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14th Annual Watermedia Showcase

Brought to you by Artists Network and Watercolor Artist, our Watermedia Showcase is back for its 14th year! Open to all watermedia artists across the world who are 18 and older.

Here is your chance to win huge cash prize, but also the chance for your work to be published.

The Best of Show Winner will receive a $2,500 cash award and cash prizes will also be awarded to the Second and Thirds place winners.

Top award-winners will receive feature articles in the Spring 2023 issue of Watercolor Artist. All award-winning and honorable-mention-winning paintings will be published in the issue, and will receive a free Artists Network Membership for 1 year and a digital award-winner badge.

Submitted entries must be created primarily with water-based media (watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache or egg tempera) on a surface created for watermedia (paper; illustration board; paper-mounted board; watercolor canvas; or clay-coated surfaces, such as Claybord and Aquabord). Mixed-media entries are accepted, but watermedia must be the dominant element.

All eligible entries will be judged in two rounds using the following criteria:

  • Artistic technique
  • Handling of medium
  • Design and creative elements
  • Overall impression/impact

Please visit the official website for further information.

If you have any questions about the competition, reach out to the organizers directly at

14th Annual Watermedia Showcase – Fees

  • Artists Network Members: $30 per entry
  • Nonmembers: $35 per entry