Call Detail
TOYs & JOYs - 2024 (a juried Exhibition and Promotion)
Entry Deadline: 3/5/24
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Unspecified
Event Dates: 3/25/24 - 5/25/24

Capture nostalgia, wonder and playfulness through your art in the TOYs and JOYs exhibition

Exhibizone delightfully presents TOYs and JOYs 2024, a juried art exhibition to celebrate toys and explore the stories and captivating world of toys and games through art.

Unleash your inner child in a journey of wonder, playfulness, and nostalgic moments by showcasing toys that we made or received to play with, characters that inspired us, imaginary stories that filled our dreams, and all the playing, gatherings, actions and lasting memories with family, and friends.

For TOYs and JOYs 2024, we encourage artists to delve into your memories, imagination and emotions and bring forth artworks that evoke a sense of wonder, playfulness, and delight. Your creation may portray various aspects of toys and all the joy they bring to our lives, including not limited to:

■ Dolls, Plush toys, and all classic toys: From teddy bears, puppies, puppets, and unicorns to Mr. Potato Heads and Barbie dolls, this category brings to life the nostalgic toys that were and still are dear to our hearts.

■ Balls, Bicycles, and all action toys: Playing with colorful balls is the basic definition of fun time for many kids, and it easily develops to play a game of ball indoors or outdoors with family and friends, or even professionally from the early years of school such as hockey, rugby, tennis, ping pong, cricket, baseball, football, basketball, bowling, and Chinese Cuju. 

■ Party Games: Hide & Seek, Treasure Hunt, Pantomime, Musical Chair, Potato Sack Race, Freeze, Twister, Hula Hoop, Bubble making, and many more are examples of games for parties showcasing people in fun activities together. 

■ Creating Games: Paintings, drawing, sculpture making, Origami, Lego, the world of 2d and 3d puzzles, sewing projects, jewelry making, etc., find their place in this creative category of toys. 

■ Role model toys: From role model dolls of famous people to play an artist, detectives, doctors, singers, guitarists, mothers, gardeners, spacemen, repair or handymen and many other jobs have inspired us and enhanced our imaginations. 

■ Board Games: An old-fashioned board game makes a good family night or friend gathering to ignite the imagination and learn the strategy and new skills. The list includes Clue, Monopoly, Scrabble, Battleship, Risk, Chess, Backgammon, Checkers, Dungeons and Dragons, etc.

■ World of online games and consoles: Play Stations, Commodore, Atari, Sega, Nintendo, Wii, GameCube, Xbox, PCs, Laptops, and smartphones in various models have been part of our lives as we created many memorable memories playing our favorite games from classic Super Mario and Prince of Persia played on DoS to Tetris, Jewel match, Farmville, Super Smash, Angry Birds, PUBG, Diablo, Destiny, and GTA, Halo, Car racing games, etc. 

■ Toys in Movies: Several toys find their way into cinemas, and some animations and movies are even made based on famous games like Warcraft. From the Toy Story series, Barbie films and animations, and Dungeons and Dragons to Sponge Bob Square Pants, Super Mario Bros., Bumblebee, and Transformers series present the tip of the iceberg in movies and animation inspired by toys and games.   

■ Futuristic toys and games: Sci-Fi games and what the future looks like through the lens of games is another area of interest for this art competition to showcase the futuristic toys and environment of games that the next generations will play. Let your imagination fly and display what games will look like and what elements, characters, and costumes will appear in the world of toys and games. 

All interpretations in any 2D and 3D art medium, abstract or representational, are welcomed. 

Selected artworks will be exhibited in another popular art exhibition by Exhibizone that so far has attracted more than 7.5 million art visitors globally.

Submission if free of charge, and a fixed small selection fee applies to selected artists only.

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■ Group Exhibition
Selected artworks will be showcased in an online smart group exhibition globally for two months from March 25, to May 25, 2024.

■ Artwork Sales

Selected artworks will be promoted to sell via the online exhibition link.

■ Exhibition Catalogue

All selected artworks and artists will be published in a stylish colorful exhibition catalogue available online.

Artists can order for the print catalogue via print-on-demand service from one of the partner platforms.

The catalogue will be promoted and circulated internationally, becoming available to millions of viewers including art experts, galleries, curators, businesses and enthusiasts, via popular publication gateways.

■ Exhibition Poster
A link to the digital version of the exhibition poster will be sent to each artist via email.

■ Promotional Badges
A link to the digital promotional badge for each artwork will be sent to each artist to share in the social media.

■ Artwork Reviews
All exhibition visitors can submit their reviews and ratings of the exhibition and each artwork online.
Visitors' comments and ratings can provide valuable insights about the audience's feelings and understandings of the artworks.

Artists will be notified about the received comments by email.

■ Exhibition Promotion
A promotion program will be executed to boost the selected artists' exposure and increase the artwork sales during the exhibition period.
The program includes exhibition press release sent-out, catalogue circulation, social media presentation, etc.

■ Reports, Analytics and Insights
An insightful report containing the number of visits, reviews, artworks popularity, and engagement rate of the exhibition visitors, along with the sales statistics will be sent to each artist regularly during the exhibition.

■ Publication

Some of the selected artists will be chosen for publishing in Artistonish and Observica contemporary art magazines.

■ Artist Profile Page
Each artist receives a free online profile page in Biafarin platform.

■ Certificate
A digital certificate will be issued and sent to all selected artists.


The submission is FREE.

If selected, there is a USD 35 selection fee.

Submit up to 5 artworks, maximum 2 artworks will be accepted from each artist.

Application Requirements


Artist Headshot Photo
Artist Full Name
City and Country of Residence
Social Media Links (optional)
Website (optional)

Biography (optional)

Artist Statement (optional)







Creation Year

Size (WidthXHeightXDepth) in cm or inches

Artwork/Series Description (Optional)

Price in USD

Eligibility Criteria


This opportunity is open to all visual artists worldwide.



Art Categories

The submission is open to all visual artists creating original artworks in 2 and 3-dimensional media.

Visual Arts Categories: Painting, drawing, printmaking, illustration, photography, digital arts, portraits, sculpture, metalsmithing, installation, crafts, assemblage, jewelry, decorative arts, glass art, paper art, book art, fiber art, textile art, collage, abstract, graphic arts, design, and mixed media are accepted.

All styles are accepted.

Any abstract or representational interpretations of the subject are welcome.

There is no size limit for submitted artworks.

There is no limit for artwork creation year.
Artworks created within the last 5 years are preferred.

Originality and Rights
Artworks must be entirely the work of the entrant, executed without the supervision of an instructor.

Entries must not be copies or derivatives based in any way on other copyrighted or published paintings, photographs or other artistic work. Any infraction of this rule will result in serious consequences.
Artist should have all the rights for presenting and publishing the artworks internationally.

Artwork Photo

Only the artwork should show in the photo (no frames or extraneous backgrounds).

Invited artists might be asked for high resolution artwork photos, if needed.


Artists can submit artworks that are not for sales.

Number of Artworks

Artists can submit up to 5 pieces of original artworks in relation to the subject.

The artworks are subject to selection and maximum 2 artworks might be selected from the chosen artists.


Artworks that, in reasonable view of the organizer, include porn, violence, and/or racial, and religious hatred, inappropriate and/or offensive content, are not admissible.