International Juried Art Competition
June - July 2021
Art Show International announces their all new "1st COLOR" 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.
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The theme of this international juried art competition is COLOR. As humans, we see the narrowest range of wavelengths of the vast electromagnetic spectrum that lies in front of our eyes. But even that evokes indescribable feelings in us. Indescribable in words, perhaps, yet depicted in those very wavelengths we are privileged enough to see. Any subject matter holding a multitude of colors is acceptable for this contest. 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 May 31st, 2021.*
* The deadline may be extended in case of submission disruptions from artists due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Awards & Prizes
Up to $850 in cash prizes will be given out to 8 – 14 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 (Overall) $200-$300
Merit Prize Award (Painting & Mixed Media) $100-$150
Merit Prize Award (Photography & Digital) $100-$150
Merit Prize Award (Sculpture & 3D Installation) $100-$150
Talent Prize Award (Overall) $50-$100
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), with up to 5 submissions for each artist.
Art Competition Open NOW
Deadline for Entries May 31st
Winner Notification Starts June 14th
Cash Prize Notification Starts June 15th
Exhibition of Winning Artworks Starts June 15th
Cash Prize Distribution Starts*** July 8th
Exhibition of Winning Artworks Ends July 15th
Winning Artworks Archived July 16th
*** 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.
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