Submit your work for consideration for the official image of the

39th annual 2020 Governor’s Arts Awards Program, signage and formal invitations.

Eligibility: Arizona College Students

Medium: 2D work

Deadline for Submissions: December 30, 2019

Artist Notification: January 7, 2020

Invitations Sent out: February 2020

Nominee Receptions: February 2020

Program Distribution: At event March 2020

Run: 1,000

Compensation/Award: $100 rights and reproductions fee, 2 tickets to the Governor’s Arts Awards ($500 value).

For more than 39 years, Arizona Citizens for the Arts has presented the annual Governor’s Arts Awards. This prestigious event is much more than a tradition. The awards reflect more than three decades of the best in Arizona’s arts and culture community and the magnificent contributions they’ve made to our state’s arts and cultural heritage.

The Governor’s Arts Awards are an opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate the passion, creativity and devotion of individuals, organizations, artists and businesses to the excellence and diversity of Arizona’s arts and cultural community.

We are looking for a work of art, created in the last two years, to showcase on the cover of the 39th annual Governor’s Arts Awards program and formal invitations that will act as the official image of the 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards.

The work should celebrate artistry, culture and unique characteristics of Arizona as the artist sees them. While there are no size or medium restrictions, submissions must be fit for digital reproduction. Keep in mind that the reproduction will be minimized to fit 8½ x 11in. or smaller and must accommodate text (similar to a magazine cover). Professional image fit for reproduction is imperative to the judging process, as the work will be partially judged based on the above criteria. Images should not contain any frame, mat, or watermark.

Artwork will be judged internally by Arizona Citizens for the Arts staff and board members.

Each artist will be required to provide a short Bio or Artist Statement (500 word limit).

Arizona Citizens for the Arts does not engage directly in the selling of artwork featured in the Governor’s Arts Awards program; however, any inquiries made will be directed to the Artist for negotiation with the collector/buyer.

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