Showdown

Welcome to Showdown, an online competition that gives artists from all over the world a chance to showcase their work and have it be judged by internationally acclaimed artists and curators.


Upcoming Showdowns

The Painted World


Entry Period:
January 5, 2015, 12:00 am - January 18, 2015, 11:59 pm
Preliminary Voting:
January 19, 2015, 12:00 am - January 25, 2015, 11:59 pm
Juried Voting
January 26, 2015, 12:00 am - January 28, 2015, 11:59 pm
Final Voting:
January 29, 2015, 12:00 am - February 5, 2015, 12:00 am
Winners announced February 5, 2015, 2:00 am
Prize:
  • The winner will receive USD $1000
  • The runner-up will receive USD $500
  • The finalists will be recognized on Saatchiart.com

Finished Showdowns

The Body Electric


Entry Period:
May 12, 2014, 6:00 pm - May 27, 2014, 11:58 pm
Preliminary Voting:
May 27, 2014, 11:59 pm - June 3, 2014, 7:59 am
Juried Voting
June 3, 2014, 8:00 am - June 9, 2014, 11:59 pm
Final Voting:
June 10, 2014, 12:00 am - June 17, 2014, 12:00 am
Winners announced June 17, 2014, 2:00 am
Prize:
  • The winner will receive USD $1000
  • The runner-up will receive USD $500
  • The finalists will be recognized on Saatchiart.com

In Glorious Colour


Entry Period:
January 20, 2014, 12:00 am - February 2, 2014, 11:59 pm
Preliminary Voting:
February 3, 2014, 12:00 am - February 9, 2014, 11:59 pm
Juried Voting
February 10, 2014, 12:00 am - February 17, 2014, 11:59 pm
Final Voting:
February 18, 2014, 12:00 am - February 28, 2014, 12:00 am
Winners announced February 28, 2014, 2:00 am
Prize:
  • The winner will receive art materials to the value of £1000 GBP
  • The runner-up will receive art materials to the value of £500 GBP
  • The 10 finalists will exhibit their work at the Griffin Gallery, London, from 20 March-18 April

Painted Faces


Entry Period:
October 12, 2013, 12:00 am - October 28, 2013, 11:59 pm
Preliminary Voting:
October 29, 2013, 12:00 am - November 3, 2013, 11:59 pm
Juried Voting
November 4, 2013, 12:00 am - November 7, 2013, 11:59 pm
Final Voting:
November 8, 2013, 12:00 am - November 18, 2013, 12:00 am
Winners announced November 18, 2013, 2:00 am
Prize:
  • The winner will receive art materials to the value of £1000 GBP
  • The runner-up will receive art materials to the value of £500 GBP
  • The 10 finalists will exhibit their work at the Griffin Gallery, London, from 5-20 December.

Back to Nature


Entry Period:
July 23, 2013, 12:00 pm - August 6, 2013, 6:59 pm
Preliminary Voting:
August 6, 2013, 7:00 pm - August 18, 2013, 6:59 pm
Juried Voting
August 18, 2013, 7:00 pm - August 25, 2013, 6:59 pm
Final Voting:
August 25, 2013, 7:00 pm - September 3, 2013, 7:00 pm
Winners announced September 3, 2013, 9:00 pm
Prize:
  • The winner will receive US $1000
  • The runner up will receive US $500
  • The top two works will be shown at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

Bright Lights, Big City


Entry Period:
April 3, 2013, 12:00 pm - April 17, 2013, 11:59 am
Preliminary Voting:
April 17, 2013, 12:00 pm - May 1, 2013, 11:59 am
Juried Voting
May 1, 2013, 12:00 pm - May 8, 2013, 11:59 am
Final Voting:
May 8, 2013, 12:00 pm - May 21, 2013, 12:00 pm
Winners announced May 21, 2013, 2:00 pm
Prize:
  • The winner will receive US $1000
  • The runner up will receive US $500
  • The top two works will be shown at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

