Internet PleinAir Salon $33,000 May Art Competition
International Deadline: May 31, 2021 – PleinAir magazine presents the annual PleinAir Salon Art Competition.
In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with 11 monthly cycles, leading to the annual Salon Grand Prize winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition. The May competition is now open and is accepting entries.
All individuals entering must be at least 18 years of age to accept cash prizes. Competition is open to residents of any state or country where acceptable by law. Those entering the Student, Artists Under 30, or Artists Over 65 categories must verify age
All types of paintings are eligible and do not need to have been completed in plein air, but should originate from a plein air study or plein air experience.
BENEFITS & AWARDS
The competition rewards artists with $33,000 in cash prizes and exposure of their work, with the winning painting featured on the cover of PleinAir magazine.
— Monthly Awards
Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through PleinAir magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletter, and social media. Winners of each competition will also be entered into the annual competition which will take place at the Plein Air Convention & Expo May 17-20, 2022 in Santa Fe, NM.
In addition, monthly Awards awards include a $600 cash prize for 1st place, $300 cash prize for 2nd place, $100 cash prize for 3rd place, and a People’s Choice Award of $100 cash prize, plus more…
— Annual Awards
The Annual Grand Prize winner receives a check for $15,000 and is featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine. The 2nd place $3,000 cash prize plus a feature in the digital edition of PleinAir magazine, 3rd place $1,500 cash prize, and the People’s Choice Award $500 cash prize, plus more…
The fee for the first image submitted is $38, and additional images submitted are $16 each (U.S. dollars).
Visit us online for more details and easy online application. Enter as many paintings as you would like, in as many categories as you would like — paintings do not need to be recent or currently in your possession.
Also see our past past monthly and Grand Prize winners on our website.
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