Le Grand Nu Contest 2019

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 Untitled Factory 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 2019. 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 €

Registration will open on 1st of May 2019.

Key dates

May 1, 2019: Registration opens
October 14, 2019, 23:59 UTC: Deadline for entry
October 22, 2019: Artists notified about selection process
November 3-7, 2019: Delivery of work
November 9-19, 2019: Exhibition opens to public
November 9, 2019: Vernissage and prize winners announced
November 19-21, 2019: Work collection

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

Previous Editions


Prize winner: Aurore Levasseur
Finalists’ exhibition


Prize winner: Ben Brotherton