Juried Art Competition

Water Art Competition

The Blue Koi Gallery would like to welcome you to the International “Water Themed” Art Competition. This online competition is all about showing how water can mean different things and be amazing. Water comes in lots of different forms and can be powerful, beautiful, or peaceful. We want to see your best artwork that shows what water means to you. You can use different mediums like paint, sculptures, digital art, prints, photos, and mixed-up art – pretty much anything you can think of! We can’t wait to see what you come up with. So, let your imagination flow like water, and show us your awesome art!

$350.00 in guaranteed cash prizes will be awarded to the winning artists.

But remember, you need to send your artwork before November 30, 2023.

Theme Description

Theme of Water: Let this element guide your creativity as you explore the diverse facets of water, from its tranquil whispers to its spirited roars, and from the depths below to the reflections above.

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, 2D/3D Art.
  • 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.

Awards & Prizes

A professionally designed certificate will be emailed to all winners and their art will be shown in the Virtual Exhibition for an entire month. Winners will be extensively promoted among social media platforms, newsletter, and the gallery exhibition. This is a unique opportunity to connect with fellow artists, art enthusiasts, and potential patrons. The prize money can be used in any way that benefits the recipient artist.

First Prize Award | $100

Second Place Prize Award | $75

Third Place| $50

Merit Award | $25-$125

Honorable Mention Award


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 | September 14th, 2023

Entry Deadline | November 30, 2023

Winners Notified | December 7-9, 2023

Exhibition Starts | December 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