The CFA Artist of the Year Award

Join our 5th annual contest and compete for a list of important benefits, including titles, cash awards, publication and promotion.

This contest has now ended and is in review. Results will be announced on our website and via personal email to participants by February 12.

Through this contest, 15 artists will be selected for a list of CFA Artist of the Year titles and awards including publication in ArtIDEAL e- and print magazine, published interview and feature on our website which receives an average of 25,000 monthly views.

Artists working in all fine art disciplines and from any location can submit their artwork which will be reviewed according to technical, aesthetic and creative standards.

Continue reading on contest details, award list and participation guidelines.

The Contest

Participation cost: 20€ for 1 image ● 50€ for 5 images ● 90€ for 10 images

Contest Deadline: January 19, 2024

Organized by Circle Foundation for the Arts for the 5th time, the CFA Artist of the Year contest provides an opportunity to win a list of important titles, significant exposure as well as a cash grant. Artists from around the world are invited to participate.

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 selection of the winning artist. 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. The latest contest entries appear on our homepage. All contest entries will remain public on our website for 1 week after the end of the contest.

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Questions!? Email us at info@circle-arts.com

The Awards

Through this contest, we will award 15 artists with the following

1st Place Award

✓ CFA Artist of the Year 2024 title & certificate
✓ 500 Euros cash award
✓ Two pages in Art IDEAL Magazine
✓ Interview published on our website for 1 year
✓ Publication on our homepage for 6 months

2nd Place Award

✓ CFA Artist of the Year 2024 title & certificate
✓ 500 Euros cash award
✓ Two pages in Art IDEAL Magazine
✓ Interview published on our website for 1 year
✓ Publication on our homepage for 6 months

3rd Place Award

✓ CFA Artist of the Year 2024 title & certificate
✓ 500 Euros cash award
✓ Two pages in Art IDEAL Magazine
✓ Interview published on our website for 1 year
✓ Publication on our homepage for 6 months

12 Contest Finalists

✓ CFA Artist of the Year Contest Finalist title & certificate
✓ 1 page in Art IDEAL Magazine
✓ Interview published on our website for 1 year
✓ Publication on our homepage for 30 days.

 

Participate

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.

All visual arts media except video/film/sound art are accepted in this contest.

After reading all the details on this page, we invite you to prepare your images and a short biography text and click "Submit Artwork" below.

Image Size:  The total of your images should not exceed 25MB or the form will not go through.

If your images are larger than that, you can simply submit the form (with all work details) and then email us the images file separately.

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.

Can I submit work that I submitted in a previous Circle project? Yes you can.

Does the work have to be available for sale/show? It is not necessary for the submitted work to be available for sale.

Does the work have to be created this year? It is not necessary for the submitted work to have been created this year.

Do I need to ship my work? No. This project is online-only. No artworks need to be shipped to us. We only ask you to submit the photographs of your artworks.

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.

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

When will the next issue of Art IDEAL Magazine be published? The winning artists will be published in Art IDEAL Magazine in the first half of 2024.

Is this the first Artist of the Year contest, organized by CFA? No, this is the 5th CFA Artist of the Year contest we are holding. You can see the previous contest previously awarded artists here.

What if I don't win this contest? Besides the 3 winning artists, 12 more artists will be selected as Contest Finalists to receive Certificate, publication on our website for 1 year and 1 page in the next issue of Art IDEAL Magazine. All participating artists will receive a unique and signed Participation Certificate. A great advantage of submitting your work is that we see it, we get to know it and then we can keep you in mind for a project we feel is fit for your work.

Copyrights, Commissions, etc. The artist keeps 100% of their copyrights but allows us to publish the works on our website, for the purposes of the contest. For any sales that may come as a result of your inclusion on our website, we do not take any commission.

Through this contest, the selected artists will receive the CFA Artist of the Year 2024  award titles.

More Questions!?

Email us at info@circle-arts.com