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International Juried Art Competition
July - August 2022



ART SHOW INTERNATIONAL GALLERY announces their "6th ABSTRACT" International Juried Art Competition. All visual artists from around the world are invited to submit their best artworks on the theme for inclusion in the 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 international juried art competition is ABSTRACT. Artists are free to apply their own interpretation in representing the overall theme. Representational and abstract ideas based broadly on this theme, in any media, will be considered. See below for more details on submission guidelines.


​All types of visual arts will be considered, including but not limited to Painting & Mixed Media, Photography & Digital, and Sculpture & 3D Installation.



The deadline for submission is July 15th, 2022.*

Note that our deadlines are now firm and will NOT be extended

Awards & Prizes


Up to $1,200 in cash prizes will be given out to 35 – 45 winning artists.** The grant money will be unrestricted and may be used in any manner by the recipient artist. Depending on the number and quality of artworks submitted, the following prizes will be considered:

First Prize Award $100-$300

Runner-Up Prize Award $75-$250

Merit Prize Award $50-$200

Talent Prize Award $25-$150

Honorable Mention Award

Finalist Award

All award-winning artists, including Honorable Mentions and Finalists, will be given Certificates of Recognition.

** In case there are joint winners for any of the cash prizes the money will be split evenly among contestants. Similarly, if a category does not receive enough entries to be judged fairly within that category alone, it will be considered alongside other categories with sufficient entries. The final prize amount will depend on the total number of entries but will always be within the indicated range.



News Outlet and Social Media Promotions

ART SHOW INTERNATIONAL GALLERY guarantees to have your juried show featured in front of top TV, Print, Radio, and Digital media outlets, like The Boston Globe, Tampa Bay Times, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Gate, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Business Journals, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox affiliates, as well as other leading national outlets. This juried art competition page, including your artwork, will be marketed extensively, including press release utilizing the most expanded domestic distribution network.


Our press release will be distributed to over 6,300 online, local, regional, national, international, and industry media outlets, including Google News, Digital Journal, Associated Press, Benzinga, Yahoo! Finance, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and others, with expanded distribution to top local and regional publications across all 50 states in the US. Our full list of targeted publications can be found here.


Winners who do not qualify for cash prizes will still receive widespread global recognition through extensive promotion via social media, monthly newsletters, and news media mentioned above.


At the conclusion of the competition, winning artworks will be archived and considered for future publication as full page print editions in leading art magazines.



The entry fee for each artwork is $10 (non-refundable).

If you'd like to enter more than 5 artworks for consideration, please go back to fill in your details and submit again.



Art Competition Open                                           NOW

Deadline for Entries                                                July 15th. 2022 (WILL NOT BE EXTENDED)

Winner Notification Starts                                   Within 24 hours after close

Cash Prize Notification Starts                            Within 24 hours after close

Exhibition of Winning Artworks Starts            Within 48 hours after close

Cash Prize Distribution Starts***                       August 8th, 2022

Exhibition of Winning Artworks Ends              August 15th, 2022

Winning Artworks Archived                                 August 16th, 2022

*** All cash prizes are given out via PayPal. If you don't have a free PayPal account, you can get one here.

How to Apply

1. Choose the number of artworks you'd like to submit​ from one of the five options below.

2. Click on the number of artworks and proceed to make a payment. You can pay by PayPal or credit card. 

3. After successful payment, you'll be redirected back to where you can upload your images and other details.

NOTE: If you have any issues with your image submissions, please contact us at


Abstract Art Competition

The world of abstract art knows no boundaries. In fact, it depicts that the artist’s imagination is what makes him free or bound. Let your imaginations flow and become a part of our competitive platform to gain traction in your art career. Participate in the abstract art contest and let the world admire your creativity. Mesmerize the art loves with your skills and give them something to admire. Let them become your inspiration to create more artwork in the future and win accolades!

Our abstract art contest is juried by handpicked judges from the same genre with immense experience. Your masterpieces will be assessed along with the rest of the entries to choose the respective winners of the competition. As mentioned above, the abstract art submissions can be of any form complying with the genre protocols and the basics of art. Make sure your artwork is constructive and follows the meaning of ‘abstract’ and to seek admiration from viewers across the world!


Following the ‘ABSTRACT’ theme is mandatory. Express your emotions and interpret your ideas via the mentioned mediums. Your representation ideas will follow the theme of the abstract art competition you are participating in. You can choose your way of expressing your emotions on any media considered by the jury.


Your idea of visual art will be accepted in this category when it follows all the guidelines set by the authority. Abstract art has no limit. It is boundless and can be represented or interpreted with any medium. Our team accepts every art expression, conventional or non-conventional, considering the way of expression qualifies as abstract art. Make sure your abstract art submissions do not miss the deadline and follow all the submission guidelines.

Awards and Prizes

The last date of submission should be followed by all the participants. Winners will be announced on a selected date as mentioned on the competition page. The jury’s decision will be final and unchallenged. All the participants will get global recognition from the authority in the form of a participation certificate. Your name will be published in all the media of Art Show International for your exposure.