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!

Strokes of Genius 12

DEADLINE: June 14, 2020

Strokes of Genius is back for 2020! This competition showcases the best of drawing in all styles and subjects. Enter now for a chance at prizes and publication!

*Image credit: Twin Aries by Michael Wood, a 2019 winner 

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Artistic Excellence Competition

DEADLINE: Early Bird: June 14, 2020

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

*Image credit: The Protector by Christina Ramos, a 2019 winner 

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12th Annual International Watermedia Showcase

DEADLINE: Early Bird: July 3, 2020.

Watercolor Artist seeks to showcase the best in watermedia from all over the world. Show us your best work and you could win!

*Image credit: Into the Green by Jon B. Paulsen, a 2019 honorable mention

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22nd Annual Pastel 100: Win Cash, Prizes and Publicity!

Open for Entries! – Early Bird Deadline August 5th, 2020

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!

*Image credit: Finish Line by Aline Ordman, a 2019 winner

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2019 Artists Magazine Over 60 Art Competition


The 2019 competition has closed. Look for the winners in the April 2020 issue of Artists Magazine!

*Image credit: The Guests Arrive by Jon Boe Paulsen, a 2019 winner

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Splash 22–with Special Guest Judge Keiko Tanabe!


Win prizes and publication by entering Splash 22: The Best of Watercolor, featuring the theme of The Creative Spark!

*Image credit: Old Salt by Douglas Wiltraut, a 2019 winner 

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AcrylicWorks 8–with Special Guest Judge Stephen Quiller!


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

*Image credit: Waiting for the F-Line, Reflections by Andrew J. Morrison, a 2019 winner

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Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition


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!

*Image credit: The Entomologyst by Tom Casey, a 2019 winner

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