Enter the Pastel Journal's Pastel 100 Competition


Sponsored by Pastel Journal, America’s leading magazine devoted to pastel artists, this annual competition offers cash, prizes and publicity to its talented winners. Get rewarded for your finest work! Winners will be featured in the April 2017 issue of Pastel Journal.

Every winning pastel in the Pastel 100—whether it's among the top five, one of 25 category place winners, or one of 70 honorable mentions—is published in the April issue of Pastel Journal magazine, bringing the artist's work before the eyes of approximately 20,000+ readers.

In Addition!

  • Every entry will be seen by the Pastel Journal editors. And, whether or not it goes on to receive a prize, there's a real chance—if your painting catches editorial attention—that it could lead to a magazine article in the future.
  • All entries that make it through the first round of editorial jurying (at least 1,000 pastels) will be shared with our panel of distinguished category jurors. This year, our esteemed jurors include Barbara Jaenicke (landscape/interior); Vianna Szabo (Portrait/Figure); Brian Bailey (Still Life/Floral); Marcia Holmes (Abstract/Non-objective); and Elizabeth Ganji (Animal/Wildlife).
  • And let's not forget the prizes! One artist stands to win $5,000; another $2,500. And, thanks to the generosity of our wonderful sponsors—Jack Richeson and Co., Terry Ludwig Pastels, Holbein, Great American Art Works, PanPastel, and UART—another 28 artists will receive material prizes valued anywhere from $75 to $2,000. That's a total prize pool value of $17,500!

Click here for more information and to enter!