Western Art

2019 Youth Art Contest Guidelines

Youth Art Contest 2018 winner

Western Horseman and Cowboy Artists of America invite you to submit your best drawing or painting to our 2019 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.

–Grand champion wins a trip to the 2019 Cowboy Artists of America art exhibition and sale. Trip includes transportation expenses (up to $1,200) and admission to the sale events for winner and two guests. It also includes one two-night hotel stay.
–Champion in each age division 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
  • wo-year subscription to Western Horseman

–Reserve champion in each age division receives:

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

–The 14 to 18 age division also receives the following scholarships from the Cowboy Artists of America Joe Beeler Foundation, to be used toward art education and/or materials: Champion, $1,000; reserve, $500; third place, $250.
–The top 10 submissions in each age group will appear in a slideshow on westernhorseman.com.
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 along with official contest entry form must be received in the Western Horseman office no later than end of business Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Extended to Friday, April 26, 2019. Send to:

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

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

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