The way to stimulate multiple faculties in both emerging and established, while getting your name in the game.
Art Competitions provide opportunities on several levels. Today’s world, whether it’s in the classroom or the workforce, is extremely competitive. That’s why I always have encouraged my art students to engage in art competitions and contests which help attendees prepare for “life after art” too. Art awards also provide a way to make a name for yourself and promote and sell your work.
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Whether you are an emerging artist, a young adult, middle-aged or even a senior, art knows no boundaries when it comes to the enjoyment of having a satisfying hobby.
But when you reach the stage to represent your work to the world to exhibit your precious creations, art competitions are a functional way of circulating your name into the art scene. What counts is really how you make art work for you.
I always try to stimulate students in particular youth to participate in art awards for its many reasons. Engaging in art competitions offers students of all ages some significant benefits, including:
Open to Everyone Art competitions are generally open to everyone, the utter emerging and professional, providing a chance for an artist of any stage of his or her career.
Competitive Environment Participants in art competitionsparticular children get an early grounding to what competition means; thereby preparing them to face the real world in later life.
Greater Exposure Both kids and adults have a great opportunity to expose their creations to the general public, art lovers and critics. The absence of participation in such competitions could stymie the competitive spirit in budding artists.
Networking Opportunities Art competitions often draw visitors from all strata of life. Such events provide an ideal opportunity for artists to network and build contacts that could potentially be leveraged to give them business opportunities by reaching new clients and hence provides a competitive advantage.
Being Published Winners of art competitions are often published in varies publications, such as the Australian Artist Magazine and local newspapers. At times you will be contacted by journalists for an interview. I always send out a media release to relevant newspapers and magazines.
For information about up and running art competitions in the Gold Coast area go to my competition page or for Australia-wide awards visit ArtPrizes.