Embracing Our Differences 2022 Exhibition Competition

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Embracing Our Differences 2022 Exhibition Competition

Embracing Our Differences 2022 Exhibition Competition now is over!

Embracing Our Differences 2022 Exhibition Competition: Embracing Our Differences, juried annual international art exhibition and competition, has been recently announce for entries in its 2022 edition and like every year invites all artists to submit their interpretation of the theme “enriching lives through diversity”.

Short description

Embracing Our Differences is an annual art exhibition and competition, recently announced for entries in its 2022 edition inviting all artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, teachers and students to submit their interpretation of the theme “enriching lives through diversity”.

The mission of Embracing Our Differences is to use the arts as a catalyst for creating awareness and promoting, throughout their communities, the value of diversity, the benefits of inclusion and the significance of the active rejection of hatred and prejudice.

Final selections for inclusion in the exhibit will be made by a three-judge panel of professional artists, curators and art professionals based on artistic excellence and originality in reflection of the theme.

Embracing Our Differences’ every year features billboard-size images and this year exhibit will be on display 15 January 2022 through 10 April 2022 at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota, Florida.

Judges will also consider:

How effective the art will read when enlarged to billboard size (16 feet (4.9 m) wide by 12.5 feet (3.8 m) high) and displayed outdoors.
Is the theme clear and easily understood?
Does the art explore the theme in an unusual or previously unexplored manner?
Will the art and its message prompt discussion?

The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message.

Submission requirements:

all submissions must be an original concept and execution.

your work may be any size and in any medium. However, you must create or scan and submit it as a digital file (JPG, TIFF, PDF, PSD, EPS, GIF, PNG, or AI). Your digital art must measure exactly 12.8” (325.12 mm) wide by 8.8” (223.52 mm) high. Art must have a horizontal orientation.

the digital copy of your art which is submitted should have the highest resolution possible and at a minimum no less than 300 dpi. A resolution of 600 dpi or higher is even better. The higher the resolution, the better your art will reproduce when it is printed in a large scale format (16 feet (5m) wide by 12.5 feet (4m) high) for display during the exhibit.

a separate sheet of paper with a brief (200 word maximum) “Artist Statement” explaining your art, your creative process and/or what the theme means to you.

there is no limit to the number of pieces of art you may submit. You may also submit works of art previously submitted to other competitions or to past Embracing Our Differences competitions.

Who may enter?

Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, students are all invited to participate in this competition.


A total of $3,000 (US) will be presented in the form of three separate awards – $1,000 each for “Best-in-Show Adult;” “Best-in-Show Student;” and the “People’s Choice.” Both “Best-in-Show” awards will be granted by a three-judge panel of art professionals. The “People’s Choice” award will be determined by visitors to the exhibit.

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