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Alexandria Museum Of Art 31st September Competition



All artists over the age of 18 – working in any medium – are eligible.

All work must be original and must have been completed in the last two years (2016 or later).

AMoA encourages artists working in video and other experimental media to submit entries for judging.


By entering the competition, the artist agrees that all entered work will be available for exhibition if chosen. No substitutions will be allowed.

Each artist may submit TWO full view works of art with a non-refundable entry fee of $40. (Additional works, including views and details of 3D works may be submitted for a fee $20 per each entry.)

Entries will be blind juried by digital images.

All digital images submitted must be smaller than 5MB and saved as a JPG at the highest resolution possible. Video files must be a maximum of 100 MB.

Deadline for entry is April 12, 2018.

Video entries must not exceed 30 minutes in length.

No work should exceed seven (7) feet (84”) in any direction, or 200 lbs. in weight. Entries exceeding these limitations will automatically be disqualified.

All works must be adhered to a backing for exhibition, nothing will be painted or adhered directly to the museum walls. (No vinyl pieces or paint will be applied directly to the museum walls)

If digital images are not correctly representative of work chosen, AMoA has the right to disqualify the entry from the exhibition.

By entering the competition, the artist agrees to allow their work to reproduced for the purpose of publicity.

Entry must include digital images, entry fee, and a maximum 100 word artist statement for catalog and label use only (not available to juror before selected).

ALL SELECTED WORKS MUST ARRIVE PRE-PAID BY June 22, 2018 ­– ALONG WITH A PRE-PAID RETURN ADDRESS LABEL (no order forms will be accepted, must be a completed label).

Artists who do not adhere to any of the above rules will be subject to disqualification at the discretion of museum staff.


To be awarded at the exhibition opening on July 2, 2018:

First Place: $800

Second Place: $500

Third Place: $300

Honorable Mention: $100

Honorable Mention: $100

Honorable Mention: $100

To be awarded at the close of exhibition:

Purchase Award selected by museum staff & collections committee


AMoA proudly welcomes William U. Eiland as the juror for the 31st September Competition.

A native of Sprott, Ala., William Underwood Eiland is the director of the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia. He has a bachelor’s degree from Birmingham-Southern College and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Virginia. Eiland has edited and contributed to more than 60 publications. He has served on the boards of the American Alliance of Museums, the Southeastern Museums Conference and the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries; was a trustee of the Association of Art Museum Directors; and was chairman of the Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Advisory Panel for the National Endowment for the Arts. Since 2013 he has been a trustee of the International Council of Museums. Among his many honors, Eiland, in 2013, received the American Alliance of Museums Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his contributions to the field on a national level. Most recently, in October 2017, he received a Governor’s Award for the Arts & Humanities for his service to Georgia.


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