Back to Nature

Juried Art Competition

Back to Nature Art Competition

Our Nature-Themed Art Contest invites artists to immerse themselves in the natural world, with its breathtaking landscapes, diverse flora, and fauna, and the ever-changing elements. Artists are encouraged to explore the diversity of nature with its serene landscapes or close-up studies, we invite you to capture the essence of nature through your own unique artistic perspective. Use your chosen medium to evoke the feelings, moods, and stories that nature inspires. Whether you’re a painter, photographer, sculptor, or mixed-media artist, the possibilities are limitless. We look forward to witnessing the wonder of nature through your artistry.

Submit your artwork by January 31st, 2024.

Theme Description

Submit your awe-inspiring creations that reflect your deep appreciation for nature’s beauty. This can include: natural landscapes, vibrant ecosystems, flowers, plants, and botanical, animals, birds, insects, and marine life, conservation, or ecological awareness.

Terms of Entry

  • Open worldwide
  • Artists must be 18 years old
  • All backgrounds, skill levels and styles accepted
  • All visual media accepted: 2D/3D Art, Painting, Mixed Media, Photography, Digital, and Sculpture
  • Entry fees are non-refundable
  • Images must be original work created by the submitting artist

Commission-Free Approach:

We empower artists and connect them directly with buyers, ensuring that all sales are exclusively between the artist and the buyer.

Awards & Prizes

  • $100 cash prize awarded to the 1st place winner.
  • The first place winner, along with, second, and third place, will be prominently featured with a dedicated article about the artist and their work.
  • Top winners receive recognition on our website, newsletter, and extensive media coverage. The winning artwork (first place) has a position on the gallery homepage for 30 days.
  • Depending on submission quantity and quality, additional Merit and Honorable Mention awards may be granted.
  • The virtual exhibition will showcase the artist’s name, title, and a link to their website or email address.
  • All winners will be honored with a digital award certificate.
  • All accepted artists will enjoy widespread online exposure and promotion through our website for their talent and work.

*If there are multiple winners for any cash prizes, the funds will be evenly divided among the winners.

Entry fees

This fee is essential for covering administrative costs, facilitating the judging process, and promoting the winning artworks on various platforms.

Standard: $25 for 4 images

Image Requirements:

  1. File Size: Max 5MB
  2. Format: jpg, jpeg, png, mp4 only
  3. Ensure professional presentation;  including proper cropping, no mockups, frames or watermarks.
  4. File Name Format: Artist Name -TitleofArt.jpeg

Competition Timeline

Entry Deadline | January 31, 2024

Winners Notified | February 7-9, 2024

Exhibition Starts | February 9, 2024

Terms and Conditions

This Agreement outlines the terms and conditions between the artist and Blue Koi Gallery. Prior to submitting their artwork, all artists who wish to participate in any competition on our website (koisartistaward.com) are required to consent to the following terms:

Artwork will only be used for marketing, promotional, and display purposes. This includes featuring them on the Blue Koi Gallery website, social media platforms, etc.

The artist hereby grants permission to Blue Koi Gallery to archive selected artwork as a part of the exhibition. This archival will be made accessible for public viewing on our official website (koisartistaward.com).

 The selected works will feature the artist’s name, the title of their artwork, and a link back to their website. If the artist doesn’t have a website, we’ll include their email address for contact purposes.

 Artist shall retain all copyrights of any image they submit to the Blue Koi Gallery.

The images on this site will not be resold, exchanged, or copied.

Entry fees are non-refundable