Frequently Asked Questions

Submission Window:

Feb. 20 - Mar. 20 annually

Important Dates:

Green Friday (aka Black Friday) - High Art Contest Theme Revealed

Feb. 20 - Contest Submissions Open

Mar. 21 1am US/Pacific - Contest Submissions Close

April 9th - Top 150 Finalists Announced

April 20th 4:20pm US/Pacific - Top 20 Winners Announced

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Artists must submit at least a 1301 wide x 1733 tall .jpg (resolution of 72 DPI) digital file to enter. The better the quality, the easier it is for judges to view artwork in detail, so please upload the highest quality image that you can. 

Artists must submit a digital file (18” wide x 24” tall @ 300dpi .jpg/.pdf/.tiff) of their artwork if chosen as a finalist.

JPG compression quality of 12 (or the highest quality setting).

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Nope! You can submit as many works as you would like at no cost to you.

As many as you like that fit within the theme.

Yes, as long as your work fits the theme (which changes annually).

We would prefer that it did but it is not a requirement.

No. When you enter the contest you will be required to upload an image of your artwork. Please see the 'What are the Submission Requirements?" question for more details.

Prizes (reflected in USD):

1st Place: $15,000 and a $10,000 donation made in the winner's name to one of the following international charities of their choice: Amnesty International, UNICEF, PETA, Doctor's Without Borders, The International Red Cross, or The International Campaign to Ban Landmines

2nd Place: $5,000 USD

3rd Place:  $2,500 USD

4th - 20th Place: $500 USD

Finalists:

The top 150 finalists are contacted via email on/around the end of March beginning of April. We use the email that you provide when submitting your artwork so make sure there are no typos! Finalists are required to complete a form in order to accept their placement. If we do not hear back from the finalist within the specific time (generally 1 week) then the finalist will forfeit their place within the top 150.

✅In order to avoid this, we strongly suggest that you add the following email addresses to your contact list: hello@highartgallery.com, contest@highartgallery.com, and info@highartgallery.com. Otherwise the notice may end up in your spam folder, or if using Gmail your promotions tab. Please make note of the announcement dates below:

April 9th - Top 150 Finalists Announced

April 20th 4:20pm US/Pacific - Top 20 Winners Announced

Winners will be paid via PayPal, if you do not have an account, we strongly suggest that you create one in advance.

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You can enter the High Art Contest on the Contest Entry Page  once submissions open (annually Feb. 20 - Mar. 20)*.

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*If you have trouble or do not see the submission form at the bottom of the page when the submission window is open then try clearing your browser cache.

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