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    The Gateway International Painting Competition

    Monthly Cash Award to Best in Show, Every Month

    • 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 the Grand Prizes at year's end.
    • Judges review and provide written comment about each monthly finalist painting; up to 216 paintings compete for grand prizes awarded in August.
    • 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 PRIZE WINNERS (up to 216 finalist paintings compete for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place)
    • Special recognition certificate
    • Annual Membership; Year End Cash 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!

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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 funding and sending art kits for students and emerging artists living in countries without access to art supplies or art education. Art kits include a quality paint set, brushes, paper, and an instructional guide. Learn more...

    Current Featured Paintings

    See the latest featured painting entries. 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.

    Read the latest comments about our featured paintings.

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