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.

You are eligible to submit your work for each year’s story IF you DO NOT turn 31 until September 1 or later of that year. Please email at least five images along with any available background information to

Submission deadline: May 15


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 Artistic Excellence competition.


Other Competitions

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