Our Colorful World: International Watermedia Art Competion

Watercolor Art Southern Africa

Entry Deadline: Aug. 1

14 Fisant Crescent, Western Cape
Hermanus, SAF 7200


WASA is holding an online exhibition and contest open to all watermedia artists worldwide. We welcome: watercolor, acrylic, gouache, casein, & ink.

• Entry fees go toward CASH PRIZES.
• Cash prize for 1st place Artist category.
• Cash prize for 1st place Beginner category.
• Cash awards to be determined based on number of entries.
• Some awards will include art supplies from sponsors.
• All winners will receive printable certificates.

OPEN: Paint something that inspires you

Artwork can be any subject, genre, style, or size.

• Maximum of 3 entries per artist.
• Artwork must be created by hand using watermedia.
• Artwork may be any size.
• Artwork must be the artists’ original work.
• Must have permission to use others’ photos.
• Artwork cannot be a copy or derivative of another artwork.
• You may enter the Beginner category if you have less than 3 years experience AND have not yet had a solo exhibition. Everyone else should enter the Artist category. (Years in school or studying do not count in the 3 year limit.)
• Proof of payment must be emailed by the deadline for entries to be accepted. If this will be an issue, you may pay before entering.

• 1st August 2023 midnight (UTC +2).
• Artwork received after deadline will not be accepted.

• $10 for one entry, $20 for two entries, $27.50 for 3 entries
• WASA Members: R100 for one entry, R200 for two entries, R275 for three entries

• A panel of international judges will jury the exhibition.
• Artists will be notified of awards by email.
• Awards will be announced August 10th, 2023.
• Valid entries will be viewable in online exhibition on WatercolorArtSA.com and Facebook once payment has been confirmed.
• Award winners will be emailed a pdf certificate
• Top winners will be contacted to arrange prize payments/delivery.
• Your email is required so we may contact you but it will not be posted in the exhibition and WASA will not share it with anyone without your permission.
• By entering, artists grant permission to WASA to use their images for promoting the exhibition and announcing award winners both online and in print.
• Inquiries about purchasing artwork will be forwarded to the artist. WASA takes no commission.

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