Submit Artwork for the 2021 Contest

Our Submission Period Has Ended


Georges Duboeuf is a family-owned winery in the heart of the Beaujolais region of France, with a rich history of collaborating with artists to create iconic labels for Beaujolais Nouveau, a young fresh wine released annually on the third Thursday of November. With more than a million bottles sold in the U.S. alone each year, Beaujolais Nouveau is a wine for and about celebrating!

For the fifth year in a row, we are inviting artists to submit original pieces of work that reflect the fresh, youthful, and vibrant qualities of Beaujolais Nouveau. It is the first wine of the harvest, a harbinger of the holiday season and a longstanding tradition to share with friends and family.

Submission Details

• All submissions must be either uploaded via the submission form on our website or emailed to with the subject line “Nouveau Label Contest”.

• Submissions should be accompanied by a high-res head shot of the artist and must be submitted in one of the following formats: PDF, JPG, EPS, AI, TIFF, PSD, PNG.

• • Artists must carefully review and agree to the terms and conditions on our website before submitting. Please read before submitting!

• Submissions do not have to contain any text or label information – these will be added by our designer.

• Each artist may submit up to five original works, as long as they are all received by March 31, 2021 11:59 PM EST.

• All submissions will be displayed on the contest website starting March 2, as they are submitted. Throughout the month of March, visitors to the site can vote on the submissions they like best by adding a comment on the artist’s work.

• Artists are encouraged to post to their social media channels as well to maximize votes!

• Up to 15 finalists will be chosen by a panel, with consideration given to the number of individual votes received as comments on the Nouveau Label Contest website. The finalists’ work will be displayed on the website starting on or about April 15 for final public voting.

• During this period of public voting, votes may be cast by “liking” the artists’ work on our social media pages—Facebook and Instagram—and by commenting on the finalists’ work on the contest website.

• The artist whose piece receives the most votes will be awarded a $3,450 grant and will have their artwork turned into a label to be printed on more than ONE MILLION bottles of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau. One runner-up will be rewarded with cash artists grant of $1450.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who may enter?
The contest is open to qualified legal residents of the U.S., aged 21 and older by March 1, 2021 (there are some restrictions based on affiliation with Quintessential or Les Vins Georges Duboeuf). To be sure of your eligibility, please read the official rules and regulations here.

If I turn 21 during the month of March, may I enter?
All entrants must be 21 years of age by the start of the contest, which begins March 1, 2021. The submission period ends March 31, 2021.

If I live in a U.S. territory may I enter?
The contest is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, unless restricted by law.

How do I enter?
The submission form is located at the top of this page.

How soon will my artwork appear on the site and be available for voting?
It takes up to 72 hours for a submission to show up on the website.

What if I’d like to submit more than one of my pieces for consideration?
You may enter up to five (5) unique pieces in the contest. No duplicate entries will be allowed and may result in disqualification. Please read the official rules and regulations here for more details.

What constitutes a submission?
All submissions must be a unique and original photograph, drawing, illustration or painting.

Are there any restrictions on the subject matter?
In general, all submissions should be tasteful, must not depict any children, brands, or copyrights, and must be the complete intellectual property of the entrant. For a full list of restricted content, please read the official rules and regulations here.

What if my artwork has received other awards or official recognition?
In order for a submission to be valid, the artwork must be a new and unique piece that has not received an award nor formal public recognition for artistic achievement. The winning art and the rights to the art will become property of Quintessential Wines and Les Vins Georges Duboeuf at the end of the contest period.

What is the judging process for finalists?
Once the submission period closes (midnight EST, March 31, 2021), a panel of judges will select the top entries, based on overall voting criteria and visual appeal. Selection of these entries will also take into account the comments and support posted on the contest website throughout the submission period. 

How does the public voting work?
After the finalists’ submissions are fully vetted for authenticity and eligibility, they will be placed on the website for public voting. The period of public voting will be open from April 16 – April 30, 2021. Each person may submit up to three (3) votes—one via Instagram and one via Facebook, as well as on the website in the comments—for their favorite pieces of art. The artwork with the highest number of votes will receive up to 15 points, the second-greatest number will receive up to 14 points, the third-greatest up to 13 points, and so on.

How is the winner selected?
The selection panel will review all finalist entries once public voting ceases. The finalist with the highest combined score from public voting and from the selection panel will be awarded the Grand Prize. The finalist with the second-highest combined score will be named the First Prize Winner.

What is the Grand Prize?
The Grand Prize winner will receive $3,450 and their artwork will be used on the label of the 2021 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau wines.

What is the First Prize?
The First Prize winner will receive $1,450 and the potential for their artwork to be displayed on private label bottlings of 2021 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau, at the discretion of Quintessential and Les Vins Georges Duboeuf.

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