Dear Artist,

OnlineArt.Gallery Art Competition 2021

We have been so blessed with your support over the past year, and wish to celebrate it by introducing and discovering new talent. We wish to inspire people to make, buy and fall in love with Art, and therefore want to encourage you to spread the word and take the plunge. 

After the amazing support and excitement of last year’s competition, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting our Annual Art Competition again this year, only bigger and better! 

The theme for this year’s competition is: “Aftermath”

This is an open competition for anyone who is an artist, 19 years and older. You have to be a South African Citizen, and comply with our objective of promoting new or emerging South African artists. The work you submit must be your own, original work. 

Our aim is to discover artists whose work shows significant potential, who has original and interesting ideas, a relevant message, demonstrates skillful execution, representation of the theme, and who we could feature on our site.

  • A R200 admin fee per entry is payable with submission of work. (up to 3 pieces may be submitted for this fee)
  • First prize is R5000 and a feature in our Newsletter, as well as creating a portfolio for you on our website
  • Commendation prizes will also be given in specific categories… yay!

Competition Terms

  • Entries will open 1 March 2021 and will close 31 May 2021.
  • The first round of judging will happen digitally, and only the top 20 will be required to submit their work  to us for final judging.
  • Winner will be announced 30 July 2021.
  • We will accept any size from a miniature to 2m x 2m.
  • Drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture and digital art are all welcome.
  • Work submitted must have been done within the last 12 months.
  • The work must be available to be sent to us. If your work is under the top 20 you must be willing to have us feature and sell it on our OnlineArt.Gallery website, with our standard conditions for at least 3 months. If the art is not sold after this period you must arrange for collection and return to you.
  • We will have a judging panel of independent professional artists and curators. 
  • The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • This whole process will be done online via a link on our website.  

We are looking forward to seeing your artwork! Best of luck.

OnlineArt.Gallery Team

Please send an email to admin@onlineart.gallery with your entry after you have paid the fee here.