The PleinAir Salon Art Competition is a monthly online art competition that awards over $50,000 each year. There is $2,050 in Cash Prizes awarded each month, and $22,000 awarded at the Annual Competition each May. Each of the 23 monthly winners are included in the judging for the 13th Annual PleinAir Salon where we award the Grand Prize winner a check for $15,000 and feature their painting on the cover of PleinAir Magazine. The Annual Awards will be presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo in May 2024.
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. As we know, many studio paintings start with plein air sketches, and many plein air painters paint figures and still life. Our interest is in rewarding great paintings.
Annual Awards - $21,500 in Cash Prizes
First Place Overall - $15,000 + the cover of PleinAir Magazine
Second Place Overall - $3,000
Third Place Overall- $1,500
People’s Choice Award - $500
Honorable Mentions (3) - $500
Monthly Awards - $24,600 in Cash Prizes
First Place Overall - $500
Second Place Overall - $300
Third Place Overall - $200
People’s Choice Award - $100
Category Awards *NEW - $50 (each category)
Check out PleinAirSalon.com/Awards to see what else is given to each winner.