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Competition Rules, Copyright and Usage


Artist Entry Requirements:

  • Entries must follow each individual competition theme and choice of medium requirement

  • Competitions are open to all artists 18 years and older

  • Competitions are international

  • Files must be in JPG format

  • Files may not exceed 3MB

  • Images must be "professionally presented" - cropped, no glare, no frames, no watermarks.

  • Each piece must be an original or a sold original, completed preferable in the last 3 years

  • Entry fee based on the competition


As a rule:  No nudity (private parts must be covered), profanity or  political artwork will not be accepted for jury.


We do not accept AI created artwork.  We are unable to jury this type of technology.


Artwork must be solely the original concept and design of the submitting artist. Reference photos taken by anyone other than the submitting artist may be used when those images are incidental to and not the main focus of the artwork, unless the artist has been given permission to paint the subject matter for the contributor. Using copyrighted or published images is not allowed.

We do not sell artwork. Our #1 priority is promoting your work!  Your artwork does not have to be for sale.  All exhibitions are held online/virtual only.


Jury Selection:

Jury Selection begins 7 days after final entry date and ends 10 days after final entry date.  Award recipients are the entered into an online group award exhibition and is published approximately 2 weeks after final entry date. 

The Jurors and Jury Process:
The Jurors of the art competition are
1 - 3 professionals in the art industry.  See our list.

The artwork selected for the award exhibition will be based on a criteria of theme or medium. Along with the criteria, the jurors look for originality, technical skill and quality of work.  Of those artworks selected for the award exhibition, we try to show the best of as many different genres and varied mediums as possible. We want the award exhibition to be an enjoyable, amazing experience for our artists, members, guests and buyers, so we try to display the best representation of artistic form, style, and media.  Also, as a reminder, this is a competition, the jurors will choose and then vote on the best art pieces for the exhibition. Not all entries will be in the exhibition.



The artist retains all copyrights to their artwork without exception.

Non-exclusive Permissions:

By entering this art competition, you are granting us a non-exclusive perpetual license to reproduce images of your artwork on and in the marketing of the art competitions to the public by publishing the winners on Facebook and Instagram as well as other media outlets. Camelback Gallery also has permission to crop or re-size images to fit the needs of those media outlets. All winning entries will be displayed on Each image becomes part of the public archival online exhibition catalog for up to one year.

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