Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) is now accepting applications for the 3rd annual Akron Art Prize sponsored by the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation (MCMF).  Applications will be accepted through Monday, July 7 at 5 p.m.

Akron Art Prize is an exciting addition to Akron's art scene. The competition starts Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Downtown Akron Artwalk. Winners will be announced Saturday, Oct. 4 in the grand lobby of the Akron Art Museum. First place receives $5,000 and the honor of displaying their piece in the Akron Art Museum for the week following the competition.  There will be five $1,000 runner-up prizes awarded as well. 

The competition is open to both solo and collaborative artists, as well as two- or three-dimensional pieces. Each artist must pay a $25 entry fee and sign an agreement in order to participate. Artists must be at least 18 years of age. Artists will show their works in Downtown Akron venues between Sept. 6-Oct. 4 during which time the public will determine the winner of a $5,000 grand prize and five $1,000 runner-up awards.

Guests age 16 and older with a valid driver’s license may register to vote with their mobile phones or preregister before the event. Kiosks will also be available for those without texting capability. Voting will take place during a limited timeframe and will only be allowed within Downtown, encouraging voters to attend and experience the events.

Akron Art Prize is Akron's only publicly determined arts competition and we want you to be a part of it.  Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date and share your thoughts and experiences and with #akronartprize.

Secure your entry by July 7 with a $25 entry fee.

Akron Art Prize 2014 Call for Artists Application

Click here for 2013 Akron Art Prize highlights and results.

Click here to view all of the 2013 Akron Art Prize entries (opens new window for PDF file)

Click here for results from the 2012 Akron Art Prize

photo above: 2013 first place winner
                                                                                                             "Me, In Lipstick" by Christopher Kovacevich