APH InSights Art — 26th Annual Juried Art Competition and Exhibition for Artists Who Are Visually Impaired and Blind

Make Waves! Make Art…
Enter APH InSights 2017!

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The Great Wave off Kanagawa
Katsushika Hokusai, 1830-1833

The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) invites visually impaired and blind artists of all ages to submit artwork to APH InSights 2017! This art competition and exhibition is exclusively for blind and visually impaired artists and draws entries from across the U.S. and around the world. Please review the art competition rules (below) to find out how you or your students can participate!

Deadlines for Entry

For Student Artists from preschool through high school, original artwork must be received at APH by Friday, March 24, 2017.

For Adult Artists, original artwork or a digital image must be received at APH by Friday, March 31, 2017.

Entry Form

Competition Rules

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Collage of juried art from years past

Latest News

The excitement starts now… The 2017 InSights Art Contest is now open!

We are proud to announce the opening of the 2017 Competition. The deadlines for sending artwork and entry form are as follows:

  • Student Artists from preschool through high school: Original artwork must be received at APH by Friday, March 24, 2017.
  • Adult Artists: Original artwork, or a digital image must be received at APH by Friday, March 31, 2017

Remember to include 2 copies of the entry form with your artwork!

Entry form is now available

Download the 2017 Contest entry form.

Artists in the News

We love it when artists who have entered the InSights Art Contest make the news, and we want to share their stories with you. If you know an InSights Artist who has been featured in the news recently, let us know. We’ll be happy to post it here.

“Dubuque Art Student Wins National Award”

KCRG News, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, filmed this report on Reece Drapeau, a grade school student who won first place for his wonderful piece, “Four Seasons” for the 2016 contest. Congratulations, Reece!

Painting of a tree in various seasons, by Reece Drapeau

“Introducing Lynda Lambert, Seasoned Writer and Artist”

AFB’s online magaine, VisionAware wrote a beautiful article about Lynda Lambert, an artist who won third place for her extraordinary beaded work, “My Bleeding Heart,” in the 2016 contest.

Beaded jewelry, by Lynda Lambert

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About APH InSights Art

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APH InSights, an annual juried competition and exhibition, is organized by APH for artists of all ages with vision loss. International in scope, this project reflects our mission to promote independence of people who are blind and visually impaired by encouraging individuals to create original art.

Around 500 entries in all types of media are received each year. Judges from Louisville’s education and art community select pieces for display at the APH Annual Meeting in October. Prize winners are invited to come to Louisville to receive their awards at an evening banquet. Artwork from entries may also be reproduced in the APH InSights Art Calendar and as images on greeting cards. The entry form for the competition is available in February of each year.

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