The Artist Lounge - Artist of The Year Prize

The Artist Lounge is calling for entries for its FIRST EVER Artist of The Year Competition - including up to 15 AWARDS in different categories and more. The competition gives artists across the world the opportunity to showcase their work, participate in a unique virtual exhibition, participate in a group exhibition, win awards and cash prizes: AND WE WANT TO SEE YOUR WORK!


Category Awards:


  • Global Artist of The Year

  • Wild Life

  • Portrait

  • Landscape

  • Abstract

  • Gothic

  • Satire / Comedy

  • Nude

  • Botanical / Floral

  • Pet Portrait

  • Sculpture

  • Film / Video

  • Digital Art

  • Senior Talent (65 years old +)

  • Young Talent (Up to 18 years old)

 All visual art mediums welcome. No theme restriction: apply with your best work, show us what you've got!

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.


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

- International competition - all countries are welcome to apply.

Prizes and Awards

104 Shortlisted Semi-finalist Artists (8 from each category):

- Receive digital "Semi Finalist Exhibition Certificate";

- Participate in an Online Exhibition (interactive virtual gallery);

- All Semifinalists will be featured in the 2rd Edition of our Art Magazine.

28 Finalists (2 from each award category below):

- Receive digital "Finalist Participation Certificate" and their own category award certificate (1st and 2nd places).

- It will have a full feature (mini interview) in our blog AND IN OUR PRINTED MAGAZINE.

- 1st place of each category to be invited to a group exhibition.

- Categories are:

Best Wild life,

Best Portrait,

Best Landscape,

Best Abstract,

Best Gothic,

Best Satire/Comedy,

Best Nude,

Best Botanical/Floral,

Best Pet Portrait,

Best Sculpture,

Best Video/Film,

Best Digital Art,

Best Global Theme.

Global Winner (Artist of The Year):

- Receive £500 cash prize;

- Receive digital  "Artist Lounge Artist of The Year Certificate";

- Participate in an interview and have full blog article published on our website AND OUR MAGAZINE.

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: 18th of June to 31st of July.

  • Announcement of shortlisted Artworks for Online Exhibition: 18th of August.

  • Online Exhibition: From 18th of August to 18th of December.

  • Announcement of finalists: 1st of September.

  • Announcement of winner and awards: 15th of September 2021.

Exhibition Fee

Application Fee: £8 per entry.

Application Form

Upload Image

After clicking on "Proceed to Application Fee Payment", please wait until your image is uploaded in our system. It can take few seconds to a couple of minutes depending on your internet connection. Don't click on anything while waiting, as any click will restart the whole uploading process.

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