In Living Color


Entry Period:
January 8, 2013, 11:00 am - January 22, 2013, 11:59 am
Preliminary Voting:
January 22, 2013, 12:00 pm - February 5, 2013, 3:59 pm
Juried Voting
February 5, 2013, 4:00 pm - February 11, 2013, 11:59 am
Final Voting:
February 11, 2013, 12:00 pm - February 19, 2013, 3:00 pm
Winners announced February 19, 2013, 5:00 pm
Prize:
  • The winner will receive US $1000
  • The runner up will receive US $500
  • The top two works will be shown at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

Places and Spaces


Entry Period:
September 10, 2012, 12:00 pm - September 24, 2012, 11:59 am
Preliminary Voting:
September 24, 2012, 12:00 pm - October 8, 2012, 11:59 am
Juried Voting
October 8, 2012, 12:00 pm - October 16, 2012, 11:59 am
Final Voting:
October 16, 2012, 12:00 pm - October 29, 2012, 4:00 pm
Winners announced October 29, 2012, 6:00 pm
Prize:
  • The winner will receive US $1000
  • The runner up will receive US $500
  • The top two works will be shown at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

Surreal


Entry Period:
June 5, 2012, 12:00 pm - June 21, 2012, 11:59 am
Preliminary Voting:
June 21, 2012, 12:00 pm - July 3, 2012, 11:59 am
Juried Voting
July 3, 2012, 12:00 pm - July 10, 2012, 11:59 am
Final Voting:
July 10, 2012, 12:00 pm - July 25, 2012, 12:00 pm
Winners announced July 25, 2012, 2:00 pm
Prize:
  • The winner will receive US $1000
  • The runner up will receive US $500
  • The top two works will be shown at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

Abstract


Entry Period:
February 28, 2012, 1:32 pm - March 14, 2012, 11:59 am
Preliminary Voting:
March 14, 2012, 12:00 pm - March 28, 2012, 11:59 am
Juried Voting
March 28, 2012, 12:00 pm - April 5, 2012, 1:59 pm
Final Voting:
April 5, 2012, 2:00 pm - April 12, 2012, 3:00 pm
Winners announced April 12, 2012, 5:00 pm
Prize:
  • The winner will receive US $1000
  • The runner up will receive US $500
  • The top two works will be shown at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

Collage


Entry Period:
December 12, 2011, 12:00 pm - January 5, 2012, 11:59 am
Preliminary Voting:
January 5, 2012, 12:00 pm - January 19, 2012, 12:25 pm
Juried Voting
January 19, 2012, 12:26 pm - January 24, 2012, 11:59 am
Final Voting:
January 24, 2012, 12:00 pm - January 31, 2012, 12:00 pm
Winners announced January 31, 2012, 2:00 pm
Prize:
  • The winner will receive US $1000
  • The runner up will receive US $500
  • The winning works will go on to display at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

Drawing Showdown Fall 2011


Entry Period:
September 15, 2011, 2:00 pm - October 3, 2011, 11:59 am
Preliminary Voting:
October 3, 2011, 12:00 pm - October 18, 2011, 11:59 am
Juried Voting
October 18, 2011, 12:00 pm - October 26, 2011, 11:59 am
Final Voting:
October 26, 2011, 12:00 pm - November 3, 2011, 12:00 pm
Winners announced November 3, 2011, 2:00 pm
Prize:
  • The winner will receive US $1000
  • The runner up will receive US $500
  • The winning works will go on to display at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

Saatchi Gallery Showdown 5


Entry Period:
May 23, 2011, 12:00 pm - June 6, 2011, 11:59 am
Preliminary Voting:
June 6, 2011, 12:00 pm - June 20, 2011, 11:59 am
Juried Voting
June 20, 2011, 12:00 pm - June 27, 2011, 11:59 am
Final Voting:
June 27, 2011, 12:00 pm - July 4, 2011, 12:00 pm
Winner announced July 4, 2011, 2:00 pm
Prize:
  • The winner will receive US $1000
  • The runner up will receive US $500
  • The winning works will go on to display at the Saatchi Gallery in London or another venue.

