Free International Writing & Artwork Competions 

There are countless of artwork competitions held annually, both by individuals and organisations. As such, searching for an art contest that suits you can be daunting. Where should you start your search? Where should you look for art contests of interest to you, and which search terms (or words) should you use? These are some of the questions you'll ponder before you begin your search. 

Furthermore, the authenticity of an art contest is another important thing to consider before you submit your entry. You don't want to lose your work which you sweated for to a sham contest. 

Lastly, you'll consider whether you should participate in a paid or free-to-enter competitions. 

Here at Penflashed, your search for an art contest has been simplified. You don't have to spend many hours searching for an artwork competition of interest to you. You'll find the listed art contests grouped under different categories. This eases your search on a genre of art contest instead of browsing through different genres of artwork competitions.

The listed contests don't require an individual to pay a certain fee to participate. Also, a filtering process has been subjected to the listed contests to ensure you participate in competitions that are genuine. You don't have to worry losing your work that you sweated for to sham contests. 

A brief description, including the end date of submitting one's work, is provided for each listed contest. This provides you with a glimpse of what's required of a contest before submitting one's work, and whether you can beat (meet) the deadline date.

A link to the official contest page of a contest has been provided at the end of each competition. Just click (or press) 'here' which will direct you to the relevant official contest page which will provide you with more information about the contest. 

The listed artwork competitions range from writing to photography, designing, illustrating, sculpting, drawing (including sketching), filming, and painting, to name a few. 

The different genres of artwork contests listed here on Penflashed fall under the following categories: 

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