Young Painters Competition

2023 Miami University Young Painters Competition for the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award

Entry Prospectus

Year 2023: focus on Representational Realism Painting


Submission Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2022

The Competition

Year 2023: Representational Realism painting only

Young Painters, U.S. residents, ages 25 – 35 as of competition entry are invited to participate in an annual juried competition for the 2022 $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award. Entrants should have achieved a significant degree of success as an emerging artist of noteworthy talent. The Yeck Award winning artwork becomes part of the Miami University Painters of the 21st Century Collection.


2023: John Yau

Living in New York City, John Yau is both a distinguished poet and a renowned art and literary critic. He has published more than fifty books of poetry, artist books, fiction and criticism. Recent publications include: Genghis Chan On Drums (2021) and a monograph on the Chinese Artist, Liu Xiaodong (2021). Yau was the Arts Editor for the Brooklyn Rail (2007-2011) and he has received numerous awards, including the Jackson Prize for Poetry (2018), a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation grant and a New York Foundation for the Arts award in Poetry and Fiction. Receiving his M.F.A. from Brooklyn College and the B.A. from Bard College, Yau is currently a Professor of Critical Studies at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University and writes regularly for the online magazine, Hyperallergic.

Your Entry

Your entry/submission is to consist of the following:
(Incomplete or late entries will be rejected)

  1. Entry Form and Artist Contract: print and submit a hard copy via email, please
  2. Submission of Paintings: up to 5 entries; no dimension exceeding 72 inches, artwork completed within the past three years demonstrating the scope and depth of your work. All works submitted must be available for the exhibition and purchase award. (Exhibition dates: January/March 2023.) All images submitted should be JPG, 5” x 7”, approx., 355 dpi, RGB color mode. A word document, titled, Image List, should be included with your entry, with the following information per image entry: Artist name, Title of work, Year of work, Media, Dimensions in inches, and an image of the artwork. Also, include a 1 -2 page CV.
  3. Entry Fee:
    • Check made payable to Miami University for $25.00 (This should be received no later than October 6, 2022, for your entry to be complete for the jury process.)

Send check to:

Ann Taulbee
Young Painters 2023

Department of Art
400 S. Patterson Avenue, Room 124, Art Building
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056-2486

Summary of materials needed

Deadline for receipt of entry materials: Friday, September 30, 2022, 11:59 p.m.

Submit the following via email:

  • Entry Form
  • Entry Images
  • Image List with images
  • 1-2 page CV

Submit the following via postal/ship/delivery:

  • $25.00 entry fee – Check made payable to Miami University
    Send to address listed.

Competition Awards

$10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Purchase Award
$2,500 Second Place
$2,000 Third Place


The 10 Finalists chosen by our 2023 Juror will be notified in mid/late October 2022. Images of the finalists' works will be retained by Miami University. Artworks of finalists to arrive the week of November 28, 2022. The $10,000 Yeck Purchase Award winner will be invited to have a solo exhibit and as a visiting artist to coincide with the 2024 competition. Participation in the exhibition entry process and signing the entry form, constitutes an understanding and acceptance of the conditions set forth herein, including the right of Miami University to use submitted images for publicity and educational purposes.


All finalists will assume the cost of shipment and insurance of artworks to Miami University. Works must be packed in reusable crates/boxes and constructed to withstand the rigors of commercial shipping. Finalists are responsible for the repair of damaged crates before the works are returned. Works may also be hand-delivered. Hand-delivered works must also be picked-up from Miami University. Miami will assume the cost of return shipping of the finalists' paintings, shipped and insured as delivered to Miami University.


Contact: Ann Taulbee, Director
Web: Hiestand Galleries
Phone: 513-529-1883