PleinAir Art Competition $33,000 in cash prizes

The PleinAir Salon $33,000 Art Competition is a monthly online competition consisting of 18 categories. We award $33,000 each year for this competition. The Annual Grand Prize winner receives a check for $15,000 and is featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine. We award an additional $6,500 to the annual winners and we award $1,100 monthly to the top three winners of each competition as well as a People’s Choice Award. Each of the 22 monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition. The annual awards are presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo.

Because this competition is created by PleinAir magazine, which features not only plein air paintings, but also studio paintings, 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. As we know, many studio paintings start with plein air sketches. Our interest is in rewarding great paintings.Prize summary: Win $15,000 Grand prize, up to $33,000 cash prizes given awayPrizes Details: 

$15,000 Grand Prize with your painting featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine

$6,500 additional cash prizes awarded to the annual winners which include Second and Third Place, People’s Choice Award and Three honorable Mentions.

$1,100 in cash prizes awarded monthly to the First, Second and Third Place winners and the People’s Choice Award Winner. Deadline: 08/31/2021

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