Poster Art Contest for Our 2nd Annual Art Expo
Submission Deadline May 1, 2020

East County Art Association is proud to announce their partnerships with Marriott Courtyard Hotel of El Cajon for their 2nd year Annual Art Expo.

Marriott Courtyard Hotel of El Cajon encourages entries from all artists regardless of their experience, or education, in the art field. This is an international competition.

(Award will be given for the top 3 paintings selected)

This is open to ALL artists, All types of 2-D media are accepted. East County Art Association and the Marriott Hotel Courtyard in El Cajon (San Diego County) are sponsoring their 2nd art and cultural exposition on June 13, 2020. Multiple art vendors, dancers, musicians and entertainers will be on hand for a day of entertainment at the Marriott’s location. This Contest is for art to represent this year theme Women In The Arts.

1st Prize $300

Painting image will be used for the Women In The Arts Expo event. Extensive Marketing advertising including posters, flyers and all social media coverage. Also a Interview with Marriott Courtyard Management of El Cajon for the East County art association newsletter for the month of June.

2nd Prize $150

Image display at Art expo and Marriott Courtyard of El Cajon lobby  for the month of May. 

3rd Prize $75

Submission Guidelines

  • A $20.00 per image, no limit
  • Put your name, the name of the artwork and materials.
  • All submissions are non-refundable and the application cannot be changed or resubmitted in any way.
  • The winning art does not have to be mailed to the site. 
  • Requires a high resolution (300dpi) image after selection for reproduction purposes. It may be an image that has long since been sold. Again, theres is No shipping of the artwork.

Artwork Submission

  • Create a PDF of your artwork – with including the name of the artwork and materials.
  • Most be at least 1000 pixels on the longest side
  • All payments and submissions are NONREFUNDABLE once submitted. 

Keep in mind that the theme is about WOMEN and it is the 100th Anniversary of the women’s right to vote movement. California is warm with lots of color. Have fun creating!

After Submission

  • All winning artists will be notified by May 15th 
  • Prizes will be rewarded by May 30th
Art Competition Rules – Terms & Conditions

a) The Art Competition is open to legal adults who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. Painting must be created. Acceptable media would include, oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, pencil, pen, digital, etc “No Photography” Experimental and mixed media techniques is also acceptable.
b) The art Competition begins on February 5th 7:00 and ends March 15th 11:59. This method of entry will be available by visiting our website at www.eastcountyart.org. Completing the entry form is entirely by uploading the images and making full payment by credit card or debit card and don’t forget to submit the form. There Will be No Return of Any entry Fees.
c) JPG files only. 300 DPI resolution (Please keep the file size under 10MB).
d) Please do not send images of your work of art which has been framed or contains watermarks. The East County Art Association may color correct your image for better presentation if needed.
e) Marriott Courtyard of El Cajon and The East County Art Association may reproduce your work of art image for solely June 13, 2020 Women In the Arts Expo. On April 15th Marriott Courtyard of El Cajon will be selecting and announcing the winners.
f) Anyone whose images are not chosen for the exhibition will receive an email notification. All other participants will receive an email with results.
g) Criteria for Judging
Creativity and originality of the theme, Quality of artist composition and overall design on the bases of the theme. Artistic composition and impression of the art.

The Jurors of the exhibition will be Marriott Courtyard of El Cajon Management. They may be assisted by other professional artists, or Gallery Owners.

Use Rights
Artist who submit their work of art to the East County Art Association online competition agree to the following:
East County Art Association and Marriott Courtyard of El Cajon be granted the rights to use the art work image for marketing and promotional purposes for the June 13, 2020 Art expo only. Marriott Courtyard of El Cajon will credit each image to the artist ( Creator) with their Artist Name and Image, website or any other social media.

Release and Limitation of liability
All artists participating in the Art Poster competition for June 13, 2020 Expo, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the sponsors, East County Art Association and the Marriot Courtyard. Advertising and promotion agencies from and against any claims or cause of action out of participation in the Art Poster Competition. Or any other errors or problems in connection with the art poster composition.

  • Price: $20.00