HOUSTON, August 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunting PLC, an international oil services company, has announced the call for entries for the 31st annual Hunting Art Prize, a competition in which established, emerging, and amateur artists throughout Texas vie for a US$50,000 award.

Interested artists must be Texas residents and 18 years of age by August 1, 2010.

Those wishing to enter must submit a single two-dimensional painting or drawing that is no larger than 72 inches by 72 inches. To participate, artists must sign up using the electronic form at http://www.huntingartprize.com and upload one digital image of their artwork in a JPEG format.

All entries must be submitted no later than midnight, Tuesday, November 30, 2010.

Entries will be judged according to a two-tiered jury process. After submissions have been reviewed to ensure compliance with contest rules, a panel of jurors will evaluate the digital files and select individuals to move on to the second round of judging. Those chosen for Jury II will be asked to submit the original artwork represented by their digital file for consideration.

The panel will then select the winning piece, which will be announced at the 2011 Hunting Art Prize gala on April 30 in Houston, where all of the selected art will be exhibited.

After 25 years in the United Kingdom, where it became one of Great Britain's top art competitions, the prize relocated to Houston in 2006. Its US$50,000 award is historically the most generous annual award in North America for painting and drawing.

For further information on the Hunting Art Prize, including further details on eligibility and submission requirements, go to http://www.huntingartprize.com.

About Hunting PLC

Hunting PLC is an international oil services company providing support solutions to the world's largest oil and gas concerns. Established in 1874, it is a fully listed public company, traded on the London Stock Exchange. For further information, visit http://www.hunting.plc.uk.


CONTACT: Shari King, +1-713-869-4939, shari@fusefive.com, for Hunting PLC