The Blue Review Art Prize

The Blue Review Art Prize

About the Blue Review Art Prize:

The Blue Review Art Prize is excited to announce its inaugural art competition! With the conviction that art and activism go hand-in-hand, the Blue Review Art Prize seeks to champion work by living artists while harnessing the numbers and generosity of our community to make art for good. Each year, a nonprofit will be chosen as the recipient of funds raised through the Blue Review Art Prize. This year's competition supports the work of Feeding America, with the goal to raise $20k to fight hunger. 

From participating artists, finalists working in any style, ranging from classical to abstract painting, sculpture, drawing, watercolor and more, will be selected by a panel of jurors to be exhibited either online (semi-finalists) or in Sugarlift's New York City gallery (finalists). $10,000+ in cash prizes will be awarded to three select winners, and additional cash prizes may be announced. Thank you to our sponsor, Bold Brush!

All artists are welcome to apply! Please see below for details and contact with any questions.

How to apply:

    1. Post your art and tag @bluereview @sugarlift @boldbrush #bluereviewartprize

    2. Sign up with your email below

    3. Donate up to $20 to Feeding America via the link below 



Instagram Example:


Caption to include in your post:

I’m excited to submit this artwork to the #BlueReviewArtPrize which supports fighting hunger in America @feedingamerica@bluereview and @sugarlift will be selecting finalists for an exhibition at Sugarlift’s NYC gallery @thehighlinenine this September! Over $10,000 in cash prizes sponsored by @boldbrush!

Artists! Here’s how to apply:
1. Post your art and tag @bluereview @sugarlift @boldbrush #BlueReviewArtPrize
2. Sign up at
3. Donate up to $20 to Feeding America

Apply before July 31st!



About Feeding America:

  • Feeding America's mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and to engage our country in the fight to end hunger.

  • Feeding America is the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization.

  • Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, Feeding America provides meals to more than 40 million people each year.


  • All artists including those outside of the U.S. are welcome to apply.

  • Submissions must be received by July 31st.

  • Artists may submit as many works as they would like.

  • Submissions must be works of art including paintings, drawings, sculpture, printmaking and photography.

  • There are no size limitations.
  • Finalists and semi-finalists will be contacted directly if they have been selected for the exhibition at Sugarlift.
  • Art does not need to be available for sale. Sale availability does not affect likelihood of art being selected for the exhibition.

  • If the work is available for sale, there is no minimum or maximum asking price for the work.

  • Art does not need to be framed, but does need to be ready to hang.

  • Applications may include an optional donation to Feeding America through Sugarlift’s website. The suggested donation is $20, but a donation of as little as $1 is okay. Donation amounts will not affect the likelihood of art being selected for the exhibition.

  • If work sells through Sugarlift, either online or in the gallery, Sugarlift will charge a 30% commission on the sale.

  • If the artwork is selected for the in-person exhibition at Sugarlift, the artist will be responsible for shipping the artwork to the gallery. Sugarlift will insure the work while it is at the gallery and will be responsible for returning the work to the artist if it does not sell.

  • By participating in the Blue Review Art Prize, you agree to allow the Blue Review, Sugarlift and sponsors to contact you for marketing purposes.