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Phoenix Pride unites, educates, and engages people to support and empower the LGBTQ+ community and our allies. In accordance with our mission statement, Phoenix Pride is hosting the 4th Annual PHOENIX PRIDE CREATIVE, an initiative meant to engage and promote the creative talent within Arizona.

Phoenix Pride is seeking original expression of individual achievement, challenge, and experience. Artists are encouraged to represent the LGBTQ+ community in creative, bold, and original ways.

2024 Call To Artists will open January 2024.

Submission Parameters

How To Enter:

While we encourage entries of various physical mediums, due to space limitations, Phoenix Pride requests that each piece of artwork be electronically submitted through digital means via the link/button above no later than February 28, 2023 @ 11:59PM (MST) for initial judging. No late submissions will be accepted.


  • The entrance fee is $15.00 per submission with a maximum of (3) submissions per individual.
  • Please include a brief description of your artwork including dimensions and material.
  • Open to any artist residing in Arizona, the Phoenix Pride Creative is soliciting submissions of any physical medium including (but not limited to) ceramic, illustration, graphic design, painting, photography, etc. Examples of subject matter could include community progress, equality, a celebration of diversity and community, etc.
  • After the initial judging, semi-finalists will have the opportunity to display their original artwork at Exposed Studio & Gallery for final judging and will be recognized through Phoenix Pride social media.


  • No profanity or nudity of any kind will be accepted (Unless in reasonable context of the work being presented. This will be determined on a case by case basis.).
  • If you wish to use models or pictures of any individual, you must provide a signed model release agreement in addition to the submission or it will be immediately rejected from consideration.

Also, take into consideration that we will be using this to post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram. Ensure it is within the guidelines and regulations for these social media outlets.

Submission Guidelines:

We will need two submission sizes to ensure that we are able to maximize exposure for the artist and community to see:

  • 336 x 280 (desktop)
  • 320 x 100 (mobile banner ads)
    • Resolution: 300 DPI (minimum)
    • High-quality photos

Note that this does not replace the organization logo in any way, but instead is strictly for main events that Phoenix Pride hosts annually.

Important Dates

More information coming 2024.


First Place:

  • $1,000 Prize Money
  • (2) VIP Tickets to the 2023 Phoenix Pride Festival

Second Place:

  • $400 Prize Money
  • (2) Weekend-Pass GA Tickets with Express Entry to the 2023 Phoenix Pride Festival

Third Place:

  • $100 Prize Money
  • (2) Weekend-Pass GA Tickets with Express Entry to the 2023 Phoenix Pride Festival

Plus, all winners will receive…

  • Recognition of Achievement via Social Media and Press Release
  • Listed on the Phoenix Pride Website for One Year
  • Recognition at Summer Awards Reception on June 25, 2023


Is there a fee to enter submissions?

  • Yes, there is a $15.00 entry fee per submission (not per person). Artists are eligible to submit up to (3) separate pieces of artwork.

How many awards are there?

  • Phoenix Pride will be awarding three prizes for First, Second, and Third place.

I don’t feel I belong to the LGBT+ Community, but I still want to enter. Can I?

  • Absolutely! The Phoenix Pride Creative is open to all LGBTQ+ community members as well as Allies. If you support us, we support you without any regard towards citizenship status, orientation, nationality, gender, race, religion, or other demographic!

I spend my winter seasons out of state. Can I still enter?

  • Are you a resident of Arizona? If so, you are eligible to enter no matter where you spend your winters!

What is the minimum age requirement?

  • Anyone may enter regardless of age. Young or not-so-young, we welcome you!

My artwork needs to be seen in person. Why do I have to submit my art electronically?

  • Unfortunately, Phoenix Pride does not have the space to accept physical submissions for the first round of judging. All semi-finalist artwork will be invited to be seen and judged in person at Exposed Studio & Gallery instead of through a photograph.

Who are the judges?

  • Final judging will consist of members of the Phoenix Pride Board of Directors as well as local community members.

Have another question?

  • For any inquiries please contact