Past art and painting competitions

The Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition
The 28th Annual Art Competition is now accepting entries.There are over $25,000 in prizes and the winners appear in our December 2011 issue. Click here for details.


pastel 100 The Pastel Journal Pastel 100 Competition
The 12th Annual Pastel 100 is no longer accepting entries. Winners will be featured in the April 2011 issue. Winners of the 11th Annual Pastel 100 are in the April 2010 issue of The Pastel Journal. You can also check out the winning entries in our special online slideshow.


TAM Over 60 The Artist’s Magazine Over 60 Contest
The Over 60 Contest sponsored by The Artist’s Magazine has closed.  Winners will be notified by December 1 and will appear in the March 2011 issue.


All Media The Artist’s Magazine All-Media Competition
The All-Media Competition, sponsored by The Artist’s Magazine is no longer accepting entries. Winners will be notified by December 31, 2010.

Judging last year’s competition is complete. 
Click here to see the winners.


splash 12 The deadline for Splash 13 has passed. Winners will be notified in March.


southwest art
Southwest Art Emerging Artists Search
The 21 Under 31 Competition is now accepting entries. Winners will appear in the September issue. Click here for details and the opportunity to enter online.


strokes of genius Strokes of Genius, the Best of Drawing
North Light Books’ is now accepting entries in the highly acclaimed collection Strokes of Genius, The Best of Drawing . Click here for details.


watermedia showcase Watermedia Showcase Competition
We are now judging entries in our 6th Annual Watermedia Showcase. Click here for details.


Northlight Cover Competition 16th Annual North Light Cover Competition
Congratulations to the winners of the North Light Cover Competition, and thanks to all who entered! View the winning art here.
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