Annual Art Competition
Art Show International announces their Annual “Open” Art Competition. All visual artists from around the world are encouraged to submit their best artworks on the theme for inclusion in the Art Show International’s s February 2021 exhibition. All types of art styles may be submitted, including both 2D and 3D works, painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, graphic, mixed media, as well as experimental and installation works.
The theme of this art competition is OPEN. Artists are free to apply their own interpretation in representing the overall theme. Natural and artificial subject matters, as well as representational and abstract concepts, in any media, will be considered. See below for more details on submission guidelines.
The three categories for consideration are:
1. Painting & Mixed Media
2. Photography & Digital
3. Sculpture & 3D Installation
The deadline for submission is December 31st, 2020.
Winning artworks from five artists will be displayed on Art Show International's gallery walls. Winners will receive widespread global recognition through extensive promotion via social media, monthly newsletters, and in the news media. At the conclusion of the Annual Art Show, the winning artworks will be archived and considered for future publication as full page print edition in leading art magazines.
Depending on the number and quality of artworks submitted, the following prizes will be considered:
First Prize (Overall)
Merit Prize (Painting & Mixed Media)
Merit Prize (Photography & Digital)
Merit Prize (Sculpture & 3D Installation)
Honorable Mention (Overall)
The entry fee for each artwork submission is $10, with no more than 5 submissions allowed for each artist.
Art Competition Open NOW
Deadline for Entries December 31st
Winners Notified January 15th
Exhibition of Winning Artworks Starts February 1st
Exhibition of Winning Artworks Ends February 28th
How to Apply
Details for the art contest and exhibition can be found at:
Click below to make a payment and submit your artworks. There are two ways to pay, by PayPal or by credit card. Once you’ve paid for your art submissions, you'll be directed back to where you can upload your images and other details.
Any questions, please contact us at
- If sufficient entries are not received, the submission deadline will be extended to the following month to allow opportunity for more artist contributions.
- We often find artists submitting only their best artwork with a request to view the rest of their works on a website or an Instagram page. Please note that while we appreciate the gesture and understand the artist’s constraints, monetary or otherwise, only works that are actually submitted will be considered for the competition. If you’d like us to consider an artwork, please make sure that you submit it.