Each year, the ManneqART Competition presents four themes to challenge the artists. A $1000 award is given for the BEST artwork in EACH theme, as determined by an independent panel of expert judges. In addition, a $3000 Master Award is given for the BEST OVERALL artwork which may not be a theme winner.

In addition to the theme and overall winners, ManneqART is collaborating with the Sandy Spring Museum located in the village of Sandy Spring, Maryland to encourage and reward artworks that have an “inner light” component. Artists may treat this as a fifth theme or may add an “inner light” element to an artwork reflecting one of the other four themes. Works that reflect the “inner light” theme are eligible for an additional $2000 award plus their works may be selected to be part of a three month exhibition at the Sandy Spring Museum.

Important– You must specify the theme(s) for your artwork when you compete your 2017 Competition Application Form. You may change your theme(s) until the application final deadline of May 15.