Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

Sponsored by Agora Gallery and Everything For Artists, and partnered with the Children’s Heart Foundation, the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is a renowned contemporary art contest that has been juried by prominent museum curators and experts. This international contemporary art event offers awards, visibility, exposure to the New York art market and participation in a group show.

All media is accepted (painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media, print, etc.) with the exception of video art, film, performance art, jewelry and crafts.

The competition juror in 2014 is Mr. Carlo McCormick , one of New York’s noted culture critics and curators. A teacher and guest lecturer at universities and colleges across the country, Mr. McCormick has also written many books and catalogs on the subject of contemporary art and artists.

There is a $35 entry fee for up to 5 images; $5 for each additional image. Early Entry fee : complete your entry before February 11 , and you can enter 7 images for the price of 5. Eligibility The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is open to visual artists above the age of 18 from anywhere in the world at any stage in their careers. Prize Agora Gallery will be distributing the following awards:

• Exhibition – At least 25 artists will be selected to participate in a collective exhibition at Agora Gallery, located at 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York.
• Cash – $1000 will be awarded to three artists; each receiving $500, $300 and $200 respectively. The money comes without strings of any kind attached and can be used for whatever the artists wish.
• Internet Promotion – Twelve artists will be awarded placement of 6 images on well-known online gallery ARTmine for a period of one year, providing valuable online exposure.
• Artist Profile – Three artists will be awarded a one-page review with three color images in ARTisSpectrum Magazine. Ten copies of this professional publication will be mailed to each of the artists to share with interested collectors, clients and art lovers.

Everything For Artists will be distributing the following awards:

• Complete package for your next exhibition – One artist will be awarded a press release, an artist statement, catalogs, invitations, promotional cards and poster – you can use this package for your next exhibition anywhere in the world.
• Portfolio Package – Three artists will be awarded the portfolio package which includes a press release, an artist statement and catalogs.
• Press release – Ten artists will be awarded a press release composed by the talented writers working for Everything for Artists.

A' International Design Award Competition

Organised under hundreds of creative design categories, the A’ Design Award and Competition has become one of the worlds’ largest and most prominent design accolade.

The mission is to provide a fair, ethical and competitive platform for companies, designers and innovators from all design fields with different experience levels, diverse disciplines and market focus to compete on, while providing them a global audience to showcase their success and talents to.

The primary aim of the A’ Design Award is to create publicity, PR push and advertisement opportunities for award winners while supporting the global design culture, creating incentives for entrants to come up with superior designs for a better future.

The A’ Design Award and Competition offers an unique system for designers to sell their winning ideas to sponsor companies, likewise the companies can bid for the competing design ideas and make offers to buy the designs. The system also provides an online exhibition system and creates free profile pages for designers, innovators and companies, this system is always on and whether you win or not, you will have full access to the system. This is an interactive system where you can write your biography or corporate profile, create an extensive online portfolio by adding additional designs and exhibit new designs or products.

There is no entry fee . Registration and Submission to A’ Design Award and Competition platform is free, and by registering you will have access to many free services and functions. Nomination is paid and possible only if your design is accepted after the preliminary scoring. Eligibility Open worldwide to both professionals, companies and students (underage designers can join with the permission of their legal guardians). Entries can be realized projects, past works, or concept stage or bona-fide works. Prize The award-winning products and designs are highlighted to the international public via the A’ Design Award Gala-Night and Exhibition in Italy and they are communicated to all relevant press across the world.

In addition, the Design Award Winners’ Kit includes the design award trophy, the annual best designs yearbook, printed certificate in metal frame, award winners manual, gala-night invitation for two people to the award ceremony, participation and space allocation in the winners’ exhibition, sales listing at SaloneDelDesigner, utilization of DesignMediator services, inclusion in BuySellDesign Network, proof of creation service, free subscription to, listing at DesignMegaStore, guaranteed publication through IDNN and DXGN Networks to 100+ magazines including Design Interviews & DM Design Magazine, press release preparation and distribution through DesignPRWire, publicity and visibility through DesignMedia communications, feedbacks, judging and evaluation of entries by a respected jury panel, lifelong licensing of the award winners logo, A2 poster design and printing for exhibition, and many others such as inclusion in the World Design Rankings, and translation of award winning works to 20+ languages, all of which are provided with no further fees, A’ Design Award Winners win fame, publicity, prestige, international recognition and awareness for their brands.

