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PORTRAIT

International Juried Art Competition

September 2021

 

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

 

Theme

 

​The theme of this international juried art competition is PORTRAIT. Faces can convey a million feelings, and we invite you to explore the limits of these expressions. Anything that relates to faces, even faces of (non-human) animals, will be accepted 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.

Category

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

Deadline

 

The deadline for submission is August 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.

Fees

 

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.

Timeline

 

Art Competition Open                                           NOW

Deadline for Entries                                                August 31st

Winner Notification Starts                                   September 14th

Cash Prize Notification Starts                            September 14th

Exhibition of Winning Artworks Starts            September 15th

Cash Prize Distribution Starts***                       October 8th

Exhibition of Winning Artworks Ends              October 15th

Winning Artworks Archived                                 October 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.

NOTE: If you have any issues with your image submissions, please contact us at info@ArtShowInternational.com.

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