Before submitting artwork, please verify that your artwork meets these requirements:
Your art must be HORIZONTAL in orientation which means that it must be wider than it is tall – submissions that do not meet this requirement will be disqualified. Artwork Templates
Your art should measure or fit an aspect ratio of 12.8” (325.12 mm) wide by 8.8” (223.52 mm) high.
Your digital file MUST be a high resolution image of no less than 300 dpi (the higher the better).
Your digital file must be less than 400MB in size.
Include a brief (150 word maximum) “Artist Statement” explaining your art, your creative process and/or what the theme means to you.
Please label your digital art file with the “title” (5 word maximum) and your name – for example, “ArtworkTitle-ArtistName”.
Please do NOT include the words “Embracing Our Differences” in your artwork or artwork title.
Teachers submitting student artwork should click here for a simplified submission process.
Once submitted no edits can be made. If edits need to be made please contact admin and we will unlock your submission.
A total of $3,000 will be presented in the form of three separate awards – $1,000 each for “Best-in-Show Adult”, “Best-in-Show Student” and the “People’s Choice”.
50 submissions will be selected for inclusion in the exhibit. The exhibit will be displayed at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota, Florida, USA.