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Artists Network Competitions: Let Your Creative Inspiration Shine


All Art Competitions

Artists Network Competitions focus on a wide range of media, subjects and styles—oil, acrylic, drawing, pastel, watercolor, animals, people, abstracts, still life, landscapes and more. Enter any of our fine art contests to get published in our magazines and noticed by art enthusiasts around the world. You can also win cash prizes and merchandise. See what’s currently open for submissions, and enter now!

Artistic Excellence

Artistic Excellence Competition

Final Deadline: July 30, 2021

Get your artwork spotlighted in Southwest Art and win $2,000! Enter your best work in our competition and show us your Artistic Excellence!

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13th Annual Watermedia Showcase

Final Deadline: August 16, 2021

Watercolor Artist seeks to showcase the best watermedia artists. Show us your artwork for your chance to win!


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AcrylicWorks 9
Awards Juror Patti Mollica

The Best of Acrylic

Early Bird Deadline: August 16, 2021

Showcase your talent by entering this competition especially for acrylic artists. Win prizes and publication!

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AM Over 60

Artists Magazine
Over 60 Art Competition

Early Bird Deadline: August 23, 2021

This competition is for artists age 60+ working in all traditional art media. Enter today for your chance to be published in our April 2022 issue of Artists Magazine!

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Pastel 100

23rd Annual Pastel 100

The Best of Pastel

Final Deadline: September 14, 2021

Sponsored by Pastel Journal, America’s leading magazine devoted to pastel artists, this annual competition offers cash, prizes and publicity to its talented winners. Get rewarded for your finest work!

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Strokes of Genius 13
Awards Juror Cuong Nguyen

The Best of Drawing

Closed for Entries

Win cash prizes and publication by entering Strokes of Genius 13, The Best of Drawing competition! 

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Watercolor Painting by Audrey Montgomery

Splash 23
Awards Juror Mary Whyte

The Best of Watercolor

Closed For Entries

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Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition

Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition

Closed For Entries

Open to all traditional media in five subject categories, this is our largest competition of the year. Enter now for a chance at $24,000 in cash prizes and publication in Artists Magazine!

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