~Upcoming Horse Poster and Art Contests Part 2~

Equine Art Challenge


My last post on poster contests was very popular and I thought I would tell all of you about  a few other horse art and poster contests and a few other prominent horse event’s 2015 posters!

~Equine Art Challenge~ USA

Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to compete for a $400 first prize and the chance to have their work exhibited at a major racing event in America’s Best Racing’s inaugural Equine Art Challenge, an juried online art competition of works related to horses and horse racing.

For more info visit: http://www.americasbestracing.net/en/the-latest/news-stories/2015/2/26/inaugural-abr-equine-art-challenge-a-juried-online-art-competition




~ EQUINE ART 2015 ~ Washington, USA

The purpose of the show is to encourage equine artists and to support the arts, in general, as an integral part of all horse-related sports. The annual art show has garnered recognition since its inception in 1980 at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion at Longacres, Washington. In 2015, we celebrate our 16th year of continued growth and success at Emerald Downs.
The show offers over $6,000 in prize money, $750 of which is dedicated to youth categories. It is judged by a respected panel of distinguished artists and/or other knowledgeable individuals.
The art show is presented under the auspices of the Washington Thoroughbred Foundation (WTF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and as such, all sponsorships and/or other donations made to the art show are tax-deductible.





~ Inglis Equine Art Prize~ Australia

And here is an art contest from Australia!

The Inglis Equine Art Prize is  back by popular demand the theme will again be ‘All Things Thoroughbred’. Entry will close June 30th 2015. More details available soon.






~Festival of the Horse & Drum Poster Art Contest~  Illinois, USA

The Festival of the Horse & Drum Poster Art Contest will start next week!

Theme: Horses & Native Americans

Keep watching their Facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/TheFestivalOfTheHorseDrum?fref=nf



~International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association~ USA

It’s time to submit your artwork for the 2015 IALHA Art Contest! To find the rules and more info go to: http://www.ialha.org/2015-art-contest-entry-closing-date-april-31 




The National Association of Purebred Spanish Horse Breeders of Spain~ 

The National Association of Purebred Spanish Horse Breeders of Spain is looking for an artist who are 18 years old or older to design it’s official  poster for its 2015 event. Winner will receive €3,000. All honorable mentions will also receive €1,000.





~2015 Horse Publications Group Photo Contest~ Canada

Enter your photos in one of three categories: Seasonal Horses, Horses & Friends and Kids Only. First place winners in all three categories will receive a $250 gift basket from Greenhawk Harness & Equestrian Supplies. Second and third place winners will receive a pair of Kerrits Performance Tights, valued at $69, from Kerrits Performance Equestrian Apparel.

Contest closes November 1, 2015.

Get contest details at www.horse-canada.com/photocontest.



~Spruce Meadows Poster Contest~ Canada

For the first time in 40 years, Spruce Meadows invites fans, artists and horse lovers from throughout Canada, to help celebrate 40 years of excellence in the sport of Show Jumping, to share their very own Spruce Meadows visual story in the form of a commemorative 40th anniversary poster.

For more info: http://www.sprucemeadows.com/poster.jsp



~The Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association~ Canada

The Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association in accepting submissions of original artwork for consideration for use in their promotional poster, catalogue cover, website and advertising.  The selected piece will be sold as Lot 0 of the sale in September, with 80% of the proceeds going to the artist. Color artwork of any medium — oil, pastel, watercolor, photography, etc. — is acceptable, including limited edition prints of original work. The committee is looking for an image that depicts or represents the Warmblood horse in some fashion related to breeding and/or sport.




~EquineSite.com Photo Contest~ New England, USA

Here is a photo contest for  amateur’s only. It is a monthly contest-check out the site for more info: http://equinesite.com/Photocontest.htm



Here are a few prominent horse event that have already chosen their winners for their poster contests.



Kentucky Derby~ Kentucky, USA

The official 2015 Kentucky Derby commemorative artwork is a stunning portrayal of America’s greatest horse race. Titled The First Saturday In May, Michigan artist Kimberly Kelly Santini has expertly crafted a brilliant color palette in her charging thoroughbreds set against a tranquil blue Kentucky sky.
-See more at: http://www.atasteofkentucky.com/shop/jettstream-2015-kentucky-derby-poster-p-2019.html#sthash.sGhEAeRX.dpuf

Or on  Kimberly Kelly Santini’s website: http://kimberlykellysantini.com/TurtledoveDesigns/Welcome.html


~Calgary Stampede~  Calgary, Canada

Here is the poster for the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Canada! Artwork done by Oleg Stavrowsky  .

For more info: http://blog.calgarystampede.com/2014/04/28/original-artwork-for-the-2015-calgary-stampede-poster-goes-on-tour



~Longines Global Champions Tour~

And here are two photos of the official posters of the Longines Global Champions Tour in Mimi, Florida, USA and Antwerp, Belgium. Photos and the design for the posters were done by an in-house photographer.

More info: http://www.globalchampionstour.com

Let me know if you win any of the contests! Hope this got you motivated to create your own art-if you don’t already:)

To see my other post on upcoming contests, click here: https://artofthehorse.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/upcoming-equine-poster-contests


Huh? What? Well, I will believe that when I see flying Shetlands !

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