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The 2013 Hunting Art Prize
One Piece. One Texas Artist. One $50,000 Prize.

If you are not a Texas artist, please forward this to someone who is.

Art can come from anyone. And artists – regardless of where they are in their careers – are worthy of support, sponsorship, recognition, and visibility. That is the philosophy upon which the Hunting Art Prize was built more than decades ago. And today that commitment remains as strong as ever.

Now in its 33rd year, the Hunting Art Prize is once again inviting artists throughout Texas to vie for its $50,000 prize – historically the most generous painting and drawing award in all of North America.

Here's How You Can Sign Up.
Fill out the electronic form at and upload one digital file representing your selected artwork by midnight, Friday, November 30. Because judging is based on the single piece that is submitted – not the artist or a body of work – no biographical information is required to participate.

However, artists must:

  • Be legal residents of Texas and at least 18 years of age or older by August 1, 2012
  • Submit a single, two-dimensional painting or drawing not exceeding 72 inches on any side (including frame, if any)
  • Provide a digital file in JPEG format – no less than 1 MB and no greater than 2 MB in size
What Happens Next.
After submissions have been reviewed to ensure compliance with contest rules, entries will be judged according to a two-tiered jury process. A panel of jurors will first evaluate the digital files and select individuals to move on to the final tier of judging. Those chosen will be asked to submit the original artwork represented by their digital file for consideration in determining the winning piece.

All finalists will have an opportunity to display and sell their work at the annual Hunting Art Prize gala, where the winner will be announced. The 2013 event will take place on May 4 in Houston.

But There's More.
Each year in connection with the competition, Hunting PLC, the international oil services company that sponsors the prize, proudly supports a well-deserving Texas-based charity through a donation made on behalf of the Hunting Art Prize. The gift includes a direct contribution as well as a gift from Hunting that matches the dollars generated from finalists who sell their art at the annual Hunting Art Prize gala.

Hunting will present the 2013 donation to New Danville, a self-sustaining, master-planned community supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This is the second consecutive year the nonprofit has been selected as the Hunting Art Prize Charity.

For questions on the prize, email Further details on submission criteria, terms, and conditions can be found at