About

Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize

The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, now in its 7th 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.

$73,000 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 & Editor-in-Chief

Why Enter?

Wonder why it’s important to enter the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, and how it will benefit your career?

For a full a list of prizes, including cash, products, advertising and services that will help your practice grow, please visit the Prizes page.

2024 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize Award Categories

You can enter into 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. From the Finalists selected in each award category, a Grand Prize Award Winner will be chosen by the Jury Panel. The People’s Choice Award will open for public voting on 23 August 2024.

Click the below award headings to see the full list of prizes, and to find out more about each award.

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Musonium Grand Prize Award

Selected by the Jury Panel from the Finalists

$10,000 USD cash + prizes

RAYMAR Traditional Art Award

$6,500 USD cash + prizes

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Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award

Three dimensional traditional medium

$4,500 USD cash + prizes

Photography Award

Digital and analogue photographic medium

$4,500 USD cash + prizes

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Digital Art Award

Digital medium

$4,500 USD cash + prizes

33PA Emerging Artist Award

All mediums

$5,500 USD cash + prizes

Catherine K. Gyllerstrom People’s Choice Award

Chosen by public vote from Finalists

$2,000 USD cash + prizes

$73,000 USD in cash & prizes to be won

2024 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize

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 [email protected].

The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize is administered by Australian based, international contemporary art magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

Entries Open: 12 February 2024

Entries Close: Midnight 17 July 2024 [Los Angeles, USA time]