What can I do if I do not understand English?

In the right sidebar of this website, you can check the Google Translator!
(You can also copy the text of our rules and translate it into your language using https://translate.google.com/. If you prefer, we can send you our invitation, concept and rules in German).

We will inform all participants about the progress of our art projects. Important: Please enter our email address into your email address book or email contact list, so that all emails arrive safely! You can find your address list in the menu bar of your email software. Please also make sure that the email address is correct!

What's new in 2020?

You have probably noticed our website relaunch: This year, we will concentrate on the publication of art books. The focus of our art contests will be the respective book with accompanying images. 

Also we will continue to publish our art book Kunstretreat – featuring small-scale images – in conjunction with an annual competition.

It is most likely we will hold one exhibition or book presentation at most per year, but that may change. The event can take place in Cologne (or in another location where we have held past exhibitions). Our book presentations and art events will be free of charge.

Enter into Art - LOUNGE?

Under the title Enter into Art – LOUNGE, we have launched various book series. We are looking forward to your participation in our book projects with larger artworks! This includes our special gift books, which are mixed media books, and a contest. Invited artists can participate with works of art of any size, technique and style and also with art objects, sculptures, art installations etc. As artworks can be provided digitally, you do not need to send any originals.

Regarding larger artworks, there are special rules that differ to those of our annual contests with small-scale images and our annual art book, Kunstretreat. We will send you the Rules together with the invitation.

Series of our art gift books:

  • Enter into Art – LOUNGE (large format artworks)
  • Kunstretreat (small format pictures)
  • Solo art books

Log in?

  • Please read the Part 1 of our Rules - specially the point "WORKS" and all things that are important for registration.
  • Please ask then first for our digital entry form! (It simplifies the registration and gives a good overview of the most important things.)
Please send your pictures by email using the following guidelines for each image: 3,000 – 4,000 KB in size, 300 dpi, one side of the image must be 20 cm long. If the volume is too large for your internet connection, you can send several emails (one image per email).

We recommend that you also send us printed photos of your image files (approx. 10 x 15 cm). You can get the images printed in any drugstore or internet shop so it is not expensive. They should be glossy in order to provide us with a good color pattern. We also use the photos as giveaways at our presentations.

If you have questions, please contact us!


What is the early bird offer?

If you are among the first artists to register, your artwork will be included in the bonus video (featuring your work). The exact bonus number is determined separately for each project.

There is not always an Early Bird offering in conjunction with a reduced entry fee, but if this is possible then the following applies:

To benefit from the Early Bird rate, confirmation of your participation is required by the Early Bird deadline (payment of the reduced entry fee).

How to register?

First, you need our invitation with detailed information. 

We need:
  • your full address
  • details of the images in the following form by email:

First and Last name Number of the picture, Country, Title, Year, Technique, Size in cm

Pablo Picasso 1, France, Portrait, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 140 x 140 cm
Pablo Picasso 2, France, Morning, 2018, Digital Print, 70 x 50 cm
Pablo Picasso 3, France, Dream, 2009, Aquarell, 20 x 29 cm
  • You are free to choose your subject, but it should be relaxing. (Please see  the pictures of the participants in our ARCHIVE website https://enterintoart.com/!
Just like the pattern, please. Please do not use exclusive capital letters, but both as in the example!

Awards and Rewards?

Our art contests are organized in conjunction with our book projects. For details, refer respectively to the Rules and our free service! 

There are annual jury awards and book design awards: 

1) Regardless of which book project you are participating, you will enter the free annual jury contest with an artwork. This is divided into a jury contest for large format images (LOUNGE contest) and a jury contest for small format images (miniprint and mixed media contest).

2) Additionally there are the book design awards referring to and depending on the conception of the respective book. These are also very valuable prizes in connection with the book design. Please see below!

The total value of each award category (small-scale pictures, large artworks or book design), is about EUR 2000-3000 plus non-quantifiable value of a PR press release.

If an exhibition or book presentation takes place, award winning images can be highlighted there. This can be done in information panels with reduced repros or by a special on-screen presentation.

(In addition, images can occasionally be highlighted by the Selected Artwork status!)

1. Annual Jury Awards

There is an annual jury competition for small format images and an annual jury competition for large format artworks: 

a) All LOUNGE-book series are part of the annual contest for large artworks (with one selected artwork)
b) The book series "ART RETREAT" is part of the contest for small pictures (miniprint and mixed media).

In the annual competition with small-format pictures, up to 25 prizes are awarded; in the annual competition with large-format pictures, there are up to 16 prizes. The 'Enter into Art' annual jury awards are divided into Excellence Prizes, Honorary Prizes and Amber Awards. Respectively about 30% of finalists (nominated artists) will be selected by an international First Juror. In addition to the award winners finalists are also mentioned and highlighted on our English and German websites.

The Excellence Prizes will be judged by several international jurors from different countries and continents. The Honorary Prizes and the Amber Awards will be judged by our editorial team. 

The jury and editorial prizes of the LOUNGE series are only announced on the Internet and not in the books. Only in the book is reference made to the website with the awards. The award winning pictures of the small format contest are highlighted in the book "Art Retreat" as part of the book design and they are also published all together on the cover of  the book "Art Retreat".

The jury and editorial award ceremony takes place once a year. Anyone who has paid up then for participation in a book will enter the competition with an artwork. Otherwise, their artwork will be included in the contest of the next following year. The sooner you pay, the greater your chance of getting into the next contest! If you participate in several book projects, you will enter the annual contest with several artworks (usually one selected artwork per book).
The jury awards will be judged by several international jurors from different countries and continents: 
  • There are four main prizes each (first, second, third and special prize).
  • There are excellent and honorary prizes.
  • There are various additional awards for art techniques and styles (Amber Awards).
  • After a basic selection of the original pictures, up to 30% finalists (nominated artists) will be selected by an international First Juror.

