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Friday, February 11, 2011

13th International Portrait Competition, 2011

Organized by the Portrait Society of America, the 13th Annual International Portrait Competition is open to all artists, members and non-members.
Continuing the tradition of its previous editions, the competition aims to showcase the finest in international portraiture and figurative art, today.

More than $50,000 in prizes will be distributed, as well as awards for each of the 15 top artworks, including cash and other prizes.
Selected artists will be given recognition in the International Artist Magazine, the Art of the
Portrait® Journal and on the Portrait Society's website.
The winner of the William Draper Grand Prize will be featured in an article in International Artist Magazine and receive cash prize of $5,000 sponsored by Jack Richeson & Co.
The top 15 finalists will receive complementary tuition to The Art of the Portrait® Conference 2012.

Entrants can submit up to three digital entries on one CD, each accompanied by a 4" x 6" print labeled in the same format.
Artists must present independtly created works completed after March 2008, showing an original design and concept, and never having received an award in a previous national competition.
All entries must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2011.

There's a non-refundable fee of $45 to enter the 13th International Portrait Competition, which
must accompany your submission.
Finalists are required to register for the conference and be in attendance with their original work to win a top prize. Tuition is $395 for members/$455 for non-members.
Artists will be responsible for all shipping charges and insurance, both on site and during transit.

Finalists will be notified on March 23, 2011 and the exhibition will run from April 28 through May 1, 2011.
The Art of the Portrait® conference Gala Banquet will take place on April 30, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia.
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