Create art and win prizes!

The Details


Create an original work of art that adheres to the rules outlined below for a chance to win up to $200 in cash prizes. Artists of any type, age and skill level are encouraged to submit to this contest.

Your work will be judged based on originality, technical execution, and adherence to the requirements laid out below. Judges will be announced soon.

Deadline for submissions is Saturday, May 23 at 11:59 PM CDT.

The winners will be announced during a special live-stream showcase at 7:00 PM CDT on Sunday, May 24. This will be live-streamed on the Art Fest Online homepage as well as our YouTube channel.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Grand Prize: $200 // Second Place: $100 // Third Place: $50

The Elements

Your submission must include the following elements in order to qualify for any prizes

Your work must include a representation of all three Art Fest Online colors (red, blue, yellow) in any shade or form you choose (including words if you are writing a song or poem).

Your work must incorporate the theme of "bloom"
however you choose to interpret that word or its variants.

You must provide at least 1-2 sentences on your artistic process.

The Rules

  • You must produce the work of art yourself during the week of the festival.

  • Your work must include the elements listed above which prevent anyone from creating something ahead of time.

  • Submitted works must not contain excessive harsh language, nudity, graphic violence, or extremely mature themes as this event is designed for community participation for all ages.

  • Works must not incorporate copyrighted music or material unless permission has been granted by the artist and/or company who owns the copyright. Each participant will be responsible to ensure their work is not breaching copyright laws.

  • Once the contest has ended and prizes have been awarded, each participant will maintain the rights to their created content and are free to submit their work to any other contest, organization, or social media platform they desire.

  • By submitting your work to this contest, you agree to the legal terms contained within this document.

This contest is no longer open.