Attention Artists: Hunting PLC Announces Call For 2012 Art Prize of $50,000

North America's most generous prize for drawing and painting, the $50,000 Hunting Art Prize, is now accepting submissions for its 2012 competition. The contest, which is going into its 32nd year, is open to Texas residents 18 years or older. To apply, artists must submit a single, two-dimensional painting or drawing no larger than 72 inches by 72 inches must be submitted to be considered for the prize, according to a release.

Qualifying submissions will be judged in a two-tiered jury process. First, a panel will decide on finalists based on submitted photos and electronic files of the artwork. Finalists will be asked to submit their original art for consideration for the prize. The winning piece will be honored with a reception in April.

The Hunting Art Prize originated in the United Kingdom, but moved to Houston in 2006 because it is the headquarters of Hunting PLC, the international oil company that sponsors the competition. Previous winners include Houston's Francesca Fuchs, Lane Hagood and Wendy Wagner.

The deadline to submit entries is midnight, November 30. Artists can enter by filling out the electronic form and uploading one digital image of their artwork in a JPEG format.

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