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How to Enter

2020 Online Show

As per public health recommendations to maintain physical distancing during the COVID-19 global pandemic, this year’s show is moving online. The organizing committee considered postponing the show but a virtual show guarantees that the 27th Art in the County show will take place. We plan to return to our regular format next year.

This year, artists are asked to submit digital images of their artworks which will be judged by our three jurors based from their homes. The artworks selected by the jurors will be included in a virtual show that the public can access from this website. Jurors’ Choice and Honorable Mention Awards will also be chosen by the jurors.

The show will run from June 19 to July 31 (instead of ending on July 5 as originally planned). The increased length of the show and the fact that it is exhibited on the World Wide Web will give your work greater exposure. In addition, for this year, those of you whose artwork is sold will pay a reduced commission to Art in the County – from 30% of the selling price to 15%.

We hope that you will give this new format a try. We know that some of you will find photographing your artwork a challenge so we have provided links to websites that may help.

Please pay careful attention to the new dates; they are not all the same as for previous shows.

If the information below does not answer all your questions, please contact Art in the County at

Entry Rules

The 27th Annual Art in the County (AITC) show is open to artists who meet both the following conditions:

  • Are residents or ratepayers of Prince Edward County
  • Are members of the Prince Edward County Arts Council. Please refer to for details of the membership categories and payment options available. Membership year runs from  June 1 to May 31.

Artworks must have been created since Art in the County 2019 and be original, unaided work except where work is a collaboration. All works must be for sale and remain on view for the duration of the show (extended to July 31st this year).

Digital images of a maximum of two (2) artworks in any medium may be entered. Entry deadline for submitting the registration form, digital images and registration fee is June 5, 2020 at noon. Note that, this year, the last day of registration is also the day that digital images of artwork are due.

The price established for the artwork at submission remains for the duration of the show. When a work is sold, a 15% commission (reduced from 30% for this year) is deducted from the selling price. The balance will be forwarded to the artist as soon as possible following the show. Artists are responsible for shipping or delivering their artwork to buyers. Pictures and photographic works may be entered framed or unframed. The purchase price you set when you register could reflect this.

All artworks chosen by the jurors to be in the show will be available for public viewing through the Art in the County website. Art in the County is not responsible for any damage resulting from third party download of images that may occur.

Jury Process

The jury, working from home, will review the digital images of all submissions and decide which artworks to include in the show and which will receive awards. Inclusion in the exhibition is at the sole discretion of the jurors and their decision is final. Works that do not meet the conditions for entry as outlined in the Entry Rules will not be adjudicated.

In selecting works, jurors will ensure the body of works selected represents the depth and diversity of the Prince Edward County artistic community.

The jurors will collectively prepare a comment on each of the works selected for Jurors’ and Honourable Mention Awards and prepare, individually or collectively, a summary statement of their impressions of the exhibition.


Jurors’ Choice and Honourable Mention Awards

The jury will select, without ranking, four Jurors’ Choice Awards and three Honourable Mention Awards.

In selecting works, the jurors will consider the following criteria:

  • Creativity and uniqueness
  • Consistency of thought and style
  • Technical competence in using chosen media
  • Successful handling of elements such as colour, value and composition
  • Emotional reaction/interest from viewer

Registration | Payment of Entry Fee | Submit Image(s)

The deadline for submitting your registration form, the registration fee and the digital images of your artwork is Friday, June 5, 2020 at noon. You may register and pay earlier and then send your artwork at a later time – up to June 5.

Step 1 – Complete your online registration form

Click here to complete your online registration form using upper and lower case, not all capitals. Please review your online registration form for accuracy before submitting it. In particular, be sure that the information about the artwork (name, medium, selling price) is accurate. When you submit your registration, a copy of your submission will be emailed to you at the address you provide. Please keep this email as a record of the information on your registration form in order to ensure that the label(s) on the digital image(s) you send match your form.

Step 2 – Pay your registration fee

Pay your registration fee using PayPal or your major credit card.

  • One submission, entry fee is $30.00
  • Two submissions, entry fee is $45.00

Note: Your entry fee is non-refundable. Limited subsidies are available for first-time applicants. For more information, contact Janna Smith at

Please select the number of submissions you are entering and then click Pay Now.

Number of Submissions

Step 3 – Photograph your artwork and submit it to Art in the County.

If you are not familiar with photographing artwork, the following websites may be helpful.

Image size: Images should be a minimum of 1000 pixels along the shortest side (or 1000 x 1000 pixels if the images are square) at 200 kB saved as a JPG. If needed, we can accept larger files and resize on your behalf. However, if you wish to crop or resize your image while maintaining aspect ratio and quality, we recommend this free tool:
Image colour: If you have the knowledge, please colour correct, balance and sharpen your own images; instructions are provided in the photographing artwork websites above.

Video for 3D work: You may submit a short video of your sculpture or installation for the jurying process. An image of your work is still required for the online store/gallery.

Label your image or video: As this is a blind jurying process, label your image or video file to include your initials and the title. For example: JS_Beautiful_Day.jpg.

Send your image(s) and video (for 3D work) to Art in the County: To avoid unwanted compression of images, use the free tool instead of email and send to In the message field, indicate your first and last name. For example: Art in the County Submission by Janna Smith.
Please send technical questions about this process to

Important Dates for Artists

Tuesday, April 23, 2020
Press release announcing the beginning of the period for artist registration and artwork submission.
Friday, June 5, 2020 by 12:00 noon
Artist registration and artwork submission period ends. In addition to completing the online registration form, artists must pay their registration fee and send in their digital images.

Friday, June 19, 2020
The show OPENS and awards are announced.

Friday July 31, 2020
The show CLOSES.

Entry Checklist

  • I’m a member of Prince Edward County Arts Council for 2020-21.
  • I’ve paid my online registration fee.
  • I’ve completed and submitted the online registration form.
  • I’ve sent digital images of my artwork(s) to Art in the County using