Saatchi Gallery Showdown 4


Entry Period:
March 29, 2011, 12:00 pm - April 12, 2011, 11:59 am
Preliminary Voting:
April 12, 2011, 12:00 pm - April 26, 2011, 11:59 am
Juried Voting
April 26, 2011, 12:00 pm - May 3, 2011, 11:59 am
Final Voting:
May 3, 2011, 12:00 pm - May 10, 2011, 12:00 pm
Winner announced May 10, 2011, 2:00 pm
Prize:
  • The winner will receive US $1000
  • The runner up will receive US $500
  • The winning works will go on to display at the Saatchi Gallery in London or another venue.

ARTPARIS Showdown


Entry Period:
February 18, 2011, 10:00 am - March 4, 2011, 9:59 am
Preliminary Voting:
March 4, 2011, 10:00 am - December 31, 1969, 11:59 pm
Juried Voting
January 1, 1970, 12:00 am - March 20, 2011, 8:59 am
Final Voting:
March 20, 2011, 9:00 am - March 25, 2011, 9:00 am
Winners announced March 25, 2011, 11:00 am
Prize:
  • Four winners will receive US $500 each.
  • The 128 finalists are invited to display their winning artwork at the ARTPARIS Grand Palais 2011 in Paris, France from March 31, 2011 Ð April 3, 2011.

Saatchi Gallery Showdown


Entry Period:
January 26, 2011, 12:00 pm - February 9, 2011, 11:59 am
Preliminary Voting:
February 9, 2011, 12:00 pm - December 31, 1969, 11:59 pm
Juried Voting
January 1, 1970, 12:00 am - February 23, 2011, 11:59 am
Final Voting:
February 23, 2011, 12:00 pm - March 9, 2011, 12:00 pm
Winner announced March 9, 2011, 2:00 pm
Prize:
  • The winner will receive US $1000
  • The runner up will receive US $500
  • The winning works will go on to display at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

Showdown SCOPE New York


Entry Period:
January 12, 2011, 10:00 am - January 26, 2011, 9:59 am
Preliminary Voting:
January 26, 2011, 10:00 am - December 31, 1969, 11:59 pm
Juried Voting
January 1, 1970, 12:00 am - February 7, 2011, 9:59 am
Final Voting:
February 7, 2011, 10:00 am - February 12, 2011, 10:00 am
Winners announced February 12, 2011, 12:00 pm
Prize:
  • Four winners will receive US $500 each.
  • The winners are invited to display their winning artwork and price it for sale at the SCOPE Art Fair in New York City from March 2, 2011 Ð March 6, 2011.

Showdown 2


Entry Period:
December 9, 2010, 10:00 am - December 23, 2010, 9:59 am
Preliminary Voting:
December 23, 2010, 10:00 am - December 31, 1969, 11:59 pm
Juried Voting
January 1, 1970, 12:00 am - January 6, 2011, 9:59 am
Final Voting:
January 6, 2011, 10:00 am - January 20, 2011, 10:00 am
Winner announced January 20, 2011, 12:00 pm
Prize:
  • The winner will receive US $1000
  • The runner up will receive US $500
  • The winning works will go on to display at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

One


Entry Period:
October 18, 2010, 1:00 am - November 7, 2010, 11:59 pm
Preliminary Voting:
November 8, 2010, 12:00 am - November 13, 2010, 11:59 pm
Juried Voting
November 14, 2010, 12:00 am - November 21, 2010, 11:59 pm
Final Voting:
November 22, 2010, 12:00 am - December 6, 2010, 12:00 am
Winner announced December 6, 2010, 2:00 am
Prize:
  • The winner will receive US $1000
  • The runner up will receive US $500
  • The winning works will go on to display at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

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