2023 The ArtGemini competition (painting, photography, sculpture)

The ArtGemini competition (painting, photography, sculpture)

The ArtGemini competition call for applicants for 2023 is now open! The ArtGemini competition is a celebration to promote international contemporary art for emerging and established artists around the world.

The ArtGemini competition 2023 Details

The ArtGemini Prize is an independent competition, open to all artists from anywhere in the world.The winners will be announced at an exhibition of the finalists’ works.

Founded in 2012 in London by fine art enthusiast and dealer, Jimmy Lek, ArtGemini Prize’s past editions have attracted over 6000 entries from 44 countries worldwide. Over £60,000 cash prizes have been won by artists, together with exhibitions in London and Singapore.


The aims of the prize are:

  • to promote creativity and excellence from around the world
  • to exhibit a wide range of challenging works
  • to help artists to exhibit and sell their works in London
  • to give the public access to quality and exciting works at affordable prices
  • to support a selected charity each year.

Acceptable mediums and genres of 2D and 3D including painting, oil, mixed media, drawing, ink, watercolor, calligraphy, original print, photography, digital art, sculpture, and ceramic, excluding installation and video.

Submission requirements

Each artist may submit up to 8 entries with original works created within the last three years and with full copyright of the images. Maximum size 120 x 120cm inclusive frame except 3D sculpture maximum size 70 x 70 x 70cm. Works which have won prizes in major competitions may not be entered.

Images of works must be in jpeg format. The recommended ideal size is 2MB, with a minimum size of 250KB, maximum of 4MB. For best viewing, we recommend a maximum resolution of 300 dpi and pixel dimension of 1600 pixels or wider. Remember to provide a high-quality image, as it may be used on the website and in promotional material.

Only one image of each work must be submitted.

Any work submitted must be available for sale in the exhibition if shortlisted.

You must state an estimated sale price of the work, including VAT if you are registered, ie the price a gallery would normally charge. The price should include ArtGeminiPrize 35% commission. Sensible pricing is recommended.

An artist statement (max 100 words) is recommended and followed by a curriculum vitae (CV) if shortlisted.

Who can enter the competition?

The competition is open to artists from all over the world.

Competition Entry fee

• First entry – £20
• Up to 3 entries – £40
• Up to 6 entries – £60
• Up to 8 entries – £70

• Maximum 8 entries and entry fees are non-refundable

The Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2023 Prizes

  • Painting Prize £2000
  • Photography Prize £1000
  • Sculpture Prize £500
  • Young Artist Prize (up to 25 years) £500
  • HSoA(Hampstead School of Art) Choice Prize £400 Course VoucherFinalists’ exhibition at the Zari Gallery,
  • Fitzrovia London Opportunity to share and sell your work

Application Deadline

The deadline for submitted entries is 9th of July 2023.

Competition Website

You can check the competition website following this link.

Check other prizes and contests following International Competitions category

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