This is the list of all the themes and entry windows for the Monthly ATC Contests for 2018.

Two months have been designated MIXED MEDIA ONLY contests. Be sure to carefully read the directions for those months to ensure your entry qualifies!

I will open threads for each month's contest so we can have the normal chit-chat.

FAB prizes have been donated by art teachers, our great ATCsForAll Members, and art supply companies!! Be sure to check the monthly contest to see what great prizes are offered.

Ten of the monthly contests are open to ANY media in ATC size (2.5 x 3.5 portrait or landscape). Two months will be designated MIXED MEDIA ONLY in ATC size.

To enter, submit no more than one (1) ATC entry in the selected theme to "" in standard jpg format (No less than 150 dpi please).

Can't stress this enough - Please note the following! - so your card gets listed in the contest come voting time!

1. send your card as a jpg to
2. Please be sure to include your AFA username when submitting the entry.
3. be sure to send a large enough picture (at least 150 dpi) pictures posted for voting are 250 pixels wide - larger is fine - smaller pictures won't show the art at it's best
4. For MIXED MEDIA ONLY contests you MUST include a list of media used with your entry. No list, no entry.
5. You are NOT entered until you receive an email response from me. If you don't hear back, please get in touch!

Please no watermarks or signatures on the front of the image as we are trying to keep all entries anonymous to better the contest experience. All members are welcome to participate.*

Don't post your entries (or cards that look like your entry) into the contest gallery or online until after the voting has occurred. Once we have announced the winner of the contest feel free to upload it and claim your card!

*No participant can win more than one prize per year - the year will run from Jan 1 thru Dec 31. You are still welcome to play but once you win, your card is ineligible for voting till the next year.

January 2018 -
Theme: Windows
Entry Window: 1/1 - 1/31
1st Place:
2nd Place:

February 2018 -
Theme: Vintage Valentines* -- MIXED MEDIA ONLY
Entry Window: 2/1 - 2/28
1st Place:
2nd Place:

March 2018 -
Theme: Waterscapes
Entry Window: 3/1 - 3/31
1st Place:
2nd Place:

April 2018-
Theme: Butterflies & Moths
Entry Window: 4/1 - 4/30
1st Place:
2nd Place:

May 2018-
Theme: Birds of Prey
Entry Window: 5/1 - 5/31
1st Place:
2nd Place:

June 2018 -
Theme: Monochromatic Portraits
Entry Window: 6/1 - 6/30
1st Place:
2nd Place:

July 2018 -
Theme: Imaginary Critters
Entry Window: 7/1 - 7/31
1st Place:
2nd Place:

August 2018 -
Entry Window: 8/1 - 8/31
1st Place:
2nd Place:

September 2018 -
Theme: Under the Sea
Entry Window: 9/1 - 9/30
1st Place: [B]
2nd Place: [B]

October 2018-
Theme: Halloween
Entry Window: 10/1 - 10/31
1st Place:
2nd Place:

November 2018 -
Theme: Trees
Entry Window: 11/10 - 12/31
1st Place:
2nd Place:

December 2018 -
Theme: Winter
Entry Window: 12/1 - 12/31
1st Place:
2nd Place: