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Pastel 100 International Painting Competition
Pastel Journal, America’s leading magazine devoted to pastel artists, has recently opened its 15th annual Pastel 100 painting competition for entries. This annual competition offers cash, prizes and publicity to its talented winners.
Entries are accepted in the following categories:
• Landscape & Interior
• Still Life/Floral
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 15 August 2013 - are $20 per image. Entries submitted after the 15 August 2013 are subject to the regular entry fees of $25 per image.
Artists entering Pastel 100 can be from anywhere in the world but must be age 16 or older.
• Grand Prize Award: $5,000 cash
• Gold Medal Award: $2,500 cash
• Silver Medal Award: $1,500 cash
• Bronze Medal Award: $1,000 cash
• The Ruth Richeson/Unison Pastels Award:
Set of Unison Pastels (402 pieces, value $2,395) + Set of Richeson Pastels (360 pieces, value $855) + Assortment of pastel surfaces $750 for a total value of $4,000
Moreover, all top prize winners and place winners will receive features in Pastel Journal (April 2014 issue).