Cover Art Contest!


Announcing the Riddle Fence Cover Contest Sponsored by The Leyton Gallery of Fine Arts

Riddle Fence Publishing Inc. is holding its first cover contest, sponsored exclusively by The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art.


The winning pieces will be published in Riddle Fence #20, Winter 2015.

The first place winner’s art will be featured on the front and back cover of the journal and they will receive a one-year subscription (3 issues) to Riddle Fence, be featured in an article inside #20, and will receive $500.

The second place winner’s art will be featured on a full-page inside the journal and the third place finalist’s work will be on a half-page.


Images entered in the contest must be unpublished and not submitted to any other publication or contest until the close of the WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED contest (February 28th, 2015). Contest is open to all artists aged 19 or older, anywhere fine artmaking is done. There is a minimum of two (2) entries and a maximum of five (5) entries per participant. Images must be 300dpi and at least 2400x3000pxls. Images can be black & white or colour. Images will be judged blind, so include the title of your work, but NOT the artist’s name or any revealing data on the image itself. Include a cover letter or cover email with your name, mailing address, phone number, title, medium, dimensions (inches), year, a short biography (3-5 sentences), and a short paragraph about the work (3-5 sentences). We accept a variety of art media including painting, drawing, print making, sculpture, photography, installation images, performance and video stills. Do not send originals. Work will not be returned. Riddle Fence Art Editors, Candace Fulford, Mike Gough, and Hillary Winter will judge the contest.

Entry fee (including a one-year subscription to Riddle Fence, 3 issues): $50 in Canada; $55 elsewhere. Outside Canada, please send a money order in Canadian funds for $55CAD. Already receiving Riddle Fence? Let us know in your cover letter/email whether you want to extend or give this subscription as a gift.

Contest opens September 18, 2014. Contest closes February 28, 2015. 

Artists are being asked to email their dazzling work to or mail it to: Riddle Fence, PO Box 7092, St. John's, NL A1E 3Y3

Artwork will not be returned. Do not mail originals.

Past Riddle Fence cover artists: Scott Walden, Michael Pittman, John Haney, Jennifer Barrett, Terrence Howell, Grant Boland, Gerri-Lynn Mackey, Kevin Yates, Peter Wilkins, Kym Greeley, Dave Sheppard, Graham Blair, Ned Pratt, Jennah Turpin, Will Gill, Kathy Oke, and Andrea Cooper

 Thank you and good luck!