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International Juried Art Competition

TERAVARNA, a renowned art organization, presents the highly anticipated "10th PORTRAIT" International Juried Art Competition, inviting visual artists from around the globe to participate in this prestigious portrait art contest. 

Artists are encouraged to submit their best portrait artworks that align with the designated theme, encompassing various mediums such as painting, sculpture, digital art, printmaking, fiber art, photography, graphic design, mixed media, and experimental installations. 

With its inclusive approach, this international portrait competition aims to showcase the finest and most innovative portrait artworks, including famous portrait paintings, providing artists with a platform to exhibit their talent on a global scale. 

Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this captivating portrait art contest in 2024.

Teravarna's Conditions For Participation In Portrait Drawing Contest

This is an esteemed portrait art contest that centers around the captivating theme of PORTRAIT. Artists are invited to explore the endless expressions and emotions conveyed through the human face, pushing the boundaries of artistic representation. 

This inclusive competition extends beyond human subjects, welcoming artists to depict the faces of animals as well. Whether artists choose a representational or abstract approach, they are encouraged to unleash their creativity across various mediums of portrait artwork.

Submission guidelines, available below, offer detailed information for artists eager to participate in this stimulating international portrait competition in 2024. Please note that the minimum age requirement for participation is 18 years. Don't miss the opportunity to showcase your talent in this renowned portrait drawing contest.


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


The deadline for submission is October 15th, 2024. *​ NOTE THAT THIS DEADLINE WILL NOT BE EXTENDED

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. 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.


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

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


NOW | Art Competition Open

15 OCTOBER 2024, 11:59 PM California Time | Deadline for Entries

20 OCTOBER 2024 | Winner Notification Starts

20 OCTOBER 2024 | Cash Prize Notification Starts

21 OCTOBER 2024 | Exhibition of Winning Artworks Starts

6 NOVEMBER 2024 | Cash Prize Distribution Starts***   

15 NOVEMBER 2024 | Exhibition of Winning Artworks Ends

16 NOVEMBER 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

How many artworks?

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.


Submit to Portrait

Still Not Sure If You Should Participate In The Portrait Art Contest?

Let us convince you otherwise

Drawing a portrait and depicting emotions is one of the challenging genres of artwork. Artists who are adept at drawing faces on a canvas and interpreting feelings are quite good with emotions. They know what a person feels and express them niftily with their colors and brushes. Let the world witness your portrait magic on canvas and other art forms by participating in a renowned portrait art competition in 2023! Art Show International presents the best international platform where you can send your entries and compete with other artists.


The prime reason for participating in an international portrait drawing contest is to gain admiration from a global audience.  You will gain popularity from your artwork. Your masterpieces have the right to get exhibited and witnessed by the world of art aficionados. You can be a renowned artist giving birth to a new artistic trend. Become one by getting your art admired and assessed by world-renowned critics.


The jurors for the best portrait drawing art contest conducted in this portal are niftily chosen from experienced profiles across the world. Get a unique chance to be admired by these exemplary critics and learn from your experience. Whether you are a budding portrait artist or a professional painter, you can participate in our exhibition following the genre protocols.


We conduct a portrait painting competition digitally to provide a brilliant platform for painters and art aficionados to find each other. This portal will give you an international platform to seek a global audience and become established as a renowned painter. It is time to choose this domain and make a wise decision. The winners will get cash prizes and honorary mentions in art magazines, social media platforms, and other portals.


Keep an eye on this page for the latest information about the upcoming portrait art competition. Go through the guidelines well and prepare your art profile. Send the entries in the way the authority has mandated and participate in an international portrait competition to showcase your art. Prove your artistic skills to the world and win accolades. Be a part of the portrait art competition and establish your career!

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