In the History International Art Exhibition

Applications are now CLOSED.

The Artist Lounge is calling for entries in a brand-new themed exhibition "It's in History". 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, win cash prizes, as well as receive participation certificates to strengthen their art credentials.

"Through history we can learn how past societies, systems and ideologies were built, how they changed, and how their influence moulded humanity to create what we are now. History is more than old tales and stories written down in books. History is part of everything, and our today will one day be history."

"It's in History" invites all artists to share their artworks inspired by history or by historic characters. 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 Exhibition Certificate";

- Participate in an Online Exhibition (interactive virtual gallery) from the 25th of June 25th of September 2021, available on "The Artist Lounge" website;

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

20 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 23rd to 31st of July 2021, with the opening day event on the 9th.

The exhibition will be held at King House Gallery, with an opening event on the first weekend with: professional photographer, live music, drinks and food (Covid rules permitting). 

Global Winner:

- Receive £500 cash prize;

- Receive digital "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 "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 "Senior Award Certificate";

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


  • Open Applications: 20th of April to 28th of May.

  • Announcement of shortlisted Artworks for Online Exhibition: from 28th of May.

  • Online Exhibition: From 25th of June to 25th of September.

  • Announcement of 20 finalists: 7th of July 2021.

  • Group Exhibition in the UK (20 finalists): 31st of July to 7th of August.

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

Exhibition Fee


Shortlisted artworks for the online exhibition (and running for the cash prize / UK exhibition / magazine feature) will be invoiced a non-refundable one time exhibition fee of £45. This fee only applies for the work that is selected.