Congrats to this year’s winner, Morgan Dwyer

Deadline to Vote was March 31st

Hospice Cup Competition:

Hospice Cup, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1981 to help local and regional hospices raise funds for patient programs and is now in it’s 40th year. In collaboration with Maryland Federation of Art (MFA), the organization hosts an annual competition for a piece of artwork to serve as the backdrop for their yearly poster. Artists are invited to submit two pieces of art and the winning work will be chosen by a People’s Choice online, as well as the board of the Hospice Cup organization. The winning piece is considered a donation to Hospice Cup and will be reproduced on posters, t-shirts and other collateral material promoting the event. Work submitted for the poster competition will be on display in MFA’s online People’s Choice Gallery March 13-26 and artwork may be offered for sale. There is no fee to enter work for consideration. For more information please contact Maryland Federation of Art or visit:

Terms of Entry

All entries must adhere to MFA general guidelines as well as the terms of entry specific to the exhibit as listed below.

When entering the exhibition you will be asked to accept the Terms of Entry. Any entry that does not follow Terms of Entry and General Guidelines will be subject to rejection regardless of the Juror’s decision.


  • A maximum of 2 original works may be entered.
  • Works previously exhibited in MFA’s Online Gallery are eligible.
  • Works may not exceed 35 inches in height or depth, including the frame, unless otherwise specified for a particular exhibit.
  • Works may be priced for sale or marked POR (price on request).


  • MFA’s Online Sales Gallery is provided to North American artists to sell their work. Artists in other regions may submit work for jurying – but work should be marked POR and any request will be forwarded from MFA to the artist.
  • MFA retains a 20% commission (15% for members) on any work sold through MFA. Artists will be responsible for the fulfillment of sales. MFA will reimburse appropriate shipping costs.

Entries and Submission Fees

  • Entries must be submitted online.
  • There are no fees to enter this exhibition.
  • To enter online, you will need an MFA account that includes an email address and a password. There is no charge to create an MFA account.
  • Submit one JPEG image per piece entered, or as allowed. To provide the best image for the juror set pixel dimension to around 3000 pixels on the longest side. File size may be no more than 5 MB.
  • Images of accepted works may be used at the discretion of MFA and  Hospice Cup, inc. for promotional purposes including but not limited to the invitation, catalog, website, posters, or on a subsequent year’s prospectus. Image will include attribution whenever possible.

Competition Schedule:

  • Feb. 10 Online entry opens for submissions.
  • Mar. 16 Deadline for entries.
  • Mar. 17 First day of People’s Choice voting and exhibition.
  • Mar. 31 Last day of People’s Choice voting.
  • Apr. 1 Winning piece announced. Please check MFA’s website for announcement.
  • Apr. 8 Last day of online exhibition.


All entrants will receive notice by email. The notice to accepted artists will include specific details and could vary from prospectus. A list of accepted artists and artwork will also be posted on MFA’s website. Please set your email account to recognize this address: Contact Circle Gallery if you do not receive notice.