International Art Competitions
Fall/Winter 2010-2011

Title: Dave Bown Projects - 1st Semiannual Competition
Deadline: November 30, 2010
Online Exhibition

Sponsor: Dave Bown Projects Awards: $5,000 (1st Prize: $2,500; 2nd Prize: $1,500; 3rd Prize: $1,000) plus purchases.
Juror: Eva Frosch, Co-owner, frosch&portmann, New York
Eligibility: This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and media are eligible. Dave Bown will be buying works of art, on an ongoing basis, from select artists as submissions are received.
Fees: $30 USD. There are no additional fees.
Commission: None

Title: Emerging Artists 2011
Deadline: November 30, 2010
Exhibit Dates: April 2-30, 2011

Sponsor: SlowArt Productions
Venue: Limner Gallery, Hudson, New York
Awards: $1000 cash, $2200 publication
Juror: Limner Gallery Director
Eligibility: Open to all artists
Fees: $35
Commission: 30% on sales
Send SASE to: 123 Warren St, Hudson NY 12534
Phone: 518-828-2343

Title: International Art Search Call for Entries -
Drawings & Paintings
Deadline: December 1, 2010
Online Exhibition and hard cover catalogue
Exhibit Dates: January - December 2011

Awards: $1,500 Best of Show, $3,250 in cash awards
Juror: Greg Biolchini, Master, P.S.A.
Eligibility: Artists must be age 18 or older. All works must be original. Compositions based on published material or other artists' work are not considered original and are not eligible. Art must be painted or drawn. No photography, digitally enhanced images, or collage.
Fees: $25 for first, $5 each additional entry
Commission: none
Send SASE to: PO Box 188, Fort Myers, FL 33902

Title: Open Art Contest -
Winner's Art on the Cover of Artist Portfolio Magazine
Deadline: December 1, 2010
Online Exhibition

Sponsor: Artist Portfolio Magazine
Awards: 1st: Cover Page, full page feature in Artist Portfolio Magazine, $250; 2nd: Page 1, full page feature, $100; 3rd: Page 2, full page feature, $50
Eligibility: Open art contest. Art must have been created by the artist within the last 3 years. Artists may submit up to 2 pieces of art per entry. You may submit flowers, animals, abstract, sculpture ... anything goes.
Fees: $30 for 2 pieces of art

Title: Arts in Harmony 2011
Deadline: December 3, 2010
Exhibit Dates: February 7 - March 26, 2011

Sponsor: Elk River Arts Alliance
Venue: Sherburne County Government Center, Elk River, Minnesota
Awards: $10,000, $1000 Best of Show, $300 Best Out-of-State
Juror: TBA
Eligibility: Open to all living artists. Entries must be original work not previously exhibited in an Arts in Harmony show. All media. See on line prospectus for details.
Fees: $35 for one or two entries. $6 additional entries.
Commission: 25%

Title: Arte Laguna Prize - V Edition
Deadline: December 10, 2010
Exhibit Dates: March 2011 (main exhibition)

Venue: Arsenal of Venice - Italy
Awards: 100.000 euro - total prizes (cash prizes, art residence, personal and collective exhibition, collaboration with a company)
Jurors: Gianfranco Maraniello, Chiara Barbieri, Ludovico Pratesi, Luca Panaro, Rossella Bertolazzi, Maja Skerbot, Valentina Tanni, Monika Burian
Eligibility: The competition is open to all artists, without any limits. There is not a specific theme.
Fees: 50 euro for 1 work / 90 euro for two works
Phone: 0039 0415937242

Title: Artist Market Research Survey -
Win a free exhibition in Chelsea!

Deadline: December 12, 2010

Venue: New York, NY
Sponsor: Artist Market Exchange
Awards: We will select one respondent at random to participate in our first collective exhibition to be held this fall in one of our affiliate venues located in the heart of Chelsea.
Eligibility: We are currently conducting research to inform a new collective endeavor aimed at transforming the current market place into one that will better serve artist's needs and promote innovation, collaboration, and support among emerging artists whose works are worthy of exposure and recognition. We need feedback from artists to do so, so please go to our website and follow the link to our survey.

Title: The Matchup Prize
Deadline: December 15, 2010
Online exhibition

Sponsor: Matchup
Awards: $500 cash prize
Eligibility: The contest is open to work in all categories listed on the site. All submissions must be available for sale by Matchup. All items accepted for display are automatically entered in the contest.
Fees: None
Commission: Please see the subscription plans.
Prospectus: "The Matchup Prize-What is it?"

