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7 Art Competitions to Enter in 2021

Art competitions are a very controversial topic amongst artists. Nevertheless, it is a great way to gain exposure, promote your work, accelerate your career and win some financial support. There are many different art contests and art fairs to choose from. That is why we have put together a short overview for this year’s international events. 

Those are only suggestions to help you decide, if you are thinking about participating. 

37th Chicago Latino Film Festival POSTER CONTEST

https://chicagolatinofilmfestival.org/programs/poster-contest

Requirements: open to all artists
Notes: only digital copies will be accepted
Entry fee: free
Prizes: $ 1.000 cash prize
Deadline: 11. January 2021

 

Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2021

https://www.artprize.co.uk

Requirements: open to all artists
Categories: All Mediums | Sculpture | Photography | Digital | New Media
Entry fee: £20 for first artwork, then £10 per additional artworks
Prizes: Solo exhibitions for 5 artists and up to £3.000 cash prizes
Deadline: 17. January 2021

 

Koschatzky Art-Award ’21 

https://www.koschatzky-award.art/index_en.html

Requirements: open to artists over the age of 18 and under the age of 35
main residence in Europe
Notes: any work on paper allowed
Entry fee: free
Prizes: up to €6.000 cash prizes
Deadline: 31. January 2021

 

The World Illustration Awards 2021

https://theaoi.com/world-illustration-awards

Requirements: open to all illustrators 
work must have been created, commissioned or published since January 2020
Notes: 10 different categories for illustrations created for traditional commercial advertising campaigns for products or services. Different formats will be accepted
Entry fee: €34 per Single Entry; €58 per Multiple Entry
Prizes: up to £2.000 cash prizes and promotion
Deadline: 15. February 2021

 

Jackson’s Painting Prize 2021 

https://www.jacksonsart.com/paintingprize

Requirements: open to all artists 
Categories: Animal | Portrait and Figure | Landscape and Cityscape | Still life and Botanical | Abstract | Scenes of everyday life
- original, 2-dimensional fine art works in any painting or drawing media
Entry fee: £5 per artwork
Prizes: up to £6.000 cash prizes
Deadline: 2. March 2021

 

BBA Artist Prize 2021 

https://bba-gallery.com/prizes

Requirements: open to all artists over the age of 18 
Notes: all techniques are welcome
Entry fee: early Bird: 29€, then 39€
Prizes: solo Show at the BBA Gallery (in Berlin) and up to €1.000 cash prizes
Deadline: early Bird: 17. January 2021; regular 15. March 2021

 

The Sunny Art Prize 2021

https://www.sunnyartcentre.co.uk/artprize

Requirements: open to all artists over the age of 18 
Categories: sculpture | painting | drawing | original print | photography | ceramic | mixed media | and more
Entry fee: from £25 for the first artwork
Prizes: solo and group exhibitions, one-month residency in China and up to £3.000 cash prizes
Deadline: 30 June 2021


Further organisations that might be of interest, especially for watercolor enthusiasts, are: 

Please, read the guidelines provided by the organizers carefully before submitting any of your works. 

If you know any other interesting competitions, feel free to share them with us. 
Good Luck!
 

Author: Kate. S

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