Thank you for participating in our competition!

Thank you for your participation in the competition!

The 38th Chelsea International Fine Arts Competition provides artists with the opportunity to exhibit their work in the heart of New York City, placing your artwork on a global platform.

With prizes valued over $70,000, this competition welcomes artists from every corner of the world, regardless of their career stage.

Click here to view the results of the 38th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition


  • Collective Exhibition – 30 artists will be able to showcase their work in a collective exhibition in New York City.

  • Cash Prizes – 5 selected artists will each receive a cash award of $1,000.

  • Online Promotion – 5 selected artists have the chance to receive a year-long spotlight on

  • Honorable Mention – 10 selected artists will be awarded with an honorable mention which grants complimentary entry to the prestigious 39th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition.

Read our guidelines to help you with your entry.

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Find here testimonials of previously selected artists

Reception 2021/2022

I found The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition to be a very positive experience. Everyone I dealt with from the gallery was extremely professional and helpful. The exhibit was thoughtfully arranged, and I enjoyed meeting and talking with the other exhibiting artists at the opening reception which had an impressive turn-out!

Carol Levine​, United States, 2022/2023 Selected Artist


Reception 2021/2022

Just wanted to thank you for putting on, what I thought, was a super show. It looked fabulous and the reception seemed to be very well attended……especially for August. The extremely positive response to my work was insightful and reaffirmed that environmental art will be a big coming thing.

Spencer Frazer, United States, 2022/2023 Selected Artist


Reception 2021/2022

It was a such honor to be selected for the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. It was a great opportunity to show my artwork in New York and gained recognitions from the public. I was so pleased to see my artwork to be presented in this beautiful art gallery space. It was also my pleasure to work with Agora stuff teams. They are very professional and friendly. They consider all the details to make sure everything is right. I highly recommend Agora to all the artistes who would present their work in New York.

Jan Zhou​, China, 2019 Selected Artist


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I was very happy to be selected to participate the Agora Competition. They were very attentive to all the details of shipping the sculptures from Brazil to USA. It was a pleasure be part of the exhibition and I highly encourage others artists to enter in the competition and believe in their art. I would like to work with Agora again in the near future.

Beth Cavalcanti​, Brazil, 2018 Selected Artist


Meet our Partners

The New York Art Competitions is grateful to its partners and sponsors for their support and collaboration.

They include AGI Fine Art, which provides exhibition opportunities and career guidance, ARTmine, an online fine art gallery, Agora Gallery, a contemporary art space in Chelsea, and White Space Chelsea, a modern street-level event venue in the heart of Chelsea, and more.

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Competition Guidelines



All visual artists worldwide over the age of 18 are eligible to participate.


Entry Fee

A standard $55 entry fee is required, covering up to 5 images. Additional images can be added at $5 per image.

Please note that no further changes or additions can be made once payment is made and your entry is complete.


Submission Material

Please submit image files of your work in JPG format, along with the title, dimensions, and medium of each piece.


Accepted Media

The competition welcomes submissions in various mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, digital media, printing, and mixed media.

Unaccepted Media:

Video art, film, performance art, jewelry, and crafts are not eligible for submission. Additionally, artificial intelligence-generated art (AI-ART) is not accepted.

NYAC strictly prohibits the use of AI-ART in any form, as our competition is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating human creativity and artistic expression. Artists found to have submitted AI-ART entries may face account suspension.

If you have any further questions, send us an email at

Meet our Jurors

Art submitted to the competition will be reviewed by a rotating panel of expert jurors, each representing a different field in the art world, ensuring a fair and balanced selection process.

Lydia Matthews

Writer, Curator, Professor of Visual Culture
Parsons School of Design, New York

Lydia Matthews is a Brooklyn and Athens-based educator, curator, and writer with expertise in contemporary art and cultural activism

Shana Nys Dambrot

Art Critic, Curator, Author, Arts Editor
L.A. Weekly, California

Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator, and author based in Downtown LA.

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