Call to Artists:

  • Begins August 1st annually; ends after 12 months on July 31; includes 12 monthly competitions beginning the first of each month, and ending the last day of the month at 11:59 pm Arizona, USA time. All 12 months' finalists (up to 216 total finalist paintings) compete for Grand Awards at year's end.
  • Judges review and provide written commentary for each Best in Show painting; up to 216 paintings compete for annual Grand Awards.
  • Monthly winners announced after the 20th of following month.
  • All Finalists (including Best in Show) receive 1 free painting entry with special promotion.
  • Award certificates to all finalists.

ANNUAL GRAND AWARDS (up to 216 finalist paintings compete for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place)

  • Special recognition certificate
  • Annual Membership; Year End Grand Awards

Exhibition and Artist Promotion

Each Painting Entry:

  • Is promoted on its own full page with full artist contact.
  • Links to the artist's website of choice.
  • Is available for sale or auction at artist's discretion.
  • Artist or artist's gallery keeps 100% of their sales through this website.
  • Links to artist's profile, a special page with all artist's entries.

Painting Competition Entries

Painting entries appear in order and are date stamped. "Special" promotion entries appear with a small star and are further promoted in social media with the goal to sell art at PaintingContest.Org. The artist keeps 100% of any sale!

>> View the Latest Entries

BESTINSHOW-Sep2020ABS-The Green Fairy by Ric Conn
BESTINSHOW-Sep2020NLP-A Touch of Fall by Karen Burns
BESTINSHOW-Sep2020REP-Fulford Harbour by Deborah Tilby
FINALIST-Sep2020ABS-Blue Suede by Angela Setzer
FINALIST-Sep2020ABS-The Silent Observer by Billy Moro-Wey
FINALIST-Sep2020NLP-Katherines Pantry Shelf by Robert Wynne
FINALIST-Sep2020NLP-Sunrise of Hope by Tatyana Kievsky
FINALIST-Sep2020REP-Crocopile by Sailev
FINALIST-Sep2020REP-Summer Breeze by Lorenzo Cassa
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Painting Contest Finalist Certificates

Best In Show winners and additional finalists are selected each month of the painting competition; a certificate from PaintingContest.org recognizes and records their accomplishment. Winners and finalists are chosen on or shortly after the 20th of the month following the competition month. Winners are paid immediately through PayPal. This is how winners receive a cash prize no matter where they reside!

Our Mission - Art Kits for Students

Entry fees from PaintingContest.org contribute to creating and sending art kits for students and emerging artists without easy access to art supplies or art education. Art kits include an instructional guide with materials and may include instruction kits for painting or sculpture.

Current Featured Paintings

Current featured paintings include those selected for special promotion in our social media pages. See them on display in The Gateway International Painting Competititon pages. Click on a painting for additional details or to contact the artist directly.

Painting Exhibition and Sale

Artists from all over the world have a unique opportunity to showcase and sell their work while competing for cash prizes. Different professional artist judges will critique and comment on up to 18 finalist paintings every month. Also, artists who sell from this website keep 100% of their sales.