Summer Vacation in Nature - Digital Art Contest for Youth!

A Digital Art Competition for Youth Artists!

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is pleased to present its first digital art competition for youth artists. Digital art includes still imagery: digital photography, drawing, painting and illustration. The entries will be judged for their creativity, skill, and interpretation of the theme: Summer Vacation in Nature.

Entry Form


Before you send in a contest entry form, be sure to read all the rules and details below.

Name *
I will send my image files
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Guidance for creating artwork

Landscapes are great images to look at when you want to evoke thought and expression about the five senses. It is helpful to imagine you are in the landscape. It's amazing how all our senses come alive when we immerse ourselves in a visual image and feel like we are actually there.

  • What do you think of this place?

  • Does it seem like a place you would like to visit?

  • If you were in this landscape, where would you be?

  • What would you be doing?

  • What would you see, hear, smell, and feel in this place?

Image Submission:

Eligibility: Open to all artists, 17 years or younger, as of September 1, 2019.

Entries: No more than five (5) entries may be submitted per person.

How to enter: Entries may be submitted online, by email, or in person at the Museum.

  • Submit JPG files with a minimum size of 2MB and no larger than 10MB.

  • Subject: Digital Art Competition Entry

  • A completed entry form should be submitted with entries by email. There is no fee for entry.

  • For further information on submitting images, contact or call 805.686.8315

Label: All digital art shall specify:

  • Artists Name

  • Title of Work

  • Software Program

Digital Media Requirements:

  • Digital art must be submitted in digital format.

  • All digital files must be between 2 and 10 MB and in JPEG or JPG format.

  • The digital art, in its entirety, must be a single work of original art created by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted image is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the image does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph.

  • The image must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.

Prizes and Awards:

The judges, in a panel of art experts (at least one of whom will be independent of Sponsor), will select up to thirty (30) finalist entries from among all eligible entries based on the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”): (1) Relevance to theme (2) Creativity; (3) Technical proficiency.  These finalists will have their images printed and hung at the Wildling Museum on the third floor.

The Judges will collectively select a First Place Winner, a Second Place Winner, and a Third Place Winner in each category based on the Judging Criteria. One cash award will be announced:

  • First Place: $100

  • Additional prizes to be announced.

All accepted entries will be published on the Wildling Museum website in the fall of 2019. Artists may only receive one prize. Finalists will be chosen by October 1, 2019, and notified by email. Decisions of the judges are final and binding.

Important Dates:

All Entries due:                                 August 1, 2019
Finalists notified:                             
September 1, 2019
Images Published:                          
September 3, 2019
Award Reception:                           
September 7, 2019


By entering the juried exhibition, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to the Wildling, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the juried exhibition and promotion of the juried exhibition, in any media now or hereafter known.