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Calls to Artists December 2020 – January 2021

Deadlines from now through April 4

December 05, 2020 – CALL FOR ART | 2ND WATERCOLOR QUARTERLY ART COMPETITION For this 16th Quarterly Art Competition, artists, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best watercolor artwork. Competition is open to all artists working in water media regardless of location or experience. Paintings must be two-dimensional and must consist of water-based media on paper or synthetic paper surface. Best in Show winners invited to Fusion Art’s 5th Annual Group Show in 2021. Entry Fee. Details: OR [email protected]

December 10, 2020 – INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITION PAINTING & PHOTOGRAPHY Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 1st “Painting & Photography” Online Art Competition for the month of December 2020. This is the open subject theme. Artists from around the world are welcome to submit. The Gallery will accept entries in two different cattegories (painting and photography). Other visual art mediums are not allowed. All winning artists will receive a digital certificate. Entry Fee. Details: OR [email protected]

December 10, 2020 – CALL FOR ARTISTS + PHOTOGRAPHERS | $550.00 INNOVATE GRANTS Fall 2020 Cycle is now open for submissions! Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more info, past grant recipients, and to apply visit our website. Entry Fee. Details:

December 15, 2020 – CLAIRVOYANTS 2020 The competition is organised by Dwie Siostry Publishing House. The purpose of the competition is to prepare a project (draft) of an illustrated children’s book in Polish or in English language. Submission should include a storyboard or a script of the whole book, together with 3 finished double spreads and a summary in English (obligatory) and in Polish (only if the whole project is in Polish). No Entry Fee. Details:

December 15, 2020 – AWARD AND SOLO EXHIBITION FOR PAINTING Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 11th Biennial Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting. This juried competition is open to U.S.-based artists aged 19 and older. The winner is awarded a $7,500 cash prize, a solo exhibition and printed catalog at Pelham Art Center. Finalists will also receive cash prizes. Entry Fee. Details:

December 15, 2020 – HAHNENKAMM RACES 2022 | POSTER DESIGN CONTEST We would like to continue their annual tradition, which started in 1987, of the official poster being designed by independent artists. This new type of open and international invitation to participate is intended to emphasize the reputation of this event as an “International Sport Festival”. No Entry Fee. Details:

December 31, 2020 – ENDANGERED ONLINE! AND 2021 CONTEST The annual ENDANGERED Fine Art and Photography Exhibition, which focuses attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats offers a virtual experience for 2020 event. View Contest winners & online exhibition. Enter the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021 – opens Dec 1st. Art, photography, wearable art & sculpture accepted. Young Artist category. Cash prizes. Entry Fee. Details: OR [email protected]

December 31, 2020 – SHINING A LIGHT INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST The Shining a Light International Photography Contest is organised by the Muhammad Ali Center. The topic of this year’s contest is “Water”. ⌈ The Muhammad Ali Center requests submitted photographs pertinent to the above described topic. Images should relate to women’s work, lives, sanitation, and hygiene involving water. For more details, please see the section ‘contest theme’. ⌋ No Entry Fee. Details:

January 04, 2021 – 2021 FUMETTO INTERNATIONAL COMIX COMPETITION The Fumetto International Comix Festival Lucerne is accepting submissions for the 2021 Intl Comic Competition. Theme is “Without borders”. Carefree happiness, infinite freedom, totally detached and lost in blissful nothingness. Being without borders can mean many things. What does it mean to you to live without borders? Draw a comic, that includes the topic «without borders» in any form. No Entry Fee. Details:

January 10, 2021 – OLYMPUS IMAGE OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020 The competition is held by Olympus Corporation. “ Olympus is continuing to search for the best light microscopy images in 2020. Olympus’ second Global Image of the Year Life Science Light Microscopy Award recognizes the very best in life science imaging worldwide. ” Each participant may submit up to three microscopy images. Photographs must be taken using a light microscope. No Entry Fee. Details:

January 11, 2021 – LENS 2021 NATIONAL JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Perspective Gallery announces our national juried exhibition of photography, LENS 2021. Photographers are invited to submit up to five (5) photographic images in JPEG form. Images must have been created within the past five years. All subject matter and photographic media are eligible. Juror: Gibran Villalobos, Asst. Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Entry Fee. Details: 773-425-1702 OR OR [email protected]

January 14, 2021 – 2020 NEWCOMER AWARD | INTERNATIONAL POSTER COMPETITION Weltformat Graphic Design Festival in Lucerne (Switzerland) is looking for the best young poster designers. This year’s theme is “Still Going Strong”. In recent months we have all been confronted with changes, limitations and cancellations. However, the relevance and power of design remain undiminished. Why is graphic design and the visibility of it so important – especially in times of uncertainty? No Entry Fee. Details:

January 14, 2021 – SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2021 The Sony World Photography Awards are organised annually by World Photography Organisation and sponsored by Sony. The Sony World Photography Awards features four competitions: 1/ Professional competition, 2/ Open competition, 3/ Youth competition, 4/ Student competition. No Entry Fee. Details:

January 18, 2021 – THE NINE DOTS PRIZE Entrants are asked to respond to a question: What does it mean to be young in an ageing world? “ We are looking for innovative thinking, whether this comes from new voices or from experienced authors. The Prize’s heartland is in the analysis of contemporary society and societal challenges, and we welcome responses that draw on all disciplines and cross-discipline thinking. ” No Entry Fee. Details:

January 22, 2021 – OPA 30TH NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION Oil Painters of America’s 30th National Exhibition of Traditional Representational Oils, April 9 – May 16, 2021 at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, California. Awards approximately $100,000 in cash & merchandise, including a $25,000 cash best in show award. Juror will be Jeffrey Watts OPAM. Paid 2021 OPA Membership required. Accepting applications. Max size limitation 1,200 sq in. Entry Fee. Details: 815-356-5987 OR OR [email protected]

January 31, 2021 – 2021 CAINE PRIZE FOR AFRICAN WRITING The Caine Prize for African Writing is an annual literary award for the best original short story by an African writer, whether in Africa or elsewhere, published in the English language. Unpublished and self-published work is not eligible for the Caine Prize. Only fictional work is eligible. Indicative length is between 3,000 and 10,000 words. No Entry Fee. Details:

February 01, 2021 – RHS PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2021 The RHS Photographic Competition is organised by the Royal Horticultural Society. The RHS Photographic Competition inspires young and old alike to get outdoors and record how enriching and inspiring gardens and plants can be. There are 10 categories: Gardens, Welcoming wildlife, Plants, Creative, Macro, Indoor gardening,Under 18s (age 11-17), Under 11s, Social Media, Portfolio. No Entry Fee. Details:

March 26, 2021 – 2021 WORLD OF WEARABLEART DESIGN COMPETITION The World of WearableArt Awards is an annual international wearable art competition. ⌈ World of WearableArt (WOW) is an internationally renowned design competition that attracts entries from over 40 countries. Anything that is wearable art can find a place on the stage, as long as it is original, innovative and well executed.⌋ No Entry Fee. Details:

April 01, 2021 – 2021 WERGLE FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST The contest is organised by Winning Writers. You may submit one humor poem, in English. Your poem should not exceed 250 lines in length. You may submit published or unpublished work. No Entry Fee. Details:

April 04, 2021 – EARTH.ORG GLOBAL WILDLIFE & NATURAL WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY 2021 Earth.Org invites explorers, professional photographers and photographers working on the front line of wildlife conservation across the world to submit their photographs for the following categories: • Overall Best Environmental Photo • Wildlife in Peril • Human Impacts on the Environment. No Entry Fee. Details:

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