ArtGemini Prize


The ArtGemini Prize is a celebration to promote international contemporary art for emerging and established artists around the world.

It is an independent competition, open to all artists from anywhere in the world. There is no age limit for applicants. The winners will be announced at an exhibition of the finalists’ works in London.

In addition, selected artists to showcase will have the opportunity to sell their works in London while supporting a selected charity.


The aims of the prize are:

  • to promote creativity and excellence from around the world
  • to exhibit a wide range of challenging works
  • to help artists to exhibit and sell their works in London
  • to give the public access to quality and exciting works at affordable prices
  • to support a selected charity with a cash donation each year.

Prize categories

A cash fund of £5000 will be awarded to the winners in three categories.

1. Painting

First prize £2000,  second prize £1000

Including oil, acrylic, mixed media, watercolour, drawing, ink, calligraphy and original print.

2. Photography

First prize £1000, second prize £500

Including digital art.

3. Public Choice Prize £500

Based on a vote by members of the public visiting the exhibition

Selection and judging

The judges will include curators, critics, gallerists and collectors – their names will be published online when they are confirmed. They are looking for excellence in content, contemporary aesthetic, technique and material.

The competition has a two-stage selection process.

  • Stage 1 (online) The jury will draw up a long list of up to 120 works from all the images submitted online. It will then shortlist up to 40 works for the finalists’ exhibition in London. The judges will have access to information such as title, size and medium but not the identity of the artist. An artist’s signature which is part of the work is permitted.
  • Stage 2 (final selection) The judges will view each shortlisted work individually and will select the prize winners (except for the Public Choice Prize, which will be based on voting by the public). All selected artists will be advised of the transportation options available for delivery and collection of their works.

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