2018 Universal Watercolor Exposition Online Contest

2018 Universal Watercolor Exposition Online Contest

2018 will be the year of the world watercolor community. IWS International Watercolor Society will be hosting the 1st Universal Watercolor Exposition on October 21, in Zhuji, China.

Universal Watercolor Exposition, a world-class high-end watercolor competition hosted by the International Watercolor Society, is the most prominent watercolor event in the world. Its purpose is to build a higher platform, bring together newcomers of watercolor, highlight top standards, and lead the development of world watercolor. We aim to interpret higher and stronger watercolor art with “Olympic” spiritual connotations and achieve “unity, friendship, peace, improvement “of all mankind.

To start this great event, International Watercolor Society (IWS) and IWS Magazine is going to launch the international online watercolor competition, which is also a prelude to the grand exhibition of watercolor world.

The contest is open to all artists all over the world. The IWS Watercolor Exposition Jury Committee will select 60 shortlisted works and 3 winning entries.

Competition prospectus

1. Call for entries: February 15, 2018 – March 15, 2018.

2. Selection: March – April 2018

3. Finalists will be notified in June 2018

4. Entry procedure:
1, Each contestant can send two pieces of participating watercolor works.
2, The work should be original works in the past two years (after January 1, 2016).
3, The size of the work should not less than 45cm at the shortest side not more than 120cm at the longest side, if there are special dimensions, please contact the organizers in advance. No mounting required.
4, Upload the entry information:
All participants must upload their works themselves to
Upload information should be included:
Title of the work:
**Chinese participants who cannot access Facebook can send email to uwexpo@qq.com
E-mail subject please write “Name+ Country”, E-mail content can be English or Chinese.5, The time to accept the entry information from February 15, 2018 until March 15, 2018, closing time (Shanghai Time 24:00).
5, The shortlisted artists will receive the “Finalist Notification” e-mail which include the information to send the original work (the original work must be same as the submitted entry)
Shortlisted artists must provide the following information:
a. The work’s digital high-definition pictures (JPEG format, not less than 4MB, resolution not less than 300DPI, file name “author name + work name + work size (in cm, height * width) + county.”
b. Photograph of the author’s ID, with the name, nationality, date of birth, gender, ID number.
6, The winners will be selected by the jury committee

1, 60 entries will be shortlisted, from which 3 winners will be selected.
2, Shortlisted and winning entries:
1) The winning entries will be exhibited at the “1st Universal Watercolor Exposition 2018 “.
2) Winning works will be awarded “1st Universal Watercolor Exposition 2018 Online Contest” certificate.
3) The winners will be invited to participate in the opening ceremony and award presentation ceremony of the “1st Universal Watercolor Exposition 2018” and to attend the opening ceremony dinner.
4) The winners will receive an album of the “1st Universal Watercolor Exposition 2018”

** Works can be submitted at the same time to 1st Universal Watercolor Exposition Online contest and the Universal Watercolor Exposition