Bridgeman Studio Award 2014 Competition Now calling for entries: Book Cover Art • CD/Album Artwork • Standalone piece of art

 Bridgeman Art Library Studio,  in partnership with Creative Review  will be carefully selecting new artists from competition entries to meet the demands of the global image-licensing industry.

 entry deadline : Tuesday 20th May 2014

Results will be announced in the Creative Review July Issue, out June 17th 2014, and across all Bridgeman social channels, website and newsletter.

COMPETITION DETAILS: To enter you will need to submit up to five single pieces of original artwork, which will be assessed on their ability to work across the range of applications detailed below.

Theme: JOY

The winning piece will be judged on its commercial ability to be licensed on all three of the following products:

Book Cover • CD/Album Artwork • Standalone piece of art


1 WINNER: will receive: £500 (or $800), Bridgeman Studio Award 2014 Certificate/Award, 1 year free subscription to the Bridgeman Studio portal.

5 RUNNERS UP: will be given 1 free year subscription on Bridgeman Studio

JUDGES: Victoria Bridgeman – CEO of Bridgeman; Lucy Innes Williams – Manager of Bridgeman Studio; Patrick Burgoyne – Editor of Creative Review; Pixie Andrew – Curator of Will’s Art Warehouse ; Jenny Wen – Director of Merchandising at; Jonas Almgren CEO of Artfinder.

Terms & Conditions

• Maximum of 5 entries from an artist only.
• All artwork entered into the competition remains 100% copyright of the artist.
• All artwork can be used in marketing and advertising the competition from Bridgeman and third parties (Creative Review) .
• Entrants must give permission for their names and photographs to be used for publicity.
• The entry can be photography, illustration, digital art or fine art.
• All artwork must be 100% original copyright owned by the artist and not use any third party copyright material.
• Entries must be supplied as two files, one high resolution .jpeg sized between 3MB and 5MB, and one low resolution version, sized between 250KB and 500KB
• By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to these terms and conditions

Entries to: by Tuesday 20 May 2014 LATEST.

Bridgeman Art Library International Soon to Launch Online Platform for Artists Interested in Licensing Images


Bridgeman Art Library International, headquartered in New York, New York, United States and 
United Kingdom, partners with a carefully selected portfolio of collections and artists. Every month a new collection or artist is profiled on their website in various categories such as in their contemporary artists category.

This Spring 2014, they will launch their new online platform for emerging artists, illustrators, and designers with direct access to more than 30,000 clients and a community of creatives interested in image licensing.

The news of this new online platform was announced in Art Buyer magazine with no date given for the launch and no further details.

If you would like to add art work to Bridgeman Art Library, there is a Register Interest link on each page of their website as well as on their Homepage. Or click *Studio* in the top menu bar. To pre-register you will need to upload a selection of low-res images. The Bridgeman Studio team will review the images you submit, as well as review your online presence (ie. websites, online galleries) for further evidence of your work.

Bridgeman Studio exists on an annual subscription basis. The cost for an artist to join is GBP £100 (ex. VAT) / €125 (ex. VAT) / US$150. For countries outside the Euro zone or the United States of America artists will be billed in GBP.

What does the Bridgeman team look for in your work?

The Bridgeman Studio team evaluates art work from a commercial licensing perspective, aimed squarely at curating the best creative content for image licensing. If invited to join, you will be asked to complete your registration, following which your images will be featured on the site.

Artists are also invited to join their Print-on-demand opportunities to earn income via the Bridgeman store.

As outlined above, artists will note that in addition to making submissions of their work, that it is important that artists maintain an online presence.  In that regard, Artist Marketing Resources democratically offers any artist an opportunity for a feature article that will increase online visibility for the artist, remain up permanently, and become part of Google search engine results–for details click here.

Artists, for hundreds more resource links to art licensing opportunities, Artist Marketing Resources provides a PDF of clickable links to companies licensing art from artists. This PDF also includes artist agents and artist representatives internationally–gain access to the PDF here.