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2016 LAND Fine Art Competition Rules


The theme for the 2016 Fine Art competition is "Renewal"

The theme can be expressed either as a 2-Dimensional or 3-Dimensional piece of work.


  • 2-Dimensional: All mediums accepted. Maximum size: 16" x 20" either vertical or horizontal, including frames and/or mattes. See note under "Display of Art Submissions."
  • 3-Dimensional: All media accepted (excluding food). Maximum size: Height plus width plus depth must not exceed 60" or 30 lbs. All pieces must be easy to set up and display.

Submission Process

 Digital photographs of the original artwork - either 2-Dimensional or 3-Dimensional - should be submitted as...

  • One high resolution .jpg
  • Full Color or Black and White

Students who need assistance with photographing artwork can contact Andrew Rieder at (989) 686-9451 or via e-mail;

Each submission must have a completed entry form. Forms are available online here.

WRIT Center consultants can assist with contest entry and upload completion.

Display of Art Submissions

Work entered into the contest must be available for exhibition. All work brought to the LAND Conference at the Shoreline Inn in Muskegon, Michigan, February 15-17, 2017, will be put on display for the duration of the conference. Students entering the contest should have sponsorship that will assist  as needed with the transportation of the artwork for the exhibit. Work need not be framed, but in preparation for display, all paper work must be mounted or matted with white board with a minimum 1" borders all the way around. All work on actual canvas must have hanging wire across the back. All attempts will be made to not damage work put on display, but conference organizers must put pin holes in the corner of mounts or mattes in order to hang.


Entries will be evaluated for the originality, creativity, and quality of the concept of how effectively the idea relates to the theme. Design and craftsmanship will also be a part of the decision.


Entries must be submitted online, no later than 3:00 pm on Monday, November 28, 2016.


Entries will be juried by an art professional to determine prize winners.

$75 First Prize

$45 Second Prize

Honorable Mentions

All entrants are eligible to be sent to the LAND state-wide competition where additional cash awards can be won.


Students retain the copyright to their submissions to the LAND Fine Arts Competition. However, students need to grant LAND the right to reproduce any submission on it's website or any other LAND publication regardless of medium of publication.

Artist/Designer Release

By submission of artwork, the student artist grants permission to LAND to reproduce (without further remuneration) any selected artwork. The student also attests to the originality of the design submitted.

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