This contest invites you to explore forgotten lands, whatever that means to you. Fantasy, contemporary, romance, crime. All genres are welcome.
1st place: $3,000 USD. Free enrollment in the New Novelist Accelerator.
2nd – 10th: 10c/word and publication.
11th – 35th: $20 USD and an honorable mention in the magazine.
The contest opens at 12:01 am EST on September 1st.
The contest closes at 11:59 pm EST on September 30th.
Winners will be announced on November 1st.
Open to everyone except Canadian writers
Minimum 500 words and maximum 2000 words.
The Judge will choose the winner based on:
Structure & Flow
Quality of Writing
Multiple artworks marked the history and remained as one of the most famous artwork of all time. The artworks of either Leonardo da Vinci or Van Gogh
1-The Mona Lisa
The Mona Lisa is a portrait painted by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci. This artwork is considered a masterpiece of the Renaissance period. You can say that is the most famous one. it is right now exposed In Louvre Museum. This artwork did not reveal of its secrets especially the enigmatic expressions of the Mona Lisa.
Medium: Oil on a white Lombardy poplar panel.
Period: 1503 and 1506.
Exposition: Louvre Museum, Paris France.
2-The Starry Night
The Starry Night is an artwork achieved by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. This artwork was painted in 1889, it reflects the view from Vincent van Gogh’s room in his depicts the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room in France. This artwork contains an imaginary village making the artwork more special.
Exposition: Museum of Modern Art, New York City.
3- Girl with a Pearl Earring
Girl with a Pearl Earring is an artwork of the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. This artwork dates back to c. 1665. The artwork is an oil painting. The artwork became famous in the 20th century. It is currently exposed in the Mauritshuis in The Hague in Netherland since 1902.
Exposition: Mauritshuis in The Hague in Netherland.
4- The Kiss (Klimt)
The Kiss is an artwork of the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt. The artist used oil-on-canvas with added gold leaf as a medium. It was achieved between 1907 and 1908. You can find the artwork now in the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere museum in the Belvedere, Vienna.
Medium: oil-on-canvas with added gold leaf
Period: 1907 and 1908
Exposition: Österreichische Galerie Belvedere museum in the Belvedere, Vienna.
5- The Last Supper (Leonardo)
The Last Supper is an artwork of the artist Leonardo da Vinci. dated to c. 1495–1498. mural painting by the Italian High Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, dated to c. 1495–1498. The painting is a scene of the Last Supper of Jesus together with the Twelve Apostles. This artwork is characterised by a great mastery of the space making it one of the most recognisable. You can find this artwork exposed in Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan.
Medium: Oil Mural painting.
Exposition: Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, Italy.
6-The Son of Man
The Son of Man (French: Le fils de l’homme) is a 1964 painting by the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte. It is perhaps his best-known artwork.
Magritte painted it as a self-portrait. The painting consists of a man in an overcoat and a bowler hat standing in front of a low wall, beyond which are the sea and a cloudy sky. The man’s face is largely obscured by a hovering green apple. However, the man’s eyes can be seen peeking over the edge of the apple. Another subtle feature is that the man’s left arm appears to bend backwards at the elbow.
Medium: Oil on canvas;
Exposition: Private collection.
7-Van Gogh self-portrait
Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh painted a self-portrait in oil on canvas in September 1889. The work, which may have been Van Gogh’s last self-portrait, was painted shortly before he left Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in southern France. The painting is now exhibited at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
Medium: Oil on canvas;
Exposition: Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
8- Salvator Mundi (Leonardo)
Salvator Mundi or ”Savior of the World” is a painting of the Italian High Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, dated to c. 1499–1510. Long thought to be a copy of a lost original veiled with overpainting, it was rediscovered, restored, and added in a major exhibition of Leonardo’s work at the National Gallery, London, in 2011–2012.
Medium: Oil on walnut panel;
Exposition: The National Gallery, London.
9-Lady with an Ermine
The Lady with an Ermine is a portrait painting widely attributed to the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci. Dated to c. 1489–1491, the work is painted in oils on a panel of walnut wood. Its subject is Cecilia Gallerani, a mistress of Ludovico Sforza , Duke of Milan; Leonardo was painter to the Sforza court in Milan at the time of its execution.
Medium: Oil on walnut panel;
Exposition: Czartoryski Museum, Kraków, Poland
10- American Gothic (Wood), Grant Wood
American Gothic is a painting by Grant Wood in the Friends of American Art Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. Wood was inspired by an atypical house designed in a medieval European style whose details caught his eye, including the presence of an upper window with three pointed arches, similar to those of Gothic churches
Medium: Oil on beaverboard;
Exposition: Art Institute of Chicago.
