AGAC 2024: Unleash Your Creativity

Dive into the vibrant world of AGAC 2024 and stand a chance to win part of R260,000 in prizes.

This year's theme, "Rainbow Renaissance: From Baroque to Braai" invites you to Africanize a classic artwork with a South African twist. Open to all ages and skill levels, across a wide range of artistic mediums.

Ready to transform art history? Enter now and let your imagination soar!

Prizes:

Prizes to the value of R260,000* will be awarded to the winners of AGAC 2024.

There will also be prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners as well as special category winners.


Entry Fee:

R250 – the first 200 entries receive a discounted fee of R210!


Competition Dates:

1 April 2024 – 30 September 2024 (All submissions and registrations will close no later than 30 September 2024, no extensions will be granted this year)

 

AGAC 2024 Theme: Rainbow Renaissance: From Baroque to Braai

Africanize a Classic artwork, give it a South African twist by incorporating our rich cultural heritage.

Blend and remix it with your unique touch and create your own Masterpiece.

Transform any classic artwork by infusing it with South African cultural elements. From Jan van Riebeeck, Khoisan, African traditions to the braai tradition.

 

Who May Enter:

A child from any age may enter with the guardian’s consent up until the age of 125. If you are 126 years old, unfortunately you will be disqualified. All skill levels may enter from beginner, amateur up to professional.

 

Which Mediums May Enter In 2024:

Any medium of art may be entered. Paintings, Sketch mediums, 3D mediums and Sculptures, Music, Dance, Performance art, Make up art, Nail art, and Digital art. All mediums except installation art and AI-generated work.

*PLEASE READ THE T&C’s carefully before registering.

 

For inquiries please contact info@artigallery.co.za or 064 550 6049.

  • Marco Kuhn

    1st Place Overall Winner

    I am grateful to be able to share my experience participating in the AGAG2023 Art Competition. Winning 1st place and the People's Choice Award has been a great honor and validation of my artistic journey and proof that consistent, hard work over many years pays off. The Competition provided me a platform to showcase my talent and creativity and also to connect with like-minded individuals. I am grateful to the organizers for providing opportunities for artists like myself to be part of something bigger. I wholeheartedly recommend other artists to enter the new AGAG2024 competition. Thank you to everyone who supported me along the way, and I look forward in continuing an artistic journey with Arti.

  • TiffanyBaxter

    2nd Place Overall Winner

    AGAC has really made me grow as an artist. I was only enjoying painting as a hobby from time to time, but after getting second place, it has really made me want to strive for more and push myself further than before. I highly recommend entering AGAC to all artists from any level of experience. The whole experience will make you grow as an artist, and the pure excitement from the event can have anybody giddy with anticipation. I look forward to entering again this year!

  • Monte Baunk

    Digital Art Winner

    What an incredible competition and group of people to work with. The theme exploded into tons of ideas, and having your artwork seen by so many new eyes made the decision to enter in 2023 a no-brainer. I'm incredibly happy that I did, and proud to have walked away as the winner of the digital art segment!

    It's an incredible platform for young artists to get a taste of the industry, and provides incredible inspiration and opportunity for seasoned artists alike. Thank you so much ARTi Gallery, and to all who made this much needed South African art competition possible. See you in 2024!

  • Joline Dickinson

    Top 25 Finalist

    I was halfway done with my painting, when someone shared this AGAC national competition with me. I thought well, it must be a sign, as I have not created something amazingly unique as this piece that reached the TOP 100, which made me truly thankful, the TOP 50 which surprised me and then the TOP 25 which humbled me. I flew up from Cape Town and had the most memorable time with my family at the Gala event. Singing along with the local artists, having pizza and wine at midnight. It was the best decision I made in 2023. Thank you to the hosts, new friends I made and fans I met. Much love

  • Elschen Schnetler

    Top 25 Finalist

    Wow, what a beautiful experience the AGAC Competition was for me in 2023, filled with super excitement and eagerness to revive my dormant talents. AGAC made every day a day of inspiration and fun with their interactive Facebook posts and engaging all artists especially when some days got tough, this team got me through. Having a clear vision of my final work and working hard, I had the honour of being in the top 25 which made me realise that when you have a talent, you must use it, make it your own, because this could be just the opportunity you have always been waiting for. I am absolutely looking forward to AGAC 2024 and competing my work with hundreds of new and amazing artists and their creations.

  • Vanessa Rohregger

    Entrant

    My Sister was very excited to see on social media a post going around! There's an Art competition & all three Sisters entered. Was exciting as We had to re-imagine a Painting/Art of a famous artist & enter. I decided on Mona Lisa- our very own South African Modern day "Mona". We all entered our Acrylic on canvas paintings...the build-up was so exciting as we come from East side of Jhb we decided to stay over for the weekend! Making it a girls' weekend.

    The Gala evening was Awesome!! All the finalist entries were on show, some Stunning Art... The finger food & drinks were superb. Was a Very well put together Competition & everyone that loves Art & painting should enter.

How do Ienter?

  1. Go to www.artigallery.co.za
  2. Click on AGAC 2024 > Explore This Year’s Theme – then click on Enter Now.
  3. When you are on the agac.co.za page, click on Terms and Conditions. Please read through this carefully.
  4. Go back to the agac.co.za page and click on Not yet Registered? Register.
  5. Complete your name, surname, I.D no, email address and create your password. Click on Register. Save your password!
  6. Complete your Profile, click on Update and upload your I.D or Birth Certificate.
  7. Click on Go to Competitions, then click Enter.
  8. Complete your artwork details – if you are not yet sure of your artwork details, then leave the spaces blank and come back later to update the information. (This must be updated BEFORE 1 September 2024, ready for adjudication).
  9. Use voucher code EARLYBIRD to qualify for the Early Bird Special discount.
  10. Click on Register & Pay. Make your payment using PayFast.
  11. Repeat these steps from within your profile to enter more than one artwork. Each artwork submitted must be entered and paid for individually.
  12. You can access your profile at any time to upload your artwork, update your artwork details etc.
  13. If you are unable to do the online registration yourself - please contact Michelle on 064 550 6049 or info@artigallery.co.za for assistance.