Umbrella Cover Art Contest

Winners of the contest can be found here!


May 13, 2020: The QAC has an open call for visual artists and photographers to submit to our Cover Art Contest for the Summer 2020 issue of Umbrella magazine.

The theme of the issue is Art in the Time of Isolation (aka The COVID-19 issue), and we invite applicants to submit images (photographs or art work) that reflect your experience during this time of social distancing and widespread lockdowns.

The winner will be featured on the cover of the next Umbrella and will receive a $100. The winning submission will also be displayed at the QAC gallery once we reopen.

Please email your submission(s) to with the Subject: ART COVER CONTEST and include your name, artist bio and a one to three-sentence statement about each submission.

DEADLINE IS: June 1, 2020 AT 12:00PM


  • You must be a current member of the Quinte Arts Council
  • Submissions are vertically oriented (in other words, portrait not landscape)
  • Artwork must be scanned or well photographed. No flash.
  • Images must be high resolution (min 2 MB)
  • Maximum number of submissions: 3
  • You must be the owner/creator of each submission.

Failure to adhere to all criteria is grounds for disqualification.

All contestants acknowledge that submitted images becomes the property of Quinte Art Council for the purposes of use in digital and print promotions.