ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021
November 1, 2021 to December 31, 2020
Miami, Florida
Application Dates
Dec 1 '20 to Sep 30 '21
Application Fee
(see prospectus for details)
Notification Date
Oct 26, 2021



Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021
and ENDANGERED Online! Exhibition

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com               Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

Contest opens December 1, 2020
Deadline for submission is September 30, 2021

Exhibition is ONLINE only November 1st -December 31st 2021

This contest and subsequent ENDANGERED Online! exhibition aim to encourage artists and photographers to focus their skill and creativity on the issues facing endangered species and habitats whilst raising funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care. 

You are invited to enter the 9th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.  This global, juried, online art contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats.  The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:

  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species/habitats


  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats 

Please note – species do not have to be formally listed as endangered in order to be eligible for this contest as long as an element of threat exists. 

The Categories for entry are:

Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art)

Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)

Young Artists (birthdays on or after October 1st, 2002)

The juror panel will consider the following criteria (weighted equally):

  • Creativity
  • Success in reflecting the theme of “ENDANGERED”
  • Artistic skill/Photographic quality/Technique

We see photography as a form of art and are happy to receive digitally manipulated photographs.

We regret we cannot accept video or film entries in the contest.  We cannot accept entries from residents of CUBA, IRAN, NORTH KOREA, SUDAN, SYRIA, Puerto Rico, Quebec and WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Please see the full Terms and Conditions for the specifics on how the contest will be run.   You will find the Terms and Conditions in full on both the Juried Art Services website and at https://www.Art4Apes.com.  Please enter jpeg images of your work through this Juried Art Services website.  

Fine Art and Fine Art Photography Categories

For Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories each entry of a single image must be accompanied by a donation of $25 USD that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes https://www.CenterForGreatApes.org. There is no limit on the number of entries that may be made.   Do not submit more than one image of the same Artwork. 

Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in both the Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories.  First Prize will receive $1,500 USD, Second Prize will receive $1,000 USD and Third Prize will receive $750 USD.

Young Artists Contest

Young Artists with birthdays on or after October 1st, 2002, are encouraged to enter their work in the Young Artists Category.  We will accept individual or class/group entries.  Please enter jpeg images of your work through the Juried Art Services website checking the category Young Artists. Young Artist entries should be accompanied by a donation of $5 USD for each entry that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes.  Please be sure to include your age on 1st October, 2021. 

Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest.  First Prize will receive $250 USD, Second Prize will receive $150 USD and Third Prize will receive $100 USD.

Website and Social Media Publication

All contest entries are published on our Facebook page and other social media and on our website at https://www.Art4Apes.com.  We will include your name, the title and All Rights Reserved.  If you would like your website and social media handles included, please make sure to include them in your Juried Art Services details. 

Please read the contest rules in full on this website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com.

ENDANGERED Online! Exhibition 

Jury scores will determine which pieces will be exhibited in the
ENDANGERED Online! show and which gallery each entry will be shown in. 

Successful entries will be displayed in the following online galleries (titles subject to change):

  • Prizewinners and Highly Commended
  • Commended
  • Merit
  • Accepted (this gallery rotates exhibits during the show’s duration) 

Artwork exhibited may be offered for sale, if the artist wishes, and it is up to the artist to determine the price at which it will be offered.  Sale prices must include provision for a 30% donation to the Center for Great Apes.  Please bear this in mind when listing the price of your Artwork on the entry form.  There is no requirement for art to be posted for sale and artists may opt out of the exhibition if they so wish. 

Please read the full Terms and Conditions in full at



We plan an active Public Relations campaign involving social media, online and print media.  We will provide exhibiting artists with material that they can email to their contacts to encourage them to attend. 


All proceeds from the contest and exhibition support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Please visit their website to learn more https://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.      

ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center. We fund our events either through commercial sponsorship or through our own donations.

The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue relating to this Contest.


We like to keep in touch with artists supporting this contest and we do this in the following ways:

  • Through our website https://www.Art4Apes.com.   We post a selection of entries online and blog about the artists and their work. 
  • Through our Facebook page https://facebook.com/art4apes - we encourage you to “friend” our page.  We regularly post as many new entries as we can. 
  • We send occasional emails to update everyone on progress and news relating to the contest and exhibition plans; you may unsubscribe from these at any time. 
  • You may email Lindsey@Art4Apes.com at any time with questions.  We try to respond promptly. 
  • You will receive a letter concerning selection of your entry or entries to the exhibition by October 27th, 2021. This will be posted to your account with Juried Art Services.  Please remember to check for mail in your JAS account! 
  • Winners will receive notification by email by 25th October and checks will be mailed on December 1st.

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest and ENDANGERED Online! Exhibition are a lot of fun.  We encourage you to be a part of this amazing opportunity and not only use your talent to compete in a contest and reach a new audience but also play a role in preserving wildlife and the environment and directly support an extremely worthwhile non-profit organization.

By applying I agree to all of the rules as set forth in the application prospectus and at https://www.art4apes.com/contest/contest-rules