I rarely - okay, never - enter online competitions. But I recently saw this competition from Cheap Joe's Art and thought, well, why not? I don't have to mat and frame the painting, just have to provide a decent jpg and go for it. So I did. I entered the Center Light hydrangea painting I just finished.
The competition ends today - June 1st - then voting begins. You can check out the entries by searching Cheap Joe's Spring Contest. If I understand it, it's not something for online votes from viewers (and friends and family), so it's not just a personality contest for anyone has thousands of "friends" on Facebook because if I'm wrong and it's a "vote for me because you know me and want me to win" I would rather not participate. I hope the art speaks for itself.
I spent some time looking at the entries before the deadline. There are A LOT!!! So many I hope they are winnowed down to a manageable lot. We'll see.
There is one grand winner of a $500 gift certificate from Cheap Joes, and two runners up winners of a $100 gift certificate. So free art supplies from Cheap Joe's! Who wouldn't want that?