Welcome to High Art 2018! This year’s theme is FREEDOM.

Welcome to High Art 2018! This year’s theme is FREEDOM.

Using cannabis as your muse, your mission is to create an incredible
work of art, something worthy of this year’s grand prize worth $25,000!

High Art is the only international art contest dedicated to celebrating
cannabis and creativity. The contest is open to all artists, in all
countries and of all experience levels!

Submit your original artwork and show us what FREEDOM means to you!

All entries must adhere to the spirit and theme of the competition.

The Natural Cannabis Company and High Art panel reserve the right to reject any entries with objectional content.

SUBMISSIONS BEGIN: February 20, 2018, Midnight Pacific Standard Time

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 20, 2018, Midnight Pacific Standard Time.



Once your submission has been received, you will receive confirmation of your entry on our website.

Online voting for the Crowd Favorite award begins as soon as entries are posted on our website.

The top 30 High Art finalists will be selected and appear online March 30th – April 15th, 2018.

All winners will see their art featured at the High Art Gallery in Santa
 Rosa, California and worldwide at select art and cultural events.
Additionally, winning images will be displayed on The Natural Cannabis
Company’s exclusive High Art packaging, promotional materials and social





Use this very simple template to build or paste your artwork in. TEMPLATE DOWNLOAD

Enter the contest on this page beginning February 20, 2018.

Upload your image in the form provided. Follow each step closely.



When submitting your entries, we require that you provide a short bio
 (350 words or fewer). Tell us a little bit about yourself; your
artistic training, artistic inspiration, media choice, any special
techniques used or anything you want the world to know about you. You
may also include your website URL and social media links.

NOTE: All entrants will be judged on their entire
submission packet, including the artist biography. Submissions
accompanied by clear, complete bios will be rated higher than those with
 missing or incomplete information.


Every submission that is correctly entered will receive an immediate notification on the same submission page.


Judging will be conducted by a diverse panel of international artists
 and accomplished individuals in professional and academic fields.

The High Art competition gives artists a unique platform to express their vision of “Cannabis + Freedom.”

Submissions will be judged on adherence to theme; whether they are
creative, inspiring, provocative, or thought-provoking; as well as
artistic and creative merit.

The artwork submitted to the competition will be judged based on the following elements of artistic expression:


20 artists will be selected to receive cash prizes.

10 artists will receive special recognition, plus one Crowd Favorite work will be selected by online popular vote.

Grand Prize: $15,000 USD + a $10,000 donation on your behalf to a top international charitable organization.*

Winning pieces will be seen by an international audience. The winning
 entries will be featured at the High Art gallery in Santa Rosa,
California and on the High Art online art gallery featured on
 for one year and then remain in the gallery’s archives. Featured
artists will gain exposure to an international audience, enhance their
portfolio and increase traffic and links to their own websites or online
 portfolios. High Art promotes winning artists via product packaging,
posters, email, online press releases, online event promotions and
social media marketing, as well as through exhibits and displays at
prestigious international art and culture events.

*Winning artist may select recipient from a list of top-rated
international charitable organizations provided by the High Art panel.


Each artist warrants that he or she has obtained all necessary
releases from models and other subjects featured in the works of art and
 any additional releases required with respect to names, trademarks,
designs or works of art depicted in the submitted work of art and that
the creation, display or distribution of the work of art will not
violate any United States law.

Each artist warrants that he or she alone created the submitted work
of art or if there are collaborators, they are named. Plagiarism will
result in immediate disqualification. All works are checked for
copyrighted and plagiarized materials.

Entries must be original works of art and not copies, derivatives or
based in anyway on other copyrighted or published works of art.

We will accept appropriated images as long as the original creator is
 acknowledged and credited and your methodology is explained.

Do not send images of your artwork which have been framed or contain watermarks.

High Art may color correct your images in order to enhance the
overall presentation. High Art may crop your images for formatting
purposes for use in packaging, promotional materials or other High Art
presentations and for other areas of our website.

Artist agrees and understands that by submitting their artwork to
High Art that they are opting into the High Art subscription email list
and will receive future email announcements and notices from us. If you
would like to be removed from this list, just click on the “unsubscribe”
 button at the bottom of the email and we will remove you immediately.

Submissions of an entry to this competition imply acceptance of all above stated conditions.