The 31st Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

Publish Date: Feb 29, 2016

Deadline: Mar 29, 2016

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Celebrates 31 Years of Extraordinary Art and Artists

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is an ideal way to gain valuable exposure for your artwork, increase your confidence, and exhibit your talent to a wider audience. The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is an excellent opportunity to foster your talent and develop the resume of a successful, professional artist.

With a distinguished panel of jurors and more than $70,000 in valuable prizes the 2016 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is an event not to be missed.


The competition is open to visual artists from around the world at any stage in their careers who are above the age of 18.


Artists are invited to submit in any of the following mediums: painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, printing, mixed media, and print.  Art submitted to the competition will be reviewed by a panel of expert jurors, each representing a different field in the art world, ensuring a fair and balanced judgment process.

There is no time frame in which the work must have been created. The work must be available during the competition exhibition dates, and must be available for sale. Collaborative work is accepted as long as the collaboration does not exceed two people. 

All entries must be in digital format. Each image must be at least 72 dpi and 200 KB. The shortest side of the image must be at least 338 pixels. All entries must be made in JPG format.

Entry Fee

There is a 45 USD entry fee for up to 5 images; 5 USD for each additional image.


The prizes, valued at more than 70,000 USD, are awarded to selected artists and designed to help these artists gain valuable exposure and advance their careers in the art world.

The exhibition will take place at Agora Gallery’s new street level space located on 25th street at the heart of New York’s Chelsea art district.

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