Le Grand Nu Contest 2018

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 2018. 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 will open soon.

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

Key dates

  • 15th October 2018: Deadline for entry
  • 22nd October 2018: Artists notified about selection process
  • 28th October – 8th November 2018: Delivery of work
  • 10th – 16th November 2018: Exhibition opens to public
  • 10th November 2018: Vernissage and prize winners announced
  • 16th November – 22nd November 2018: 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.