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Deadline: July 16, 2013
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: From $25

American Icon Art Competition

Amer_Icon_2_Amer_Flag_A9pt_RGB-copy Sausalito, CA, April 24, 2013– Artists of all stripes–from stars to students–will have the opportunity to have their work exhibited at one of the country’s leading art festivals as the search is on for the best artistic images celebrating and inspired by one of the world’s most recognized icons: the American Flag.

The Sausalito Art Festival has announced the second annual American Icon Art Competition and the call is out for painters and photographers of all skill levels to submit their works, compete for prize money and earn a place in the innovative, juried digital exhibition as part of the 2013 Festival August 31-September 2, 2013.

Entries are now accepted for the American Icon Art Competition online at The exhibition will be presented in the Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model building on the Festival site in HD video with a special sound score, making the process and show as green as possible.

About the Exhibition and Competition Inaugurated as part of the 2012 60th anniversary Sausalito Art Festival, The American Icon Competition and Exhibition celebrated the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th anniversary. The event was conceived as a way to welcome artists of all skill levels to compete and exhibit at the Festival. The competition is intended to inspire celebration of the theme and artistic, creative expression. 30,000 art enthusiasts will flock to the waterfront village of Sausalito, CA to celebrate and interact with 270 award-winning artists from the Bay Area the country and the world exhibiting and selling their works of art. It will all take place over Labor Day Weekend, August 31-September 2, 2013.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Grand Prize: $1000
Photography: $500
Painting: $500

Celebration (Images of the American flag as part of a celebration): $500

Second Prize of $100 each will be awarded in each of the three categories of Photography, Painting & Celebration.

Two Honorable Mention prizes will be awarded in each of the three categories.

Winners will be given an American Icon commemorative poster and two tickets to the 2013 Sausalito Art Festival. ELIGIBILITY: Worldwide / 16+ Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Entries must be original works of art and not copies, derivatives or based in any way on other copy-righted or published works of art. USAGE RIGHTS: The Sausalito Art Festival Foundation and American Icon Art Competition shall have the right to display accepted work and reproduce accepted work for educational and promotional purposes in both printed and electronic form.

The winning images will be published on the American Icon and Sausalito Art Festival websites and in various media outlets.

All entries will be included on the American Icon Art Competition website and will be shown on the final presentation at the Bay Model.

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