BP Portrait Award
This competition from the National Portrait Gallery is considered the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world that offers the chance to have your work exhibited for three months at the National Portrait Gallery, plus a £30,000 winner’s prize. The 2018 winner was An Angel At My Table by Miriam Escofet, a portrait of the artist’s mother.
World Illustration Awards
If you want your artwork in front of as many people as possible, the World Illustration Awards from the Association of Illustrators will see their work on tour to around 50,000 visitors, a full page in Directory of Illustration including an online portfolio with 100 images. All 200 shortlisted entries are published online and in a 128-page catalogue sent to 1,300 major commissioners around the world.
2018 category winners are:
Monika Vaicenaviciene, What is a River?
Soo Kyung Cho, Me and Me
Esther Goh, EMOJIWORLD
Chen Wu, Eggs
Ella Nitters, Medical Art Microsurgery of a Rat
Carol Adlam, Thinking Room
Andreea Dobrin Dinu, Art Safari 2017 illustrations
Stevie Gee and Nicos Livesey, Here to Create - Adidas
Katja Grosskinsky, Magister Ludi
Stevie Gee Stevie Gee - Stella McCartney, Kids packaging
Ana Jaks, House of Us
Paul Thurlby, National Treasures
Book of Lai 360, Tiny Living Space
Jip van den Toorn, Inappropriate grandma
Shih-Hsien,Hsu, Nordic Happiness
Jim Butler, Blackrock Sequence
Chelsea International Fine Art Competition
Painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media, and print are welcome in this competition from Agora Gallery, which selects 30 artists are selected to exhibit in this competition’s collective exhibition in the famed New York gallery, as well as USD1,000 prizes.
Selected to participate in the competition exhibition in 2018 were Arinze Stanley, Carlos Salazar Arenas, Dong Kyu Kim, Meike Lohmann, Gabrielle Kruger, Ayo Filade, Candelaria Palacios, Cynthia Evers, Hiromichi Matsudaira, Oluwatobi Adewumi, Samuel Wyatt, Kristina Daukintyte Aas, Ada Luisa Trillo, Terence Finch, Emily Jones, Sidney Chambers, Nemo Nox, Adeyemi Ramon Omolaja, Peter Genssler, Yvonne Muinde, He Chunqing, Eileen Olimb, Beth Cavalcanti, Jennifer Day, Chenyi Sun, Denis Baudrier, Martijn Weiffenbach, Dana Edmonds, Kara Daviau Cook, Herold P Alexis. Winners of the USD 1,000 were Domingo Donoso, Eric W. Shute, Anne Rudanovski, Rodrigo Calixto, Wenqian Leng.