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!

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Shades of Gray

This competition is currently accepting entries. Winners will be featured in an issue of Drawing and one winner will be awarded $1,000 in cash. Final Deadline: November 7, 2014



This competition is now open. Enter your work for a chance to 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 2 is no longer accepting entries. We will select the very best in contemporary acrylic painting in a variety of subjects and styles. Winners will be notified by May 9.


Watermedia Showcase

The 6th Annual Watermedia Showcase competition is no longer accepting entries. Winners will be featured in the April 2015 issue. They will be notified by October 31, 2014.