The Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taichung first promoted the Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition as a local exhibition in 1996. By April 2002 it had already grown into an internationally recognized annual Art Competition and event becoming a globally important art exchange platform.

Every year, there are more than 1500 artists from around the world submitting works.
To ensure a fair and objective competition, the organizers invite experts and scholars to form jury committees.
The exhibition entails planning, collecting submissions, judging, and finishes with an awards ceremony.

You can partecipate in the following categories:

Ink Wash Painting
Seal Engraving
Glue Color Painting
Oil Painting
Water Color Painting
Digital Art

Submitted artworks must be original, individual creations completed. Artworks, as well as works from the same series of an artwork, that have received awards (excluding academic awards) or been short-listed at any other art exhibitions may not be submitted.

Participants can apply to multiple categories, but may only submit one item for each category.

There is no entry fee for this Art Competition.

It's free to enter!

Who can enter?

This art competition is open to anyone worldwide.


In the end, a total of about two hundred exceptional works of art are awarded prizes: the top three prizes, awards of merit and short-listed for the eleven fine arts categories. Every first prize winner in each category is also automatically enrolled in competition for the five limited, Da Dun Prizes, which represent this exhibition’s ultimate honor.

First Prize Winners of each category: TWD 120,000 (approx. 2,550 USD)
Second Prize Winners of each category: TWD 80,000 (approx. 1,700 USD)
Third Prize Winners of each category: TWD 50,000 (approx. 1,060 USD)

Moreover, five Da Dun Prize winners will be selected from among the first-prize winners. Besides a TWD 120,000 first-prize award, each Da Dun Prize winner shall also receive an additional award of TWD 120,000.

The Award Presentation Ceremony will be held at the Zhongshan Hall, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung City Government (Taiwan) on the afternoon of November 12, 2016.

Official website

For all further informations about the Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition visit the following official website:

Call for Applications Info


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