Overall awards

Purchase Prize - $2,000.00
1st place - $1,000.00
2nd place - $750.00
3rd place - $500.00
Artists choice - $500.00
Merit 2 prizes - $300.00


Historic Dubuque

Painting of a pre-WW2 building.  May focus on an architectural feature or a complete structure.

1st place - $300.00
2nd place - $200.00


Mississippi Overlook

View from a bluff top that includes some portion of the Mississippi.

1st place - $300.00
2nd place - $200.00


RiverFront

View from below the bluffs that includes some portion of the Mississippi.

1st place - $300.00
2nd place - $200.00


Industrial Scene

View highlighting Dubuque's industrial and transport heritage, including factory, railroad, barge, etc.

1st place - $300.00
2nd place - $200.00


View of the countryside.  May include farm buildings, farmland, woodlands, creeks, etc.  Special emphasis on Driftless Area topography.

1st place - $300.00
2nd place - $200.00

Rural Scene

 


Arboretum

Any scene painted in the Dubuque Arboretum.

1st place - $300.00
2nd place - $200.00


most Poetic

Elicits an emotional response in the viewer due to its atmosphere or mood.  May be pastoral, spiritual, urban gritty, or humorous.   This award presents an opportunity to recognize a “quality of beauty with intensity of emotion regarded as characteristic of poems.”

1st place - $300.00
2nd place - $200.00


Quick Paint

1st place - $300.00
2nd place - $200.00
3rd place - $100.00


Nocturne

1st place - $300.00
2nd place - $200.00
3rd place - $100.00