Juried Competition and Awards

Many artists submit their best work to a juried competition. They hope to win a coveted Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market award ribbon and prize money. Then a renowned group of judges, composed of artists, collectors, and museum professionals, reviews and rates each submitted piece. After judging, the winning artwork will be displayed during the Best of Show reception on Friday, March 1. Become a Ribbon Award Sponsor

Award Categories

Diverse Arts (includes Beadwork and Quillwork)
Jewelry and Lapidary
Paintings, Drawings, Photography, and Graphics
Personal Attire and Accessories


Pueblo Carvings
Textiles and Weaving
Open Standards


In all, 153 ribbons are awarded including:
Best of Show (1)
Best of Classification (9)
Idyllwild Arts Imagination Award (1)
Conrad House Award (1)
Innovation (10)
1st Place in Division (40)
2nd Place in Division (40)
Judges Choice (27)
Youth Artist Award Ages 12-14 (1)
Youth Artist Award Ages 15-17 (1)
Honorable Mentions (non-cash awards)--(23)