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. No oil pastel.
Image requirements for entries: JPG files at least 72dpi and smaller than 5MB. 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, 2016 – are 25 USD per image. Entries submitted after the early-bird deadline are subject to the regular entry fees of 30 USD per image. Regular deadline is September 6, 2016 . Eligibility Open worldwide to artists aged 16 or older. Prize • First Prize : 5,000 USD cash
• Second Prize : 2,500 USD cash
• Third Prize : assortment of pastels and pastel surfaces ( valued over 2,000 USD )
• Fourth Prize : assortment of pastels and pastel surfaces ( valued over 1,500 USD )
• Fifth Prize : assortment of pastels and pastel surfaces ( valued over 1,000 USD )
Moreover, all top prize winners and place winners will receive features in Pastel Journal ( April 2017 issue ).