The Gateway International Painting Competition is an online monthly and annual juried painting competition at www.PaintingContest.Org. The competition is open to all artists world wide over 18 years old. There are up to 18 Finalists selected each month from among 3 categories: Representational, Abstract, and Novice.
All traditional painting media is accepted including but not limited to oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pencil, ink, and mixed media. Two professional master artist judges provide a written critique for each Finalist painting. The judge who works in the representational style judges the representational paintings; the judge who works in the abstract style judges the abstract paintings. Cash
BEST IN SHOW CASH AWARDS (based on total entries per month from all entering artists):
REPRESENTATIONAL, PROFESSIONAL: from 50 to 100 entries: $250 cash; 100 to 200 entries, $500 cash; over 200 entries, $1000 cash.
ABSTRACT, PROFESSIONAL: from 10 to 25 entries, $50 cash; 25 to 50 entries, $100 cash; 50 to 100 entries, $250 cash; 100 to 200, $500 cash; over 200 entries, $1,000 cash.
NOVICE, FOR THE LOVE OF PAINTING: from 10 to 25 entries, $50 cash; 25 to 50 entries, $100 cash; 50 to 100 entries, $250 cash; 100 to 200, $500 cash; over 200 entries, $1,000 cash.
(Cash prizes paid via PayPal.com immediately following announcement.)
All finalists receive a certificate of recognition (downloadable online ready for printing), and 1 free promoted entry with social media paid promoted post. All finalist winners from all 12 months of the competition also compete for Grand Cash Prizes at year’s end.
Organization/Company: Tim Ernster and Victoria Oldham Website: https://www.paintingcontest.org Location: Prescott Valley, AZ Deadline: February 28, 2019 How to Apply: Register at https://www.paintingcontest.org/registration