Open Theme

Juried Art Competition

Open theme Art Competition

Introducing the “Open Theme” online art competition. Whether you’re drawn to abstract concepts, figurative representations, landscapes, or experimental art forms, the choice is yours. Embrace your artistic voice and let your imagination guide you. Must be 18 or older to participate. Submit your visual artwork before the deadline October 31, 2023.

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. Show us your unique perspective, your passion, and your vision through your artwork. We can’t wait to see the incredible submissions!

Theme Description

Open theme: No limitations!

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
  • 5 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.

Awards & Prizes

Recipients of the competition’s top positions will be granted digital certificates. The first, second, and third place winners will receive recognition on the website’s front page, accompanied by a detailed article highlighting their artistic journey and creations. Additionally, merit and honorable mention awards will be presented. The exhibition will include the artist’s name, work title, and website or email link. Extensive media coverage and online promotion on our website will be provided to all participants, ensuring widespread exposure of their talent and artwork.

Entry fees

Early Bird Discount: $15 for 4 pieces (until August 30th)

Standard: $20 for 4 pieces

Image Requirements:

  1. File Size: Max 2MB
  2. Format: jpg, jpeg, png, mp4 only
  3. Composition: No frames, mats, or watermarks
  4. Labeling: FirstName-LastName-TitleofArt.jpeg

Competition Timeline

Early Bird Discount Ends | August 14, 2023

Entry Deadline | October 31, 2023

Winners Notified | November 7-9, 2023

Exhibition Starts | November 9, 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