First of all, you should stay updated with the news related to art festivals, exhibitions and competition by reading the art magazines of your area. Make sure you do not miss to read even a single edition of art magazines because these magazines cover almost all activities of art industry.
You should also stay updated with the advancements of Arts Councils by visiting their websites on regular basis. These councils always have a schedule of all upcoming art events and competitions. It will help you to prepare yourself ahead of an art competition.
Try to find out the local competitions and then go for national level. Participating in local competitions will give you required recognition and confidence and you will be able to prove your worth at greater level.
You should contact to the help desk or support section of Art Council and learn the procedure of how to participate in a particular art competition. Try to complete all entry requirements that can be read at the website of Art Council.
You need to get information about the sponsors of the event which will help you in preparing your art work in a way that could earn you incredible success in the competition and you might end up in getting a wonderful response.
Make sure you have fulfilled all requirements or are up to the mark with the rules and regulations of the competition and also prepare your art work before time.
Always stay in contact with the organisers of the art competition and let them know the nature of your art work which will help you in getting an appropriate space at the competition venue.
You need to fill the entry farm carefully for participating in the competition. In some competitions, the organisers announce that the earning from the art competition will go to charity. So, make sure you know the basic purpose of art competitions before participating in it.