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The Power of Self 2010 – Artists Wanted

The Power of Self is a competition about the potential of self-portraiture. This competition is about your story, your images and the power they hold. The self-portrait transcends medium, style and period, existing in the vast space between the personal and prophetic. Everyone who enters the contest will be exposed to a huge, international audience of people interested in art and design. You will also get a special “Thank You” package with discounts and products to help further your career. The top selected artists and designers will win the grand prize package.


Submit your self-portraits. Self-portraits are accepted in all mediums, including:

  • Fine Art
  • Painting
  • Sculpting
  • Drawing
  • Installation
  • Print Making
  • Graphic Design
  • Glass
  • Book Arts
  • Performance
  • Video Art
  • Street Art/Graffiti
  • Photography
  • Tattoo Art


The Grand Prize package includes and Art-Star reception in New York City, international exposure, plus your choice of either six months free living at The Edge in New York City or $7007 cash.

The People’s Choice winner will be decided by the rating your portfolio recieves from your friends, family and the general public. Gawker Artists will award one winner a publicity push with hundreds of thousands of visits acrosss a network of dozens of website, plus $1,000 cash.


  • You can submit as many images as you like and you are welcome to submit multiple portfolios but it is recommend that you submit a minimum of three images.
  • You can submit up to 10 images per portfolio. You can submit as many portfolios as you like.
  • The public will rank portfolios, the person with the highest rated portfolio will receive the the People’s Choice Award sponsored by Gawker Artists.

The Power of Self FAQ

How to enter?

Use the available registration form on the official website.

Entry fee

The fee is $10 per image.