Splash 25: The Best of Watercolor Art Competition

Showcase your talent and win big in Artists Network prestigious art competitions! Discover competitions in a variety of media and enter for your chance to win cash prizes, publication in leading art magazines, global exposure, and rewards for your hard work. Plus, gain valuable feedback from renowned jurors. Let your passion shine through – enter an art competition today!

Splash’s Silver Jubilee!

Artist Network and Watercolor Magazine’s premier watercolor art competition is turning 25! Splash: The Best of Watercolor features an international palette of watercolorists from all over the world. These artists are both masters of their craft as well as poets and inventors, and you won’t want to miss the chance to join their ranks though this year’s competition. With more than 100 finalists selected for publication in the special issue, The Best of Watercolor, plus cash prizes for top award winners, this is THE watercolor event of the year.

Deadlines & Fees

Super Early Bird Deadline: August 8, 2023

Nonmembers: $25 per entry | Members: $15 per entry

Early Bird Deadline: November 7, 2023

Nonmembers: $35 per entry | Members: $25 per entry

EXTENDED Final Deadline: December 19, 2023

Nonmembers: $40 per entry | Members: $30 per entry

Prizes & Awards

First Place Winner: $2,000 cash
Second Place Winner: $1,000 cash
Third Place Winner: $500 cash
10 Honorable Mentions receive a $50 ArtistsNetwork.com gift card

All award winners will also receive a free Artists Network Membership for one year ($99.99 value). Winning entries, PLUS an additional 100+ finalists, will be published in The Best of Watercolor, a special publication presented by the editors of Artists Magazine.

Awards Juror

Thomas W. Schaller

Schaller is a multi-award-winning artist, architect and author based in New York City. In demand internationally as an exhibitor, instructor, juror and speaker, his work has been featured in master’s exhibitions in more than 25 countries around the world, and he has demonstrated his painting at a variety of venues and events, including the Royal Watercolor Society, the Graham Foundation Chicago, Harvard University, the National Watercolor Society, the California Art Club, and the Pushkin Museum of Art, Moscow. 

Past Winners

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