Art Contests & Competitions

Art Contests & Competitions

Join any of our fine art contests and competitions to win cash, get your art published and get noticed. The art contests we sponsor focus on pastel art, watercolor art, acrylic art, all media, “Over 60″ artists and more. Discover the contest that’s right for you and enter your best work today!

Competitions Newsletter

Sign up for Our Free Art Competitions email and receive updates on competition information including deadlines and winners. You’ll also receive our Free Artists Network newsletter.


Announcing the Winners: Shades of Gray 3

Drawing magazine and Artist’s Network are happy to announce the winners of the 3rd annual Shades of Gray Competition. The contest challenges artists to create drawings in any media using only black, white and gray tones, with no other color allowed. The winning works will be featured in the spring 2015 issue of Drawing. The winners...


Shades of Gray

This competition is no longer accepting entries. Winners will be featured in an issue of Drawing and one winner will be awarded $1,000 in cash. Winner Notification: November 30, 2014


Over 60 Art Competition

The Over 60 Competition presented by The Artist’s Magazine is no longer accepting entries. Winners will be notified by December 1, 2014 and will appear in the March 2015 issue.



This competition is now closed. Winners will be notified on or before April 10, 2015 and will be published in Splash 17: Inspiring Subjects.


The Pastel 100 Competition

The 16th Annual Pastel 100 is no longer accepting entries. Winners will be featured in the April 2015 issue and will be awarded more than $15,000 in cash and prizes. WINNER NOTIFICATION: OCTOBER 31, 2014



North Light Books' AcrylicWorks 3 is now accepting entries. We will select the very best in contemporary acrylic painting in a variety of subjects and styles.