This year’s prizes are valued at more than $55,000

The Chelsea International Photography Competition provides the winning participants an opportunity to exhibit at one of our New York spaces, located in the heart of the Chelsea art district. The sprawling and elegant street-level space attracts hundreds of visitors with its striking exterior.

Along with the exciting opportunity to showcase your works in New York, each artist will additionally be provided with invaluable promotional benefits.

Collective Exhibition


A collective exhibition for 15 selected photographers from each of the categories – Amateur Photography and Professional Photography – will be held on 2021.

Amateur Photography:

  • 15 photographers will be selected to display one photograph as part of the group exhibition.
  • Photographs submitted by the selected photographers will be displayed on our website for one year.
  • Selected artwork for the exhibition will be printed and mounted on foam board.

Professional Photography:

  • 15 photographers will be selected to display between three to five photographs as part of the group exhibition.
  • Photographs submitted by the selected photographers will be displayed on our website for one year.
  • Selected artwork for the exhibition will be printed and mounted on foam board.
Along with the opportunity to showcase his or her works in New York, each of the selected artists will receive –

Promotional Benefits

  • Artwork Display: Your work will be displayed at the gallery.
  • Press Release: A unique press release will be written for each individual artist by one of the gallery’s highly talented public relations writers.
  • Public Relations: The gallery’s PR department will invite a wide range of guests to the exhibition, including private art buyers, art consultants, corporations, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and members of the media.
  • Display Ad: An advertisement for the collective exhibition will be placed in a publication of the competition’s choosing.
  • Opening Reception: An opening night reception will be organized for the artists, their invitees, and the New York art community at large. The event will be photographed and promoted on the gallery’s various social media channels.
  • Invitations: Invitations promoting the exhibition and your artwork will be emailed to our extensive mailing list.
  • Catalog: An image of your artwork will be published in a color catalog specifically produced for the collective exhibition. The catalog will be distributed to the artists and art enthusiasts.
  • Social Media: Your artwork will be promoted on various social media channels, including Agora Gallery’s Facebook page, which has over 100,000 fans.
  • Agora-Gallery.com: Your artwork will appear in an exhibition page which will be part of the Agora Gallery website, and in addition, photos from the opening reception will appear on Agora-Gallery.com and on Facebook.

Cash Prizes


$500 cash prize will be awarded to five (5) selected photographers and their work will be shown on our websites.

Online Promotion


Five (5) photographers will be awarded one year of exposure on ARTmine.com, which includes an artist statement composed by ARTmine’s talented art writers.

Online Art Workshops


Three (3) photographers will be award with an online art class by ARTiClass.com

Competition Calendar

Art submitted to the competition will be reviewed by a rotating panel of expert jurors, each representing a different field in the art world, ensuring a fair and balanced selection process.

Early Bird
NOV 2020
15th
Opens
DEC 2020
8th
Deadline
AUG 2021
10th
Results
SEP 2021
14th

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