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Art Competition Criteria




Agreement to Official Rules

Participation in the Art Competition constitutes entrants full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules.  Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.



Tofu Ink Arts Press Art Prize is open to all Artists internationally.

* Acceptable media would include almost anything like: mixed media, sculpture, oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, pencil, pen, photography etc.

a. Art Calls are open to all Amateur and Professional artists.

b. 2D and 3D work are eligible.

c. Each file submitted must be in a jpeg format.

e. You may enter works of art which have won awards in other Art Competitions.

f. Your art must be your own original concept and not a copy of anyone else’s copyrighted material and you may only submit your own artwork that you, personally created.


Art Competition Period

Submit to the online Submittable website only.  All entries must be in by December 31, 2023.


Image Preparation

Prepare your images as required before beginning the submission process. Submissions are only accepted via the online process. 

Digital image files: JPG files only.

Tofu Ink may crop your winning images for formatting purposes for use in their slideshow presentations, other off-site slideshows, YouTube presentations, other Online presentations and for other areas of the website if your images are chosen.


The sizing and labeling of your images are very important. Label your image files in the following manner: first and last name, image name, the medium used, size, year created. Here is an Example: JohnBrown_Midnight_Photography_8x10_2017.


Winner Notification

Winner announced January 2024.



Winner will receive their own print book of less than 48 pages published by Tofu Ink Arts Press with 50% of royalty sales going to the artist.  The winner will be featured on Tofu Ink Arts Press, will appear in their store and will be included on IngramSpark’s publishing list for book stores to sell, along with being featured on Amazon and Kindle.  The winner will also receive 10 free books of their publication. Winner will work along with Tofu Ink Arts Press during the editing process and will have final proof decisions. The Artist shall maintain all copyrights of any images that are submitted. 


Criteria for Judging

Based on the artwork submitted to our competitions, they will be judged based on the following elements of artistic expression:

1. Interpretation and the clarity

2. Creativity, uniqueness, and originality 

3. Quality of artistic composition and overall design 

4. Color and tone

5. Overall impression of the art. What is the effect of the artwork in general and as a whole?

6. Overall, does the artwork stand on its own as a complete and outstanding work of art? Does it make us think about our thinking?

Tofu Ink Arts Press, a not for profit celebratory venture aims at publishing poems and other arts of un humdrum’d inclusive rhizomatic errant possibilities. We support work of established and emerging poets and artists. We strive for tri annual issues.  We are looking for polished art and poetics that are absorbed in possibilities.  We are committed to amplifying voices of the under-represented and marginalized. Tofu Ink Arts Press is a member of CLMP, Poets & Writers, Association of Writers & Writing Programs and The Academy of American Poets.

Art makes you think about thinking...ABSORB POSSIBILITIES!

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