Top Art Competitions 2024

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Deadline

Mar 7, 2024

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Lab Art Prize Venice’24 edition

Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Digital / Painting / Drawing / Photography / Video / Graphic / Sculpture / Ceramics

Reward

Artwork Acquisition Prize: 2,000 € + Exhibition + Publication
Research Prize: 1,000 €

Location

Venise
Italy

Eligibility conditions

Deadline

Mar 8, 2024

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New English Art Club - Annual Exhibition

Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Painting / Drawing / Graphic / Textile Art

Reward

3,000 £
2,000 £
2,000 £
1,000 £
500 £
250 £
100 £

Location

London
United Kingdom

Eligibility conditions

Deadline

Mar 9, 2024

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La Vienísima - PERSPEKTIV_A

Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Photography
Theme: Women and affective sexual and Identity Diversity (LBTQ+)

Reward

350 €
50 €

Location

Vienna
Austria

Eligibility conditions

For female photographers

Deadline

Mar 10, 2024

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Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Digital / Sound / Painting / Drawing / Photography / Video / Sculpture
Theme: unetenne'olanr iLvtre e tnma

Reward

4 x: 5,000 €

Location

Psrai
France

Eligibility conditions

Born between 1995 (included) and 2007 (included)
Resident of France
Be a student at an art school or have graduated less than 5 years ago from an artistic training program in France.

Deadline

Mar 11, 2024

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Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Digital / Painting / Drawing / Photography / Video / Graphic / Installation / Performance / Sculpture / Textile Art / Ceramics
Theme: Wfldelii

Reward

5,000 £
1,000 £
4 x: 500 £

Location

Luddgifro
United Kingdom

Eligibility conditions

Deadline

Mar 11, 2024

Information

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Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Digital / Sound / Painting / Drawing / Literature / Photography / Video / Graphic / Installation / Performance / Sculpture / Textile Art / Ceramics

Reward

Pittsburgh Creative Corps Membership

Location

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United States of America

Eligibility conditions

Resident of Pennsylvania (US)
For artists living in southwestern Pennsylvania

Deadline

Mar 12, 2024

Information

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Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Photography
Theme: onemW

Reward

500 $
300 $
200 $

Location

Wosdtooel wylh
United States of America

Eligibility conditions

Deadline

Mar 13, 2024

Information

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Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Digital / Sound / Painting / Drawing / Photography / Video / Graphic / Installation / Performance / Sculpture / Textile Art / Ceramics

Reward

10,000 €
1,500 €
1,000 €
500 €

Location

Nseolign
Germany

Eligibility conditions

Resident of Nordrhein-Westfalen (DE)
Applicants must have a connection to the Bergisches Land region.

Deadline

Mar 14, 2024

Information

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Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Digital / Sound / Painting / Drawing / Photography / Video / Graphic / Installation / Performance / Sculpture / Textile Art / Ceramics
Theme: nityDig

Reward

3,000 € + Exhibition + Publication
2,000 €
1,000 €

Location

Znil
Austria

Eligibility conditions

Born between 1989 (included) and 2006 (included)
Resident of Oberösterreich (AT)
or all students enrolled at the Kunstuniversität Linz in the academic year 2023/2024 as well as all graduates of the Kunstuniversität Linz

Deadline

Mar 14, 2024

Information

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Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Sculpture / Trophy
Theme: oi- oiGnfoiu/eoatlanr/ommlue eccnacortprAisacccnlar

Reward

5,000 €

Location

Blrnie
Germany

Eligibility conditions

Residents in an African country

Deadline

Mar 15, 2024

Information

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Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Photography
Theme: t caou eB fkurhett

Reward

1,000 € + Exhibition

Location

Eness
Germany

Eligibility conditions

Born between 1989 (included) and 2006 (included)

Deadline

Mar 15, 2024

Information

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Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Painting / Drawing / Photography / Graphic / Installation / Sculpture / Textile Art / Ceramics

Reward

6,000 $ Purchase Prize + Exhibition

Location

Ekmyinnc
United States of America

Eligibility conditions

Resident of Texas (US)

Deadline

Mar 15, 2024

Information

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Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Digital / Painting / Drawing / Photography / Video / Graphic / Installation / Sculpture / Textile Art / Ceramics
Theme: osrrmoaiafnnsTt

Reward

10,000 €
2,500 €

Location

Sstriaareenlku
Germany

Eligibility conditions

Born between 1988 (included) and 2006 (included)
Resident of Rheinland-Pfalz (DE)
Artists need to be related to Pfalz (DE)

Deadline

Mar 21, 2024

Information

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Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Digital / Sound / Painting / Architecture / Drawing / Literature / Photography / Video / Graphic / Installation / Performance / Sculpture / Textile Art / Ceramics

Reward

Grant to a Visual Artist: 1,800 $
Grant to a Photographer: 1,800 $

Location

Cigoahc
United States of America

Eligibility conditions

Deadline

Mar 22, 2024

Information

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Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Painting / Photography / Sculpture
Theme: tbDur rer&renD ü

Reward

3 x 1,500 €
500 €
Exhibition +Publication

Location

Eiwlssnge
Germany

Eligibility conditions

Resident of Germany

Art Competitions – Prizes, recognition and exposure

Art competitions are great opportunities for artists, offering cash prizes along with the rewards of exposure and recognition. By validating your artistic practice, they increase your visibility in the art world. Art competitions can serve as a catalyst that accelerates an artist's progress to success. Visit our website to view the best current art competitions.

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FAQs: Art Competitions

Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding art competitions here:

What is an art competition?

Art competitions are events where artists are invited to submit their work based on a particular theme or category. Organized by a variety of entities such as institutions, galleries, or other art organizations, these competitions aim to identify, acknowledge, and support talented artists. A panel of judges typically awards prizes, exhibitions, publications, or other forms of recognition to the best entries. Winning art competitions offers artists crucial exposure and recognition.

What are typical prizes of art competitions?

Art competitions offer artists a variety of prizes. These can range from cash awards, to opportunities in order to exhibit works and gain exposure. Some competitions also offer artist residencies, scholarships, as well as art supplies or equipment as prizes. Winners may have their work featured in a catalog, an art magazine, or on an online platform, increasing recognition and exposure. Ultimately, winning awards become a valuable addition to an artist's resume.

The list of art competitions on our website specifies in each case clearly what the “prize“ entails.

How does the judging process work?

The jury panel generally consists of a number of distinguished persons from the art world, who, over the course of several rounds, individually decide which applications to eliminate or pass on to the next rounds. Shortlisted works are then subjected to further scrutiny. The process concludes with the panel collectively deciding on the winners.

How do I apply for an art competition?

Most open calls for art competitions require artists to submit a comprehensive application, including a portfolio, an artist statement, and a resume. The number of applicants for art competitions is often high, especially for the more prestigious prizes. Therefore, your application needs be impactful, clear, straightforward, and inviting to review.

Do you need help in these matters? Check our online courses “How to make a portfolio” and “How to write an artists statement” which serve as step-by-step guides giving you all the tools you need to build a strong application for art competitions.