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October 2020 Deadlines – Updated

Art Deadlines List

October/November 2020 Art Deadlines

November 02, 2020 – ARTISTS NETWORK | OVER 60 ART COMPETITION Early Bird Deadline: October 5th, 2020 Showcase your talent by entering this exciting competition, brought to you by Artists Magazine. This contest is for artists age 60+ working in all traditional art media. Enter today for your chance to be published in our April 2021 issue of Artists Magazine! Entry Fee. Details:

November 18, 2020 – 10TH ANNUAL “OPEN” (NO THEME) ONLINE ART COMPETITION Licle VIII – Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. No Entry Fee. Details:

November 30, 2020 – SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | EMERGING ARTISTS 2021 The 29th annual competition for gallery exhibition and $1000 cash award. This exhibition is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of emerging artists. The exhibition will be held March 4-27, 2021 at the Limner Gallery and is open to all artists working in any media. This is our first post pandemic physical exhibition. Entry Fee. Details:

October 27, 2020 – 10TH ANNUAL “OPEN” (NO THEME) ONLINE ART COMPETITION Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 10th Annual “Open” (No Theme) Online Juried Art Competition. There is No Theme for this Current Art Competition. Any media and/or any subject matter are acceptable. Early entry and art student discounts. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion. Entry Fee. Details: OR [email protected]

October 30, 2020 – MINDS ON FIRE OPEN BOOK PRIZE Awarded annually and open to any poet writing in English, regardless of previous publication record, the prize seeks to represent the best contemporary writing in high-quality editions of enduring value. Prospective entrants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with Conduit, which champions originality, intelligence, irreverence, and humanity. Entry Fee. Details:

October 30, 2020 – NATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION First Prize: £5,000. Second Prize: £2,000. Third Prize: £1,000. Commendations: £200. International entries are welcome. All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length. Any subject. No Entry Fee. Details:

October 31, 2020 – ZEPTER INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD | ARTZEPT 2020 ART WALL INSTALLATIONS, for the conceptual solution of a wall decoration on the rendered outdoor facade of a facility, measuring 629 cm in height by 697 cm in width, as a part of the Zepter Foundation museum complex. The contestants are expected to propose a technically feasible visual solution applicable in a wide range of modern, durable and weather-proof materials. No Entry Fee. Details:

November 01, 2020 – POETRY OF OUR PAST We are inviting poetry submissions for inclusion in a printed and online publication as well as a video presentation. Spread your creative wings, join us in a journey through the past of the people, places, events, and cultures of Arkansas and the Ozarks. The project will culminate during November, Native American Heritage Month. No Entry Fee. Details: 623-703-4453 OR OR [email protected]

November 01, 2020 – INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ONLINE ART COMPETITION, OPEN/NO THEME Open/No Theme Art competition opens October 5th, 2020 and closes November 1st, 2020. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition will be held November 4th through December 2nd, 2020. Awards will be given along with competition collateral. Winners will be announced on November 16th, 2020. Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR

November 01, 2020 – THE ALLARD PRIZE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION The Allard Prize Photography Competition invites photographers from around the globe to submit images reflecting themes of leadership and courage in combating corruption and promoting human rights. Entries should reflect themes of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the rule of law, and of human rights and/or anti-corruption. No Entry Fee. Details:

November 02, 2020 – INTERNATIONAL COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK 2021 POSTER CONTEST The poster theme is “Grow, Eat…COMPOST…Repeat”. The ICAW 2021 theme is based on the circular movement of the organics recycling process flowing from farm to table to farm again. This circular process turns recycled organic materials into compost which creates healthy soils leading to more nutrient dense fruits and vegetables, with that waste going back to being composted and the process starts again. No Entry Fee. Details:

November 02, 2020 – CALL FOR ARTISTS: THE ART OF THE MARK: ABSTRACT SHOW Abstract art has its own language using color, form, shape, line, texture and marks . The marks you make as an abstract artist are intensely personal. Successful mark making can communicate ideas or emotions. Which marks are yours? JUROR OF AWARDS: Karli Wurzelbacher, PhD, Curator at the Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY. Entry Fee. Details: 516-304-5797 OR OR [email protected]

November 02, 2020 – TPOTY 2020 | TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) is an annual travel photography award, founded by professional photographer Chris Coe and his partner Karen Coe in 2003. The Travel Photographer of the Year 2020 will be the photographer aged 19 and over who submits the best eight images across the portfolio. Entry Fee. Details:

November 05, 2020 – PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA’S 2020 MEMBERS ONLY COMPETITION Open to all Portrait Society of America members. Featuring five unique categories: Commissioned Portrait, Non-Commissioned Portrait, Outside the Box, Animals as the Subject, and Plein Air. Awards for each category. First Place winners receive either complimentary tuition to annual conference or museum quality Sargent palette. All winners receive recognition in print and online publications. Entry Fee. Details: 877-772-4321 OR OR [email protected]

November 06, 2020 – CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR FLORA & FAUNA Juried all media exhibit in gallery setting. Entry Fee. Cash prizes. Juror: Diego Sanchez. Details: 540-760-6928 Entry Fee. Details: 540-760-6928 OR OR [email protected] November 10, 2020 – TOKYO ANIME AWARD FESTIVAL 2021 Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2021 (TAAF2021) is an international animation film festival organised by the Association of Japanese Animations and TAAF Executive Committee, and co-hosted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. TAAF2021 will take place in Tokyo in March 2021. No Entry Fee. Details:

November 12, 2020 – CONTEMPORARY ART COMPETITION Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 1st “Contemporary” Online Art Competition for the month of November 2020. This is the open subject theme with an emphasis in contemporary art. Competition is open to all artists from around the world. All winning artists will receive a digital award certificate.$15 entry fee. Deadline: November 12, 2020. Entry Fee. Details: OR [email protected]

