Categories Photography Digital Art Drawing and Painting -Traditional 2D Mixed Media – Traditional 3D - Sculpture 3D - Fiber Arts
All forms of art are accepted; when submitting, please choose the category into which you feel your work best fits. See Category Guidelines below.
Participant must be a resident of North America. Membership in NAMA is not required.
Each participant may enter up to 6 pieces total in the contest, with no more than 3 entries for any one category.
No "adult" content; entries must be "family friendly."
Art must visually depict fungi somewhere in the piece and/or use fungi as an ingredient (for example, dyed or painted with pigments made from mushrooms, dried mushrooms in mixed media, etc.).
By entering, entrant agrees to allow NAMA the use of submission images in our newsletter and social media.(Please include your @name if you would like to be tagged on Instagram.)
First Place winner in each category will receive a certificate award and a one-year membership to NAMA.
Honorable-Mention certificates may be presented for entries found to be of particular interest but that do not place.
Awards will be announced and notable entries displayed in a slideshow presentation at NAMA's Annual Foray, this year to be held in Colorado, August 12-15, 2021.
Submit one (1) photo per entry (3D categories may submit up to 3 photos per entry) preferably in .jpg format and in a high enough resolution that it can be projected on a screen without pixelation.
File name must be labeled with identifying info such as entrant's name and category (for example: JonSmith.Sculpture.jpg.).
Email your files and any questions to NAMA Visual Arts Committee Chair and 2021 Visual Arts Contest Coordinator Rose Tursi at TursiArt@gmail.com.
Include “NAMA Visual Arts Contest” in the subject line and any other relevant info in the body of the email.
Entries must be received by July 15, 2021. Voting will be conducted by a jury selected by NAMA's Visual Arts Committee.
Photography: Scientific and Pictorial photographs. Entries may not contain text or stickers/clipart, etc. (please enter those under the category Digital Art).
Digital Art: Includes photo manipulation, digital illustration, digital collage. May include some animated elements (for example, a gif.)
Drawing and Painting: Traditional pencil/charcoal drawings, ink, markers, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, oil, etc.
2D Mixed Media: Traditional artwork in which more than one medium or material has been employed. This category includes collage, assemblage, etc. Art can have some dimensionality, but is viewed primarily as 2D.
3D – Sculpture: Includes pottery, sculpture, jewelry, miniatures, 3D mixed media and any other dimensional crafts that do not fall under the category Fiber Arts'.
3D – Fiber Arts: Knitting, crocheting, felting, etc. Also includes all sewing, quilting and most wearable art. (Mixed media in which fiber and/or fabric are the primary component should be entered here.)
Please note: the Visual Arts Contest Coordinator may, at their discretion, change the category of an entry or reject an entry that does not fit the spirit of the contest.
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NAMA is committed to the promotion of scientific and educational activities related to fungi. NAMA supports the protection of natural areas and their biological integrity. We advocate the sustainable use of mushrooms as a resource and endorse responsible mushroom collecting that does not harm the fungi or their habitats.