About Us

About Us

The International Figure Painting Competition is one of a series of competitions held by NTD Television. It is a platform for artists all around the world, to showcase their talents and jointly revive the traditional art of realistic oil painting.

This competition calls for works of figure painting created around a central theme: pure truth, pure kindness, and pure beauty. Contestants must present authentic academic realism painting techniques through works of human figure oil paintings. Submissions must convey positive ideals such as righteousness, compassion, and beauty, and harness the power of traditional values.

Prior to 2018, this event had taken place on four occasions, in the years of 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2014.

Awards details for the competition are as follows:
– One gold medal prize: US$10,000;
– Two silver medal prize: US$3,000;
– Three bronze medal prizes: US$1,500;
– One outstanding technique prize: US$1,000;
– One humanity prize: US$1,000;
– One youth prize: US$1,000;
– Several honorary mentions.