Cover Contest - Art Ideal Magazine

Submit your artwork to compete for publication on the front or back cover of the magazine

Art IDEAL is the newest edition by Circle Foundation. Available as both an online and printed magazine, Art IDEAL  has an innovative design with a landscape format. The magazine will include a unique, juried selection of visual artists working in a variety of style and media with a common axis on a high aesthetic, creative, and technical standard.

We invite artists working in all visual arts media that can be displayed on the printed page, to submit their artwork for consideration. 

Through this contest, one artist will be selected for publication on the front cover of Art IDEAL (Issue 1)  and one more artist will be selected for publication on the back cover of the magazine. Twenty artists will be selected for a one or two-page presentation in the magazine. Fifty more artists will receive a Finalist distinction and certificate.

About this Contest

Participation Fee: 20 Euro per image

Contest Deadline: Friday December 4, 2020


Selection Criteria

The submitted artworks will be judged according to aesthetic, technical and creative aspects. Only images submitted in this contest will be considered for the magazine covers. The final selection of the winning artists is juried by Circle Foundation's founder and creative director, Myrina Tunberg Georgiou.


Contest Entries

It may take up to 3 business days for your images to appear on our website. A thumbnail version of your images will appear on our website in order to protect your copyrights. All contest entries will remain public on our website for 1 week after the end of the contest.


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Contest Awards

1 artist - Front Cover

1 artist - Back Cover 

20 artists - 1 or 2 pages in the magazine

50 artists - Finalist Certificate

The selected artists will be published in the inaugural issue of Art IDEAL to be released in December 2020.


About the Magazine

Art IDEAL will be a high-end magazine with an original and eye-catching look. We put our expertise in curating, art directing, designing and producing a publication that not only looks flawless in terms of design but which -- most importantly, showcases remarkable content with remarkable fine artworks brought together from around the world in a unique curated collection. Art IDEAL will be distributed largely online and like our previous publications is expected to reach thousands of readers. The magazine will be permanently on our website as well as, one of the most popular online publication platforms. We will promote the publication through email to our list of about 75,000 art professionals (galleries, curators, critics, buyers, collectors, decorators etc.) and we publicize on social media. We provide an easy way for each artist to add the entire magazine, as well as a link to order the print from their personal website.

Magazine Design

One page presentation includes a small profile image, one or two images of work, short biography, short artist statement, contact details. On a two page presentation, we may include up to 4 images in total.

Submission Guidelines & Participation Details

Please read all information on this page carefully. Prepare your images and click on the button below to submit the participation form.

Accepted Media

Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Drawing, Mixed Media, Illustration, Collage, Printmaking, Ceramics, Book art, Glass Art, Fiber and Textile art, Performance documentation, Installation art, New media, etc.

Image Size

 The total of your submitted images must be under 25MB. Images should be about 1000 px in the large dimension. It is not necessary to submit print-quality images in this contest. The artists selected for publication will be asked to provide their material for publication at a second step.

Confirmation Email

After you successfully submit the form you will receive a confirmation message. If you did not receive a confirmation message, you have mistyped your email address. Please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you advise me which images to add to this contest? We cannot advise you which images to add to this contest as it would be unfair to other participants.

Does the work have to be available for sale? No. It is not necessary that the work is available for sale.

How many images can I add to this contest? You can add up to 10 images each time you complete the form.

What payments do you accept?  PayPal or Card.

How much is Euros to Dollars?  20Euro is about$21 Please check Euro to Dollar conversion on google for the exact rate or check another currency.

Who reads the magazine? Like our other two editions,  Art Ideal is available both digitally and in print. The print publication has a first edition of  1000 copies.  Our magazines have just under 1 million views on Issuu. Our magazines are highly esteemed, with an impeccable design, and known for the variety and quality of the represented artists. Each new issue of our magazines is delivered to an active list of about 75,000 galleries, curators, museums, libraries, collectors, decorators and other artist professionals around the world. 

Do you take a commission for artworks sold through the magazine?  No, we do not take a commission on sold artwork.

If I am selected to become published in the magazine, are there any other fees? For the artists which will be selected for publication in the magazine, there is no other fee.


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