50 Shades of Red Art Exhibition

Applications are now CLOSED.

The King House Gallery is calling for entries for a brand-new edition themed "Fifty Shades of Red". The competition gives artists across the world the opportunity to showcase their work, participate in a unique virtual exhibition, join an exhibition in Stratford-Upon-Avon, cash prizes, as well as getting participation certificates to strengthen their art credentials.

"Red is one of the most visible colours in the colour spectrum - and its ability to instantly grab people's attention is the reason why it's often used to warn people of impending danger. Red is the colour of passion, of love, of  energy, of action - it's warm, it's fire, it's powerful. It's Red."

"Fifty Shades of Red" invites all artists to share their artworks where the dominant colour present is a shade of red. All visual art mediums welcome.

Competition Terms and Eligibility

Please carefully read our rules and procedures before applying:

- Entries must follow competition theme specified above to qualify for selection;
- Entry fees are non-refundable;
- Each entry allows the artist to submit 1 artwork. Artists may enter more than once, as there is no limit to the number of entries that an artist can submit;
- Image size should be less than 7 MB in JPG format;
- Only the artwork should be visible, clear and in focus. Please crop out any background in the images;
- Images should be original work created by the artist applying;

- All visual mediums welcome (oil, acrylics, watercolor, mixed media, resin, alcohol ink, sculpture, digital art, video, etc);

- All artists applying agree to have their images and information provided in our website, social media and promotional material related to this art competition;

- Artists selected for the exhibition in the United Kingdom are responsible for sending their artworks, as well as return shipment if not sold/ for sale. Contracts and more information will be available closer to the time of the exhibition.


- Artist must be 12 years old or older to apply;

- International competition - all countries are welcome to apply.

Prizes and Awards

Shortlisted Semi-finalist Artists:
- Receive digital "Semi Finalist Participation Certificate";
- Participate in an Online Exhibition (interactive virtual gallery) from the 26th of May 2021 to 26th of August 2021, available on "The Artist Lounge" website and on King House Art Gallery's website;
- Automatically be in the run for a chance to be featured in the "King House Art Magazine - 2nd Edition".


25 Finalists:
- Receive digital "Finalist Participation Certificate";
- Invited to send their selected artwork to an exhibition in Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom. Group exhibition from the 9th to 24th of July 2021, with the opening day event on the 9th.

Global Winner:
- Receive £500 cash prize;
- Receive digital and Printed "Competition Winner Certificate";
- Participate in an interview and have full blog article published on our website.

​Young Talent Award (artists younger than 18 years old qualify):
- Receive digital and Printed "Young Award Certificate";
- Participate in an interview and have full blog article published on our website.

​Senior Talent Award (artists over 65 years old qualify):
- Receive digital and printed "Senior Award Certificate";
- Participate in an interview and have full blog article published on our website.


  • Open Applications: 6th of March to 19th of April.

  • Announcement of shortlisted Artworks for Online Exhibition: from 23rd of April 3rd of May 2021.

  • Online Exhibition: From 26th of May 2021 to 26th of August.

  • Announcement of 25 finalists: 18th of June 2021.

  • Group Exhibition in the UK (25 finalists): 9th to 18th of July 2021.

  • Announcement of winner: 18th of July 2021.