They are everywhere. You don’t have to enter any of them, indeed some are quite expensive to enter, but the competition criteria are often interesting, the prizes vary and the winners are well worth a look. You can catch an overview of what is going on in the art world and be inspired.
The piece below is a list I have ‘stolen’ – my apologies to idesigni art-competitions. It has many international competitions and some home grown. Art suppliers often hold mini competitions (Jackson’s for example Jackson’s)
Art competitions can present potentially massive opportunities for artists worldwide, offering wide exposure and substantial cash prizes…
But how do you know which ones you should be entering?
There are many colossal lists and indexes of art contests and awards available online – if you’re willing to go trawling the web!
To save you that trouble, we’ve handpicked some of the very best art competitions around, and detailed the rewards up for grabs in each:
- The Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition
- BP Portrait Award
- World Illustration Awards
- Chelsea International Fine Art Competition
- Frieze Artist Award
- Tesco Bank Art Competition For Schools
- Tallahassee International Juried Competition
- AAUW Annual Art Contest
- Future Generation Art Prize
- Abraaj Group Art Prize
- Luxembourg Art Prize
- New English Art Club Annual Open Exhibition
- John Ruskin Prize
- Aesthetica Art Prize
- Art Competition Prep