Le Grand Nu Contest 2017

Le Grand Nu (The Great Nude) international contest is an exciting opportunity for all artists interested in human form. The contest is open to both amateur and professional artists alike. To enter the contest each artist must submit 3 pieces of work, containing the human figure as a main subject and preferably drawn from life. All shortlisted artists will have their work shown at our gallery in Montmartre, in November 2017. The Life Drawing Montmartre gallery is located in the heart of one of the most artistic districts in Paris and focuses on figurative art with a special emphasis on human form. Participants will be selected on the basis of submitted works. The winning artist will be awarded their own solo exhibition and an additional art materials prize.


The work must have been made using traditional media: acrylic paint, charcoal, pencil, gouache, marker, oil paint, pastel, ink or watercolour. We will also accept original prints made using any traditional printmaking techniques: screenprinting, lithography, etching, drypoint, collagraphy, woodcut or linocut. The work must not have received a prize or award before. Shortlisted candidates must deliver their work framed.

The contest has an entry fee of 15 €.

How to apply

All artists are required to submit the following:

  • Their contact details
  • Images of 3 works in digital format
  • A non-refundable entry fee

Registration is now closed.

Please send an email to contact@lifedrawingmontmartre.com if you have any questions.

Key dates

  • 23rd October 2017: Deadline for entry
  • 25th October 2017: Artists notified about selection process
  • 26th October – 10th November 2017: Delivery of work
  • 11th – 22nd November 2017: Exhibition opens to public
  • 11th November 2017: Vernissage and prize winners announced
  • 24th November – 1st December 2017: Work collection

Please note: The delivery and collection of the work is the responsibility of the artists. All artists who submit work to the contest agree to be featured on our website and Facebook page.


We have received a total of 147 entries from 49 participants that fulfilled all our entry conditions. Our jury has now selected 19 works to be shown during the group show. Please note: The jurors will select the winner of the solo show in the second round of judging on the 11th of November.

Alexandre Akar
Andrieux Morgann
Ben Brotherton
Bernadette Leclercq
Cardin Olivier
Catherine Johnson Jullian
Chris Gosley
Didier Graire
Eléonore Giraud
Isaure Perrin
John Gathercole
John Kelly
Josseline Erner
Lucile Travert
Michel Tamer
Patrick Fuvel
Ria Firth
Stéphane Plouviez
Yoann Paounoff