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Embracing Our Differences 2023 Exhibition Competition

Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in the 2023 Exhibition Competition and in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.

Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, students are all invited to submit their interpretation of the theme “enriching lives through diversity”.

A total of $6,000 (US) will be presented in the form of three separate awards – $2,000 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.

In honor of Embracing Our Differences’ 20th Anniversary, this year’s awards are doubled from $1,000 to $2,000 each!

The 2023 exhibit will be on display mid-January through late May, 2023 in three locations throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties in Florida.

Since 2004, the exhibit has hosted over 4 million visitors, in addition to 448,460 students via our education programs, for a very unique opportunity to experience the importance of diversity and inclusion in our lives.

Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art or creative writing submission to the 20th annual Embracing Our Differences competition.