Making the Best of your Showdown Submission


Every Showdown we receive thousands of submissions. On top of that, hundreds of thousands of art lovers from around the world will see and have the opportunity to cast a vote for your work.  In order to make sure your submission stands out, here are some pointers that might help you win the Collage Showdown!

Presentation: Making sure your art can be viewed accurately is one of the most important elements of Showdown. Lighting, cropping and presentation are essential when submitting an image of your work. Take pride in your art and show us you deserve to win! Make sure that the background isn’t showing when you crop your image, there aren’t any hot spots in the lighting and be sure to upload high quality images by not overly compressing image files.

For more information on how to photograph your work check out our artist resource page here:

Fill Out All the Boxes: We want to know about you.  What’s more art collectors will want as well.  Make sure you are categorizing and describe your Showdown submission in the most effective way.  If you have an artist statement, we strongly encourage you to put it on your profile page. An artist statement can be anything as long as you think it helps people to understand how you make your work. It can describe what you are thinking about, why you make art or even the process in how you made something. Always ask yourself:who, what,where, when, why and how.

If you need help writing an artist statement there are several great sites that help you do that here is just one example:

Promote & Market Yourself: The first round of the competition is open for public voting.  Other artists, art lovers and collectors will have the chance to cast their vote for your work.  Let everyone know that you are participating in the Showdown.  In your profile, you’ll find a link to your specific submission.  Post your link to facebook, tweet about it, add your submission to Tumblr and of course email your friends and family.  Feel free to promote your submission on other artist communities.

The second round will be led by Rebecca Wilson, Director of the Saatchi Gallery London. Joining her in second round voting will be Gemma de Cruz, Founder & Editor-in-Chief of the Saatchi Gallery Magazine Art & Music.  The final round will be judged by internationally renowned artist Wangechi Mutu.

Understand the Contest Rules:Keep up to date on all the rules and workings of Showdown. Read the blog posts, rules and information provided  in order to understand each step of the process. Understand that the collage Showdown isn’t restrained to “actual collage art” but art in the spirit and ideas of collage.

Thank you for sharing your talent and enthusiasm with the Saatchi Online Community, we look forward to seeing your work!

- The Saatchi Online Team



  1. Veronika Ban says:

    ..maybe some inspiration with these photos of “The Longest Collage of The World” about the World…

  2. Man Ray has been a source inspiration to me for a very long time. I feel that if he were alive today he would certainly embrace digital collage art.

  3. Here is something of interest I found regaurding the art of Man Ray.


    A l’heure de l’observatorire/ Lex Amoureux, 1934

    Curators: Noriko Fuku & John Jacob

    Upcoming venues:

    Casa das Mudas – Center for Arts
    Madeira Island, Portugal
    December 18, 2009 – April 24, 2010

    National Art Center
    Tokyo, Japan
    July 14 – September 13, 2010

    The National Museum of Art
    Osaka, Japan
    September 28 – November 14, 2010


    Curator: Wendy Grossman

    The Phillips Collection
    Washington DC
    October 10, 2009 – January 10. 2010

    University of New Mexico Art Museum
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    February 6, 2010-May 30, 2010

    University of Virginia Art Museum
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    August 7 – October 10, 2010

    University of British Columbia
    Museum of Anthropology
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    October 29, 2010 – January 23, 2011



    MOMA – NYC

    June 18 – September 11, 2006

    National Gallery of Art, Washington
    West Building, Outer Tier and Central Gallery
    February 19, 2006 – May 14, 2006
    Overview: Dada, one of the crucially significant movements of the historical avant-garde, was born in the heart ofEurope in the midst of World War I. In the wake of that brutal conflict, Dadaists raucously challenged tradition, and art-making was changed forever.
    The most comprehensive museum exhibition of Dada art ever mounted in the United States, Dada features painting, sculpture, photography, film, collage, and readymades emerging in six cities: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, and Paris. The exhibition presents many of the most influential figures in the history of modernism, as well as others less known, including Tristan Tzara, Hans Arp, Sophie Taeuber, Hans Richter, Hannah Höch, Raoul Hausmann, George Grosz, John Heartfield, Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, and Marcel Duchamp.


    Man Ray in the Age of Electricity

    Heckscher Museum of Art , Huntington NY
    May 20, 2006 – August 13, 2006
    Electricity came into widespread use in the first decades of the twentieth century revolutionizing all aspects of society. Individuals in vastly different fields started to develop ways to employ this remarkable new resource. In the case of the Dada and Surrealist artist Man Ray (1890-1976), he used electricity in the 1920s and later in two new types of photographs: solarized images and rayographs. Solarized images were made by turning the electric lights on briefly in the darkroom as the negatives or photographs developed, creating a halo effect around the person or object portrayed. An ethereal, other-worldly feeling is projected. Rayographs were created by placing objects on light-sensitive paper and turning on the lights. The images look like x-rays. These two new art forms were so original, startling and compelling that they continue to amaze viewers today. This exhibition will focus on Man Ray’s solarized images and rayographs. Approximately 40 to 45 photographs will be presented in this special exhibition. A scholarly brochure will accompany the show. The exhibition runs from May 20 to August 13, 2006.”

  4. Where do we submit our images. I don’t see any entry forms anywhere for the collage showdown. Help !

  5. Minas Halaj says:

    Where do we submit our images. I don’t see any entry forms anywhere for the collage showdown.

  6. elena pogliani says:

    please let mi know how to subscribe submission
    thank you

  7. I would like to know where do we have to submit our images. I can´t see any entry forms for the collage showdown.

  8. Please. Could someone explain me how to submit my art into collage showdown competition? I dont get it. There is no entry forms.

    • Peter Green says:

      Hi, I have finally been able to submit a piece to showdown you need to get the definitions correct, in materials etc, Assemblage/collage then method Decoupage this has worked for me.View my piece ” El Roi ” in the showdown and good luck with your entry.

  9. mariza carpes says:

    As the others, I am very sad that I can’t submit the image of the work for the Showdown. Was easier before!

  10. Devarnier Hembadoom says:

    I would like to know where do we have to submit our images. I can´t see any entry forms for the collage showdown.

  11. Izilda Silva says:

    I sent the work of collage to my page. How to act for him in or register now Showdowm Collage?
    I can not find ways to tell if you are registered for approval.
    Thank you and waiting for more information.


  12. shila saraf says:

    I would like to know where do we have to submit our images. I can´t see any entry forms for the collage showdown and when is deadline of submmition?

  13. where can i submit images?
    i’ve been looking forward to a showdown with a genre i could participate in.

  14. PIA RUGGIU says:

    Vorrei sapere dove dobbiamo presentare le nostre immagini. Non riesco a vedere alcun moduli di iscrizione per la partita di collage.

  15. Oleg says:

    Да( где блин форма регистрации((

  16. cannot see how to submit help

  17. zoran says:

    Please let mi know how to subscribe submission.
    Thank you.

  18. eliseo pau says:

    interesting but about the deadline date?

    thank you!

  19. John Rula says:

    Check out Maie Yanni’s work it’s outstanding…peace..John Rula

  20. dusa jesih says:

    I entered – submited collage showdown (at least i thought so, i did all steps…) but I can’t find my work in submissions??!!

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