Awards

All artists are encouraged to be present at the Awards Presentation on Sunday at 3:00 pm.

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BEST IN SHOW
ONE ULTIMATE OVERALL BEST IN SHOW receives $300
That winner is chosen from the best in event winners from:

- all events - all levels - all divisions - all classes - all levels

Scroll to the bottom of this page to see how the ribbons are awarded. 

Best in Event Painting & Drawing - Open - $100
The Pat Grove Memorial Award was established in 2014. 
This award is sponsored by Harvey Rebalkin in Pat's memory.

Junior Event Awards
Junior Painting & Drawing (Bill Haussecker Memorial Award
- $100 for 1st, $75 for 2nd, $25 for 3rd
- Sponsored by Tania Nault

Junior Carving & Sculpture (Bill Hazzard Memorial Award)
- $100 for 1st, $75 for 2nd, $25 for 3rd
- Sponsored by Leroy & Rina Royer

Junior Photography 
- $100 for 1st, $75 for 2nd, $25 for 3rd

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Peoples' Choice Award
Visitors to the Reflections Art Festival will be given the opportunity to vote for their favourite piece. 

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Purchase Awards
Sponsors interested in purchasing art have the opportunity to offer a special purchase award at the Reflections Art Festival. Artists enter pieces into a special competition with the hope of winning that competition and selling their art at the purchase award price.

Razertip Photography Challenge - $250
Sponsored by Razertip Industries Incorporated
Purchase award for a framed photo.

In all purchase award competitions, the sponsor has the right to decline the judges' choice and make their own selection. If this should be the case, the judges' selection will retain its first place ranking and the ribbon; however, the sponsor's selection will receive the cash purchase award. The sponsor may also decline all entries, in which case the cash award will not be presented.

All reproduction rights remain with the artist.

Two-dimensional entries must be framed to a quality reflecting the prestige of the award.

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Special Competition Awards
The Special Competition winners will receive their awards during this ceremony.

Special Comp #1 - Our Backyard - Photography Competition
-  Registration fee: $20
 - Theme for 2018 is Living Skies
 - Prizes to be announced


Special Comp #3 - Miniature Photography
- No registration fee
- Nature Stamp Photographs 
- Piece is sold at Sunday's auction with proceeds going to SWAA
- $25 for winner

Special Comp #4 - Miniature Painting & Drawing
- No registration fee
- Nature Stamp Paintings 
- Piece is sold at Sunday's auction with proceeds going to SWAA
- $25 for winner

Special Comp #5 - Miniature - Cocktail Glass Carvings 
- No registration fee
- Piece is sold at Sunday's auction with proceeds going to SWAA
- $25 for winner

Special Comp #6 - Poster Challenge
-  Registration fee: $20
 - open to SWAA members only
 - can be either 2D or 3D
 - $100

Special Comp #7 - Razertip Photography Challenge
- Registration fee: $20
- Purchase Award
- Sponsored by Razertip Industries Inc.
- $250 goes to the photographer for the purchase of the photo

Special Comp #8 - Cane or Walking Stick
-  Registration fee: $20
- Winner recieves $150 

Special Comp #9 - Upcycled into Art
-  Registration fee: $20
- Sponsored by Chris Klassen
 - $150 for 1st

Click here for more details: Special Competitions.


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Ribbons

Artwork is classified as it is submitted to the show: 
- Event (Bird Carving - Sculpture - Photography - Painting & Drawing - Junior)
- Division (A - Z)
- Class (1 - 4)
- Level (Beginner - Intermediate - Open)

Ribbons are awarded starting with judging each class:
1st - 2nd - 3rd in each class at each level in each division in all events

Note:  To ensure that there is always representation from each class when a piece is selected to get a ribbon, the 2nd place piece from that class or division is moved up to replace it before proceeding to the next level of judging.

Those pieces are then judged for the Best in Division Ribbons:
1st - 2nd - 3rd in each Division at each level 
- those pieces will now have 2 ribbons; 1 for class & 1 for division

The Best in Division pieces are then judged to receive the Best in Event:
1st - 2nd - 3rd in each Event  
- these pieces now have 3 ribbons; 1 for class, 1 for division & 1 for event

The Best in Event pieces from Bird Carving, Sculpture, Photography, Painting & Drawing and Junior are judged to receive the Overall Best in Show prize 


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NOTE:  If winning artists wish to donate their ribbons back to the show for reuse next year, please leave them at the front desk when you pick up your work on Sunday.

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