Join the WWK Competition and Win a Scholarship to Attend Odd Nerdrum Workshop
By Bork S. Nerdrum

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The Quote:

The essence of kitsch is the confusion of ethical and esthetic categories; kitsch wants to produce not the “good” but the “beautiful.”

— Hermann Broch, author

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World Wide Kitsch is hosting its Fifth Online Painting Competition!

To enter the contest you need to e-mail us your submission to Please put “Competition” in the email’s subject and provide us details about your work, such as a title and image dimensions, as well as your name.

Those who reach the final round will be awarded a membership at

Entries are accepted 15th through 31st October.


  • The following categories are accepted: portraitlandscape and composition.
  • A composition requires two or more central figures in action.
  • You can submit maximum 1 work per category.


Voting on facebook

The finalists, selected by the jury, are presented in a contest open to public voting on our facebook page 5th November. You can vote by reacting. Voting ends November 15th at 8pm (CEST).

Three prizes will be awarded respectively to a landscape, a portrait and a composition, selected by the jury. The main prize will be awarded to the jury selection that receives the most votes by the public on facebook. Second and third place will follow accordingly.




1st prize: scholarship to attend Odd Nerdrum’s TIAC master level workshop in Florence in 2020 and the Kitsch butterfly medal locket.
The scholarship provides free access to the workshop. It includes tuition fee, easels, wood boards, mirrors, models and a certificate of Completion signed by Odd Nerdrum. It does not include any travel arrangements, accommodation, local transportation or meals. For further information, please contact

Second prize: $350 certificate from VASARI Oil Colors.

Third prize: $250 certificate for painting materials.

In addition, the book Kitsch More Than Art (2011) by Odd Nerdrum et al. will be rewarded to the three winners.


The Jury

Sebastian Salvo (left) won the Jury Choice Award in 2015 and is a four year consecutive WWK jury member. Boris Koller (middle) is a member of the WWK Selection Committee. Scott Breton (right) won the WWK competition 2018.


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