November 12, 2020 – MOMENTS OF COLOR We see and think in color. Colors can be found everywhere. They play a dominant role in our lives and our psychology. They have the power to create moods, evoke emotions, make our days brighter or duller and show the world in a different way. Send us 5 of your best shots to participate in the new digital contest launched by Blank Wall Gallery. The first 3 winners will receive a total of €1,000 Cash No Entry Fee. Details: 694-386-8124 OR OR [email protected]

November 14, 2020 – MAIL ART FUNDRAISER Get creative, express yourself, and help raise much-needed dollars to support the Marshall M.Fredericks Sculpture Museum! We invite everyone and anyone to send us an original creation that is 5×7 inches(unframed)and we’ll sell them to raise money for the preservation, education and exhibitions work at the Museum. Feel free to use any art medium you prefer(drawing,photo,painting,collage,and more!). No Entry Fee. Details: 989-964-7125 OR OR [email protected]

November 15, 2020 – THE ART OF BUILDING PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2020 If you have a good eye for photography and are passionate about the built environment, then why not take part in this year’s Art of Building competition? This is a competition that celebrates buildings and the relationship people have with the built environment. All submissions must include a 50 word summary as to why the entrant feels the image fits the ‘The Art of Building’ theme. No Entry Fee. Details:

November 15, 2020 – EXPO 40 bj spoke gallery’s annual EXPO show will be online this year. Francesca Altamura, juror. Entry Fee. Details: 631-549-5106 OR OR [email protected]

November 15, 2020 – OPENCALL 2021 | ANNUAL GRANT | RESIDENCY PROGRAM ZARATAN AIR ELIGIBILITY | Emerging and professional artists, performers, musicians, curators, writers and other cultural agents are eligible to apply. The residency program is designed for international artists – or national artists residing abroad – for the development of artistic projects, individual or collective. No Entry Fee. Details: OR [email protected]

November 16, 2020 – VALDOSTA NATIONAL 2021 2021 is ONLINE; the 33rd all-media competition hosted by Valdosta State University. Especially seeking art that lends itself to digital viewing, including video. Artists may be considered for future exhibitions. Awards: $1,500 Fee: $20/3 artworks, reduced from our normal fee of $35. No gallery sales commission. Judge: Claire Dempster is an Atlanta-based writer and arts administrator. Entry Fee. Details: 229-333-5835 OR OR [email protected]

November 17, 2020 – $1,000 ARTIST GRANTS | ALL MEDIA ELIGIBLE The Hopper Prize is now accepting entries for our Fall 2020 artist grants. We are offering 5 $1,000 USD grants. Submissions will be juried by Christine Koppes, Curator & Director of Public Programs, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, and Jade Powers, Assistant Curator, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. In addition to grants, 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist. All media eligible. Entry Fee. Details:

November 20, 2020 – WHEN: AN INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR WORKS OF ART ABOUT TIMING The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works of art about timing as it relates to the Five Themes of Who, What, Where, When, and Why. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental of any media. $40 for up to FOUR entries submitted. $5 per each additional entry. Entry Fee. Details: 513-861-3638 OR OR [email protected]

November 20, 2020 – CONTEMPORARY TALENTS | 10TH EDITION Artists are invited to submit their offerings on the water theme, realistic or utopian, figurative or abstract, whilst offering a singular and sensitive viewpoint on this theme. Around thirty finalists will be selected by five Expert Committees, the Intl Grand Jury, chaired by Jean-Noël Jeanneney, choses a maximum of four prize-winners. No Entry Fee. Details:

November 25, 2020 – INTERNATIONAL ONLINE ART COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION “RED“ HelvetArt Suisse announces an Intl. Open Call for an online competition and exhibition. Monetary Prizes for the first 3 place Winners. All accepted work will be included in online exhibition & will receive online promotion. Selected artworks will be shared on our social media pages. Juror: Inna Wars. Theme – “Red“, accepting 2D work in any medium / style. $15 for one art piece. You may enter more than once. Entry Fee. Details:

November 27, 2020 – 15TH ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE Arte Laguna Prize, the world’s most influential competition for emerging artists and designers, showcases and promotes creative talents. With fourteen years of history the Arte Laguna Prize gives the opportunity to join the huge network of collaborations worldwide, exhibit in the breathtaking location of the Arsenale of Venice, win cash prizes and much more. Entry Fee. Details:

November 30, 2020 – WOW! WOMEN ON WRITING FALL 2020 FLASH FICTION CONTEST Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250 – 750 words. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. Open internationally. Entry Fee. Details:

November 30, 2020 – SEARCA PHOTO CONTEST 2020 The competition is organised by SEARCA – Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture. The 14th SEARCA Photo Contest (2020) with the theme “Faces of ATTAIN” seeks images from across Southeast Asia that showcase people actively involved, contributing to, working towards, or benefitting from 7 sub-themes. No Entry Fee. Details:

November 30, 2020 – SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE 18TH ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST What does an award-winning photograph look like? It can range from an captivating portrait of family to a moon-drenched landscape to movement captured at just the right time. Our 18th Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and we’re looking for the best of the best. 6 categories: Natural World. Travel. People. The American Experience. Altered Images. Mobile. Entry Fee. Details:

December 01, 2020 – AMERICAS 2021: PAPERWORKS Original works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. Work must have been completed within the last two years and not previously exhibited in an Americas 2000 exhibition. Cash and purchase awards. Solo show for Best of Show. Juror: Aaron S. Coleman, Tucson, AZ. Entry fee: 2 entries $30; additional entries $5 each. Maximum 5 entries per artist. Entry Fee. Details: 701-858-3264 OR 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 – 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 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:

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 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 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:

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:

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