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In all purchase award competitions except as noted in the description, the sponsor has the right to decline the judges' choice and make their own selection. If this should be the case, the judges' selection will retain its first place ranking and the ribbon; however, the sponsor's selection will receive the cash purchase award. The sponsor may also decline all entries, in which case the cash award will not be presented.

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All reproduction rights remain with the artist.

Two-dimensional entries must be framed to a quality reflecting the prestige of the award.

Special Competition #2
Saskatchewan Large Predator Series
$1,000.00 purchase award sponsored by Sharon Walker

Entry will be a suitable framed painting of one or more animals in suitable habitat. The artwork is to have a minimum image size of 11x14 inches, maximum 26x36 inches, and must be presented framed in a manner in keeping with the size of the purchase award. Outside dimensions must be no larger than 42 inches in length or width. Any flatwork medium is acceptable.

The winning artwork will become the property of the sponsor.

Do not enter if you do not wish to sell your painting, as the purchase prize may not be declined. 

2013 - Grizzly Bear
2014 - Wolf
2015 - Cougar
2016 - Lynx
2017 - Black Bear

Special Competition #3
Dr. David E. Stark Purchase Award

This is year 4 of a 5 year program during which the sponsor will offer $1,200 annually for a caring of a shorebird(s) or wading bird(s) - species to be announced each year. The carving should be 14 to 16 inches in height. Carvings should be presented with suitable habitat, be carved in the decorative style, and will be painted to the highest level of the artist's ability.

The 2016 carving can be a Sandhill Crane or an Egret.

Special Competition #4
Nature Stamp Competition
To be auctioned in the Sunday Miniatures Auction
1st - $100 and 2nd - $50

PAINTINGS OR PHOTOGRAPHS

While not a stamp competition in the true sense of the word, this is our own special version of one. All 2 dimensional entries shall be - you guessed it - the size of a stamp. What we're striving for is a series of unique hallway or mantle sized pieces for collectors to enjoy and admire. Maximum image size will be 10 square inches each, mounted singly or in blocks of up to four "stamps" (perforations optional). All entries must be matted and framed or ready for display on a miniature easel. Have fun with it - it's meant to be!

All entries will be auctioned off on Sunday afternoon Miniatures Auction with proceeds going towards show expenses.  No entry fee.

Special Competition #5
Cocktail Glass Carvings

To be auctioned in the Sunday Miniatures Auction 
1st - $100 and 2nd - $50

SCULPTURES OR CARVINGS

These are, as the name suggests, carvings small enough to float in a cocktail glass. Carvings should be small (3 inches maximum) and moderately detailed. Any 3 dimensional pieces are welcome - they do not need to float! The whole idea is to be able to collect samples of each other's work whatever the style. Most of all, don't be afraid to have some fun with your entry.

All entries will be auctioned off on Sunday afternoon with proceeds going towards show expenses.  No entry fee.

Special Competition #6
SWAA Raffle & Poster Award Members only
Poster - $200 prize (winner keeps entry)
Raffle - 1st place: $700, 2nd place: $500 (becomes property of SWAA for raffle)

Open to SWAA members only 

Pieces entered in this competition may be 2-D or 3-D. Entries may be of any medium and do not need to have been completed within the last 3 years. For this competition only, artists are permitted to enter pieces previously entered in Reflection. The image of the winning piece of the Poster Competition will be used on the poster and promotional material for the next year's Reflections of Nature festival, as well as for the annual raffle. The winning piece of the Raffle Competition will be promoted and raffled as a fundraiser for the next year's show.

Special Competition #7
Razertip Photography Challenge
"Wildlife in Action"
Purchase Award: $250

Entry will be a suitably framed photograph of one or more wildlife subjects (bird, mammal, reptile, etc.) in action. The photograph is to have a minimum image size of 11x14" and a maximum image size of 26x36". Outside frame dimension must be no larger than 42" in length or width. The photograph may be in colour or monochrome. Un-enhanced as well as digitally enhance photographs will be accepted. Judging emphasis will be on image impact and originality. The winning entry receives a $250 purchase award. The entry will become the property of the sponsor with all rights to the images remaining with the artist.

Do not enter if you do not wish to sell your photograph, as the purchase award may not be declined.

 

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