Third International Abstract Art Contest “21x21” 201920/2021


The aim of the contest is to discover different avenues of artistic exploration in non figurative abstract art and to gather international artists together in one place.

Contest rules:

  1. Every artist can participate with only one work with exact dimensions of 21x21cm on cardboard, or plasterboard - thickness between 2 and 3 mm, without restriction on technique of drawing or painting. Works smaller or larger than the 21x21cm dimensions will not be accepted. The actual image may be smaller than 21x21cm, but not the cardboard format. The work should not be framed, hung or mounted. Digitally created artwork and photography are also accepted. The work must be signed by the author on the back.

  2. The entry fee is 25 EUR and covers the exhibition organization, the exhibition catalogue showing each entry, promotional posters and advertising, as well as package and return posting expenses. Fee has to be paid with the message “Abstract Art Contest 21x21 2020/2021"

  3. Works should be sent to gallery [a] cube contemporary at the address below:
    Enil Nikolov Enchev, post box 812, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
    You must also fill the entry form. In addition, please note that you need to send the works marked “For Exhibition Only” and “No Commercial Value” by registered air-mail, unframed and unmounted. Please note: packages with declared amounts will arrive at customs and be sent back to the sender at their expense.

  4. Paying the entry fee does not guarantee acceptance in the contest. If the artwork does not follow the contest rules, it will be returned to the sender by post and the entry fee returned with postal expenses deducted.

  5. You can pay the entry fee by either:

    1. Bank transfer of 25 EUR to gallery [a] cube contemporary ltd.
      Raiffeisen Bank, BIC: RZBBBGSF   IBAN: BG21RZBB91551007027601 

    2. PayPal to

    3. Participants should enclose a copy of the receipt. CONDITIONS FOR ACCEPTANCE

  6. A jury will review the contest submissions. The first prize is 250 EUR and a solo exhibition at [a] cube contemporary. The second prize is 100 EUR a solo exhibition at [a] cube contemporary.

  7. An exhibition of the contest entries will open on February 21, 2021, and close on March 17 2021

  8. Unsold artwork will be returned to sender within three months of the end of the exhibition at the gallery’s expense. Each participating artist will receive a catalogue from the exhibition.

  9. Works will be accepted between December 21, 2020, and January 28, 2021.

  10. No commission payable to [a] cube gallery on the sales of the works.

Please download the entry form here

Please download the 2019 catalogue  form here

Please download the 2020 catalogue  form here

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