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.

We are no longer accepting submissions for our 2014 feature. You are eligible to submit your work for next year’s story IF you DO NOT turn 31 until September 1, 2015, or later. Please email four or five images along with any available background information to Submissions will be reviewed in spring 2015.

Submission deadline: May 1, 2015

See the “21 Under 31” artists featured in the September 2014 issue of Southwest Art.

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.