Just For Laughs International Visual Arts Contest

     Category:  Multiple Disciplines
     Deadline:  May 30, 2014  (expired!)
     Contest's Website:  [link]

    As part of the Street Arts programming of the 32nd edition of the Just for Laughs Festival taking place from July 12-26th 2014 in Montreal (Canada), the Just for Laughs International Visual Arts Contest is calling to visual artists - graphic designers, painters, designers, photographers, sculptors, videographers, etc. - from all over the world to submit a new or existing piece of work illustrating in a humorous manner this yearʼs theme: Farce.

    « Farce operates in a concrete setting. The victim is set up, not necessarily in a mean-spirited fashion, and we the spectators get to experience it from the perspective of the instigator, who is also not necessarily mean-spirited. Full of intrigues and misunderstandings, farce is strongly related to action (a trap, a catch) as well as to the resulting twists and suspense. Slightly provocative, it is a mocking assault without injury. » (definition from the Just for Laughs Museum’s exhibit "Twelve Universes of Humour")

    For a two-dimensional work to be admissible, its dimensions must not exceed 36 inches by 44 inches (92 cm by 112 cm). For a three-dimensional work to be admissible, its dimensions must not exceed 11 inches by 11 inches, with a height of 19 inches (28 cm by 28 cm by 49 cm).

    Selected artists will be contacted by June 9th in order to proceed with the shipping of their work.

    There is no entry fee.


    The Just for Laughs International Visual Arts Contest is open to anyone worldwide.


    The Finalists’ Exhibit will feature works by visual artists selected by a multidisciplinary jury from hundreds of participants, literally transforming Sainte-Catherine Street into the Boulevard of the Arts, in the heart of Montrealʼs Quartier des Spectacles.

    Winners of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and "Publicʼs Choice" prizes will also be awarded a prestigious Victor trophy – humourʼs “Oscars” created by MARCMarinescu for Just for Laughs.