Competition Rules & Conditions


This is an open competition — all artists working in painting or drawing media are eligible to enter provided they meet the rules. To conform with the spirit of the awards all work must be original and completed within the last two years and would not be disqualified if it has won any previous prize or award in any other art competition. No copies from other artists’ works or paintings from other artists’ photographs or from published material will be allowed. Source material must be original and available on request. No supervised work will be allowed.

Entries Close

You must have your entry in by the Entries Close date of the current competition listed.

Entry by Slide or Digital Print

For Mail-in Entries: Entry will be by 35mm slide (transparency). No glass mounted slides, or original artwork, other than slides or digital prints will be accepted. Every entrant may submit an unlimited number of entries for each competition. Pictures will not be returned, so please make a duplicate for your own files.

Entry Form

Mail-In Entries must be accompanied by one original Official Entry Form per artist as printed on these pages. A photocopy or facsimile may be used for more than three entries. When entering digital entries via our website, you must agree to our rules and conditions before submitting your images.

Picture labeling and submission

For Mail-in Entries: Each slide must be clearly marked on the mount with the artist's name, the title, medium and the dimensions of the work. Professional quality slides are recommended. Poor quality slide work may result in rejection. The top, left and right should be marked. Don't write on the back of your digital prints, instead, write on a label and stick that on the back. Only properly marked slides and digital prints, together with fully completed Official Entry Forms will be accepted. Slides should not be taped together or elaborately wrapped. They should simply be placed in an unsealed plastic slide sleeve and attached to the Official Entry Form. For protection, simply fold cardboard stiffener around the Entry Form.

Entry Fee

There is an Entry Fee for each picture entered in the competition, payable by Visa, Mastercard credit cards, or by check/money order, and this must accompany the picture(s) and Entry Form. The Entry Fee is non-refundable.


All entries received will be viewed and selected by the editors of International Artist magazine.

Publication of work

Signing the Entry Form will be taken as permission to publish the painting, if chosen as a winner or finalist work in our prize report. Any work reproduced in this way will be given proper credit at all times. Although every care is taken by the publishers to match proofs to the material provided, there is the possibility that variations may occur between the slides or uploads provided and the colors reproduced in the actual magazine due to limitations of the four color printing process beyond the control of the publishers.


Submission of entry in this competition automatically constitutes the entrant's acceptance of all competition rules. The judges' decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be notified by mail and announced in the first available issue of International Artist.