18th Annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

RiverFront Park

Entry Deadline: Feb. 25

4800 Park Circle
North Charleston, SC 29405
PHONE 843 740-5854


Sculpture artists from across the nation are invited to participate in the seventeenth annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition, which opens in conjunction with the 2024 North Charleston Arts Fest. Up to 14 sculptures will be juried into the exhibit and compete for cash prizes totaling up to $19,750. A $1250 honorarium is given to all artists accepted into the show to assist with transportation, installation, de-installation, and incidental expenses. Once all pieces are installed, the juror will award Best in Show ($1000), Outstanding Merit ($500), and up to three Honorable Mentions ($250 each). The application is strictly available online and may be accessed via the link at

NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply. An application fee of $35 allows artists to submit up to four entries for consideration. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 25, 2024. Artists in need of assistance with any part of the application process may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a one-on-one meeting, which can be conducted over the phone or in person.

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