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Sketching Artist
Girls in Painting Class


General Information

  • Competition submissions will open on January 01, 2021, and close on April 30, 2021. All applications must be submitted between this time frame for consideration

  • Age group: under 6 to 18 years of age ( Age groups: [6-9] [ 9-12]  [13-15]  [16-18] )

  • The entry fee is USD 40 per entry.

  • Each participant can submit a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 5 artworks.

  • Everyone participating will be receiving feedback and recognition certification.

  • We accept paintings, drawings, digital arts and mixed media.

  • We accept artwork from artists across the world

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Awards & Prizes

3 winners will be selected from each age group. The winners will be awarded a certificate, a medal, artwork displayed in exhibitions, a chance to be our Junior Juror, art supplies, website and social media mentions, media coverage, career guidance opportunities and much more.


The 3 award categories are:

  1. Gold Medal

  2. Silver Medal

  3. Bronze Medal


All the participants will be receiving recognition certificates and feedback.

Selection Process

  1. Top artworks will be Longlisted, and the artists will be notified by email.

  2. Participants who are selected for the longlist will then be shortlisted.

  3. Award winners will be notified personally, announced on our website, recognized on all our social media platforms, and an email announcement will be sent to our industry network.

  4. Artworks selected in the longlist will also have a chance to compete for the popular choice awards on our website through the ‘voting’ page.

  5. The winners will be expected to mail their artwork to the organizer to circulate it for gallery showcases, magazine features, media coverage etc.


Judging Criteria

The Judges at the NextGen Artists Awards browse the art pieces for judging without any knowledge of the artists' identity.  Our judges are looking for original artwork with unique technical skills. The artists are free to express their creativity and personal vision in an abstract or realistic form.

Application Fee

  • We at The NextGen have kept a minimal fee of US$40  per artwork submitted. As we are a not-for-profit organization, NextGen Awards does not receive any other funding source apart from the entry fee. Our entry fee goes directly towards our operational costs, prizes and awards.


  • Entry submission         -  January 01 - April 31, 2021

  • The long list announced   -  May 15, 2021

  • Shortlist announced    -  June 05, 2021

  • Winners announced    - June 15, 2021

  • Award & certificate presentation - June 20, 2021

  • Gallery showcase tour - September - December 2021

How to Apply

  • Please click on the button below and select the number of artworks with which you would like to apply (maximum 5 artworks per artist)

  • Artists then receive an email with instructions and confirmation

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