Loudoun County distillery sponsors its first Art Contest for local artists - $1000 Grand Prize!
January 28, 2015, Purcellville, VA – Catoctin Creek is proud to announce its first ever art contest. Intended as a way to support and promote the diverse local art community of Loudoun County, Virginia and surrounding areas, Catoctin Creek will accept submissions of art, with a grand prize of $1000 for the winning piece!
"Becky and I have always loved art, and live in a county rich with local artists," remarked Scott Harris. "We wanted to see what kind of art is out there, and give local artists a platform to show off their work."
Submissions will be accepted until March 13, 2015, at 5:00pm. The contest will be judged by the employees of the Loudoun distillery, and a winner will be chosen on March 20th.
- Grand Prize: $1000
- Second Place: $500
- Third Place: $250
All submitted entries will be eligible for display in our tasting room for the entire month of April.
Submissions should reflect some aspect of Catoctin Creek (the distillery or the creek), life in Virginia, Maryland or Washington DC, and reflect revelry, culture, enjoyment of life, whiskey, drinking, etc. We give wide latitude for the maximum artistic creativity. Nearly any submission will be acceptable, including, but not limited to:
- Still Lifes
- And any media types: Watercolors / Mixed Media / Photography / Painting / Ink / etc.
Pictured above, clockwise from top left, art by Andrew Spell, Jay Cliburn, David Buchanan, and Firefly Imageworks.
Rules of the Contest
All entries become the property of Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, LLC. Don't want to submit the original? That's cool! We get that. Then just submit a digital image or a print of the artwork. That's fine with us! That's what we'll keep, and you can keep the original if you like.
We may elect to use your art in national promotions (even non-winning entries), and in all such cases, the artist will be given credit for their work.
All artwork must be 100% original, and artists must verify that their work is unique through a provided affidavit.
For fairness, Catoctin Creek employees will select the winning pieces through a blind process (artist name is unknown during the selections).
For further information, or questions, please contact the distillery at the address provided below.