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International Juried Art Competition
April 2022




Art Show International announces their "4th ANIMAL" 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 ANIMAL. For this theme, feel free to represent any animal, from the teeny-tiny insects to the massive blue whales, and even fictional, mythological, or imagined creatures. 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 March 15th, 2022.*

* The deadline may be extended in case of submission disruptions from artists due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Awards & Prizes


Up to $1,200 in cash prizes will be given out to 20–35 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-$500

Runner-Up Prize Award $75-$350

Merit Prize Award $50-$300

Talent Prize Award $25-$250

Honorable Mention Award

Finalist Award

Winning artworks from all artists will be displayed on Art Show International's gallery walls. Winners who do not qualify for cash prizes will still 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.

** 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.



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                                                March 15th, 2022

Winner Notification Starts                                   March 31st, 2022

Cash Prize Notification Starts                            March 31st, 2022

Exhibition of Winning Artworks Starts            April 1st, 2022

Cash Prize Distribution Starts***                       April 24th, 2022

Exhibition of Winning Artworks Ends              April 30th, 2022

Winning Artworks Archived                                 May 1st, 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



We live in a diverse ecosystem of so many species of flora and fauna surrounding us. The art of nature is admirable and fearsome at the same time. Ferocious lion hunting in a jungle is a frightening sight whereas gracefully walking on endless grassland is a remarkable experience. This is what nature is! Depicting these animals with unique expressions using brushes and colors create animal art. Art Show International admires creativity and conducts an animal drawing competitionat an international level.

We provide a brilliant platform where animal artists from different parts of the world can participate and showcase their talent. We solely focus on displaying the expressive at work of budding painters and professional artists across the world in our internationally-renowned digital art gallery. This art gallery conducts a worldwide animal art exhibition to give a chance to all the artists out there to represent their masterpieces to the rest of the world.

If you are confident about your art style, participate in our art competition. Send your entries by following the specific guidelines as mentioned in our official portal according to this genre. Create an art profile of yours to submit your art work before the deadline and become a proud participant. Compete with the best artists in the world in this genre of animal art exhibition and draw attention of the admirers from all over the world. You will gain immense confidence and inspiration from participating in this competition!

Our animal drawing competition is juried by handpicked critically-acclaimed across the world to assess and judge the entries. The winning entries will be awarded with a certificate and cash prizes as per the declaration. The participants will get a certificate to commemorate the participation. Mentioning the participation in different competitions will increase your art profile value.

Choose our international platform for animal drawing competitionto get more exposure. Gain followers and admirers from your exposure. You can also find buyers and art collectors from your international exposure. Prepare your profile accordingly and choose the best creations to enter the competition. Participate in it and win prizes to establish your career as a professionaal artist.