Now in its 20th year, the Pastel 100 – annual International Painting Competition of the Pastel Journal magazine, is open for entries for 2018.
The Competition offers cash, prizes and publicity to its talented winners and is open to artists from any part of the world, older than 16.
The two top prizes include $7,500, from which $5,000 are reserved for the First Prize winner. All top prize winners and place winners will be featured in the April 2019 issue of the Pastel Journal magazine.
Additionally, twenty-five (25) category prizes will be awarded to the first five winning works in each category.
Entries can be submitted in the following competition categories:
Landscape + Interior
Portrait + Figure
Still Life + Floral
Animal + Wildlife
Abstract + Non-Objective
The early-bird deadline is 11:59 pm EST 6th August 2018. The deadline we list here on Contest Watchers is the regular one.
All winners will be notified by 31st October 2018.
Pastel Journal, the host of the Pastel 100 competition is America’s leading magazine devoted to pastel artists.
Pastel 100 – 2018 Competition Entry Fees
All early-bird entries cost $30 per image and can be submitted until 3rd August 2015. The regular entry fee is $35 per image.
FIVE TOP PRIZES
First Prize, Pastel Journal Founder’s Award in memory of Maggie Price
Second Prize, Pastel Journal Award of Excellence
Third Prize, Ruth Richeson Pastel GOLD Award
Pastels and Pastel surfaces from Jack Richeson and Company, valued over $2,000
Fourth Prize, Richeson Pastel SILVER Award
Pastels and Pastel surfaces from Jack Richeson and Company, valued over $1,500
Fifth Prize, Richeson Pastel BRONZE Award
Pastels and Pastel surfaces from Jack Richeson and Company, valued over $1,000
25 Category Prizes
5 First Place Category Awards—$500 worth of Terry Ludwig Pastels
5 Second Place Category Awards—$350 worth of Great American pastels
5 Third Place Category Awards—$150 worth of Holbein pastels
5 Fourth Place Category Awards—$100 worth of PanPastels
5 Fifth Place Category Awards—$75 worth of UART pastel paper
All top prize winners and place winners will receive features in Pastel Journal (April 2019 issue).
70 Honorable Mentions will receive:
Image and information about each painting will be published in Pastel Journal