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 13

The Best of Drawing

Early Bird Deadline: March 22, 2021

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

Early Bird Deadline: March 15, 2021

Win cash prizes and publication by entering Splash 23 The Best of Watercolor!

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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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Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition

Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition

Early Bird Deadline: April 19, 2021

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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Artistic Excellence Competition

The Best of the Southwest


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


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

The Best of Pastel


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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Artists Magazine
Over 60 Art Competition

Deadline: November 2, 2020

This competition is for artists age 60+ working in all traditional art media. Enter today for your chance to be published in our April 2021 issue of Artists Magazine!

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