Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize
The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, now in its 6th year, is an annual non-acquisitive international art prize that celebrates diversity and excellence in the representational visual arts. It includes all static mediums including Traditional Art media, Digital Art media, and Photographic media; and all styles from realism and hyperrealism, to pop surrealism and lowbrow. The Prize seeks to inspire creatives from around the world to pursue a life and career in the arts, and to help careers grow through funding and increased exposure of their work to galleries, collectors and media globally.
$50,000 USD in cash & prizes to be won!
Giving the practices of representational artists validation and visibility, particularly in the commercial gallery and museum sector where it is still hard to get representation, is what the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize aims to achieve.
Danijela Krha Purssey, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Co-Founder, and Editor-in-Chief
Wonder why it’s important to enter the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, and how it will benefit your career?
The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize offers substantial cash prizes to winners which provides financial support for the artist’s practice. This financial support can help artists to cover costs associated with their practice, such as materials, studio rent, and equipment.
Additionally, prize money also provides artists with the financial flexibility to take risks and pursue new projects, without the need to worry about the financial implications. This can allow artists to focus on their practice without the added stress of financial insecurity.
By participating in the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, artists have the opportunity to present their work to a diverse group of individuals, including art professionals, collectors, critics, and the general public. This leads to increased visibility and exposure for the artist and their work on an international scale.
It can also bring attention to an artist’s practice from art galleries, curators, and other institutions, which can lead to further opportunities for exhibitions, commissions, and collaborations.
Recognition & Career Development
Being selected by a panel of judges, who are industry professionals and experts, is an acknowledgement of the quality and merit of an artist’s work. It is also an endorsement of an artist’s practice and vision, providing validation for the artist’s choices and direction – plus, it is a great addition to an artist’s CV and can help them to build a reputation and credibility within the art world.
Winning or being selected as a finalist can also lead to greater opportunities for career development, such as solo exhibitions, participating in art fairs, commissions, and collaborations.
Invest in yourself
Entering the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize is a great way for artists to invest in themselves in a cost effective way.
By entering the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, artists are investing in their own reputation and credibility within the art world.
The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize also offers a range of opportunities for exposure, such as through editorial and advertising in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, our website, and our social media channels, which can help artists to reach a wider audience and promote their work. This can be particularly beneficial for artists who may not have the resources to invest in other forms of marketing.
Participating in the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize provides an opportunity for artists to meet and connect with the Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine and other art professionals such as gallerists, curators, and collectors at the Art Prize exhibition.
These connections can lead to future opportunities for exhibitions, commissions, and collaborations, as well as provide valuable support and resources for artists.
Build your Collector Base
The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize attracts a diverse group of collectors from around the world. By participating, artists have the opportunity to connect with these collectors and showcase their work to a wider audience. This can lead to increased interest in an artist’s work and can help to build a collector base.
The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize exhibition also provides an opportunity for artists to meet and connect with collectors in person. These personal connections can be valuable in building a collector base, as collectors are more likely to purchase work from an artist they have met and have a personal connection with.
For a full a list of prizes, including cash, products, advertising and services that will help your practice grow, please visit the Prizes page.
$50,000 USD in cash & prizes to be won
2023 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize
2023 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize Award Categories
In 2023 we have added a new Award to provide emerging artists the visibility and acknowledgement that their practices deserve. You can now enter in one of five Award categories: Traditional Art Award, Digital Art Award, Photography Award, Sculpture Award and Emerging Artist Award. Artists working across mediums are welcome to enter more than one award category.
Click the below Award headings to see the full list of prizes, and to find out more about each Award.
RAYMAR Traditional Art Award
Two dimensional traditional medium
Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award
Three dimensional traditional medium
INPRNT Photography Award
Digital and analogue photographic medium
iCanvas Digital Art Award
Entry fee is US$40 to cover administrative costs. If you have any questions about the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize is administered by Australian based, international contemporary art magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.
Entries Open: 1 February 2023
Entries Close: Midnight 17 July 2023 [Los Angeles, USA time]