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Charis Awards Rules and Guidelines

The Charis Awards celebrate the remarkable achievements in the field of generative artificial intelligence, focusing on creativity, innovation, and excellence in AI-generated imagery. These awards aim to acknowledge outstanding contributions that push the boundaries of AI art and design, foster a community of practice, and inspire the next generation of creators.

The following rules and guidelines are established to ensure fairness, transparency, and integrity throughout the awards process.


The awards are open to artists, designers, and enthusiasts worldwide, regardless of their professional background or level of experience.

Entrants must be 18 years or older. Teams and individual participants are welcome.

Submissions must be original works created with the help of generative AI technologies. The participant must hold all necessary rights to the submitted pieces.

Entries must comply with all applicable laws and regulations and should not infringe on any third-party rights.

Charis employees and jurors are excluded from participation.

All themes and subjects are welcome, except for content that is offensive, discriminatory, or violates copyright laws.


Photo Realistic

This category is dedicated to images that achieve a high level of realism, closely mirroring the texture, lighting, and details found in the natural world. These images should be indistinguishable from photographs, showcasing the ability of AI to replicate the complexity of real-life scenes, including landscapes, portraits, and everyday objects.

The key aspects to consider include accuracy in color representation, lighting effects that reflect real-world conditions, and intricate details that convey the texture and material properties of the depicted subjects.

Visual Arts

The Visual Arts category celebrates images that stand out for their artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation across a range of styles, encompassing both traditional art forms like painting and sculpture, and modern digital creations.

Entries in this category may draw inspiration from historical art movements or present entirely new visual languages, exploring abstract concepts, emotional depth, and narrative storytelling through composition, use of color, and technique.

This category recognizes the transformative power of AI in expanding the boundaries of artistic expression, inviting entries that challenge conventions and showcase unique artistic visions.


This category focuses on images that exhibit outstanding architectural, urban planning, and interior design qualities. Entries should display a high level of innovation, aesthetic appeal, and practicality in architectural concepts, ranging from futuristic cityscapes and innovative building designs to elegant interior spaces.

Considerations include the creative use of space, integration with the environment, sustainability, and the ability to evoke emotional responses. The Architecture category aims to celebrate how AI can be used as a tool for envisioning the future of our built environment, presenting visionary ideas that could shape the next generation of architectural design.


In the Fashion category, the spotlight is on images that push the boundaries of fashion design, presenting innovative concepts, trends, and styling. This includes avant-garde designs, futuristic fashion concepts, and reinterpretations of classic styles through a modern lens.

Entries should highlight creativity in garment design, accessories, and overall styling, demonstrating how AI can contribute to the evolution of fashion.

This category seeks to showcase how artificial intelligence can inspire new directions in fashion, from conceptual sketches to fully realized designs that could influence future trends.


March 6, 2024 - Call for entries

The call for entries will officially open. Participants are invited to submit their works, with a daily limit of 3 submissions per participant. Each submission must fall into a specific category and be accompanied by a brief explanation of the artwork.

May 24, 2024 - Submission deadline

Mark your calendars, as this is the final day to submit your entries. Submissions received after this deadline will regretfully not be accepted. Following the close of submissions, the evaluation process will begin promptly.

June 7, 2024 - Winners announcement

The most anticipated moment of the awards. Winners will be announced on social media, this website, and possibly at a live event. All participants will be notified of the competition results via email.

Submission Guidelines

Each submission must be entered into one of the predefined categories. Please review category descriptions to choose the most appropriate for your work.

Each participant may submit up to 3 works per day throughout the call for entries period.

Submissions should be in WEBP, JPEG or PNG format, with a maximum file size of 10MB. Images must be at least 1024x1024 pixels in resolution to ensure quality presentation.

Participants must provide a brief description of the work, including the concept, and any relevant artistic or technical insights.

All submissions must be received by the designated deadline. Late entries will not be considered.

There are no entry fees required for submissions, ensuring open participation for all. Our aim is to encourage creativity and innovation without financial barriers.