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The anime drawing contest is organized by MediBang, a company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
Medibang organises a Monthly Illustration Contest. September edition theme is “Worker”.
“ Profession could be any time even a YouTubers.
You may submit as many illustrations as you like.
11 October 2022
Application are open to anyone.
Free to enter.
• Excellence Award (1 winner max): 50,000 yen
• Selected Winner (3 winners max): 10,000 yen
• Nice-Idea Award (3 winners max): 10,000 yen
• Nice-Pasison Award (3 winners max): 10,000 yen
• Nice-Worker Award (3 winners max): 10,000 yen
Visual art can be:
Architecture is a visual art and science that comprise buildings and structures. The word architecture has Greek origin. Architecture also comprise building but also the environment, urban planning, landscape etc. feasibility and cost of building are important to define from Architectural point of view, as well as the purpose of the building or its main functionalities.
Nowadays, architecture is an art based on creation based on a plan. The word is used to represent things in general way like for example the architecture of music or mathematics. We can also say the architecture of something to speak about its appearance or how it perceived by humans. Architecture intervene in space, volume, texture, light, shadow, or abstract elements in order to achieve coherent beautiful objects. This is different from an engineering point of view where functional aspect is more important.
The work of an architecture range from the easy tasks to more difficult ones, means from building houses to building stadiums and skyscrapers. A lot of importance is given to some buildings due to their symbolic importance culturally or politically. The architecture aims always to provide pleasant buildings and design in which people enjoy living.
In ceramic art ceramic materials or clay are used to make pottery for example. Also it can be used to make figurines or sculpture. Ceramic objects can be considered as artwork or as decorative, objects to be used in different industries. Ceramics has been used in different eras and is a symbol of wealth. It has been found in different archaeological sites. Ceramic products can be produced in factories where you have people designing and designing products. it can be called pottery when someone has a studio and produces art pottery using ceramics. This art is based on heating materials. It does not include glass which is a different art. It mostly ceramic or clay.
Conceptual art is based on the concept(s) or idea(s) first rather than the material, where a lot of importance is given to the concept itself. This term first appeared in the 1960s and always refers to the idea based art and is linked to visual art. In the United Kingdom, Conceptual art refers to all contemporary art that does not use the common skills or tools for
Drawing aim to make an image, using multiple tools and techniques. It includes drawing on surface whether a paper, a wall by putting a applying pressure from a tool, a pen or a pencil, it also includes moving a tool, going up and down In a way to present something.
Drawing tools can be:
* pen and ink,
Digital tools are also widely used due to the availability of multiple sotwares.
Drawing can be used in comics, illustration and animation.
Painting is also considered a visual art. Painting is the art of drawing and reflects the ideas of the artist. Painting takes multiple form, it could be representing nature, objects etc.
Painting first appeared in caves many years. The oldest is believed to be 32000 years back (Chauvet cave, southern France). The Chauvet cave contains multiple paintings representing animals like Bisons and horses.
Digital art is becoming more and more used by artists thanks to the availability of different software. Computers are widely used to create digital artworks. The reason behind this is that it offers the opportunity to edit in multiple ways images. Computers intervene also in multiple artistic areas such as sound, video, etc. Some artists prefer to use a combination of digital and traditional art.
″ The Illustrators Exhibition is an opportunity for artists to show their work. Selected work will be exhibited at Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
Starting in 1967, the art Exhibition showcases multiple artists from different countries giving young emerging talents multiple professional opportunities.
You take part in the contest with up to 5 illustrations, no less. Illustrations must be based on the same theme.
12 October 2022
The contest is open to illustrators of any nationality–professionals and beginners–minimum age
• An independent jury will choose among submissions illustrations that will be exhibited at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
An award of 15000 euro is offered to illustrators under 35 years old. Their work will be published Grupo SM, Spain.
• ARS IN FABULA grant award
For illustrators with less than 30 years of age. The winner will get the chance to attend free of charge the exhibition ARS IN FABULA – Free enrollment in Master Degree Course in Illustration for Publishing 2022-2023.
Apila Edicione is a publishing house located in Spain and organizes this contest.
“ Apila Ediciones together with the High School of Design of Aragón and with the help of its Town Hall, opens call for application to “Apila’s 2023 First Printing Award”. This is an international illustrated picture book award to promote illustration book work and provide children with new books.
16 February 2023
The contest is open to illustrators worldwide who want to publish their first illustration book with ISBN.
Illustrators, regardless of nationality, can send a project of an illustrated picture book for children, written in Spanish or English (max. 40 pages).
All submissions have to be made sent through email. Application link.
taking part in the contest is free of charge
The winning illustration children’s book will be published by the Apila Ediciones. The winner will be awarded € 4.000.