2024 Art of Soul! is determined by two rounds of judging performed by a panel of jurors. In the first round, the panel will review all entries digitally and anonymously. Based on this evaluation, participants will be selected for inclusion. After the show is installed, the jurors will then appear in person for the second round of judging. At this time, they will evaluate for the show's awards, including the following prizes, which will be awarded to one (1) entry per award. Best of Show is awarded to the entry that best displays the art principle of unity while capturing the spirit of either Social Justice or Black Joy and the African American Experience. (Unity in art: the harmony or oneness of elements and principles of art). People‚Äôs Choice is awarded to the work that receives the most votes from the public within the specified period. In the event of multiple winners within this category the prize will be split. Any artist(s) who is awarded Best of Show will be ineligible for the same prize the following year of the Art of Soul! Juried Art Show.

In celebration of the tenth year of Art of Soul!, we are introducing the NAAMCC Legacy Award,  which will be given to a pioneering artist whose long career in the field has served as an inspiration to others. 


Best of Show: $3,000
First Place Social Justice: $1000
First Place Black Joy: $1000
First Place Black Joy within Social Justice: $1000
People's Choice: $500
Honorable Mention: $250 Art Supplies gift certificate

Award winners will be posted to this page after they are selected by the show's jurors and presented on October 19, 2024. 

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