Juried Competitions

Application Guidelines

All Juried Competitions

We seek visual artists whose work in a variety of media including but not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, photography & digital art, represents the highest quality in design, materials, and workmanship. All entries must be approved by the GBA’s Georgetown Art & Wine Walk Committee (GAWW). GAWW Members maintain the exclusive right to refuse any entry that, in GAWW’s sole discretion, do not meet festival standards.

  • Work will be accepted based on quality, originality, craftsmanship, and creativity and will be accepted for display and awards by a distinguished panel of artists and creators. Works receiving an average score of 51 or more from the judges will be eligible for inclusion in the Art Walk Exhibition.
  • Works that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent, or other objectionable or inappropriate content, as determined by the GAWW in its sole discretion, are ineligible for all sections of this contest.
  • Accepted works will be displayed at one of several venues in the 600-900 blocks of Front St. in Georgetown, SC, where they will be made available for sale to the public. A 20% commission will be deducted from the sale price by the GAWW.
  • Entries open on February 1st. Deadline for submissions: is April 25th. Accepted entrants will be notified on or before May 18th. All work must be delivered to the GAWW between May 24th and June 1, 2024, before 6 PM, to the address supplied in your acceptance notice.
  • Accepted entrants are invited to attend an opening reception from 6 -7:30 PM on June 14th. (Details will be sent with acceptance notices.) Award winners will remain on display from June 15th through June 22nd. Artists may pick up their entries between 10 am and 3 pm from June 29th through July 8th.

Entry Fees:

A single image entry is $30 | 4 additional entries are $20 each

Cancellation Policy:

A single image entry is $30 | 3 additional entries are $20 each

An accepted application is a commitment to participate in the show. Submission fees are non-refundable (except in the unlikely event that GAWW cancels this event). The GAWW will notify winners via the contact information provided at the time of entry; the GAWW may disqualify anyone who fails to respond to the notification within five business days.

Other than verifying receipt, please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.

Conditions of Entry:

A single image entry is $30 | 3 additional entries are $20 each

All entrants hold the city of Georgetown, the GBA, exhibition venues, sponsors, and their respective agents, directors, officers, employees, and volunteers (the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against all claims of any nature arising in connection with the entrant’s participation in the contest and acceptance or use of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not liable for any costs, damages, injuries, or other claims incurred because of the entrants’ participation in the contest or the winner’s acceptance and usage of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not responsible for incomplete or misdirected entries, technical or network malfunctions or failures, or causes beyond their control. Entrants are solely responsible for their entries. Entrants may not submit materials that introduce any software viruses, worms, or other programs designed to damage software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment.

The GAWW reserves the right to cancel the competition or modify these rules at its discretion. In the event of a dispute regarding the winners, the GAWW reserves the right to award or not award the prizes at its sole discretion. GAWW reserves the right to disqualify any entrant whose entry or conduct appears in any way to: inhibit the enjoyment of others; tamper with the competition; violate these rules or other applicable laws or regulations; infringe on the rights of third parties; or act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Decisions of the GAWW are final and binding.

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Submission Guidelines:

A single image entry is $30 | 3 additional entries are $20 each

$4000 In Prizes:

  • Best in Show will receive $800
  • Gold: in art/photography/sculpture category will each receive $400
  • Silver: in art/photography/sculpture category will each receive $300
  • Bronze: in art/photography/sculpture category will each receive $200
  • People’s Choice: There will be one from the entire show. The winner will receive $500. (all votes will be cast in person during event hours limit one vote/person)
  • “Georgetown – A Day in the Life” photo Competition – $200
  • “Quick Draw” – Plein Air Painting Competition – $200

2d / 3d Art / Photography-Digital Art:

The (GAWW ) Juried Art Competition is open to any living artist , 18 years of age or older.Artists wishing to enter their work in painting/ drawing/ multimedia / sculpture or photography-digital Art sections of the (GAWW) juried art show should complete the application form below, attaching photos of their work where indicated. Photographs for consideration in the juried photography section must be submitted in the orientation they are meant to be viewed, edited for web in sRGB color space, saved as .jpeg, .jpg, (between 1MB and 5MB in size) and at least 3,000 pixels on the longest side. Each artist may submit up to 5 pieces (each sculpture or sculpture grouping must be less than 80”= Length x Height x Depth). Diptychs and Triptychs are permitted but must not exceed 140″ linear inches. Please name your image files using the following format: name_title_medium_size_askingprice.( eg: doe_jane_sunrise_oil_16x20_450.jpg)

Photography – Digital Art Submission Rules:

  1. The contestant certifies that he/she is the sole creator and copyright owner of submitted photographs.
  2. The contestant certifies that the image(s) submitted were NOT created by an AI photo ap.
  3. For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must be prepared to provide a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian, to the Georgetown Art & Wine Walk Committee upon request. Model Release
  4. Entrants whose photos depict other people’s work (such as sculptures, statues, paintings, and other copyrightable works) must be prepared to provide a release from the rights holder upon request. When photographing the work of others, it must be as an object in its environment and not a full-frame close-up of another person’s creation.
  5. If the entrant is unable to provide all required releases, the GAWW in its sole discretion reserves the right to disqualify the submission. Photos must be taken in accordance with federal, state, and local laws. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to the copyright, are not eligible.
  6. Submissions with watermarks or signatures will be rejected.

The Judging Process:

Entries will be judged based on technical proficiency, creativity, originality, and overall impact.

Our esteemed panel of judges will conduct the official evaluation of the GAWW competition over multiple days. The jury will assess entries based on technical proficiency, creativity, originality, and overall impact, with each criterion being awarded a score up to 25 points which will result in a cumulative score of up to 100 points. Only entries that achieve an average score of 51 or above will be accepted into the Art Walk Exhibition. In the event of a tie, the judges will be asked to rescore tied entries until a winner is reached. To maintain an impartial and unbiased voting process, the identities of all artists remain concealed from the jury.

Use And Ownership Of Images:

Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist/photographer. Where practicable any photograph used by GAWW shall carry the photographer’s credit line. Use may include publication in any GAWW media sponsor publication. All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by GAWW for marketing and promotional purposes including in any media such as exhibitions, print, and digital media directly related to the GBA – GAWW competition, though there may not be monetary compensation.


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