Free art show, free internet documentation, online PR, awards and rewards

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  • You may read also the FAQ on our basic website!

Our free service?

Video: For the first 20 registrations per book, we create our bonus video with relaxing music once a year.

Screen presentation of our books in an exhibition center: As far as possible, we present each book on the screen in an exhibition center, whereby your pictures can be seen for several weeks.

Internet documentation: We document your participation and our projects in detail on the Internet – in both English and German, and we also publish one picture per participant in our websites. On the German website (special gallery), the images are sorted by color.

Jury contest (in addition to the Book Design Awards): Our international LOUNGE jury contest takes place once a year in summer / autumn, whereby all participants in our LOUNGE series are each represented with a picture (and also the featured artists of the book series “Art Retreat”).

Bonus video:

See an example here: International Artworks 2021

Screen presentation of our books in an exhibition center:

See an example here: book presentation 2020 “A Fine Art Journey”

Sustainable internet documentation:

Books or art shows (book presentations) will be documented as sustainable virtual events on both our  English website (ARCHIVE) and in our German internet magazine (Bernsteinrose-Blog).
  • The book will be featured with links to the online book.
  • Participating images may also be published on and on our internet networks.
  • The pictures of the jury prizes, editorial prizes and book design awards are presented free of charge on the Internet.
  • At least one artwork per artist (and book) will be shown in our German Online Gallery for one year and after that forever in the German Online Archiv.

PR for our books in the international and German online press (examples):


Awards and Rewards?

All artists of the “Enter into Art” books are invited and nominated!

In order to keep the quality of our books at a high level, we regularly hold competitions. Our art contests are organized in conjunction with our book projects. For details, refer respectively to the Rules and also to our free service!

There are jury awards and book design awards: 

The total value of each award category (larger artworks or book design, small-scale pictures), is about EUR 2000-3000 plus non-quantifiable value of a PR press release.

1. Book Design Awards:

There are very valuable rewards in the form of your picture being on the book cover, back cover, title page or other highlighted pages in the book.

We will publish all “Book Design Award”-winning images in a joint blog post at the end of the year (example). There are 10 to 16 prices per book. The winners also will be highlighted in our blog posts about the respective book. The prizes are divided into the following categories: 1st prize (front cover), 2nd prize (back cover), 3rd prize (title page), Honorable Mentions (chapter pages or other highlighted pages).

The book design prizes are awarded according to the requirements of the book design, whereby the quality of the works of art naturally plays an important role. From 2021 we will provide certificates also for our Book Design Awards. Basically, however, the book itself serves as a certificate, which – not only for the award winners! – is an excellent advertising medium or PR tool!

Please find more information in the “Tips and Offers” on our basic website.

2. Jury Awards

There is a jury competition for small format images (ART RETREAT) and an annual jury competition for large format artworks (LOUNGE): 

a) All LOUNGE-book series are part of the annual contest for large artworks (with one selected artwork). The featured artists from the book “Art Retreat” are also included here.
b) The book series “ART RETREAT” is the basis of the contest for small pictures (miniprint and mixed media).

In the competition with small-format pictures, up to 25 prizes are awarded; in the annual competition with large-format pictures, there are up to 18 prizes. The ‘Enter into Art’ jury awards are divided into 1st prize, 2nd prize, 3rd prize, Special Prize, Excellence Prizes, Honorary Prizes and Amber Awards. Respectively about 30% of finalists will be selected by an international First Juror. In addition to the award winners finalists are also mentioned and highlighted on our English and German websites.

The Prizes 1 – 3 and the Excellence Prizes will be judged by several international jurors from different countries and continents. The Special Prize, the Honorary Prizes and the Amber Awards will be judged by our editorial team.

The jury and editorial prizes of the LOUNGE series are only announced on the Internet and not in the books. The award winning pictures of the small format contest are highlighted in the book “Art Retreat” and they are also published all together on the cover of  the book.

The jury and editorial award ceremony for the larger artworks (LOUNGE) takes place once a year. Anyone who has paid and has sent artworks for participation in a book of the previous year will enter the competition with an artwork. If you participate in several book projects, you can enter the annual contest with several artworks (usually one selected artwork per book).

The jury awards will be judged by several international jurors (professors, lecturers, award winners) from different countries and continents: 
  • There are 4 main prizes each (first, second, third and special prize).
  • There are 4 excellent and 4 honorary prizes.
  • There are 4 additional awards for art techniques, color and styles (Amber Awards).
  • After a basic selection of the original pictures, up to 30% finalists will be selected by an international First Juror.
Rewards for jury prizes and editorial prizes:
All LOUNGE prizes will be rewarded in the form of PR publications in German on the Internet. All these blog posts with your artwork and our aesthetic consideration will be tagged with our winner banners. The first four prizes will be rewarded with their own blog post. The Excellent prizes, Honorable Mentions and Amber Awards each with a collective blog post.
All winners will receive a certificate. Also the jury members receive a certificate.

With regard to the awards for small-format works of art, please note the special rules for the book series “ART RETREAT – Living with pictures”.