Showdown: Drawing

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.

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Dexter Dalwood


Dexter is judging the final round of the competition. He will personally select 1st and 2nd place winners from a group of 30 determined by the jury in the previous round.

Dexter Dalwood was born in Bristol, 1960. He received a B.A. from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, in 1985, and an M.A. from the Royal College of Art, in 1990. Dalwood’s collages and paintings have been exhibited... Read More


1st Place

The winner will receive US $1000

2nd Place

The runner up will receive US $500
The winning works will be placed on public exhibition.

First Round: Curated + Community Voting

The first round consists of two parts: the community vote and the curated vote. Anyone with a valid Saatchi Art account is able to participate in the community vote. All valid entries will be randomly displayed an equal number of times during the community vote and each work will be voted on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). A total of 300 submissions will progress to the next round including:

  • 300 submissions with highest votes will progress

Second Round: Juried Voting

A jury, selected by Saatchi Art and led by Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator at Saatchi Art, will review the 300 semi-finalists. Of those 300:

  • 30 submissions selected by our professional jury will move on to the final round

Final Round: Judge

A judge selected by Saatchi Art will select the winner and runner-up of our Drawing.

  • The winner will receive US $1000
  • The runner up will receive US $500
  • The winning works will be placed on public exhibition.
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  • Art must be in the style or category specified to be eligible.
  • Art must not have been submitted to a previous Showdown or any other Saatchi Art competition.
  • Must be an original work currently for sale on the Saatchi Art website.
  • The top ten original works must be exclusively for sale on Saatchi Art for 6 months following the end of the competition.

artist foureightoseventhree's Submission

1st Place Showdown Winner

Drawing | Awarded November 3rd, 2011





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