Ends on September 18, 2017

$15.00 USD

We invite you to enter Ruminate's Kalos Art Prize. 

If you haven't read Ruminate and would like to get a better feel for the type of visual artwork that we publish, you can order a PDF for $5 of Issue 42: Forming One Another featuring the 2016/2017 Kalos Prize recipient or Issue 39: Magnificent Frailty featuring the 2015/2016 Kalos Prize recipient. We also offer a discounted bundle of past print issues featuring the Kalos Visual Art Prize recipients. 

  • We are pleased to announce that award-winning artist Steve Prince will be serving as our final juror.
  • The submission deadline for the visual art contest is September 15th, 2017. Note – there is a grace period of three days for this contest. Entries submitted by 11:59 PST on Sept. 18 will be entered into the contest.
  • The entry fee is $15 (includes a complimentary copy of the Art Prize issue).
  • You may submit up to three images per entry fee–please submit a sampling of images from a larger body of work.
  • $500 cash prize and publication will be awarded to the winning artist. $200 and publication will also be awarded to the second-place artist.
  • A reviewing of all entries will be conducted by a Ruminate panel, who will select 15 artists as finalists. The final juror will then select the winning artists.
  • Close friends, family, and students (current & former) of the final juror are not eligible to compete. Nor are Ruminate blog contributors or close friends or family of the RUMINATE staff. Previous 1st place winners of the Kalos Art Prize and previous Kalos Art Prize jurors are also not eligible to compete. 
  • We do not accept previously published work.
  • Artists must have PRINT-quality images available upon request (a minimum of 300 dpi).
  • You may submit multiple entries.
  • We will be notifying all entrants of submission status in late December, 2017.
  • If you need to make a correction to your submission, such as removing your contact info, please use the "Allow Edit Requests" function in Submittable.


Please Note: Ruminate adheres to the following Contest Code of Ethics, as adopted by the Council of Literary Presses and Magazines, of which Ruminate is a proud member. This Contest Code of Ethics was developed with writing contests in mind, but we apply the same integrity to our visual art contests. “CLMP’s community of independent literary publishers believes that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to 1) conduct our contests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors; 2) to provide clear and specific contest guidelines — defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and 3) to make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public. This Code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code to reinforce our integrity and dedication as a publishing community and to ensure that our contests contribute to a vibrant literary heritage.”

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