Urban Lens

Juried Art Competition

Experience the captivating world of The Urban Lens: Perspectives on Buildings and City Life art competition, where artists are invited to explore the dynamic interplay between urban landscapes, architecture, and the vibrancy of city living. Open to all artists, regardless of location, and participants must be 18 years or older. Submissions in various mediums and skill levels are encouraged to apply. Submit your unique artistic vision by the October 31, 2023 deadline.

We are proud to announce that 10% of entry fees will be donated to a dedicated homeless charity, making a positive impact in our urban communities.

Take this chance to showcase your artistic prowess, contribute to a meaningful cause, and Illuminate the urban landscape through your artistic perspective.

Theme Description

From fierce predators roaming untamed landscapes to beloved companions in our homes, capture the captivating essence of  wild or domesticated animals.

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

Awards & Prizes

The prize money for the art contest is unrestricted and can be used in any way that benefits the recipient artist.

First Prize Award | $100

Second Place Prize Award | $75

Third Place| $25

Honorable Mention Award

Commission-Free Approach:

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

Entry fees

Early Bird Discount: $20 for 4 pieces

Standard: $25 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 31, 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