International art awards, competitions, prizes

International art awards, prizes, art competitions, contests; a list of websites

A guide to the world’s biggest art prizes; Artspace

Aesthetica Art Prize
The Aesthetica Art Prize is an annual award given by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine.

Emerging Artist Award
An international contemporary art competition based in Dubai, open globally.

U.S. *

The Artprize
ArtPrize is a radically open, independently organized international art competition and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For 19 days, three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, become an open playing field where anyone can find a voice in the conversation about what is art and why it matters. Art from around the world pops up in every inch of downtown, and it’s all free and open to the public.

Art Shows, Juried Exhibitions & Competitions for Artists

American art competitions.
A comprehensive list of art deadlines: art contests, art competitions, juried art exhibitions, call for entries and photo contests.

Derwent Art Prize
The Derwent Art Prize was conceived in 2012 and aims to reward excellence by showcasing the very best artworks created in pencil by British and International artists. Artists can submit up to six of their works. For further details and full terms and conditions on entry requirements, please visit the website.

Dorothy and Lilian Gish Prize
Established in 1994 through the will of Lillian Gish, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize is given annually to an individual who has “made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind’s enjoyment and understanding of life.”

Hugo Boss Prize
Hugo Boss has been conferring the Hugo Prize since 1996 in cooperation with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York.

France *

Académie des Beaux-Arts

Prix Marcel Duchamp

Italy *

Arte Laguna Prize
The Italian Cultural Association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art), in collaboration with Arte Laguna, organizes  “Arte Laguna,” aimed at promoting and enhancing contemporary art.

Celeste Prize
The Celeste Prize is an international contemporary art award organized by The Celeste Network in which artists from all over the world can participate.


The Art List
Monthly e-newsletter and opportunities database for artists and photographers listing contests and competitions.

Arts Award
The Arts Award (UK) is a new scheme which recognizes young artists and young arts leaders.

Asia-Pacific *

The Cliftons Art Prize
Cliftons Art Prize is an annual competition that helps raise the profiles of local emerging artists and encourages corporate patronage of the arts. The Cliftons Art Prize offers international exposure for local artists across Asia Pacific. It is open to emerging and established artists in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Australia *

Australian Art Awards & Prizes. Art Forum

Archibald Prize, Australia

Competitions for Artists


Carnegie Art Award


Future Generation Art Prize
The Future Generation Art Prize, established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, is a worldwide contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. The Prize is an international award for artists up to 35 years of age, investing in artistic development and new production of works. It is founded on the idea of generosity, a network of outstanding patron artists and institutional partners and a highly democratic application procedure.

Juried Art Competitions. Artshow


The Kandinsky Prize
Russia’s prize for top contemporary artists.

Kara Art: Art contests and Calls for Entries
Offers a listing of art contests, competitions, juried exhibition announcements, calls for public art, workshops, film festivals, salons, and residency programs.

The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Awards

Middle East *

Abraaj Group Art Prize
The Abraaj Group Art Prize is the art prize for artists from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.


New Zealand *

Adam Portraiture Award

The Arts foundation Awards

Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award

Taranaki National Art Awards

Wallace Art Awards

New Zealand art awards and competitions.


The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Turner Prize, Britain
The Turner Prize is a contemporary art award that was set up in 1984 to celebrate new developments in art.

U.K. *

Artist Competitions
Artist Competitions is a place to find out about open exhibitions, art competitions, awards, bursaries and other opportunities for UK artists.

The Bath Prize

The BP Portrait Award (The National Portrait Gallery)

The Jerwood Drawing Prize

The London International Creative Competition

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters

Turner Prize
The Turner Prize is a contemporary art award that was set up in 1984 to celebrate new developments in art.