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From the American Association of University Women (AAUW)


You must be an AAUW member and the creator of this original art to enter. Join AAUW or Renew your membership.

Entries are accepted into the contest from January 4 through January 31, 2012.

Artists are allowed to submit up to two entries. You may enter art that was submitted in previous contests but we ask that you not submit past winning entries.


We accepted entries in TIFF, EPS and JPEG file formats at a resolution of no less than 300dpi.

Files must be less than two megabytes.

If your entry portrays any identifiable individual(s), we ask that you obtain and provide AAUW with a model release form from the individual(s), or their guardian(s), before AAUW will include the entry in the contest.

Any image of an offensive nature will be excluded from the contest.


Only current AAUW members can vote in the 2012 AAUW Art Contest.

Members can vote February 6 through March 4, 2012.

Members may vote once every seven (7) days for their six (6) favorite images.

Upon logging in to vote members will be able to view the entries they’ve already voted for as well as when they can cast their next six (6) votes.

Each time members vote, they will automatically be entered into a drawing to win one of ten $25 gift certificates to ShopAAUW.

Six images will be selected to appear on note cards mailed to tens-of-thousands AAUW members across the country this spring. Three images will be those that receive the most votes at the end of the voting period and three will be selected by past winning artists who will serve as judges.


The note cards will acknowledge the name of the artist, the title of the art and if the artist belongs to a branch, the name of that branch will also be acknowledged.

You must agree that by submitting art to the AAUW Art Contest, you are providing AAUW with a royalty-free perpetual license to use, reproduce, post, display, or create derivative works in any media associated with this contest.

AAUW will directly contact and secure specific permission from you if AAUW wants to reproduce, post, display or create derivative works for any media uses other than this contest.