To participate in Painting of the Year 2020 and to send in your best (4) painting(s), you first need to register. There are hardly any restrictions for participating in the competition. Read more here.

Participation in Painting of the Year 2020 costs € 19.95 for the first painting, € 16.95 for the second, € 15.95 for the third and € 14.95 for the fourth painting. This is a contribution to the costs of, among other things, the organization, administration and website. 

Moreover, each participant receives:

- publicity for your work(s) for the duration of the competition on the website and social media;
- a certificate as proof of participation;
- 10% discount on participation in FAB #1 (, with a minimum of € 49,50;
- € 15,- discount on participation in the World Art Week (

In addition, every participant has a chance to participate in at least one (sales) exhibition and can win the grand prize of € 2020!
For a complete overview, see Prizes.

Furthermore, each participant can request a jury report about his/her painting(s) done by a professional art teacher for only € 9.75.

Keep an eye on the News page for all recent developments.

Until September 30th 2020 each artist can upload his/her own artwork(s) for participation.

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