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Win US$13,500 Cash in This Year’s Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize

The 2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize is now open for entries!

Would you like the chance to win the Grand Prize of US$13,500, and have our Editor-in-Chief Danijela Krha Purssey – who curates each issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine – see your work? If so, ENTER TODAY! Danijela is personally going through each entry herself.

Remember: there are four award categories. If you work in any style of the representational visual arts and any of these mediums you can enter: Traditional Art [pencil, charcoal, pastels, ink, oils, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media, etc.], Sculpture [all materials], Digital Art, and Photography [digital or analogue] – you can enter!

You can find more details on the FAQs and Entry Criteria pages of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize website.

US$57,000 in cash & prizes to be won – with a Grand Prize of USD$13,500 for the overall winner!

We have EVEN MORE amazing prizes this year, including cash prizes, products and services that you will love! The overall Grand Prize winner will receive US$13,500 cash. Additionally, each 1st prize Award winner will receive cash and other awesome prizes, along with more prizes for the 2nd and 3rd prize winners too.

  • RAYMAR Traditional Art Award – receives US$6,000 cash & prizes
  • INPRNT Photography Award – receives US$4,500 cash & prizes
  • iCanvas Digital Art Award – receives US$4,500 cash & prizes
  • Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award – receives $3,000 cash & prizes
  • ArtStation People’s Choice Award – receives US$2,000 cash & prizes

To see the full prize list for each Award Category including 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize winners click here.

We are thoroughly enjoying all of the entries received so far and just had to share more with you! Scroll down to take a peek at what the 1st Prize Winner in each Award category will win, and some of the great entries we have received so far.

moondayy: Vagabond. Digital Painting & Drawing, iPad/Procreate.
moondayy: Vagabond. Digital Painting & Drawing, iPad/Procreate.

Grand Prize Winner of the 2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize

The Overall Winner of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2022 will receive:

Syd Bee: Apologia. Oil on wood.
Syd Bee: Apologia. Oil on wood.

RAYMAR Traditional Art Award

The RAYMAR Traditional Art Award 1st prize winner will receive:

  • $3,000 cash, generously donated by RAYMAR, creators of the finest panels! Panels are their passion. They craft their panels with the world’s finest materials to serve as the foundation for your artwork. 
  • $1,500 cash, generously donated by SmArt School, providing superior online art mentorships since 2011, where you learn from professional artists. 
  • $1,500 cash, generously donated by Rosemary Brushes, the finest quality handmade Artists’ Brushes.
  • A coupon to enjoy Linktree PRO for free for 12 months.
  • Receive a beautiful, specially commissioned glass art award trophy.
  • The opportunity to exhibit in the prestigious Beautiful Bizarre Magazine exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery, in San Francisco, CA USA, alongside 80+ of the world’s best contemporary representational artists.
  • Exposure to a successful commercial gallery’s collector base with the opportunity to sell their work.
  • 3 month social media advertising package (Beautiful Bizarre Magazine: 1 million+ followers across all social platforms).
  • Exclusive in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine websites + shared on social media.
  • A year’s worth of inspiration – a print subscription to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.
  • + most importantly, receive worldwide exposure!
Lo Chan Peng: Sunlight Collapsed. Oil on canvas
Lo Chan Peng: Sunlight Collapsed. Oil on canvas.
Liz Gridley: Fortitude. Oil on Aluminium Composite Panel.
Liz Gridley: Fortitude. Oil on Aluminum Composite Panel.
Alessandro-Tomassett
Alessandro Tomassetti: Out Of Our Heads. Oil on linen panel.

INPRNT Photography Award

The INPRNT Photography Award 1st prize winner will receive:

  • US$3,000 cash, generously donated by INPRNT, printers of high quality art prints. INPRNT is run by artists, for artists.
  • US$1,500 cash, generously donated by PoetsArtists, a diversified contemporary realism art community and publication.
  • US$1,500 worth of art photography and/or Fine Art archival print reproduction from Static Medium.
  • Receive a beautiful, specially commissioned glass art award trophy.
  • A coupon to enjoy Linktree PRO for free for 12 months.
  • The opportunity to exhibit in the prestigious Beautiful Bizarre Magazine exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery, in San Francisco, CA USA, alongside 80+ of the world’s best contemporary representational artists.
  • Exposure to a successful commercial gallery’s collector base with the opportunity to sell their work.
  • 3 month social media advertising package (Beautiful Bizarre Magazine: 1 million+ followers across all socials platforms)
  • Exclusive in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine websites + shared on social media.
  • A year’s worth of inspiration – a print subscription to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.
  • + most importantly, receive worldwide exposure!
Sharon-Covert
Sharon Covert: Glimmers of You. Digital Photograph, Sony a7r III /Lensbaby Velvet 56 lens.
Laura Dark: Moth and Myth. Digital photograph
Laura Dark: Moth and Myth. Digital photograph, Canon 6D Mark ii Canon 85mm 1.8.
Leonardo Morales: CONVERGENCE. Digital photograph.
Leonardo Morales: CONVERGENCE. Digital photograph.
Monique Roodenburg: Drip Feed. Digital photograph, Canon 5DS 35mm.
Monique Roodenburg: Drip Feed. Digital photograph, Canon 5DS 35mm.

