2023 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize entries are closed.
Thank you to everyone that entered! Please see the Timeline here regarding when Finalists and Winners will be announced. We will continue to communicate with entrants via our email marketing, websites and social media. Stay tuned!
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. Enter today via the forms below.
Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 USD cash!
2023 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize Awards
Grand Prize Winner – will receive $10,000 USD cash + prizes
RAYMAR Traditional Art Award, 1st Prize Winner – receives $4,500 USD cash + prizes
The Grand Prize Winner will be selected by the Jury Panel from any Award category. Check out the full list of prizes in each Award category, including prizes for the 2nd and 3rd Prize Winners in each Award category here.
The entry fee is US$40 per entry to cover administrative costs. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions and Entry Criteria before completing one of the Entry Forms above. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]. Entries close: Midnight 31 July 2023 [Los Angeles date/time]
Before Winning the art prize I had no galleries that could actually sell my work and very few followers on social media. The Beautiful Bizarre art prize was the endorsement my career needed. I entered the prize hoping to be one of the finalists. I hoped it would momentarily shine a light on me and help introduce my work to a new audience. The response surpassed my expectations. I’m somewhat new to Instagram and perhaps a bit late to the party. I was feeling that just posting my work to my page was not going to get me where I need to be. I come across an add for the contest and thought “why not?’ – I feel that I needed a lift from someone with influence. I was also impressed at how quickly my painting sold at the exhibition!
Phillip Singer Grand Prize Winner 2020 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize
Winning the Beautiful Bizarre Photography Prize in 2020 was a real career changing moment for me. It gave me a huge boost in confidence that has steered me towards achieving so many things. Since winning this prize, I have been accepted into multiple group shows, prestigious art fairs and I have seen a large growth in my sales of my artwork.
Lexi Laine1st Prize Winner, 2020 Photography Award
The artist’s journey is an intricate weaving of ups and downs, loves and sorrows, successes and failures. This moment is a confirmation and a validation of everything – every little step on the path, every obstacle overcome, every dream brought yowling and chirping into life. That we get to share this creative adventure with each other and further, that we get to share the thrill of being selected as Winners of this award for a sculpture born of both of us is a dream literally spun into life.
Kristine & Colin Poole1st Prize Winners, 2020 Sculpture Award
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 winners 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 Prize should be.
Victor Grasso2nd Prize Winner, 2019 Traditional Art Award
The Beautiful Bizarre art prize enabled me to extend my reach to a much broader international audience. As a contemporary artist, it is so thrilling to be placed with some of the best artists around the world. The Prize is important to assist me in leveraging myself as an artist in the future, it opens up many more opportunities.
Beth Mitchell3rd Prize Winner, 2019 Photography Award
Oh my goodness!! What news! I’m genuinely so happy I can’t describe it! THANK YOU SO MUCH! This is the first time that I’ve won a prize like this and it’s honestly lifted me up so much. I truly appreciate all your support.
Bella Kotak1st Prize Winner, 2021 Photography Award
I am so grateful that such a great prize like the Beautiful Bizarre Prize even exists. The cash prize was a great affirmation, but to be acknowledged by a community, and promoted internationally amongst so much other great talent is priceless.
Roland MikhailGrand Prize Winner 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize
Winning First Place in the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize Traditional Category was an incredible honor. To be included among other artists who I have great admiration for makes this especially meaningful. This recognition helps affirm all that I have been working toward in my career to date and encourages me to continue to strive to be the best that I can be. Many thanks to Beautiful Bizarre as well as the award sponsors and judges.
Steven Kenny1st Prize Winner, 2019 Traditional Art Award
Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize has opened up new opportunities for me, including a future editorial in the pages of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine and the chance for my work to be seen by a whole new audience.
David Seidman3rd Prize Winner, 2019 Digital Art Award
I was flabbergasted when I heard I had won. the timing and the work, which meant a lot to me personally, really made me feel recognized and validated.
Jenny Boot1st Prize Winner, 2022 Photography Award
Glass Art Trophies
The Grand Prize Winner, and 1st Prize Winners of each Award category will receive specially commissioned glass art trophies