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International Juried Art Competition

May 2021


Art Show International announces their all new "2nd FLOWER" 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.


Our 2021 “FLOWER” Art Competition was a great success, and a total $500 in cash prizes are being given out to six talented artists.

There were a number of other gifted artists who were quite deserving of the prize money, and could have as easily won the competition.

Art Show International will continue to be understanding of the artists' needs and preferences.

We hope to be able to distribute prize money equitably to help out more artists in our community.



​The theme of this international juried art competition is FLOWER. Admired by almost everyone for their colors and fragrance, flowers are more than just a matter of sight and smell. In the visual arts, flowers have long signified joy and grief, and every shade of complex emotions in between. For this contest, any subject matter that predominantly shows flowers, or relates to flowers in an indirect manner, will be acceptable. Artists are also 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 15th, 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 15th

Winner Notification Starts                                   May 31st

Cash Prize Notification Starts                            June 1st

Exhibition of Winning Artworks Starts            June 1st

Cash Prize Distribution Starts***                       June 23rd

Exhibition of Winning Artworks Ends              June 30th

Winning Artworks Archived                                 July 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 info@ArtShowInternational.com.