Blue Waters

WATER
International Juried Art Competition
June 2022

 

ART SHOW INTERNATIONAL GALLERY announces their all new "2nd WATER" 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 WATER. Intimately familiar to us all, we emerge from the womb clinging to it, and spend a lifetime wading through it at every turn. Even life forms that don’t need oxygen for their survival absolutely need water, such is its preciousness. The visual representation of water, in any of its myriad forms, 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.

Category

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

Deadline

 

Note that a large number of artists have requested us to postpone the deadline for our WATER competition, citing the ongoing pandemic to have interfered with their timeline for successful image submission. As such, we're now setting a new deadline indicated below.

The NEW deadline for submission iMay 31st, 2022.*

Note that our deadlines are now firm and will NOT be extended

Awards & Prizes

 

Up to $500 in cash prizes will be given out to 5 – 15 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 $100-$500

Runner-Up Prize Award $75-$250

Merit Prize Award $50-$300

Talent Prize Award $25-$250

Honorable Mention Award 

Finalist Award 

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

** 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.

 

 

News Outlet and Social Media Promotions

ART SHOW INTERNATIONAL GALLERY guarantees to have your juried show featured in front of top TV, Print, Radio, and Digital media outlets, like The Boston Globe, Tampa Bay Times, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Gate, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Business Journals, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox affiliates, as well as other leading national outlets. This juried art competition page, including your artwork, will be marketed extensively, including press release utilizing the most expanded domestic distribution network.

 

Our press release will be distributed to over 6,300 online, local, regional, national, international, and industry media outlets, including Google News, Digital Journal, Associated Press, Benzinga, Yahoo! Finance, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and others, with expanded distribution to top local and regional publications across all 50 states in the US. Our full list of targeted publications can be found here.

 

Winners who do not qualify for cash prizes will still receive widespread global recognition through extensive promotion via social media, monthly newsletters, and news media mentioned above.

 

At the conclusion of the competition, winning artworks will be archived and considered for future publication as full page print editions in leading art magazines.

 

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                                                MAY 31ST, 2022 (WILL NOT BE EXTENDED)

Winner Notification Starts                                   Within 24 hours

Cash Prize Notification Starts                            Within 24 hours

Exhibition of Winning Artworks Starts            Within 48 hours

Cash Prize Distribution Starts***                       June 23rd, 2022

Exhibition of Winning Artworks Ends              June 30th, 2022

Winning Artworks Archived                                 June 30th, 2022

*** 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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