2021 Art Contest

Send us up to four photos of your best, previously unpublished pieces of art: drawings,paintings, sculpture, photography.
1st Prize — $125 and Small Solo Show at Chroma
Honorable Mention — $75
Entry Fee: $10 for up to 4 art pieces
October 11 – December 13 2021

  1. Up to four art pieces per submission. Any subject.
  2. Multiple submissions are fine.
  3. This is a blind contest. Please remove all personal information from the story pages.
  4. We encourage simultaneous submissions but if your piece is accepted elsewhere, inform us at emhoward33@aol.com, right away.
  5. Contest deadline is Wednesday, December 13, 2021 midnight EST.
  6. Competition winners will be announced January 3, 2022. Only winning artists will be contacted. However, all entries will be considered for general publication in Streetlight. If your artwork is a good fit for a subsequent issue, we will get in touch to see if it is still available.
  7. Winners will be chosen by Elizabeth Howard, Streetlight‘s Art Editor and Deborah McLeod, owner of Chroma Gallery, Charlottesville, Va. Winning submissions will run in upcoming issues.
  • By submitting your work, you grant Streetlight Magazine first North American print and electronic publication rights and guarantee that the submission is your own, original writing. All rights return to the author after publication.
  • If you publish your work again at a later date, we request that you include a notice stating that it was first published at Streetlight Magazine.
  • Our editors do not decline contest entries nor close them out. After the contest deadline, winners are announced, and non-winning entries are considered for general publication.
  • All winning entries will be published online, as well as in the 2022 Streetlight annual print anthology.


Contest Jurors:


Elizabeth Howard
Elizabeth Howard is Streetlight Magazine‘s Art Editor, and author of Aging Famously: Follow Those You Admire to Living Long and Well (winner of the 2019 International Book Awards, health 50+). A former lecturer at the University of Virginia, Howard is a member of the American Society of Journalists & Authors. She has also made documentary films which have aired on Virginia PBS.

Deborah McLeod is owner and curator of Chroma Projects Art Laboratory and Gallery. She has been a curator of contemporary art for forty years in nonprofit art centers and organizations in Virginia, DC and Maryland.
McLeod has also contributed art criticism and artist profiles to numerous publications including ArtPaper, out of Georgia, Sculpture Magazine, out of DC, and Ceramics: Art & Perception, out of Australia. She was a regular contributor to Baltimore City Paper, Style Weekly Magazine, the Norfolk Pilot Ledger Star, and the Eastern Star Democrat.

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