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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North Light Books' AcrylicWorks 3 is now closed. We will select the very best in contemporary acrylic painting in a variety of subjects and styles. Winners will be notified on or before June 12, 2015.


Strokes of Genius

Strokes 8 is accepting entries until June 12. Winning art will be featured in North Light Books’ hardbound showcase of the best in contemporary drawing.


Shades of Gray

This competition is now accepting entries. Winners will be featured in an issue of Drawing and one winner will be awarded $1,000 in cash.


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.