Art Competitions & Contests

21 Under 31 Feature

The 21 Under 31 Emerging Artists Competition is no longer being conducted. However, the annual 21 Under 31 feature story will continue to be published in the September issue, as it has been for many years.

If you would like to submit your work for consideration in this year’s story–and you do not turn 31 until September 1, 2014, or later–please email four to five images along with any background info (bio, artist statement, website, etc.) to by May 31, 2014.

Check out the artists featured in last year’s 21 Under 31 story.

Artistic Excellence Competition

The Artistic Excellence competition showcases the work of both established and emerging artists. It is open to artists of all ages, and there are no restrictions on medium, subject matter, or geographic location. The winners are featured in the December issue of Southwest Art.

Please click here for information on entering the 2014 Artistic Excellence competition.

View the winners of our 2013 Artistic Excellence Competition.

Other Competitions

Click here to learn about additional competitions sponsored by our sister publications.