International Art Competition 2019 in London
  • Partially Funded
  • London, United Kingdom

Applications are now open for artists for the Sunny Art Prize International Art Competition 2019.

The Sunny Art Prize is an international art prize hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. This fine art competition in the UK is a global platform offering art opportunities to emerging and established artists to showcase their artworks internationally. The exhibiting galleries are located in cities across the world, including London, Beijing and Shanghai. The art contest will also give the art prize winners the opportunity to be part of a one-month artist residency. The Artist Residency Programme is organised in collaboration with established Chinese art institutions and it provides the chance to engage with historically and culturally rich places in China.

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The Sunny Art Centre’s impact on the international art world has been the fruit of years of exceptional international cooperation through the Sunny Art Prize competition. The art competition welcomes submissions from all over the world. The diversity of the prize is also reflected by the variety of art practices it represents, from two-dimensional work such as paintings, drawings and photography to three-dimensional sculptures and ceramics, as well as contemporary installations, mixed media artworks, video and digital work.

Since its conception, the Prize has been a powerful instrument to raise awareness of critical issues that affect humankind on a universal level. Its mission is to allow artists to use their creativity to improve society’s understanding of the world and the issues surrounding it by speaking directly to audiences worldwide.

The prize winners will be joined by 27 shortlisted artists in a group exhibition at the Sunny Art Centre, London. From these 27, 7 artists will be selected to exhibit their works at one of their partners’ galleries in China along with the three Prize winners.


United Kingdom


  • Win from a cash fund of £6,000 to expand your practice.
  • Exhibit your work globally in prestigious galleries from London to Shanghai.
  • Win the first prize and get an exclusive 1-month solo exhibition in the heart of London at the Sunny Art Gallery.
  • Participate in a residency in Asia, and engage with historically and culturally rich places in China.
  • Reach audiences worldwide by showcasing your work online to over 100,000 visitors.
  • Be included in the finely printed catalogues released internationally for each edition of the Prize.

*Please check the official link for award-details for the three prize winners.


  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old to enter the competition.
  • Submissions are accepted from every country in the world and are all equally judged.
  • Applicants can submit artworks that belong to one of these categories: Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramic, Prints (digital and printed), Installation art, Mixed Media (including 3D and wall-hung pieces), Video art (including moving image, projected work and digital installations), Drawing.
  • If the piece is made with different materials and media, applicants are requested to submit it as a mixed media piece.
  • All 2D work such as painting, drawing, projected videos (including moving images and installation) must be 120x120cm in size max.
  • All three-dimensional work, including sculptures, ceramics, and mixed media artworks, must be 80x80x80cm max in size. Installation art (whether made of mixed media or digital) must be assembled on site at the exhibiting location and can reach 100x100x100cm max.
  • Sunny Art Centre wishes for artists to engage with pressing contemporary issues. Winners of previous editions did so by raising awareness of global issues and themes ranging from climate change, the current international debate regarding immigration and refugees to our perception of identity, gender, and much more.
  • Underneath the log-in/sign-up portals applicants will also find a full breakdown of the rules and T&Cs governing the competition.
Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

Apply online through the given link.

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Application Deadline: June 30, 2019

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