Visual Arts Brampton is excited to present the Snail Mail World Postcard Art Show! Creative people from all corners of the world are invited to mail in postcard size 4x6 inch original artworks to be displayed on our Instagram page, in our galleries and for judging in our annual competition.
Originally started in 1999 as the "Great Canadian Mail Art Show", the show was expanded to its current postcard art format in 2003. Since its inception, well over 2,000 entries have been received from all corners of the globe. The show was re-launched in 2016 as a part of Visual Arts Brampton's 30th anniversary.
Show us your art and participate in the biggest international postcard art show in the world!
Thank you to everyone who entered the Snail Mail World Postcard Art Show! The submission deadline has now past, and judging will occur in mid-March. Please check back in April for the results, and an announcement about the next Snail Mail World Postcard Art Show!
You may submit as many entries as you wish to. All entries will be judged independently of each other and not as a body or collection of works. Entries arriving after the due date will be considered in the following year’s snail mail show. Entries must arrive at Snail Mail Central by Tuesday February 28, 2017 to be considered for this year’s judging.
Only the front panel of the postcard will be judged. If both sides of the postcard have artwork, judges and curators will use their discretion to pick what they think is the best side. Entries containing offensive and/or sensitive material will be omitted.
- People’s choice award - voted online
- Best in Colour
- Best in Black and White
- Best Mixed Media
- Most creative
Judging will occur mid-March 2017.
Winners of each category will be notified by email and their works will be displayed on our website in April 2017.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries from all of the judging categories combined. The prizes are as follows:
- First Place: $100 CDN
- Second Place: $75 CDN
- Third Place: $25 CDN
By submitting postcard artwork to the Snail Mail World Postcard Art Show owned by Visual Arts Brampton, you grant Visual Arts Brampton a perpetual, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, publish, distribute for the sole purposes of promoting Snail Mail World Postcard Art Show, including incorporating it in other promotional compilation works in any media. Visual Arts Brampton will not be responsible for any works lost or damaged in transit. No image from this site may be used for any purpose without expressed written authorization.