The Mata Ortiz Concurso is a yearly artistic competition in Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico, to highlight the artistic and cultural value of Mata Ortiz ceramics. The event is open only to potters from the region of Paquimé and Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua. Each year, this fine folk art competition produces beautiful and innovative museum-quality pieces. On this page, you will find pieces by all of this year's winners, as well as some winning pieces from the previous years.
The categories in the Concurso are as follows: A) polychrome white; b) black: burnished, with graphite (with or without design); c) clay figure or sculpture (zoomorphic, anthropomorphic, phytomorphic, etc.); d) colored clay: red, brown, cream and marbled (with or without design); e) new proposals (design, shape or color); f) sgraffito (cut or engraved); g) with or without a design with non-traditional color paints; h) miniatures (up to 6 centimeters).