Taking part in the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize was a fantastic experience. The promotion of the artists is invaluable and working with The Beautiful Bizarre team is a pleasure. With the finalists being asked to participate in a group show, the contest comes full circle where the artists get to meet and enjoy each other’s work. It’s what an art contest should be. – Victor Grasso, 2nd Prize Winner of the Traditional Art Category, Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2019.
1 Feb 2020: Entries open
17 Jul 2020 [midnight Los Angeles, USA time]: Entries close
20 – 31 July 2020: Judging
1st week of August: Shortlist of 100 Finalists [25 per Award category] announced
10 August[AEDT, Australian Eastern Daylight Time]: People’s Choice voting opens
24 August [AEDT, Australian Eastern Daylight Time]: People’s Choice voting closes
1st week of September: Winners announced
1 Sept: Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award Winners announced
2 Sept: iCanvas Photography Award Winners announced
3 Sept: ZBrush Digital Art Award Winners announced
4 Sept: INPRNT Traditional Art Award Winners announced
5 Sept: Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 1st Prize Winner, Honourable Mentions & People’s Choice Winner announced
24 Oct – 13 Nov 2020: Beautiful Bizarre curated exhibition ‘Midnight Garden’ at Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco. (Note: Prize winners are expected to exhibit a work in the ‘Midnight Garden’ exhibition in October 2020 at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco. Winners may exhibit their prize winning entry if it was created within 12 months of the entry date and not hung in any other exhibition or prize previously. Work already exhibited or hung in a Prize will not be accepted to the ‘Midnight Garden’ exhibition. If the prize-winning work is not eligible to be exhibited in the exhibition, or if the artist chooses, they may create a new work for the exhibition that responds to the ‘Midnight Garden’ theme.