Western Horseman Youth Art Contest Guidelines

Click HERE to download official contest guidelines and entry form.

Western Horseman and Cowboy Artists of America invite you to submit your best drawing or painting to our 2018 youth art contest. All artwork must depict Western horses as the subject.

  • One champion and reserve champion will be selected in each of three age divisions: 8 and under; 9 to 13; and 14 to 18.
  • In addition, one overall grand champion will be selected.

Winners will be chosen by: Western Horseman Senior Editor Jennifer Denison; Western Horseman Art Director Ron Bonge; and a member of Cowboy Artists of America.

PRIZES:
Champion in each age group receives:

  • Signed and numbered limited edition print, Ranch Horse, by Mikel Donahue, that appeared on the October 2016 issue of Western Horseman
  • Artwork published in Western Horseman
  • $75 in Western Horseman books and/or products
  • Two-year subscription to Western Horseman

Reserve champion in each age group receives:

  • $75 in Western Horseman books and/or products
  • Two-year subscription to Western Horseman

The 14 to 18 age division champion also receives a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by the Cowboy Artists of America
Joe Beeler Foundation.

The top 10 submissions in each age group will appear in a slideshow on westernhorseman.com.

GRAND PRIZE:
Grand champion wins a trip to the 2018 Cowboy Crossings art show at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Grand prize includes transportation expenses (up to $1,200) and admission to Cowboy Crossings activities for winner and two guests. It also includes one two-night hotel stay.

Western Horseman will announce winners on July 1. Artwork will not be returned prior to that date.

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES:

  • Artwork must be original, done solely by entrant with no help.
  • Drawings and paintings must appear on blank white paper or canvas, not ruled or colored paper.
  • Artwork dimensions should not exceed 16 inches by 20 inches.
  • One entry per person; multiple entries will not be accepted.
  • No email or digital submissions will be accepted.
  • No entry fee required.

Original artwork with official contest entry form must be received by Western Horseman no later than end of business day Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

Send:
Attn: Tonya Ward
Western Horseman & Cowboy Artists of America Youth Art Contest
2112 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

  • Artwork MUST come with a fully completed official entry form.

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Click HERE to download official contest guidelines and entry form.

Click here to see last year's "Winning Western Artists."

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