Art IDEAL Book

Cover & Premium Presentations Contest

We invite fine artists working in all media that can be depicted on the printed page to submit artwork for consideration. Through this contest, a total of twenty 20 artists will be selected, for the Front Cover Presentation, Back Cover Presentation as well as five Special Presentations in the beginning of the book. Finalists will receive 30% discount off the normal publication fee. With prizes totaling over €9,000 in combined value, this competition offers a significant opportunity for artists aiming to publish their work, gain a new audience, and add this important distinction in their resume.

Please continue reading for detailed information on this competition and book.

About this Book

Art IDEAL is a high-end art book 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 notable fine artworks brought together from around the world in a unique curated collection.

Art IDEAL is distributed largely online and, like our other publications, is expected to reach thousands of readers. The book will be published permanently on our website as well as, one of the most popular online publication platforms. Print copies are available in premium hard cover book quality. We 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. 

This contest is for the cover presentations of Issue 4, which will be released in late June 2024.

About This Contest

Participation Cost
: 20 Euro per image entry
Contest Deadline: May 31, 2024

 ✓ 1 Artist will be published on the Front cover
✓ 1 Artist will be published on the Back cover
✓ 5 Artist will be published in Premium Presentations (first pages)

✓ Finalists will receive a unique named & signed Finalist Certificate and 30% off regular publication fees.
✓ All participants will receive a unique named & signed Participation Certificate

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Join this Contest

Media Accepted: All artwork that can be depicted on the printed page. (Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Illustration, Drawing, Collage, Printmaking, Digital Art, Mixed media, Installation documentation, Performance documentation, Video Art stills)

Please note: After you upload your images you will receive a confirmation email. Your images will be added to the contest entries page within 3 business days. If you submitted your images but did not receive a confirmation message contact us.

Image Size: The total of your images submitted through the form cannot be over 25MBs.
If you are the winning artist we will contact you for a print quality image.

Prepare your images and click the button to participate.

Book & Presentation Design

Front Cover Presentation
This includes the Front cover of the book as well as the first two pages inside the book with the artist's biography and statement on the left page and a repetition of the cover image, fully covering the right page.
Back Cover Presentation
This includes the Back cover of the book as well as the last two pages inside the book with the artist's biography and statement on the left page and a repetition of the cover image, fully covering the right page.
Premium Presentation
This is a single-page or two-page  presentation in the first pages of the book. It includes a brief artist statement and/or bio text and the selected images with their captions. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many images should I enter in this contest? One image is enough to win this contest but the more images you enter, the more you increase your chances. For the Premium Presentations, in order to win a double-page spread an artist must submit at least 3 images.

Is this an online only book? No, this is also a printed hard cover book.

Who reads the book? Our publications have a projected readership of over 100,000 international readers per issue who are introduced to each new edition through our website, our social media, online publication platforms and of course our dedicated Newsletter.

When will the contest results be announced? The contest results will be announced in early June.

When will the book be published? The book will be released late June.

What payments do you accept? You can check out using PayPal or Card.

How many images can I add? You can add up to 10 images.

What size should my images be? The images you upload should be large enough to see the work but not too large. If you are selected for publication we will ask you to send us print quality images.

Is there another cost to publish? No. There is no other cost to publish.

How many free copies of the book do I get if I win this contest? No free print copies are included in this contest prize.

How much commission do you get if I sell my work through the book? We do NOT take any commission on artwork sold through the book.

How much is 20 Euro in US Dollars? 20 Euro is about 21 USD

Is Art IDEAL a magazine or a book?  Please note that the first 3 issues of this publication were available in print as gloss cover magazines. Starting with this issue (#4) this publication is now available as a hardcover, landscape format, high quality coffee-table style art book.



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