16th Pastel 100 Painting Competition

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     Category:  Illustration
     Deadline:  September 2, 2014  (5 days left)
     Contest's Website:  [link]


    Pastel Journal, America’s leading magazine devoted to pastel artists, has recently opened its 16th Annual Pastel 100 Painting Competition for entries. This international annual competition offers cash, prizes and publicity to its talented winners.

    Entries are accepted in the following categories:

    Landscape & Interior
    Portrait & Figure
    Still Life & Floral
    Animal & Wildlife
    Abstract & Non-objective

    Submitted work must be at least 80% soft pastel. Nupastels and other "harder" pastels are considered soft pastels.

    Image requirements for entries: JPG files (please try to keep the file size under 2 MB to ensure proper uploading). All entrants should be prepared to be able to send a print-quality replacement file should their entry be among those selected as a winner. For publication in Pastel Journal, these files should be 300 dpi when saved at approximately 8×10 inches (2400×3600 pixels), ideally, and 5×7 inches (1500×2100 pixels) at minimum.

    All early-bird entries - entries submitted before August 1, 2014 - are $25 per image. Entries submitted after the early-bird deadline are subject to the regular entry fees of $30 per image. Regular deadline is September 2, 2014.

    Eligibility


    Artists entering Pastel 100 can be from anywhere in the world, but must be age 16 or older.

    Prize


    First Prize: $5,000 cash
    Second Prize/strong>: $2,500 cash
    Third Prize: full set of Unison Pastels (420 pieces, valued at approximately $2,000)
    Fourth Prize: an assortment of Richeson and Unison Pastels and Surfaces (valued at approximately $1,500)
    Fifth Prize: an assortment of Richeson and Unison Pastels and Surfaces (valued at approximately $1,000)

    Moreover, all top prize winners and place winners will receive features in Pastel Journal (April 2015 issue). All winners will be notified by October 31, 2014.