Le Grand Nu Contest 2018

Le Grand Nu (The Great Nude) international art contest is an exciting opportunity for all artists interested in the human form. The contest is organised by Life Drawing Montmartre and 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/painted from life. All shortlisted artists will have their work shown at Untitled Factory gallery in Montmartre, in November 2018. The Untitled Factory 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. This year’s winning artist will be awarded their own solo exhibition and a 500 € cash prize!


All works entered for Le Grand Nu contest must have been made using traditional media, such as acrylic paint, oil paint, charcoal, pencil, gouache, marker, pastel, ink or watercolour. This year we will also accept sculptures. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and the work must not have received a prize or award before. Click here to read full terms and conditions.

How to apply

All artists are required to submit the following:

  • 3 works in digital format
  • Their contact details
  • A non-refundable entry fee of 15 €

Register Here

If you have any questions regarding the registration process or need help with your application, please send an email to contact@lifedrawingmontmartre.com.

Please take a look at the last year winner’s exhibition on the website of our gallery: untitledfactory.com/exhibition/corps-celeste-et-peinture-figurative. You can see “Gwenaïs Bleu, Jaune, Vert” by Ben Brotherton in this page header.


We are excited to announce the shortlisted artists for the group show, running 10th – 18th November 2018. We have received a total of 106 entries that fulfilled all our entry conditions. Our jury has now selected 21 works to be shown during the group show. Congratulation to all finalists! We are extremely proud to be able to showcase such a high quality and diverse exhibition. Please note: The jurors will select the winner of the solo show in the second round of judging on the 10th of November. So stay tuned!

Annie-Claire Alvoet
Julia Angot
Magali Berdaguer
Fabrice Blassel
Georges Dumas
Etienne Frouin
Sylvia Gerardin
Alisa Gorelova
Didier Graire
Marta Grassi
Tatiana Ivchenkova
Corinne Labarussias
Aurore Levasseur
Tania Luchinkina
César Madeira
Iryna Makarova
Nicolas Neyman
Nina Scceletton
Marie Smith
Pierre Van Bey
Jeanette Watkins