2011 07 18 NSS Cave Arts and Music Salons

The Competition

National Speleological Society Salons

Promoting caves and caving by conducting juried salons,
and by exhibiting items of speleological interest.


The NSS Art & Music Salons promote and recognize excellent cave-related art, artists, and musicians. NSS Salons are open to everyone; those who enter need not be members of the NSS. The best of the entries for each Salon will be exhibited July 18-22, 2011 at the NSS Convention in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The top award for each Salon is presented during the convention's Thursday evening Salon program. Portraits of award winners will be projected during the Salon Program.

The top award winners will also be represented on this website and, other than music, in the NSS News.

The ten salons, organised by the United States National Speleological Society, cover a wide range of artistic disciplines including music, multimedia presentations, video and the visual arts. The Salons' Home Page has a menu linking to further details for each salon.

The closing date for entries to each salon is given below;

  • 18 Jul 2011 Cartographic Salon

  • 15 May 2011 Cave ballad Salon

  • 18 April 2011 Cover Art Salon

  • 16 Jul 2011 Fine Arts Salon

  • 15 May 2011 Multimedia Program Salon

  • 17 Jul 2011 Print Salon

  • 1 May 2011 Photo Salon

  • 17 July 2011 Symbolic Emblems Salon

  • 17 Jul 2011 T-Shirt Salon

  • 1 May 2011 Video Salon

Note that for some of the Salons the closing dates for mailed entries are earlier than that shown above, so please consult the detailed entry requirements for the Salons you are considering entering.

For further information please visit the NSS Salons website.

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