Expose your artwork to industry decision-makers, radio stations, press channels, video channels, retailers, film & television supervisors, and potentially millions of new fans through The Akademia Art Awards & Artist Development Program.

An Akademia Art Award is more than just an honorary distinction, it's an investment that will differentiate you from the crowd of competitors and bring your artwork to the forefront. Through our review process, every art submission is reviewed, discussed, debated and ranked by the executive team. The fact that we review each and every submission is what makes The Akademia unique in the era of automated media firms. This means that there may be ties for top honors in a given category. Monthly award winners are automatically entered into consideration for the Artist Of The Year honors at our annual gala. The Akademia offers over 21 art categories and 4 submission types for a total of 84 award categories for evaluation and recognition.

The most exciting aspect of winning an Akademia Art Award is that it opens the door to our Artist Development Program and a year-long promotional campaign that reaches global audiences through radio, press, video, retail, licensing and much more. Best of all, you'll keep 100% of the rights to your artwork. Submit your artwork today and see for yourself how The Akademia Art Awards and Artist Development Program can mark a pivotal point in your career.


We are currently accepting artwork submissions for the March 2018 Akademia Art Awards. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Any submissions made after that date will automatically be considered for the next month's ceremony. The Akademia makes it easy to submit your artwork for review and consideration for an award by following three simple steps:


Please select your Submission Type and Category and complete your purchase below.

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Artist Name:
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By submitting your artwork, music, video or other creative content to The Akademia, you hereby agree our Terms Of Service.


Upon completion of payment, please email your artist photo and artwork file(s) to
All photos should be high-quality (300 dpi) and no larger than 1000 x 1000 pixels.


Our expert panel reviews your submission, ranks the artists in your category and announces the results on Awards Day (the 15th of the following month).

You may then share the award page with your family, friends and fans through social media and permanently link the page to any website you choose. The awards page becomes a permanent digital certificate of your achievement, complete with your photo, artwork and website links - a certificate that is then circulated by The Akademia to millions of viewers and industry contacts through multiple media channels. And that's just the beginning of what we're going to do.













With expertise in every important aspect of the media business, including composition, production, marketing, management, IT, finance, legal and more, the Akademia team brings a powerful cross-disciplinary approach to recognizing talent and developing the careers of artists worldwide.


President & CEO
Head of XR Media Programming for the United States & Canada, Executive Board Member, graphic artist, musician, composer, producer. With fives albums, top-ten international chart activity and placement of numerous songs on major television series under his belt, Stryker now devotes his full energy to the development and advancement of artists from all across the globe. With a Bachelors degree in Biology and Masters degree in Business, Stryker brings twenty-five years of business management and executive experience to his role.

Chief Operating Officer
Head of XR Media Programming for Asia & the Pacific Rim, Executive Board Member and musician. Sapphire's educational resume includes a Bachelors degree in Chemistry, a Masters degree in Business and fifteen years of managerial experience. As an accomplished pianist and creative collaborator with Stryker on numerous projects, Sapphire brings a wealth of media and business acumen to the Akademia team.
Ken Wilson

Strategic Advisor, Executive Board Member, Record Executive, living legend. Ken is a former senior executive at Arista Records, Columbia, MCA, J Records and Warner Brothers. Veteran record executive Ken Wilson has shaped the careers of legendary artists such as Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Seal, Sade, George Michael and many more, leading to record sales in excess of $2 Billion.

Head of XR Media Programming for Europe & Russia, Manufacturing Specialist, musician. Mitchell is also a recording and production engineer who enjoys working with artists to develop their sound and achieve their full potential in the studio. He is particularly fond of experimentation and pioneering new sounds and recording techniques.

Head of XR Media Programming for Central & South America, Artist Relations Specialist, producer. An L.A. native, Phoenix is one-half of a music production team formed by the manager of famed St. Louis rapper Nelly. With a discography that boasts a who's who of music, the production team has worked with new and established musical acts including Destiny's Child, Kelly Rowland, R Kelly, TGT and Bobby Valentino. Phoenix is fluent in English and Spanish.

Head of XR Media Programming for the Middle East & Africa, Executive Board Member, business strategist, finance executive. Having held senior posts at major PR agencies, Marc brings decades of finance and business expertise to the careers of Akademia artists, helping them to navigate around industry pitfalls and maximize their financial opportunities created by The Akademia's new music ecology. Marc is fluent in English and Hebrew.


Marketing Specialist and Project Coordinator. Kenzie's role at The Akademia is to help reach new artists from all across the globe and to ensure that all divisions work in a coordinated manner to bring artists the highest service level possible. She is fluent in English and French and brings excellent communication and organizational skills to her role.



Artist Submissions & Awards Specialist. Maria's role at The Akademia is to assist new artists through the review and awards process to ensure that all submissions receive the full attention of the executive team. She is also fluent in English and Spanish and brings exceptional communication and customer service skills to her position.


Akademia Brand Manager, artist, graphic designer. Lisa's intuitive grasp of artist and listener preferences alike give her a marketing edge in defining and differentiating the Akademia brand, as well as the unique brand of each artist. Her knowledge of social media platforms and trends ensures that artists will always be one step ahead of changing marketing conditions.

IT, Data Management and Data Security. Krunal is responsible for managing and organizing the substantial volume of artist data, allowing The Akademia team to identify and work with the best candidates worldwide. His expertise also ensures that all client data is kept secure.
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