Visit this page for up-to-date announcements on the various competitions organized by Saatchi Art. As part of our ongoing effort to recognize and promote some of the most exciting artwork on our site, we regularly host art competitions in collaboration with prominent individuals and organizations within the art world.


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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New Sensations

New Sensations was launched eight years ago to support the most imaginative and talented young artists in the UK and to present their work to an international audience during Frieze Week. The Prize is now established in the UK as the most important annual prize for emerging artists, and it showcases each year the best graduates studying at UK and Republic of Ireland art schools.

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Motion Photography Prize

With the ubiquity of smartphones and rise in photo-sharing services, the world has recently exploded with photographers from all backgrounds who are embracing new technology to tell their stories in innovative ways, not least of all via motion photography.   In recognition of the exciting potential of this new technology, Saatchi Art, the Saatchi Gallery and Google+ have awarded the inaugural Motion Photography Prize, with photographers from all over the world celebrating this new creative art form.

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