The CFA Artist of the Year Award 2019

Compete for the CFA Artist of the Year 2019 Award, cash grants and publication on our website and magazine. Through this award we will give out a total of €2,000 (or $2,000) in artist grants to 3 artists and 60 more artists will be awarded an Artist of the Year 2019 Finalist Certificate.

The Awards

Enter our annual Artist of the Year Contest to compete for the CFA Artist of the Year 2019 which includes the following awards:

1st Place Award

● 1,000€ (or $1,000) Cash Grant  

● CFA Annual Artist Membership

● Special Promotion through our website/newsletter

2nd Place Award

● 1,000€ (or $1,000) Cash Grant  

● CFA Annual Artist Membership

● Special Promotion through our website/newsletter

3rd Place Award

● 4 pages in our magazine

● CFA Annual Artist Membership

● Special Promotion through our website/newsletter

60 Artists - Contest Finalists

● Artist of the Year 2019 Finalist Certificate (named + signed)

● Special Promotion through our website/newsletter

The Contest

This contest is now closed and in review. 
Contest Results to be announced in Late January 2020.

How are the winners selected? The winning artists will be judged only from the specific images/artwork they submit to this contest. Our director will also closely examine any links provided to the artists' portfolio and examine a series of criteria including the aesthetic, creative and technical aspects of their artwork, the artist's career, biography, and statement.


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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.

How to participate

Prepare the images you want to submit. Prepare a short biography text. The maximum size for each image uploaded is 3MB.

Click on the button below to fill out the participation form and compete for this award!

Frequently Asked Questions

Special Promotion Package: All selected artists including the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners as well as the 60 contest finalists will receive special promotion of their work which will be posted permanently on our website as well as advertised through our social media and newsletter.  Our newsletter reaches about 75,000 art professionals around the work including international galleries, curators, designers etc.

Is this the first time CFA organizes this Award? No. This is the third time we organize this Award.  You can see the 2018 awards here and the 2017 awards 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.
What is a "CFA Annual Artist Membership"? Becoming a CFA Member Artist includes receiving your personal page on our website with a review on your work and career. Member artist also receive other benefits. The details of our membership are here.
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 typed your email address incorrectly. If you did not receive a confirmation message, please let us know.