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International Juried Art Competition


Please ensure that you’re conversant with all rules and regulations of the competitions and exhibitions before submitting your artworks. If you need clarity, contact us at


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62 artists | 94 artworks | 8 countries

$500 cash prizes | 5 prize categories | 6 winning artists


72 artists | 106 artworks | 9 countries

$500 cash prizes | 5 prize categories | 6 winning artists



Art Show International’s jury pool comprises of Niladri Sarker, CEO and Founder, assisted by three or more experts from the art industry, including professional artists, art gallery owners, international partners, and insiders from the art industry working in various capacities.


​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 April 15th, 2021.*

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



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 $150

Merit Prize Award (Painting) $100

Merit Prize Award (Photography) $100

Merit Prize Award (Sculpture) $100

Talent Prize Award $50

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 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.

** As a university professor and prolific artist, photographer, writer, activist, and globetrotter, Dr. Sarker is poised to hold the rare distinction of traveling to each and every country in the world. With decades of experience in painting and photography, Dr. Sarker routinely crisscrosses the globe on assignments, always attempting to capture the fleeting beauty of the planet’s natural wonders, threatened tribes, and endangered ecosystems. Dr. Sarker’s artworks have been widely exhibited in galleries all over the world and can be found in private collections nationally and internationally. In addition, Dr. Sarker is instrumental in assisting new and emerging artists to market and promote their art.




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                                                April 15th

Winner Notification Starts                                   April 30th

Cash Prize Notification Starts                            May 1st

Exhibition of Winning Artworks Starts            May 15th

Cash Prize Distribution Starts***                       June 8th

Exhibition of Winning Artworks Ends              June 15th

Winning Artworks Archived                                 June 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


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