Shows & Contests

Give It Your Best Shot

Give It Your Best Shot is both a juried show (with awards) and “just” a show, giving participants an opportunity to present their work to the public. You are invited to enter a maximum of two prints, which will be displayed in the East Hall of the Convention Center. We’re talking about a lot of prints; every year we receive around two hundred entries. It makes for a beautiful and interesting show!

The symposium presenters choose their two favorite prints, the Speaker’s Choice and Merit Awards. Participants also vote for their favorite print, the People’s Choice Award. We’ll end Saturday afternoon with the awards presentation is in the East Hall from 5:30-7:35 p.m. (photo at 6:30 p.m.)

Entry Details:

Must be enrolled in symposium or workshop to submit prints
Maximum 2 prints per person
Entry fee is $5.00 per print
Size is limited to 30” (longest dimension including frame)
Prints must be framed or a wrapped canvas print, either wired or mounted with a saw tooth hanger ready to hang
Digitally altered images are acceptable
Your name MUST NOT BE VISIBLE on the print (if you have signed the print or mat it must be covered so that it is not visible)
The work you submit MUST BE YOUR OWN

Viewing Entries

Friday, April 12th from 8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, April 13th from 8:00 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Submitting Entries

Thursday, April 11th from NOON – 6:00 P.M.
Friday, April 12th from 8:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, April 13th from 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.

(We will accept entries as early as Tuesday at the registration desk.)