Pastel 100 Competition

For 10 years, the Pastel 100 Competition has rewarded artists just like you for your finest work. And this year, we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary by giving away even more great prizes!
Sponsored by The Pastel Journal, America's leading magazine devoted to pastel artists, and sister publication of The Artist's Magazine, this annual competition offers cash, prizes and publicity to its lucky winners.
Go here for more info.
All entries must be postmarked by September 1, 2008, so don't wait to start creating! Enter now and your work could win huge cash prizes, like the $5,000 Jack Richeson/Unison Pastels Best of Show Award!
Other top awards include:
The Ruth Richeson/Unison Pastels Award, featuring a 402-piece set of Unison Pastels— worth $2,067, plus 750 worth of Richeson Co. products!
The Pastel Journal Grand Prize—$2,500 CASH!
The Art Spirit Foundation/Dianne B. Bernhard Silver and Gold Medal Awards for Excellence—$1,000 to $1,500 CASH!
You can also compete to win more cash prizes in any of these 5 categories:
Landscape & Interior—juried by Lorenzo Chavez
Portrait & Figure—juried by Desmond O'Hagan
Still Life & Floral—juried by Christina Debarry
Animal & Wildlife—juried by Dustin Van Wechel
Abstract & Non-Objective—juried by Frank Federico
PLUS, all top prize winners will be featured in our April 2009 issue of The Pastel Journal. Don't miss this opportunity to publicize your work!
To learn more about the competition, for complete information, additional entry forms, or to enter online please visit
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Kim Barker is a Visual Artist (Diploma in Art and Graduate Diploma in Education). She is also a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher. She has taught RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabii. Kim also manages the Top Artist' Directory as well as her blog laketrees She lives with her family on the Eastern Central Coast of Australia. Follow Kim at laketrees on Twitter for updates and news