The International FiKVA Award for painters 2023 is a global online competition, open to all artists age 18 or older, worldwide. Enter the paintings produced the last two years you are most proud of and you could win up to €5000 in cash and other prizes!
The FiKVA Award welcomes entries in all genres: modern, classical and imaginative realism, hyper-, photo- and surrealism – as long as the artwork reads as representational and not stylized or abstract.
No comics, airbrush, digital or mechanical work is accepted.

Works must be recent – produced between 2021 and 2023.
You must register and pay a registration fee to submit your work.
The top 35 works must be available for an online exhibition.
The deadline for entering the contest is: May 18th, 2023
All semi-finalists and winners will be informed about the results via email.
You can read our Open Call in your own language here after February 20, 2023.

Please, reach out through if you have any questions.

Submissions close: May 18, 2023, 11:59 AM (Brussels Time).
Notification of Top 35 Selection: Jun 25, 2023 (by email and social media)


FiKVA Award is open to all artist age 18 or older, worldwide.
We support inclusion and diversity and love witnessing career growth, so we encourage all – emerging and well established artists to send in their best paintings and capture our hearts!


Acceptable media: oil, water-soluble oil paint, acrylic paints, watercolour, ink, gouache, tempera and all traditional mediums on any support – canvas, board, paper, wood, panel, wall, aluminum, glass etc.
Work must have been completed between 2021 and 2023.
The work must be artist’s original work.
It must have been produced solely by the artist and the copy rights must be his/her exclusive property.


To enter the competition, you must upload your images in JPG or PNG format through the Submission form on the website. Entries via email will not be accepted.
The image files must be a minimum of 1000 pixels wide and must not be larger than 4 MB in size.
Have the file name format: Artist Name_Artwork Title_Material_Size_Year of production
If the work is framed, please, do not include the frame in the image.


Participation in the FiKVA Award with just one work: €32
Every additional work will add €16 to your participation fee
You can enter up to 4 works

website: Open Call – FiKVA

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