The CFA Artist of the Year Award 2018

Compete for the CFA Artist of the Year 2018 Award, cash grants and publication on the covers and. We will hand a total of €2,000 (or $2,400) in artist grants to 3 artists and 60 more artists will be awarded an Artist of the Year 2018 Certificate.

About this Award

Enter our annual Artist of the Year Contest to compete for the CFA Artist of the Year 2018 which includes the following awards:
1st Place Award
● 1,000€ (or $1,200) Cash Grant  
● Front Cover of our Magazine


2nd Place Award
● 500€ (or $700) Cash Grant  
● Back Cover of our Magazine


3rd Place Award
● 500€ (or $700) Cash Grant  
● 2 Pages in our Magazine


60 Artists - Contest Finalists
Artist of the Year 2018 Certificate (named + signed)

Competition Details

The deadline to enter this competition is December 30, 2018.
20 Euro for 2 images  (about $22)
40 Euro for 4 images 
60 Euro for 8 images 
How are the winners selected? For this award, we will only choose from the specific artwork that you submit. Our director will also take a close look on the link you provide to your portfolio and examine a series of criteria including the aesthetic, creative and technical aspects of their artwork, the artist's career, biography, and statement.
The winning artists will be announced during the last week of January 2019.
See the competing artists >>
Questions!? Email us at
Media Accepted: Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Printmaking, Collage, Ceramics, Digital Media, Video Art, Performance Documentation (video/photo), Illustration, Watercolor, Drawing, Mixed Media, Textile and Fiber Arts, Jewelry, Glass Art.
Image Upload: 3 MB maximum per image.

Fill out the form below to compete for our Artist of the Year Award.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this the first time CFA organizes this Award? No. Last year we gave 2,000 in cash, an artist book for the second winner and many more titles. See the details here:
How many images can I submit? You can submit up to 8 images each time you complete the form.
What kind of payments do you accept? We accept PayPal and Card.
How much is 20 Euro in Dollars? 20 Euro is about 21 or 22 USD. Please Google "Euro to Dollar Conversion" to see the exact balance today.
I don't have a website, can I participate in this contest? Yes you can. It is not necessary to have an active personal website to participate in this contest.
Is this an exhibition? No, this is just a contest which involves a series of prizes and grants. There is no exhibit involved in this project. Your images will be visible on our website (contest entries page) until the results are announced.
Important Note: After you successfully upload your images and complete your payment through the form, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation it means that you have not typed your email correctly. If you do not receive a confirmation message, please email us!