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International Juried Art Competition

TERAVARNA announces their "12th ABSTRACT" International Juried Art Competition. Artists with a keen eye for originality are encouraged to put their most compelling pieces on the unifying topic of abstraction to this unique occasion. The abstract art competition is open to contributions in a wide variety of creative disciplines, including but not limited to traditional media such as painting and sculpture, new media such as digital art, painting, fiber art, photography, graphic design, and mixed media, and even experimental and installation art. All are welcome to this celebration of the boundless possibilities of abstract art.

Terms for Participation in Abstract Art Competition

The international juried art competition hosted by TERAVARNA revolves around the theme of ABSTRACT. Artists are free to interpret and represent the theme in their unique way. You should remember the following criteria:


  • Both figurative and abstract ideas related to the overall theme will be considered.

  • Artists can submit their artworks in any media or artistic form.

  • Please note that participants must be at least 18 to participate in our events.

  • For detailed submission guidelines and further information about abstract art contests, please refer to the sections below.

Category for Abstract Art Competition 2024

​​All types of visual arts will be considered for the abstract art competition 2024, including but not limited to Painting & Mixed Media, Photography & Digital, and Sculpture & 3D Installation.


The deadline for submission is June 30, 2024.


Abstract Art Awards & Prizes

Up to $3,500 in cash prizes will be given out to winning artists. **


The grant money will be unrestricted and may be used in any manner by the recipient artist. Depending on the number and quality of artworks submitted, the following prizes will be considered:​​

First Prize Award | $300-$500

Runner-Up Prize Award | $150-$350

Merit Prize Award | $75-$250

Talent Prize Award | $25-$150

Honorable Mention Award

Finalist Award

** Note that TERAVARNA doesn't promise entrant artists to win a prize in money or money's worth in any of its competitions. Instead, only artists selected by an independent jury from a pool of applicants will be eligible to receive professionally designed Certificates of Recognition. In case there are joint winners for any of the cash prizes the money will be split evenly among contestants. Similarly, if a category does not receive enough entries to be judged fairly within that category alone, it will be considered alongside other categories with sufficient entries. The final prize amount will depend on the total number of entries but will always be within the indicated range.

Fees For Abstract Art Competition

The entry fee for each abstract in painting artwork is $15 (non-refundable).​


If you'd like to enter more than 10 artworks for consideration, please fill in your details, and submit them again

Timeline For Digital Abstract Art Painting Competition

NOW | Art Competition Open

30 JUNE  2024, 11:59 PM California Time | Deadline for Entries

5 JULY 2024 | Winner Notification Starts

5 JULY 2024 | Cash Prize Notification Starts

6 JULY 2024 | Exhibition of Winning Artworks Starts

23 JULY 2024 | Cash Prize Distribution Starts***

29 JULY 2024 | Exhibition of Winning Artworks Ends

1 AUGUST 2024 | Winning Artworks Archived

*** All cash prizes are given out via PayPal. If you don't have a free PayPal account, you can get one here..

How to Apply

Submit to Abstract

STEP 1: Choose the number of artworks you'd like to submit​ from one of the options below.

STEP 2: Click on the number of artworks and proceed to make a payment. You can pay by PayPal or via credit card

STEP 3: After successful payment, you'll be redirected to a page where you can upload your images and other details.


Still not sure if you should participate?

Let us convince you otherwise

Abstract art, with its kaleidoscopic array of colors and shapes, challenges our perception of the world and transports us to the limitless potential of the creative mind. It moves about the canvas, playing with our eyes and ears and forcing us to reevaluate our assumptions. The entangled strokes of paint create an orchestra of feelings that reveals hidden meaning to the curious. Meaning is ambiguous and up for grabs in this kaleidoscopic collage of forms and lines. Each brushstroke conveys meaning and encourages the development of unique tales. Digital abstract art is a call to explore one's inner world; it is an artistic medium that reaches one's spirit and spurs original thought.

TERAVARNA presents the best platform for abstract art contests. We provide the ideal domain where you can present your artwork and get admired by visitors digitally. All art enthusiasts will get to view your creation, which respected professionals in digital abstract art will judge. Such panelists have been hand-picked for their knowledge and experience in the subject, and they will give insightful comments on your applications. Their feedback may be a springboard to enhance your creative abilities and personal style further. All the entries will compete, and the winners will be announced in this official portal.

We intend to provide the ultimate abstract artwork gallery meeting point where admirers can find new art to praise, and artists can find new admirers for inspiration. Here at TERAVARNA, we think it's important to acknowledge and honor hard work and excellence. We value the work of the best abstract artists because we know how much time and energy they put into their pieces. 


Winning submissions in our colorful abstract painting competitions can win cash prizes, get art materials, and perhaps be featured in solo shows or work with well-known artists. In addition to validating your efforts, these rewards will encourage you to keep pushing the envelope in your creative endeavors.


TERAVARNA's dedication to the arts community exceeds juried shows and public displays. Our goal is to provide a setting conducive to creative development and exploration. We also provide instructional courses, masterclasses, and other tools to help you develop your creative abilities, hone your craft, and spark your creativity in addition to the events we host. Benefit from these programs to widen your artistic horizons, try new methods, and connect with other creative types to build a strong foundation for your career. 

TERAVARNA's abstract art contests provide excellent networking and promotional chances for artists like you. Your work will be seen by a wide variety of art lovers, buyers, exhibition owners, and experts in the field if you join our online community. The worldwide audience seeing your creations will give you the exposure that no local venue ever could.

If you've been on the fence about participating in an abstract art competition, know that TERAVARNA is a fantastic venue for showcasing your work, connecting with other artists and art lovers, and earning praise from knowledgeable judges. You'll discover a welcoming community here that will encourage your artistic growth and provide valuable exposure and the opportunity to compete for prizes. Don't allow self-doubt to stop you from embarking on a creative journey that might revolutionize your professional life as one of the best abstract artists. 

You can participate in any of our upcoming competitions

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