GOYA is an ArtServe International Initiative

GOYA empowers young artists by offering opportunities to submit and showcase their artwork for inspirational, themed-based events and contests. Participants are featured on our website, facebook page, and Instagram gallery. We also partner with local businesses and galleries to showcase selected artwork.

GOYA was started by professional artists and educators Freedom & Nancy Rodriguez to challenge and empower young people to express and strengthen their creative thinking skills.

GOYA art contests are FREE to enter. However, all contests have an optional art box for purchase. Another great thing about GOYA art boxes is when you purchase an art box you’re also helping to give an art box to a child in need. One-for-one. Our charity boxes are filled with fun art items and essential school supplies!

judging criteria

Entry guidelines may differ between competitions. However, based on the artwork submitted to our competitions, they will be judged based on the following elements of artistic expression:

  1. Interpretation and the clarity of the theme to the viewer.

  2. Creativity and originality of the depicted theme.

  3. Quality of artistic composition and overall design based on the theme.

  4. Overall impression of the art. What is the effect of the artwork in general and as a whole? Overall, does the artwork stand on its own as a complete and outstanding work of art?


Available Contests