Artists Magazine 38th Annual Art Competition

Showcase your art! The Artists Magazine 38th Annual Art Competition honors work from outstanding artists of every level. Enter to win cash prizes and publication in a special issue of Artists Magazine.

Save $5 through our early bird deadline: April 19, 2021

Enter Today! Students Enter Today!

Past Competition Winners

Awards Jurors and Categories

Anne Peyton
Anne Peyton
Carla O'Connor
Carla O'Connor
Desmond O'Hagan
Desmond O'Hagan
Todd Casey
Todd Casey
Jean Pederson
Jean Pederson

Animal/Wildlife

  • Any animal in any setting is fair game for this category. Entries will be judged, among other criteria, on the innovative handling of the subject, the expression and rendering.
  • Juror: Anne Peyton – annepeytonart.com

Abstract/Experimental

  • With unlimited subject matter, entries will be judged on the artist’s use of design, texture, media, lighting and special techniques, among other criteria.
  • Juror: Carla O’Connor – carlaoconnor.com

Landscape

  • Any landscape, from city scenes to imaginary horizons, will be judged, among other things, on the artist’s use of form, space, lighting and mood.
  • Juror: Desmond O’Hagan – desmondohagan.com

Portrait/Figure

  • Portrait and figure entries can be individuals or groups, and will be judged, among other criteria, on expressiveness and draftsmanship.
  • Juror: Jean Pederson – jeanpederson.com

Still Life/Interior

  • Entries will be judged, among other criteria, on overall design, unique arrangement of subject matter, handling of medium, lighting and mood.
  • Juror: Todd Casey – toddmcasey.com

Prizes and Awards

Cash & Prizes

  • 5 First Place Awards: $2,500 each + free subscription to Artists Network TV for 1 year ($99 value)
  • 5 Second Place Awards: $1,250 each + free subscription to Artists Network TV for 1 year ($99 value)
  • 5 Third Place Awards: $750 each + free subscription to Artists Network TV for 1 year ($99 value)
  • 25 Honorable Mentions: $100 each + free subscription to Artists Network TV for 1 year ($99 value)

Winners’ names and work will be featured in the Jan/Feb 2022 issue of Artists Magazine and will receive a digital promotional badge.

Student Prizes (See eligibility requirements)

  • 5 First Place Awards: Free subscription to Artists Network TV for 1 year ($99 value) + Feature on Artists Network website
  • 5 Second Place Awards: Free subscription to Artists Network TV for 1 year ($99 value) + Feature on Artists Network Instagram
  • 5 Third Place Awards: Free subscription to Artists Network TV for 1 year ($99 value)

Winners’ names and work will be featured in the December 2021 issue of Artists Magazine and will receive a digital promotional badge.

Deadlines and Fees

Early Bird Deadline: April 19, 2021

Final Deadline: June 7, 2021

Get Inspired

Meet the 37th Annual Art Competition Winners

Discover 65 Outstanding Works of Art!

Dive into the art world with this special issue of Artists Magazine.

Discover inspiring art from the winners of our 37th Annual Art Competition, achieve your goals with tips to succeed, learn how to add zing to your sketchbook practice, and much more!

Order or download your copy today!

Check Out the Student Winners!

Learn how to bring intrigue and deeper meaning into your imagery with this issue of Artists Magazine. Dive into the inner world of art with tips, guidance and tutorials to jumpstart your creativity and make your best work. Plus, check out 15 student winners from our competition showcase for inspiration!

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Explore Additional Inspiration

FAQ | Preparing Your Competition Entry

Official Rules and Guidelines

Additional Questions Email: [email protected]

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