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The 2011 Art Kudos Competition

Entries are now being accepted for the 2011 Art Kudos online competition. Art Kudos is an annual international juried competition that serves to recognize and honor excellence in the visual arts.

Artists who are selected as finalists benefit from world-wide exposure in a year-long online exhibition and have the opportunity to win cash awards for their exemplary work. This year, a total of $4,400 will be awarded.

The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world, 18 years of age or older.


Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber art and mixed media are eligible.

Media not accepted: video/film, wearable art (clothing or jewelry).


A total of $4,400 will be awarded as follows:

  • Best of Show – $1,200;
  • Second Place – $900;
  • Third Place – $750;
  • Founder’s Award of Distinction – $500;
  • (3) Merit Awards – $250 each;
  • (3) Honorable Mentions – $100 each.


  • The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world, 18 years of age or older.
  • Publishers, galleries, agents, and collectors may not submit artwork on behalf of artists.
  • All works submitted must be original in design and concept.
  • Artwork must not be copied, in part or wholly, from any published or copyrighted work.
  • Work previously shown in an Art Kudos exhibition is ineligible.
  • Please do not submit images which would be inappropriate for general audiences.

How to enter?

Visit the official website, submit a completed entry form and pay a non-refundable entry fee to submit 3 images. For sculptural or three-dimensional pieces, you may submit 2 views of each work (for a total of 6 images).

Entry fee

  • $30 USD per entry