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Five Days Left to Enter National Digital Artists Competition

There are only five days left to enter the ‘Images of Resilience’ competition organised by the National Digital Artists Association  (naDA) as a special fundraising competition for photographers and digital artists to support Award Winning Mobile Photographer Meri Walker (@iPhoneArtGirl).

Walker lost her home and all her belongings in the fire that ravaged Talent, OR on September 8, 2020 – a devastating loss. She needs significant support to rebuild and reestablish her life.  naDA is proud to support the efforts of her friends, family and others in the digital art community in this endeavor. To that end, all entry fees, sales commissions and other donations or proceeds from this international online competition will be contributed to the GoFundMe campaign that has been set up for her.(

As a reminder, the following are helpful links:

Submission of Entries:

More information about the competition:

More about the beneficiary of this nADA competition, the digital artist, iPhoneArtGirl, Meri Walker: and

The naDA YouTube Channel for interviews on “What Resilience Means to Me” can be accessed at:

Competition Categories

Artwork can be submitted in one, two or all three categories.

Digital Photography: This category includes photography that uses a digital sensor to record the image, including DSLRs and mobile phone or tablet cameras. 

Digital Painting/Drawing:  Digital painters use software and apps, whether mobile or computer-based, to draw and paint their images. 

Digital Mixed Media:  This category includes work in which artists may combine and manipulate images, and may use mark making, drawing and painting, and text using a variety of apps, whether mobile or computer-based.

Artists must certify that they have permission for all imagery used in their submissions. Neither the National Association of Digital Artists nor the Cape Cod Art Center nor any juror working with either organization is responsible for any unauthorized use of images.

Artists may submit as many entries as they like, but no individual may be awarded more than two prizes.

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$500 Best in Show

$500 Meri Walker Prize

$250 First Prize – Digital Photography

$100 Second Prize – Digital Photography

$250 First Prize – Digital Painting/Drawing

$100 Second Prize – Digital Painting/Drawing

$250 First Prize – Digital Mixed Media

$100 Second Prize – Digital Mixed Media

Entry Fees

$30. for the first image

$10. for each additional entry

Juror’s Statement – Teresa Lunt

Resilience is not just survival but a kind of strengthening as a result of a severe trial, like the development of a muscle through a repeated tearing down. As the theme for this show, I will be looking for images of resilience that I anticipate will resonate with life experiences of artists and viewers alike.

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