Neutral Density Photography Awards

Neutral Density Photography Awards aims to promote photography and photographers. Our idea is to create new opportunities to present most valuable work to the audiences all over the world. To build a place where photographers can show different points of view and thrive through competition. Our judging panel will comprise highly acclaimed industry professionals, including: gallery owners, publishers, editors and renowned photographers.

There are six main categories:

• Advertising
• Architecture
• Fine Art
• Nature
• People
• Special

There is no limit to the number of individual images or image series each artist may submit. Images that have won prizes in other competitions or that have been submitted in other competitions currently underway are eligible. There is no time or date restriction on when the image was taken. Digitally manipulated images are accepted, although within reason and taste.

Files must meet the following specifications: sRGB or Adobe98 colour space, 8-bit; Longest dimension should not exceed 1024 pixels; Saved as a JPEG at a setting of 10 (100%) or higher. No Watermarks / Copyright Units / Logos on images. Only bleed photographs without borders

Copyright of the images will remain at all times with the photographer.

Early entry deadline: 15 March 2014 . Single image entry fee: $15. Series entry fee (from 2 to 5 images): $20

Early closing deadline: 30 June 2014 . Single image entry fee: $20. Series entry fee (from 2 to 5 images): $25

Final closing deadline: 30 September 2014 . Single image entry fee: $25. Series entry fee (from 2 to 5 images): $30 Eligibility ND Awards competition is open to all Photographers: Amateur and Professional from all over the world. Anyone over 18 years of age can enter the competition. Prize Neutral Density Photography Awards announces the following prizes in the 2014 edition:

• Grand Prize : ND Photographer of the Year Award and $2500
• 6 Category Winners and $500 for each category winner
• 90 Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in subcategories

Future Generation Art Prize 2014 Competition

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 a major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.

The Prize is an innovative new international award for artists up to 35 years of age , investing in the artistic development and new production of works. Awarded through a competition, judged by a distinguished jury, the Prize is founded on the idea of generosity, a network of outstanding patron artists and institutional partners, and a highly democratic application procedure.

To encourage the artists from all over the world to apply, starting from 2014 the Future Generation Art Prize will accept applications in 10 different languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

A group of artists can apply as one participant; at the same time any artist who belongs to a group that has applied can apply individually as a separate participant.

There is no entry fee . Eligibility All artists worldwide between 18 and 35 years of age at the time of application may apply with their work without any restrictions concerning gender, nationality, race or artistic medium. Prize The main Prize will be awarded by an international jury to one individual participant or collective of participants who will receive the amount of USD 100,000 . The Prize will be split into USD 60,000 in cash and USD 40,000 to invest in the production of new work.

An additional USD 20,000 will be allocated to fund artist-in-residency programs for the Special Prize winner.

Moreover, 20 shortlisted artists will be announced in June 2014 and will receive an exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre in Kiev, Ukraine from October 2014 to January 2015 .

Dutch Design Competition USA 2014

The Dutch government is looking for a new giveaway to distribute in the United States, and is inviting designers from all over the world to submit inventive, quirky and smart ideas for a functional and affordable small item inspired by Dutch Design.

The Netherlands is defined by its innovative spirit and entrepreneurship in the arts and design industries. Creative ingenuity is an essential part of our nature. Being Dutch inherently means pushing boundaries when tackling problems. Like Americans, we value new ideas and enjoy exploring them. With centuries of cutting-edge arts and culture in our history, we are known for our high commitment to quality and our pragmatic approach.

After March 7 , the top 10 entries will be selected by a high-profile jury by the beginning of April, and will be printed in 3D by Shapeways. The competition will then start its second phase when the designs become part of a temporary exhibit in New York City. Members of the public will vote on their favorite. The winning design will be announced in mid-April.

Each submission must contain a representative images/drawings of the design in a digital file (preferably in pdf-format). Designers are also encouraged to submit CAD 3D drawings. Kikkerland will be able to assist with a CAD drawing if select designers from the top 10 submissions are not able to do so.

The participant remains under any event the owner of the copyrights and other intellectual property rights vested in the submitted design. On each design, printed in 3D-form, the name of the designer shall be credited.

Only one application per participant is allowed.

There is no entry fee . Eligibility The competition is open to everyone worldwide. Prize Kikkerland Design Inc. plans to produce the winning design and introduce it to the US and global markets. In addition, the Dutch government will buy 500 pieces of the winning product, and use it as its official giveaway in the United States.

On top of that, Shapeways will offer the winner a weeklong residency at its headquarters in New York. Flight and accommodations will be included with the prize.