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How About Some Friendly Competition?

While not everyone has a competitive streak, competitions in the art world often come with some very nice prizes. Beyond the exposure and boost to your CV, there is often the prospect of cash awards which, let’s face it, we could all use. Building time into your regular schedule to seek out and enter art competitions is a great way to expand your horizons and maybe even bring in some unexpected funding throughout the year. Here are three opportunities to get you on your way.

Photographers working in black and white are invited to submit their work to the MonoVisions Photography Awards. The 2019 Competition categories include: Abstract, Architecture, Conceptual, Fine Art, Landscapes, Nature and Wildlife, Nude, People, Photojournalism, Portrait, Street Photography and Travel. Photographers are invited to choose two of these in which to enter their work. There are cash prizes for black and white photo series of the year as well as black and white photo of the year. For full details and to enter, visit the websiteDeadline is May 12.

If you’re an artist who likes to work toward a cause, you are invited to submit your designs to the Stop Hate Poster Show. The intention is to use creative processes to draw attention to the rising tide of negative social emotions. Selected works will be displayed in the urban space of Poznań as part of the Malta Festival 2019. A Grand Prix prize of 15,000 PLN (almost $4,000) will be awarded by the Jury. For full details and to enter, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is May 20.

Craft artists from around the world are invited to submit their work to the Cheongju International Craft Competition 2019. This event is part of the international Cheongju Craft Biennale. To read more about this opportunity, visit the website . Choose translate option to translate the Korean copy on the site. Deadline for submissions is May 31.

Consider Praxis Center your one stop for all things art career. Not only do we show you where to find some excellent opportunities, we guide you through the process of applying for them so that your chances of success increase. When you join Praxis, you instantly increase your toolkit and unlock exponential opportunities. And we are there for you every step of the way.

Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis Center for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists; Making it in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, The Art World Demystified, Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius, Sell Online Like a Creative Genius and the forthcoming Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.

Signed and doodled copies of these books can be purchased from Praxis Center.


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Photo credit: MonoVision (Daniel Garay Arango)

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