Tom of Finland Emerging Artist Competition 2020 Winners

14th December 2020, 11:17 pm


MR GRUTS (New Zealand), Country Club, 2020, Graphite on watercolour paper, 11.70″ x 16.50″ 2020 Grand Prize Winner

We are proud to announce the winners of the 10th Tom of Finland Emerging Artist Competition, in celebration of both Tom of Finland’s 100 birth year and his Foundation’s 36th year in operation.

Judges have made their decisions based, above all, on erotic content, taking into consideration all artistic criteria by which art is usually judged. There are three winners in each of the five categories, plus an overall Grand Prize Winner from all categories combined.

See the winners, learn about the judges, discover all the 2020 entries and find prior competitions.


TOM OF FINLAND EMERGING ARTIST COMPETITION 2020 About the contest The purpose of this contest is twofold: to encourage artists to share their erotic work and to elevate the field of erotic art by rewarding some of the best current examples. The contest is open to any artist with the exception of previous winners of… View Article

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