Anthology Cover Art Award

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Submissions are now invited for the Anthology Cover Art Award

Established to foster and support both established and emerging visual artists and provide a platform for publication, the competition is open to multiple genres including painting, printmaking, mixed media, photography and digital media. 

Works entered must not have appeared on the cover of another publication and not entered simultaneously in any other contest or competition. Works previously exhibited or published on the artist’s website on the interior pages of a book or magazine are accepted.

Entries are invited from artists of all nationalities, living anywhere in the world. There is no limit to entries per person.

Work will be accepted on any theme. It is not a requirement, but is advisable to refer to Anthology magazine or purchase a copy before submitting your work, so that work submitted is aligned with the aesthetic of Anthology. Subscriptions and single copies are available to purchase through our online shop.


The winner of the Anthology Cover Art Award will receive a €500 cash prize and publication on the cover of – and editorial coverage in – a future Issue of Anthology. The winner will also receive a four-issue subscription to Anthology

Submission deadline & entry fee

Early Bird: 30 April 2022 – €12 per entry
Deadline: 31 August 2022 – €18 per entry

How to enter

Click below to access the entry form. Fill in your details, upload your artwork and complete the payment before clicking ‘submit’. Please read the Terms and Conditions below for technical specifications.

Terms and Conditions


  • All artwork entered must be the original work of those submitting it. Only one image per entry is allowed. 
  • There is no limit to the number of entries per person. Each submission will require a separate entry form and is subject to a separate entry fee.
  • Entry fee: €12 per artwork if entered by midnight on 30 April 2022, or €18 per artwork if entered by midnight on 31 August 2022. 
  • The artist’s name should not appear on artwork as judging is anonymous. 
  • It is not compulsory but works produced within the last three years are preferred.
  • Prize winners will be selected by a panel of independent judges and their decision is final.
  • Once announced, all entrants will be notified of the result by email. Finalists will be notified by email or telephone.
  • By submitting your entry and paying the registration fee, you agree to all of the terms and conditions listed here. 
  • Prize money will be paid on publication of the winning artwork on the cover of Anthology.

Technical Specifications

  • There are no size restrictions but entrants should note that artwork may be cropped so that is fits the cover space (190 x 195mm). Past covers of Anthology can be viewed here.
  • Artwork will be accepted in JPG, PNG or PDF form. Maximum file size is 4MB. Winners will be contacted for high resolution images.


  • All artists retain copyright of their work.
  • All entrants agree to the storage of their images in electronic form for the purpose of judging the competition and the private distribution of those images as required to complete the judging process.
  • The artist warrants that the rights (of any kind) to the image have not previously been sold or granted to any third party. 
  • The finalists grant Anthology the right to use the images in electronic form or in print for the specific purpose of promoting Anthology and its Awards without restriction in any media.
  • Anthology agrees that images will not be made available for download on any of its websites at high resolution and that all images used will be credited to the artists. Anthology will not be responsible for unauthorised use of any image by a third party.
  • Electronic files sent as attachments will not be returned and Anthology accepts no responsibility for submissions in any other form. Prints or physical media sent as submissions will not be returned.

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