Virtual Art Contest


virtual art contest

All proceeds benefiting the Children's Advocacy Center of East Central Missouri

May 3-10, 2021

Online voting and bidding closes on May 10 at 5:00 PM


Register artwork through April 28, 2021

A donation entrance fee is appreciated for the Traditional, Digital, and 3-Dimensional categories, but is not required. Artists in these categories are allowed to submit multiple original artwork pieces.

A $25 entry fee is required to compete for Best in Show (which has a $100 cash prize) with a maximum of two pieces per Best in Show contestant.

Your artwork will be judged based on the photo you provide. Please be aware of picture clarity and lighting when taking the photo. After registering online, please email a picture of your artwork to our Fundraising Department. Email address and instructions provided in registration confirmation email.

Acceptable Art Mediums

Traditional: Paint, Sketch, Charcoal, etc.
Digital: Photography, Digital Media, etc.
3-Dimensional: Pottery, Sculpting, Metal & Jewelry, Wood, etc.

If you are unsure what medium you belong to, please contact us.

Silent Auction

Bid on auction items and original artwork through our online platform | Make a Donation | Vote on Artwork | Raffles | Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Winners in Traditional, Digital and 3-D Categories| Best in Show

Category Selection

The Traditional, Digital, and 3D categories will each have a beginner, intermediate and advanced winner. Winners in these categories will receive a medal and a prize. One winner will be selected from the Best in Show category to receive a $100 cash prize. Artists must select their category and skill level when registering. 

Voting and Winner Determination

Artist name will be displayed next to each submitted piece, so your fans can vote for you! Please encourage your friends and family to input a donation vote for your original artwork! Artists can vote on other’s artwork, but we ask that you do not vote for yourself. One dollar will equal one vote, five dollars will equal five votes, etc. First place winners will be determined by the highest number of votes, with a Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced winner in each medium category. There will be one overall Best in Show winner determined by the CAC staff. Contest ends at 5pm on May 10, and winners will be notified shortly after. EVERY VOTE from your friends and family will raise money for the CAC and our mission to help survivors of child abuse and neglect.

Donate Artwork

All submitted artwork will automatically be entered in the contest. You will be given the option to donate your artwork to be sold as an auction item when registering. Donating your artwork will help the Children’s Advocacy Center raise even more funds for our mission! If you choose to donate your artwork, a team member will contact you for pickup details closer to the event start date.

Children's Advocacy Center of East Central Missouri

The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) facilitates a collaborative effort to improve the response to allegations of child abuse and neglect by following the child first doctrine.

The CAC accomplishes this through digitally-recorded forensic (fact finding) interviews, sexual abuse forensic examinations, advocacy, mental health referrals, training and coordination of multidisciplinary teams, case review and tracking, and community awareness and education regarding child abuse issues. All services to clients are free of charge.

By voting on art, purchasing auction items or being an event sponsor, you are directly supporting the CAC’s ability to provide life-changing services to clients in need.

The CAC is supported by financial gifts, grants, volunteer time and services, and donations of supplies. Donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. COMTREA is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization.




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Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship deadline: April 28, 2021

Sponsor Now

$1,000 - Gallery Sponsor

  • Logo featured at top of every page
  • Clickable logo on bidding platform
  • *Ad posted on social media 
  • *Ad on bidding platform
  • Ten raffle tickets for raffle item

$250 - Brillant Brushes

  • Clickable logo on bidding platform
  • *Ad posted on social media 
  • *Ad on bidding platform
  • Ten raffle tickets for raffle item

$100 - colorful creator

  • Clickable logo on bidding platform
  • *Ad posted on social media 
  • Five raffle tickets for raffle item

Auction Item Donation

  • Recognition on mobile bidding platform

Event Properties

Event Date 05-03-2021 8:00 am
Event End Date 05-10-2021 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 03-09-2021
Cut off date 04-29-2021
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