Title: Donkey Art Prize
Milan-London-New York-Tokyo
Deadline: December 15, 2010
Exhibit Dates: February-May 2011

Awards: €5000 worldwide exhibition
Juror: check out the regulation
Eligibility: The Prize is open to all artists, without any limits of age, sex, nationality or other qualification. Three categories: Painting, Photography, Digital Art.
Fees: €30

Title: The Figure Now/Exhibition 2011
Deadline: December 15, 2010
Exhibit Dates: February 4 - March 2, 2011

Sponsor: Fontbonne University
Venue: Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery, St Louis, Missouri
Awards: 1st: $1000.00, 2nd: $500.00, 3rd: $250.00
Juror: Michael Grimaldi
Eligibility: Open to emerging as well as established artists worldwide.
Fees: $35.00 for up to three entries
Commission: 35% on all work sold during the exhibition

Title: Persona Art Festival
Deadline: December 15, 2010
Exhibit Dates: May 4-8, 2011

Venue: The Rag Factory, London
Juror: Graham Evans is a photographer and teacher of photography on the Contemporary Media Practice course at the University of Westminster
Eligibility: Cross-media artists: Painting, drawing, etching; Photography, book and print making; Sculpture and site-specific installation; Film, digital work, audio and video; Performance art.
Fees: Ł22
Commission: n/a

Title: Art Creations Magazine Art Contest
Online Exhibition
Deadline: December 17, 2010

Sponsor: Laniercreations
Awards: Total 1000.00 USD in Cash and Prizes
Eligibility: Sign up on Art Creations Magazine for free! It only takes a couple minutes for sign up. Once you are signed up you will have access to details about the art contest.
Fees: 5 Dollars

Title: The Icon Prize - Book Cover Art Contest
Deadline: December 31, 2010
Online Exhibition
Exhibit Dates: January 1, 2011 through June 1, 2011

Awards: Award of $1500 and the publication of the winning artist's work on the cover of the novel
Eligibility: This contest is open to anyone, worldwide, and artists of varying backgrounds and experience are welcomed.
Fees: There is no entry fee.
Commission: None

Title: Sakuraba Gallery International Artist Competition
and Exhibition

Deadline: January 1, 2011. 12:01pm JST
Exhibit Dates: February 5 - April 2, 2011

Sponsor/Venue: Sakuraba Gallery, Sendai, Japan
Awards: The artists that are selected to exhibit will be brought to Japan from their home country to attend the opening reception. Airfare, cost of hotel stay for up to ten days, and a small group tour of Sendai are included. Meals and spending money are not provided. For those who decline to come to Sendai, an alternative cash prize of $1000 will be awarded.
Eligibility: The competition is open to artists 18 years of age or older world-wide. However, artists must not currently reside in Japan or have resided there in the past for longer than two years. Artists cannot be Japanese citizens or hold duel citizenship with Japan and another country. Publishers, galleries, agents, and collectors may not submit artwork on behalf of artists. All works submitted must be original in design and concept. Artwork must not be copied, in part or wholly, from any published or copyrighted work. Artwork based upon a copy-written work for the sake of parody or critic is acceptable on a case by case basis. Eligible media: Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, ceramics, fiber art, wearable art, jewelry, and mixed media. Media not accepted: Video/film and live performance pieces.
Fees: $30

Title: Embracing Our Differences
Deadline: January 10, 2011
Exhibit Dates: April & May 2011

Sponsor: Ringling College Art & Design
Venue: Island Park, Sarasota, FL
Awards: $3000
Juror: 3-judge panel of professional artists, curators and art professionals
Eligibility: Embracing Our Differences invites artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, teachers and students to participate in its 8th annual visual art exhibit celebrating diversity. National and international submissions are encouraged. 45 artists will be selected for the exhibit. The Embracing Our Differences exhibit will be displayed throughout the months of April and May 2011 at Island Park along Sarasota's bayfront. The exhibit will contain 39 billboard-sized (16 feet wide by 12 1/2 feet high) images of the selected artworks. Final selections will be chosen based on artistic excellence in reflection of the theme "Embracing Our Differences". No limit on the number of entries.
Fees: None
Commission: None
Send SASE to: PO Box 2559, Sarasota, FL 34230

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13th edition of One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

30 November 2010
One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is organized by People in Need. People in Need is Czech non-profit, non-governmental organization.

One World has grown over the years to become the largest human rights film festival in Europe. It is one of the leading cultural events in Prague and the Czech Republic.

One World’s Program consists of two competition categories, a variety of non-competition categories and thematic categories, as well as docs for kids section.

Six awards will be given to the winning films: The Best Film Award and Best Director Award given by the Grand Jury; The Vaclav Havel Special Award for the film with the most significant contribution to human rights awareness; The Rudolf Vrba Award given to the best film in the Right to Know category; the Audience Award VŠEM and Student Jury Award.
Deadline: 30 November

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