. 
Digital files on CD or DVD:  Digital image files may be submitted on CD or DVD discs in TIF or JPG format. No files larger than 15MB please. Reference prints must be included. Reference prints may be b/w or color and do not have to be high quality and may be any size individual prints (label as for prints above) or may be a single sheet with multiple prints representing the images on the disc.

Artists submitting via postal mail will be notified via email and web post at: http://www.slowart.com/results/ . If no email is provided, notification will be made only if the artist is selected for publication.