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Art Show International Art Contests | $12,500 Annual Cash Prizes | Artist Call

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Event History

The 2020 Art Competition was a great success. A total of $1,000 in cash prizes were given out to six talented artists. There were a number of other gifted artists who were also quite deserving of the prize money and could have as easily won the competition.

What Makes this event different?

Art Show International is aware of artists' needs and preferences during these unprecedented times. We strive to distribute prize money equitably in order to help out more artists in our community. Winners receive exceptional recognition in their fields. All cash prize awards are unrestricted and given with no strings attached.

Copyright Policy

Artists always retain all rights to their artworks.

Artists may submit all types of art styles including both 2D and 3D works, digital, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, fiber, graphic, mixed media, as well as experimental and installation works.

Winners get widespread worldwide recognition.



Artists can apply their own interpretation in representing the overall theme. Representational as well as abstract concepts related to these themes will be considered. Additional themes will be announced.


Each theme has the following three categories:

1. Painting

2. Photography & Digital

3. Sculpture & 3D Installation


Cash prizes of up to $12,500 will be given out annually to winners. The grant money will be unrestricted and may be used in any manner by the recipient artist. Depending on the number and quality of artworks submitted for each theme, the following prizes will be considered:

Art Show International announces their Annual Art Competition & Exhibition with $12,500 in cash prizes. Artists from around the world are encouraged to submit their best artworks on current themes of Landscape | Flower | Animal | Abstract | Open. All media accepted, including painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation, etc. Entry fee is $10 per image.


The entry fee for each artwork submission is $10, with a limit of 5 submissions allowed for each artist per theme.

How to Apply

Details for all current and upcoming the art contests and exhibitions can be found at:

You may choose one or more themes. Once selected, please click to make a payment and submit your artworks. There are two ways to pay, by PayPal or by credit card. Once you’ve paid for your art submissions, you'll be directed back to where you can upload your images and other details.


Any questions, please contact us at


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