2024 Art Contest


Send us up to four photos of your best, previously unpublished pieces of art: drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography.

1st Prize — $150
Honorable Mention — $100

Entry Fee: $20 for up to 4 art pieces

March 4th – May 27th, 2024



  • Up to four art pieces per submission. Any subject.
  • Multiple submissions are fine.
  • This is a blind contest. Please remove all personal information from the story pages.
  • We encourage simultaneous submissions, but if your piece is accepted elsewhere inform us at emhoward33@aol.com right away.
  • Contest deadline is Monday, May 27th, 2024, midnight EST.
  • Competition winners will be announced June 17th, 2024. Only winners will be contacted. However, all entries will be considered for general publication in Streetlight. If you artwork is a good fit for a subsequent issue, we will get in touch to see if it is still available.
  • 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.

This is a blind contest and your name will be hidden from our judges–do NOT include your name or address on the pages containing your work.

  • 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 2024 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
Deborah McLeod, owner and director of Chroma Art Laboratory in Charlottesville, is also Executive Director of the Piedmont Council of the Arts. She has been an art critic and curator, her professional career of thirty years devoted to exploring, presenting and discussing regional contemporary art throughout Virginia, and in D.C and Maryland.

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