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Participant Guide

Please ensure that you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines provided. We look forward to receiving your submissions and celebrating your creativity in the Global Art League International Competition!

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Submission Criteria

  • Artwork Dimensions:

    • Submitted artwork must measure precisely 12 inches by 12 inches (30.48 cm by 30.48 cm) in size. Deviation from this dimension will lead to disqualification.

  • Medium:

    • The medium used is open to interpretation, allowing artists to express themselves through oil, acrylic, drawing, charcoal, or any other medium that sparks their imagination.

  • Theme:

    • There is no specific theme for this competition. Artists are free to explore any subject matter or concept that inspires them.

  • Originality:

    • Submitted artworks must be original creations of the artist. Plagiarism or infringement of copyright will result in immediate disqualification.

  • Submission Process:

    • Artists must submit a high-resolution digital image of their artwork for consideration.

  • Entry Fee:

    • There is a non-refundable entry fee for each submission. The fee amount and payment instructions will be provided upon registration.

  • Eligibility:

    • The competition is open to artists worldwide, regardless of age or professional status.

  • Prize:

    • Round 1: Top 100 artworks selected for 2-week exhibition at Montreal Art Center and Museum, and 1-year online exhibition on Global Art League website. Chosen artists are responsible for return postage.

    • Round 2: First place: $2,000 USD and exclusive weeklong solo exhibition; Second place: $1,000 USD; Third place: $500 USD.

  • Rights and Permissions:

    • By submitting their artwork, artists grant Global Art League the right to use images of their work for promotional purposes related to the competition and associated events.

    • Selected artworks may be featured in exhibitions and publications organized by Global Art League. Artists will be notified if their artwork is chosen for such opportunities.

  • Disclaimer:

    • Global Art League reserves the right to disqualify any submission that does not adhere to the stated guidelines.


Submission Instructions

  1. Prepare Your Artwork:

    • Create your artwork to fit the specified dimensions of 12 inches by 12 inches.

    • Use any medium of your choice to express your creativity.

  2. Capture Your Artwork:

    • Take a high-resolution digital photograph of your artwork. Ensure good lighting and a clear, focused image.

  3. Payment of Entry Fee:

    • Pay the non-refundable entry fee of $60 per submission. Payment instructions will be provided upon registration.

  4. Submit Your Artwork:

    • Visit the Global Art League website and navigate to the submission page.

    • Fill out the submission form with your personal details and artwork information.

    • Upload the high-resolution digital image of your artwork.

    • Submissions Deadline: May 1, 2025

    • Early Bird Special: Benefit from a 30% discount if you submit by September 1, 2024.

  5. Confirmation:

    • Once your submission is complete, you will receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your entry.

  6. Selection Process:

    • The Montreal Art Center and Museum directors will meticulously select the top 100 artworks for exhibition.

    • Chosen artists will be notified by the Montreal Art Center and Museum.

  7. Finalists Announcement:

    • The top three winners will be chosen by a panel of esteemed external judges.

    • Winners will be announced on the Global Art League website and notified via email.

  8. Return of Artwork:

    • Following the exhibition, artworks will be returned to the indicated return address.

  9. Enjoy the Competition:

    • Participate in the celebration of creativity and international acclaim through the Global Art League International Competition!

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