A single grain of rice


Date of event :  from the 18th of December 2019 to the 8th of January 2020
Opening reception & Awards night  : Friday, December 20th, 2018 at 6pm.

Location: Metanoia Gallery - Paris



The contest is open to all Artists, without any limit of age, sex, nationality or other qualifications. Participants  can  choose  freely  the  subject  of  their  work.  Each  piece  will  be  considered  on  its  own  merits  and  its compliance with the the orientation of the eventThe names of the winners of each section will be announced during a festive ceremony on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at 6pm;

> Metanoia prize

The gallery will proceed to 1000 €uros purchase of winning works or alternatively the prizewinner will be offered one week of exhibition at the gallery.

> Monte dei Fiori prize

The eight artists who receive the most votes from the jury will be offered a group exhibition.

        > Art & Design Magazine Prize

Art & Design Magazine dedicated to art enthusiasts and collectors will offer one free page to one of the contest winners (value € 1500).

> Great Art Prize

The company Great Art, specializing in supplies for artists, will award a Prize worth € 250 in vouchers to it's designated recipient.

> Le Géant des Beaux-Arts Prize

        The company Le Géant des Beaux-Arts, specializing in supplies for artists, will award a Prize worth € 250 in vouchers to
        it's designated recipient.



  • Artistic expression : drawing, ink, watercolor, collage, print, photography, painting, mixed media.
  • Prescribed format for works on wood or canvas: F1 (22 x 16 cm). Thickness: 2 cm Max.
  • Prescribed format for works on paper: A5 (14.8 x 21.0 cm).
  • Orientation : 'portrait' or 'landscape'. 
  • Each artist can consign a maximum of 4 works. The asking price for each piece of work is freely determined by the artist.
  •          0% commission on sales.
  • Publication of the competing artworks on the website will occur one month before the show begins. The works will be for sale during the three weeks of exhibition in the gallery and on the website for 3 months following the end of the show. 

2019 - WHAT'S NEW ?

  •      As of this year, there will be no commission on sales. Artists will collect 100% of the proceeds.
  • We warmly welcome the participation this year again of Art & Design Magazine which will devote two pages in color to one of the contest winners.
  • The framing of works on paper will necessarily be handled by the gallery team for Artists who send in their work from the french provinces or from abroad. Read more on the Practical details and banking references page.
  • To ensure the optimal presentation of the artworks, the number of participating Artists is limited to 200.

And as in previous years ...

Artists are invited to add a link from their dedicated page to their professional Artist's website

Monte dei Fiori Collective: The group was formed in the wake of the 2013 edition The award winners will be invited to join the group for an exhibition at the gallery and partake in a common project.

The "Sneak Preview" page on facebook. Encourage your friends and all those who follow you to 'like' your work!


Complete the form and upload 2 photos representative of your artwork. The photos must be 720 pixels in width, whether horizontal or vertical. Please include the following information:

> title
> your name
> a brief description of theme and technique
> a link to your website (if you have one)

Once this form is submitted, we will study it and get back to you as soon as possible to inform you if your application was successful. Upon validation, the Artist is invited to participate in the event. Each artist may submit up to 4 works. He is invited to pay the registration fee based on the number of works to be exhibited. See the Practical details and banking references page for all details concerning the settlement of the indemnity and the sending of the artworks. 


Registrations are open.
Deadline for submissions (digital only) : November 15th 2018
Deadline for sending in the artwork :  December 1st  2018





PARIS - DECEMBER 18, 2019 / JANUARY 8, 2020