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15th Annual Competition

URSA Awards



Major Award Competition is open to all world wide

teddy bear and soft sculpture artists.

Somewhere between design and completion is the perfect blend of artistic balance.

In the tradition of the greatest fine arts establishments, Bears&Buds announces its Fourteenth Annual Major Worldwide Competition; The URSA Awards.

URSA is not just another name for bear or a constellation, URSA is an acronym for the criteria by which we ask readers, collectors, artists, friend and family to judge each entry.

  URSA means . . .

URSA is a constellation of stars

The Big Bear!


Point of Difference

While we strive to acknowledge the excellence of artists in the teddy bear world, we recognize the abilities of our Bears&Buds' readers to pinpoint those works worthy of the highest honors.

Therefore, there will be no judging panels, no jury to winnowing the entries down to a select few. Every bear and bud entered is show and voted on by our site visitors, collectors, artist, and the collecting public.

The other major difference between the URSA Awards Competition and other contests, pertains to our overall emphasis on both bears and buds (soft sculpture art).

You can enter a different bear or a bud in every category.




FAQ's answered here   


See all the Prizes


Notice to Our Readers

We bestow upon you, our readers, collectors and art enthusiasts, the privilege to vote for your favorite bear, bud, or artist; choosing what you believe marks the quality of fine art.

As a judge, you will vote for one entry in each category, which you believe possesses the indefinable quality that 'speaks to you" and sparks your desire to collect.

You will also be evaluating whether the artist has "reached beyond the stars" with their creative work and reward those you feel have done so, with your vote.

URSA Awards Competition winners are announced in October's issue of Bears&Buds and awards mailed shortly


















Meet all the winners including the URSA Major-Best Overall


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Thank you for voting.

Your votes helped determine the winners!


Meet the 2019 Winners!

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Thank you for voting.

Your votes helped determine the winners!


Meet the 2018 Winners!

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Thank you for voting.

Your votes helped determine the winners!


Meet the 2017 Winners!

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