Rewards for jury prizes and editorial prizes:

  • All prizes for large artworks will be rewarded in the form of PR publications in German on the InternetAll these blog posts with your artwork and our aesthetic consideration (mini websites) will be tagged with our winner banners. The additional prizes (Amber Awards) will be awarded by a joint blog post.
  • Additional promotion on the Internet by posts (occasionally video or dia show) for the winners.
  • Nominated pictures (finalists) will be shown in a special post on the internet.
  • All winners will receive a certificate. Also the jury members receive a certificate.
  • With regard to the awards for small-format works of art, please note the special rules for the book series "Art Retreat".

The first prize winners (given to both miniprint and mixed media) will be awarded with a small solo exhibition in our Studio Gallery “Apollinaire” as an online event. We will post a special blog (mini website) with a maximum of 10 pictures, publicated in our German online journal.

2. Book design awards:

There are also very valuable rewards in the form of your picture being on the book cover, back cover, title page and other highlighted pages in the book. For details, refer respectively to the Rules. 

The 'Enter into Art' team selects these prizes according to the specifications of the book design. They are enormously instrumental in furthering your reputation!

Our free service?

Book presentation with art show:

If possible, the books will be presented at a later date during at least one of our book presentations or art shows:
  • At an annual art fair – probably in the city of Cologne-Lindenthal (three days) or in the Studio Gallery "Apollinaire"
The pictures of all artists of the LOUNGE-book series of the past year are available on screen (video presentation) and also as giveaways (small reproductions). Please don’t forget to send the glossy paper photos of your pictures! The pictures of the ART RETREAT- series are shown in a slide show on the computer.

The brilliance of the international on-screen presentation in combination with relaxing music will be an excellent art experience (with headphones). The film can easily be paused in order to view an image in greater detail. All pictures are presented in beautiful digital frames.

Sustainable internet documentation:

Book presentations with art shows will be documented as sustainable virtual events on both our English website www.enterintoart.com (ARCHIVE) and in our German internet magazine www.meditaterra.de (Bernsteinrose-Blog).
  • Likewise, a list of all participants and the titles of all their participating pictures will be published. Please see our websites for past and current editions and exhibitions. The book will be featured with links to the online book.
  • Book presentations and other events are documented by attractive photo mosaics.
  • Participating images may also be published on www.enter-into-art.com and on our internet networks.
  • The jury and editorial prizes are also presented free of charge on the Internet.
Additionally an online event, which will be photographed in our Studio Gallery ‘Apollinaire’ may promote the book and the award-winning pictures of past year art projects. It takes place in the manner of our solo online events with a kind of poster presentation. Please click the link for more information!

International press:

German and English online show:

The images of all participants of our book series “Kunstretreat” for small-scale pictures are published:

  • for one year in our special German online show (There the pictures are sorted by color!)
  • after this forever in the German Blog Archive
  • also forever in the English Archive.

What means "focusing on meditativ aspects"?

Meditation in the religious or esoteric sense plays no role! In our art book projects, presentations and events, we examine only the attentive and relaxing viewing of a work of art! See also AIMS AND TASKS!


What are the online events and PR themes?

Please note: It is by no means imperative that the artworks of the artists refer to these topics! The PR themes serve just as an instrument that increases your reputation and the attention on your images. It there is any special theme, you will find more detailed explanations in the respective rules. Usually the artists can freely choose the subject of their artworks. 

The online events and PR themes are an effective feature offered by “Enter into Art” in conjunction with the art projects. They can be designed as a tribute to or in interaction with such a theme. In our online journal in German, popular topics in the field of art and culture are published and linked to the list of participants.


The Prelude events in 2017 were centered on the following themes:

  • William Turner and the Rhine Romantic

William Turner is a prominent figure of Rhine romance. Again and again, he visited this landscape and captured it in his pictures. Poems and legends of the romantic Rhine are integrated in our German online journal. In addition we projected films with relaxing music and William Turner’s landscape motifs of the River Rhine. 

  • Ludwig van Beethoven and the poems of Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Bonn is the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven. He has set to music many poems by Johann Wolfgang Goethe.

The PR themes will also be found in special chapters of our books:

  • Studio Gallery 'Apollinaire'
The foreword in our book "KUNSTRETREAT 2019" dealt with Guillaume Apollinaire and his one-year stay in the Rhineland. It is also dedicated to the theme of "Apollinaire and Music" and the setting of his poems.

The interplay of art and classical music plays a very special role in our books and events. The PR themes will continue our tradition of bringing together visual arts with poetry and music.

Depending on the scope, a PR theme can be continued over a longer period of time. The relevant blog posts are closely linked with our participant lists and artwork galleries and with our additional reward title of  "Selected Artwork". For more information, please visit also the AIMS and TASKS sections.

Who organizes the projects and events?

The organizer of the projects and events is the 'Enter into Art' Team. Please contact our team for questions, applications and all other matters!


  • The names of all participating artists and exhibited pictures are published on our ARCHIV website www.enterintoart.com.
  • Facebook page, (Miniprint joint art exhibitions, Germany) and
  • Youtube-Channel
  • German online journal, in which we expanded the online show with the category “Artistic pleasure”. On this blog, we publish regularly posts per week, touching on the areas of travel, relaxation and mindfulness, poetry/nature, art, lifestyle and congratulations. In addition to the "Art Excellence" posts for the winners and featured artists of our international projects, we published all images of our exhibitions.

Solo exhibitions?

More information you will find here:  Small is Big 

Please also read carefully the rules of each new project!