Entry Deadline Extended! 2023 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize

We have the best intentions every year to close entries on time. But once again we have humbly bowed to your wishes, and are extending the deadline to midnight 31 July [Los Angeles date/time]. Just to give you all a little more time to enter your amazing art and photography.

Already entered? Now you can enter a few more works. More entries means more chances to win! Don’t forget you can also enter both the Emerging Artist Award and other Award categories if you fit the Emerging Artist Award entry criteria.

It’s super easy, just enter the best work from your portfolio whether it is sold or not – there is no need to create a new work. Just complete the relevant entry form in one of the five Award categories: Traditional Art, Digital Art, Photography, Sculpture, or the Emerging Artist category.

Entries for the 2023 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize now close on Monday 31 July 2023 at midnight [Los Angeles, USA time] / 5pm 1 August [Sydney, Australia time]. No more extensions after this date – we promise!

Each year is a brand new art prize: a new jury panel, and a new chance to win!

Still unsure if entering the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize is the right choice for you? You may want to read this handy little article we put together on The Bigger Picture: Why Entering Art Competitions Is A Smart Career Move. The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize has been changing the lives and careers of artists for the last 6 years, don’t miss your chance to take your career to the next level.

'Becoming Tears and Hunger' by Jason Mowry,
‘Becoming Tears and Hunger’ by Jason Mowry, Watercolor, gouache, ink, and Pencil on Watercolor paper.

With an easy submission process you can guarantee that your work will be seen by our Editor-in-Chief Danijela Krha Purssey. Why is this important? Because it isn’t just about winning (although that would be amazing) – the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize is also our fountain of inspiration. Every year we discover many new artists through our Art Prize, who then go on to be featured on our website, our print magazine, and are also invited to our curated exhibitions. It is the best way to get on our radar! Plus this is also the perfect opportunity to get your work in front of the Directors of Haven Gallery, NY USA.

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 ~ Editor-in-Chief, beautiful bizarre magazine
'Tourniquet' by Company of Wolves
‘Tourniquet’ by Company of Wolves, Digital Painting & Drawing

This year’s Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 USD Cash & Prizes!

2023 Award Categories

  • INPRNT Photography Award – receives $3,000 USD cash & prizes
  • Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award – receives $3,000 USD cash & prizes
  • iCanvas Digital Art Award – receives $3,000 USD cash & prizes
  • RAYMAR Traditional Art Award – receives $4,500 USD cash & prizes
  • Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Founder’s Emerging Artist Award – receives $1,000 USD cash & prizes

See below some of the wonderful entries we have received so far across all Award categories.

RAYMAR Traditional Art Award entries

Check out the full list of Prizes for this Award here.

'Wrapped in You' by Narelle Zeller
‘Wrapped in You’ by Narelle Zeller, Oil on linen

'Learning to Paint' by Eddy Greenwood
‘Learning to Paint’ by Eddy Greenwood, Oil on Linen

'Expanse' by Jason Fastier
‘Expanse’ by Jason Fastier, Oil on canvas
‘Les murmures du Jardin’ by Stelios Pupet, Oil on canvas
'When the Seas Cry' by Hope Doe
‘When the Seas Cry’ by Hope Doe, Sumi ink, liquid acrylics on Arches Hot Press paper

INPRNT Photography Award entries

Check out the full list of Prizes for this Award here.

'Reclaim' by Natalia Kovachevski,
‘Reclaim’ by Natalia Kovachevski, Digital 5D / 24-105mm
'A Key to Dreams, Paris, 2023' by Brittany Markert,
‘A Key to Dreams, Paris, 2023’ by Brittany Markert, Analogue Hasselblad 500c

'ATROPHANEURA SEMPERI (The Vampire Butterfly)' by Matt Bartolo
‘ATROPHANEURA SEMPERI (The Vampire Butterfly)’ by Matt Bartolo, Digital Canon 5D Mk III

iCanvas Digital Art Award entries

Check out the full list of Prizes for this Award here.

'Alive' by Gazelle Pezeshkmehr
‘Alive’ by Gazelle Pezeshkmehr, Photomanipulation, Canon EOS 5 Mark II, Sigma DG HSM 50mm, Adobe Photoshop, Stock Photos
The Сhimera' by Nadzeya Makeyeva
‘The Сhimera’ by Nadzeya Makeyeva, Digital Painting & Drawing, Plain pencil on paper, scanner, Adobe Photoshop

Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award

Check out the full list of Prizes for this Award here.

'EL BOTTICELLO' by Javier Alemany, Clay
‘EL BOTTICELLO’ by Javier Alemany, Clay
'Scorpion with white roses' by Roma Karun
‘Scorpion with white roses’ by Roma Karun, air clay, floristic clay
'Birdie' by Hajnalka Mayor,
‘Birdie’ by Hajnalka Mayor, Polymer clay, airdry clay, alpaca, wool, paper, drift wood, wire, fabric, sea glass

Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Founders’ Emerging Artist Award

Check out the full list of Prizes for this Award here.

'Wolf Song' by Hannah Tjia
‘Wolf Song’ by Hannah Tjia, Oil on wood
‘OLD NEWS’ by KOLA DPW, Paint and resin on Reclaimed wood, steel, foam, and plastic
'Augmented Integration' by JoKiArGu
‘Augmented Integration’ by JoKiArGu, Corel painter, photoshop, wacom