Top Art Competitions 2024

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Deadline

May 31, 2024

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André Evard-Preis

Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Digital / Painting / Drawing / Graphic / Sculpture

Reward

5,000 € + Exhibition
3,000 € + Exhibition
2,000 € + Exhibition

Location

Riegel am Kaiserstuh
Germany

Eligibility conditions

Deadline

June 2, 2024

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Wilhelm Höpfner Prize

Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Drawing / Graphic
Theme: Printmaking & Drawing

Reward

2,000 €

Location

Stendal
Germany

Eligibility conditions

Born between 1984 (included) and 2006 (included)

Deadline

June 15, 2024

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Desideria Care - Demenz neu sehen

Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Photography
Theme: Dementia

Reward

Prizes in total of 10,000 €

Location

Munich
Germany

Eligibility conditions

Resident of Austria, Germany

Deadline

June 21, 2024

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Albert Haueisen Prize

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

Reward

5,000 € + Exhibition
2,000 €

Location

Germersheim
Germany

Eligibility conditions

Resident of Baden-Württemberg (DE), Rheinland-Pfalz (DE), Grand Est (FR)

Deadline

June 21, 2024

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Sprengel Prize

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

Reward

25,000 € + Exhibition

Location

Hannover
Germany

Eligibility conditions

No students
Resident of Niedersachsen (DE)

Deadline

June 21, 2024

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Albert Haueisen Award

Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Painting / Drawing / Graphic / Sculpture / Ceramics

Reward

5,000 €
2,000 €

Location

Germersheim
Germany

Eligibility conditions

Resident of Rheinland-Pfalz (DE), Baden-Württemberg (DE), Grand Est (FR)
Artists who live/work in Alsace (FR) may also apply

Deadline

June 30, 2024

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BLA Magazine - Publication

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

Reward

Publication

Location

Velen
Germany

Eligibility conditions

Deadline

July 7, 2024

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DA! Art-Award

Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Painting / Drawing / Photography / Video / Graphic / Sculpture
Theme: Check Your Dogma!

Reward

3 x: 3,000 €
1,000 €

Location

Düsseldorf
Germany

Eligibility conditions

Resident of Germany

Deadline

July 15, 2024

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BBA Photography Prize 2024

Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Photography

Reward

1. Prize: 1,500 € + Solo exhibition
2. Prize: 800 €
3. Prize: 500 €
People's Choice Award: 300 €
MPB Award: 800€ voucher

Location

Berlin
Germany

Eligibility conditions

18+

Deadline

July 31, 2024

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City of Verden - Verden Art Prize

Genre: Art Competition
Art field: Painting / Drawing / Graphic / Sculpture / Textile Art / Ceramics
Theme: Decipher

Reward

5,000 €

Location

Verden
Germany

Eligibility conditions

Resident of Niedersachsen (DE)

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.