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Editor’s Prize in Visual Art: $200

Judged by Meg Lionel Murphy

The winner of the second annual Porter House Review Editor's Prize in Art will receive $200 and publication. All submitted works will be considered for publication. Porter House Review is dedicated to paying all of our featured artists a competitive rate for accepted works. 

In the past, Porter House Review has built a digital portfolio of artwork to accompany its written content. For this years Editor's Prize, we are hoping to continue to build a repository of artwork from a pool of talented artists from which we will regularly choose pieces to pair with written work. This time around, we are looking for visual artists to meet specific contest requirements: (1) submit artwork based on a theme, and (2) submit a collected series of artwork in which all pieces are connected. 

Here is the theme for Porter House Review’s second annual Editor's Prize:




1. Please define. 

Artists are free to submit work based on their own interpretations of the theme but will be asked to justify how the work is representative of identity. Over the past year, our aesthetic has ranged from expressionistic to naturalistic to experimental styles, but with a primary focus on artwork that reproduces well online. If your work is chosen for publication, we ask that you grant us the right to post your artwork on our website, as well as social media promotions.

To submit, please include the following:

  • 3–6 pieces of a connected series of work (as JPEGs) or a PDF of selected portfolio pieces.
  • A 100-word artist’s statement (written in third person) about the work, including a rationale for how this work relates to the contest theme and defines identity.      
  • A 50-word artist bio.
  • A link to your website and/or social media handles.

Please upload 72dpi JPEGs, sized at a maximum of 1200 pixels on the longest side. Label the images: 01_LastNameFirstName.jpg. (number dependent on number of images submitted). Landscape format works best. If you’re submitting a painted/mixed media piece, please crop the image to the canvas as best as possible with indirect or natural lighting to avoid glare.

The work will be published in the journal as either a standalone exhibit or paired with written publications.