“Order & Chaos” international art competition

"Order & Chaos” international art competition


Open to all artists, world-wide, above the age of 18 years old.

All mediums and styles are acceptable.

(2-d and 3-d media, currently not accepting video submissions, work must be documented and submitted in jpg/jpeg form).

Submitted work must relate to the theme “Order & Chaos”. The way in which your work relates to these concepts is open for interpretation. See below for a full explanation of the theme.

The Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2023.

EARLY ENTRY: November 1, 2023

Early entry is recommended; all applications received before November 1, 2023 will be automatically shortlisted as finalists, be exhibited in the online exhibition, and move on to the final round of jurying to be considered for awards. (Early entry submissions that do not pertain to the theme or do not adequately follow the submission guidelines may be excluded from exhibition). Select finalists will receive the opportunity for an interview and solo feature on Art-Collide.com.


For those who win awards, the award money will be entirely at your discretion to utilize as you wish. The prizes to be awarded will be determined based on the number of art pieces submitted and the overall quality of the artwork submitted. Finalists and all award winners will have their work exhibited in the online gallery on art-collide.com starting November 30, 2023.

First Prize Award | $300-$1,000

Runner-Up Prize Award | $100-$400

Merit Prize Award | $25-$100

Honorable Mention Award

Finalist Award


Free to submit. Only those accepted as finalists must pay the $35 finalist fee. Finalists will have their work exhibited in the online gallery on Art-Collide.com and will move on to the final round of jurying in consideration for cash prizes and other awards.


Email us the following information at: contact.artcollide@gmail.com

  1. Your first and last name
  2. Images of your work (up to 10 images)
  3. Info for each work: Title, medium, dimensions, date created, price (if for sale)
  4. artist statement and bio (optional)

(Jpg/jpeg only. No PDFs, zip files, or google drives are acceptable.)


Theme Explanation:

The “Order & Chaos” Art Competition invites artists to explore the intricate and ever-shifting relationship between two fundamental forces that shape our existence – order and chaos. This theme encourages participants to delve into the dichotomy, tension, and harmonious coexistence of these elements in both the natural and human-made worlds.

The theme of “Order & Chaos” seeks to inspire artists to convey a myriad of interpretations and creative expressions. Here is a deeper exploration of the theme:

  1. Balance and Harmony: Artists are encouraged to examine how order and chaos can coexist in a state of equilibrium, creating harmony in the midst of apparent discord. They may explore the symmetry and patterns that emerge from chaos or the unpredictable elements that disrupt order.
  2. Natural World: Nature serves as an abundant source for illustrating the interplay of order and chaos. Artists can depict the delicate balance in ecosystems, the forces of nature, or the transformative power of natural disasters.
  3. Human Society: The theme can be applied to the structured systems of human society. Artists can explore how laws, regulations, and societal norms provide order, while revolutions, cultural shifts, and societal upheavals represent chaotic forces that reshape the world.
  4. Emotions: “Order & Chaos” extends to the emotional realm. Artists may choose to explore the inner turmoil of the human psyche, the juxtaposition of calm and unrest, or the emotional intensity that arises from the contrast between order and chaos.
  5. Technological and Scientific Perspectives: The theme can also be approached from a scientific and technological standpoint, with artists exploring the ordered principles of scientific laws and the chaotic energy of innovation and experimentation.
  6. Artistic Expression: In the realm of art, artists can use the theme to experiment with both structured and abstract representations, combining precision with spontaneity to convey the dynamic relationship between order and chaos.
  7. Inner and Outer Worlds: “Order & Chaos” can also be examined through the lens of introspection, contemplating the inner workings of the mind and the external world’s intricacies.

This competition challenges artists to explore the boundaries of order and chaos, the transitions between them, and the transformative power they wield in our lives. Whether through painting, sculpture, digital art, mixed media, or any other form of creative expression, artists are invited to communicate the profound impact and captivating interplay of these two fundamental forces. “Order & Chaos” is a theme that celebrates the duality of existence and encourages artists to reflect on the beauty, tension, and extraordinary artistry that emerges from the perpetual dance between these contrasting elements.

Website link: Art Collide (art-collide.com)

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    October 24, 2023 8:00 am
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    November 15, 2023 12:00 am
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    October 24, 2023 8:00 am
  • End Date
    November 15, 2023 12:00 am
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