International Juried Art Competition

March 2021


Art Show International announces their all new "1st FIGURATIVE" 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 FIGURATIVE. One or many, defined or silhouette, realistic or conceptual, they're all valid 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 was February 15th, 2021.

However, we will continue to accept art submissions until winner notification begins on February 28th, 2021.*



Up to $500 in cash prizes will be given out to winners.** 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 $200 (1-2 artists)

Runner-Up Prize Award $150 (1-3 artists)

Merit Prize Award $100 (1-2 artists)

Talent Prize Award $50 (1-2 artists)

Honorable Mention Award

Finalist Award

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

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 submissions. 



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                                                February 15th

Winner Notification Starts                                   February 28th (late submissions accepted until this day)

Cash Prize Notification Starts                            March 1st

Exhibition of Winning Artworks Starts            March 1st

Cash Prize Distribution Starts***                       March 23rd

Exhibition of Winning Artworks Ends              March 31st

Winning Artworks Archived                                 April 1st

*** 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


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