Colors Unleashed

Art Competition

Introducing the “Colors Unleashed” online art competition—a call for art opportunity for artists of all levels to showcase their skills. Whether you’re  experienced or just starting out, this competition is perfect for you. Must be 18 or older to participate. Submit your visual artwork before the deadline August 30, 2023, for a chance to win $200 in cash awards.

Winning artworks will receive certificates, promotions, and be featured in an exclusive exhibition. This is a unique opportunity to connect with fellow artists, art enthusiasts, and potential patrons. So, if you’re a painter, sculptor or photographer, dust off your brushes, grab your pencils, aim your cameras and let’s see your creations!

Theme Description

This theme is all about bold and vibrant colors! It is essential to maintain visual harmony and balance. Pairing them with complementary or neutral tones can help create a visually pleasing composition. Using color can aid in conveying emotions, tell stories, and captivate the senses. Bold colors have a strong visual impact and evoke energy and excitement.

Rules and Eligibility

  • Open internationally
  • Artists must be 18 years or older to apply
  • All backgrounds, skill levels and styles accepted
  • All visual media accepted: Painting, Mixed Media, Photography, Digital, and Sculpture, 3D Installation
  • Entry fees are non-refundable
  • 4 images may be submitted per entry fee. Artists may submit multiple entries.
  • Images should 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. Any sale inquires from potential buyers will be directed to the artists from the Blue Koi Gallery.

Awards & Prizes

First  Place Prize:

$100 Cash Award

Monthly Newsletter

30 day exhibition

Featured on Homepage

Social media exposure

Digital award certificate

Second Place Prize:

$75 Cash Award

30 day exhibition

Social media exposure

Digital award certificate

Third Place Prize:

$25 Cash Award

30 day exhibition

Social media exposure

Digital award certificate

Honorable Mention Award:

30 day exhibition

Social media exposure

Digital award certificate

Entry fees

Early Bird: $20 for 4 Pieces

$25 for 4 pieces (non refundable)

Image Requirements:

 File Size: Max 2MB

 Format: jpg, jpeg, png, mp4 only

Composition: No frames, mats, or watermarks. Please crop out any background in the images.

Labeling: FirstName-LastName-TitleofArt.jpeg

Competition Timeline

Entry Deadline | August 30, 2023

Winners Notified | Sept 7-9, 2023

Virtual Exhibition Date | September 9th, 2023 – October 8th, 2023

Usage  & Copyright

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