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International Juried Art Competition

TERAVARNA is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated "6Th WATER International Juried Art Competition." Artists worldwide are cordially invited to submit their finest artworks, exploring the captivating theme of water, to be considered for inclusion in this prestigious exhibition. This remarkable event welcomes various art styles, encompassing both 2D and 3D creations, such as watercolor painting portraits, sculptures, digital art, printmaking, fiber art, photography, graphic design, mixed media compositions, and experimental and installation works.


The essence of water serves as the driving force behind this terrific contest, urging artists to express their unique interpretations and perspectives through their chosen medium. By participating in this grand event, artists have the opportunity to showcase their talent and immerse viewers in the profound beauty and significance of water. Whether it be the fluidity of watercolor painting portraits or the dynamic interplay of water in various art forms, this competition encourages artists to delve into vast possibilities of water art.


This celebration of water's vital role in life invites artists from all corners of the globe to seize this chance to make a meaningful impact with their creative prowess. The "Water is Life Art Contest" welcomes submissions that capture the essence of water's transformative power, inviting artists to portray its mesmerizing qualities and depict its fundamental importance in our existence. 

Join us as we unite to honor the majesty of water through artistic expression in this globally acclaimed competition.


Teravarna's Participation Conditions For the “Water Is Life Art Contest”

​​The contest revolves around the theme of water, which plays a vital role in our lives. From the moment of birth, we have a deep connection with water, and it accompanies us throughout our journey. Even organisms that don't require oxygen still rely on water for survival, highlighting its preciousness. Artists are encouraged to represent watercolor painting portraits in various forms visually, and they have the freedom to interpret the theme in their own unique ways. Both representational and abstract artworks related to water in any medium will be considered for this contest.

Please note that you must be 18 years or older to participate in our events. If you specialize in watercolor painting portraits or any other form of water art, this contest is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your talent and creativity. Don't miss the chance to join the "Water Is Life Art Contest" and express the significance of water through your art.


​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 July 31, 2024* (deadline 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. 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.


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


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


NOW | Art Competition Open

31 July 2024, 11:59 PM California Time | Deadline for Entries

5 AUGUST 2024 | Winner Notification Starts

5 AUGUST 2024 | Cash Prize Notification Starts

6 AUGUST 2024 | Exhibition of Winning Artworks Starts

21 AUGUST 2024 | Cash Prize Distribution Starts ***   

31 AUGUST 2024 | Exhibition of Winning Artworks Ends

1 SEPTEMBER 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 to Apply

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 In A Water Art Context?

Let us convince you otherwise

Participating in the Water is Life Art Contest can be an incredibly enriching and transformative experience for any artist—particularly those interested in watercolor painting portraits. Imagine immersing yourself in the fluidity and serenity of water, using it as a medium to bring life to your portraits. This unique contest offers the perfect platform to showcase your talent and creativity, pushing the boundaries of water art.

By capturing water's captivating textures, colors, and reflections, you can create stunning and evocative portraits that resonate with the theme of water is life. Embrace the challenge of representing the ephemeral nature of water, and through this contest, unlock your hidden potential as an artist. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to participate in the Water Art Contest by TERAVARNA and let the beauty of water catalyze your artistic journey.

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