Regarding our upcoming 2017 Photo Shootout. The rules for this year state that framing of your photo is preferred but that it may also be securely mounted with a mat… we realize that some new methods for photo printing have become popular in the past few years, including printing on metal, glass, canvas and other materials. All of these mediums are probably fine for entry into this contest as long as it is ready to hang, safe to hang and handle, and falls within the size limitations. Safety for the patrons that will be viewing the show and for the artwork is the most important item here. We (the Uintah Arts Council and the Uintah County Heritage Museum) are not responsible for any damage to or loss of your artwork. If you are concerned about insuring the value of your art, you must obtain such insurance through your own resources and at your own expense.
The theme for the Outlaw Trail Festival of the Arts’ contests in 2017 is “Once In a Lifetime”!
A strong shift is occurring this year as some major changes have been made in the rules… and everyone is automatically entered in the “theme”!
We want to see the best you’ve ever had… that “Once In a Lifetime” piece that will never be duplicated!
First of all, there is no time limit for your entries. In the past, it has been a requirement that your art (or photo) must have been created within the last two years. Not this time… you may have a drawing or a photograph that was created 10, 25, or 40 years ago, if it is your “Once In a Lifetime” piece, you may enter it, as long as you created it and as long as it has never been entered in one of our previous shows. That would be Uintah Arts Council, Outlaw Trail Festival of the Arts, or any contest at the Western Heritage, or now the Uintah County Heritage Museum. If it was shown but no prizes were awarded for that show… it may be entered in our show this year.
The second big change is that each artist may now only enter two (2) pieces of artwork. So pick you two very best items.
The last big change is that we have had to revamp the prize matrix. In well over twenty years of paying out more prize money than we have taken in, we have had to trim back the cash prizes somewhat.
Our greatest hope is that all of you artists and photographers will continue to enter these shows/contests for the recognition, exposure, and just the sheer pleasure of showing off your wonderful creations.
Most of the rest of the rules are staying nearly the same, but you should double-check all of them as you prepare your entries.
Click on the tabs at the top of the web page at OutlawTrailFestival.com, to get to the information you need, whether its for the Photo Shootout or whether it’s for the Art Show. I think you’ll find everything you need.