If you’re an artist seeking recognition for your talent, look no further! Caravansarai presents the 16th Annual Painting Contest: Pastel 100, brought to you by Pastel, America’s leading magazine for artists of all colors. Get ready to showcase your exceptional painting skills and win exciting prizes.

I. The Basics of the 16th Annual Painting Contest – Pastel 100

The 16th Annual Painting Contest: Pastel 100 is here! A prestigious platform that welcomes artists from all around the world, aged 16 and over. Whether you’re an experienced artist or a budding talent, this contest is the perfect opportunity to display your creativity and passion.

Here are some key details to get you started:

  • Category: Paint color.
  • Contestants: Artists from all over the world, aged 16 and above.
  • Exam Fee: $25/photo (before 08/01/2014), $30/photo (after 08/01/2014).
  • Number of entries: Unlimited.
  • Deadline: 01/08/2014.

The 16th Annual Painting Contest – pastel 100

Painted by David Wells, winner of the Best of Show award in the 15th Annual Pastel 100 Coloring Contest.

II. How to Participate and Make Your Mark

Competition Categories:

Choose your area of expertise and passion from the following categories:

  • Landscapes and interiors
  • Portrait/shape
  • Still life/flower
  • Animals/wild animals
  • Abstract/no topic

Exam Requirements:

Before submitting your masterpiece, ensure you fulfill the following requirements:

  • File format: JPG.
  • File size: No more than 5 MB.
  • Color Criteria: Your artwork must consist of at least 80% soft colors, excluding oil wax. Both pastels and “harder” colors are considered soft colors.
  • Registration: Download and fully complete the registration form.
  • Submission Options: Entries can be submitted online or mailed to:
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Caravansarai 100 Contest
10151 Carver Road, Suite 200
Blue Ash, OH 45242

  • You can send all your entries on a single CD. Please ensure each image name and resolution matches the name on the CD and printout.


If you choose to submit your work online, keep in mind that the display screens and thumbnails you see during the submission process are for reference only. The judges will review the exact file you submit.

The Thrill of Victory and Prize Awaits

Now, let’s talk about what you could win!

The best entry will be rewarded with a grand prize of $5,000. Imagine the possibilities this prize money holds for your artistic journey. Additionally, all the deserving winners will be featured in the esteemed Pastel magazine in April 2015, giving your work global recognition.

Rest assured, the winners will be personally notified by October 31, 2014. Remember, the results will not be made public until they are published in the highly anticipated April 2015 edition of Paste magazine.

For more information and to fuel your enthusiasm, visit the official website of the 16th Annual Painting Contest – Pastel 100 at Caravansarai. Don’t miss this opportunity to let your colors shine and leave an indelible mark in the world of art. Let your artistry blossom and ignite the canvas with your unique vision.

Create, express, and win! Good luck, artists!