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E.SUN Awards | International Painting Competition

Job details

E.SUN Awards | Hosted by E.SUN Bank, Taiwan
31 Aug 2022
Online, Overseas
Work type
Awards, grants & residencies, Call for entries
Work classification
Visual Arts


E.SUN Bank Calls on Global Artists to Paint Yushan Mountain for the E. Sun Awards | International Painting Competition

Calling Landscape Painters for a unique International Painting Competition. Taiwan's E.SUN Bank has announced an open call for submissions to the E.SUN Awards. The competition calls on artists to paint Yushan, a 3,952 metre-tall peak whose name translates to Jade Mountain.

Oil, acrylic, and gouache depictions of Yushan will be accepted into this competition, submit your entry to their website until 31 August 2022. You can interpet the brief in your own artistic style and technique.

E.SUN Bank, whose logo depicts Yushan, was established in 1992 with the goal of becoming Taiwan's top bank. It was ranked number one among Taiwanese banks in Forbes' 2021 Worlds Best Banks listings. To mark their 30th anniversary they invite international artists to enter their fine art competition:

"We look forward to seeing the depictions of the natural, cultural, and artistic beauty of Mount Jade by domestic and international artists, as we actively support artistic and creative talent,"

Over 2,800 works were submitted in the awards' first two iterations held in 2012 and 2017. The first place prize winner in 2012 was New York-based artist Leigh Wen, who is represented by Whitestone Gallery in Taipei, while Chu Huei-Fen received the prize in 2017 for her painting Spring in Yushan.

For the bank's 30th anniversary, the bank has added an international artist category with a significant prize pool totalling $130,000 USD, awarding painters from around the world for the first time.

In the international category, which is open to artists of all ages and nationalities, there will be one first prize winner, one to three special prize winners, and one to five merit award winners. As well as cash prizes, the winning artists will have their works presented in a special publication and exhibited around Taiwan.

Finalists for the E.SUN Awards will be announced on E.SUN Bank's website on 31 October. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in November.

Visit E.SUN Bank's website for further guidelines on how to apply :


If you are looking for further information about this award from a local organisation/gallery feel free to contact Black Door Gallery (based in Auckland, NZ) who is the Australasian Marketing partner for this award. We would be happy to answer any questions you have regarding your entry.

How to apply

Visit E.SUN Bank's website for further guidelines on how to apply :

Oil, acrylic, and gouache depictions of Yushan will be accepted into this competition, submit your entry to their website until 31 August 2022

Written by

Black Door Gallery

4 May 2022