We do not accept watermarked images.

Judging Criteria

Originality and Creativity

This measures how unique and innovative the artwork is. Judges look for works that offer new perspectives, challenge conventional art forms, or creatively use AI to produce unexpected results.

Technical Proficiency

This aspect evaluates the artist's skill in utilizing generative AI tools and techniques. It includes assessing the complexity of the prompts and/or tools used, the integration of various AI models, and the technical execution of the artwork.

Aesthetic Appeal

This criterion focuses on the visual impact of the artwork, including its composition, color, texture, and overall visual harmony. It considers how well the elements of the piece work together to create an aesthetically pleasing image.

Conceptual Depth

Judges may consider the depth of the ideas, themes, or narratives behind the artwork. This includes how well the artwork communicates its intended message or emotion and the relevance and profundity of its conceptual underpinnings.

Innovation in AI Utilization

This evaluates how the artwork advances or innovates in the field of generative AI. It looks at the novel application of AI technologies, experimentation with new models or techniques, and contributions to the development of AI in art.

Judging Process

The Charis Awards are committed to a fair, transparent, and comprehensive judging process. Below are the steps and criteria involved guiding our evaluation:

Selection of Judges

Our jury panel consists of distinguished artists, designers, photographers, architects, technologists, and academics. Judges are selected for their expertise, exceptional taste, and pioneering work in exploring AI in their respective fields.

To ensure a broad and inclusive range of perspectives, the selection process aims for diversity in geography, culture, gender, and professional background.

Initial Screening

Submissions are initially reviewed to ensure compliance with submission guidelines.

Depending on the volume of submissions, a pre-selection phase may be necessary to reduce the number of entries to a manageable size for our judges. This stage may be carried out by a pre-selection committee and through software that filters out submissions not meeting the basic requirements of the contest.

Detailed Evaluation

Eligible images are then individually evaluated by each member of the jury of the category the participant assigned, based on the judging criteria mentioned above.

This stage often involves a deeper evaluation of the storytelling, emotional impact, composition, innovation, and how well the image meets the theme or criteria of the specific category it was submitted to.

Final Deliberation

The judging panel convenes to discuss the finalists and make final award decisions. This stage ensures a consensus is reached and that the awarded artworks truly represent the best in generative AI art. Discussions focus on the merits of each finalist, considering the diversity of styles, techniques, and interpretations.

In the event of a tie or significant disagreement, the chairperson of the panel will have one vote to help resolve these disagreements and guide the panel towards a consensus or a democratic decision, ensuring a fair and balanced determination of the award recipients.

The decisions of the judging panel are final and binding.

Announcement of Winners

Winners are announced on our website and through our media partners. All participants will be notified of the competition results via email.

Awards and Recognition


Each winner, one per category, will be awarded an exceptional package that includes:

Honorable Mentions

Artists receiving Honorable Mentions will also be recognized with:

Intellectual Property

By submitting the images, the sender declares that they hold authorship and confirms that the images are free of third-party rights.

Upon submission, participants retain copyright to their submissions and grant Charis a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, display, publish, and reproduce the images in connection with the competition. This includes, but is not limited to, showcasing the images in exhibitions, printed publications, online platforms, and in promotional materials related to the Charis Awards.

Data Collection & Privacy Policy

Information provided in the entry form is subject to the protection of the Charis Privacy Policy. Email addresses provided will receive emails from Charis to stay up-to-date on submissions, winners, and programming.

Changes to Rules and Guidelines

Charis reserves the right to update or modify these rules and guidelines as necessary to ensure fairness, address unforeseen issues, or comply with legal and ethical standards.

Participants will be notified of any significant changes.


For further inquiries, please contact the Charis organizing committee via email at [email protected] or through social media in X/Twitter or Instagram.

The Charis Awards looks forward to showcasing the incredible potential of generative AI in the realm of visual arts and celebrating the talented individuals who are pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation.