This ongoing feature will showcase websites that artists have found useful. The first site we examine serves as an online art competition website. Artists who are ready to start entering competitions and established artists who need to stay on top of new juried shows would do well to bookmark the website Online Juried Shows. This useful tool will likely encourage many more organizations to hold art competitions, given its ease of use and modest fees.
The website, which can be found at www.onlinejuriedshows.com, allows artists to upload images and pay entry fees online. It automatically sends a confirmation that the image has arrived safely, and the entrant can print a receipt for the fee. One recent visit found more than 20 contests listed for artists to consider.
A prospectus page for each contest allows for as much information as the contest organizer wishes, and the information is displayed in a simple, straightforward way. The results of the contest can be displayed on the site if the organizer wishes. The site has extensive help sections for artists unsure how to size or upload images, and artists can open an account to make future entries easier.