iCanvas Digital Art Award

The iCanvas Digital Art Award 1st prize winner will receive:

  • US$3,000 cash, generously donated by sponsor iCanvas, printers of high quality canvas art prints, priced for every lover of art.
  • US$1,500 cash, generously donated by digitalprintmaker, prints and services for photographers & artists by Master Printmaker with over 20 years experience.
  • A Wacom One, Creative Pen Display.  It comes with all the essentials to spice up your digital life. There’s the natural pen feel on the 13.3” screen, the included creative software – even the ability to connect to certain Android devices.
  • Receive a beautiful, specially commissioned glass art Award trophy.
  • A coupon to enjoy Linktree PRO for free for 12 months.
  • The opportunity to exhibit in the prestigious Beautiful Bizarre Magazine exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery, in San Francisco, CA USA, alongside 80+ of the world’s best contemporary representational artists.
  • Exposure to a successful commercial gallery’s collector base with the opportunity to sell their work.
  • 3 month social media advertising package (Beautiful Bizarre Magazine: 1 million+ followers across all socials platforms).
  • Exclusive in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine websites + shared on social media.
  • A year’s worth of inspiration – a print subscription to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.
  • + most importantly, receive worldwide exposure!
Marina Shipova: Fire Phoenix. Photomanipulation
Marina Shipova: Fire Phoenix. Photo manipulation, Photoshop.
Ckid: Vaguely Human. Digital Painting & Drawing
Ckid: Vaguely Human. Digital Painting & Drawing, Adobe Photoshop, Wacom Intuos Pro.

Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award

The Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award 1st prize winner will receive:

  • US$3,000 cash, generously donated by Yasha Young Projects, arts philanthropist and Executive Curatorial Director for the FOR_M, a new institution currently being developed in New York city.
  • US$250 worth of supplies of your choice from Sculpey, making polymer oven-bake clays for over 50 years.
  • A coupon to enjoy Linktree PRO for free for 12 months.
  • Receive a beautiful, specially commissioned glass art Award trophy.
  • The opportunity to exhibit in the prestigious Beautiful Bizarre Magazine exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery, in San Francisco, CA USA, alongside 80+ of the world’s best contemporary representational artists.
  • Exposure to a successful commercial gallery’s collector base with the opportunity to sell their work.
  • 3 month social media advertising package (Beautiful Bizarre Magazine: 1 million+ followers across all socials platforms).
  • Exclusive in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine websites + shared on social media.
  • A year’s worth of inspiration – a print subscription to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.
  • + most importantly, receive worldwide exposure!
Dillon Forte: Visualization Cube. Steel.
Dillon Forte: Visualization Cube. Steel.
Michael Standefer: Endangered Spieces: Billie Eilish.
Michael Standefer: Endangered Spieces: Billie Eilish. Plaster, Real Hair, Hat, Victorian Bird Cage, Doll Parts, Lace, Vintage Jacket.

ArtStation People’s Choice Award

Let your voice be heard! The ArtStation People’s Choice Award winner will receive a year’s worth of social media advertising through the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine socials to ensure they are able to connect with the right audience of engaged creatives, collectors, curators and gallerists, raise their profile, associate their work with other leading creatives, and of course to grow their social media following.

Public voting for the 2022 ArtStation People’s Choice Award will open on 26 August 2022.

The ArtStation People’s Choice Award winner will receive:

  • US$2,000 cash, generously donated by ArtStation. ArtStation provides you with a simple, yet powerful way to show your portfolio and be seen by the right people in the industry. Host your website, sell your products and learn.
  • 12 month social media advertising package (Beautiful Bizarre Magazine: 1 million+ followers across all socials platforms)
  • Exclusive in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine websites + shared on social media
  • A year’s worth of inspiration – a print subscription to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.
  • + most importantly, receive worldwide exposure!!

The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize is administered by Australian based, international contemporary art magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

Entries Open: 1 February 2022

Entries Close: Midnight 17 July 2022 [Los Angeles, USA time]

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About Author

Based in the UK, Natalia Joruk lives amongst a mass of art, nature, curious trinkets and green tea. As Deputy Editor, Natalia works closely with the Editor-in-Chief, supporting with the design, curation and overall growth of Beautiful Bizarre and the annual Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize. She also oversees distribution of the magazine, so drop her a line if you know someone who would like to stock! Utilising her experience as a freelance writer, Natalia also engages with editorial writing and proofreading for both the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine website and print publication. One of her favourite perks is getting to know artists, gallery owners and their teams personally, so feel free to email her if there is anything she can help you with – or just to connect!

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