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12th Annual Plein Air Salon Art Competition

Plein Air Salon

• Deadline: May 30th, 2022⁠

• Prize: $15,000 + Publication + Exposure

• Category: All Types of Paintings

• Entry Fees: Yes


PleinAir Magazine presents the 12th annual PleinAir Salon $33,000 Art Competition. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual online competition, with 11 monthly cycles, leading to the annual Salon Grand Prize winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition. The competition rewards artists with over $33,000 in cash prizes and exposure of their work, with the winning painting featured on the cover of PleinAir magazine.

Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through PleinAir magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletters, websites, and social media. Winners of each competition will also be entered into the annual competition. The 12th Annual Awards will be presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo in May 2023.

Annual Winners

$21,500 in cash

Grand Prize – $15,000 and your painting featuring on the cover of PleinAir Magazine 2nd Place – $3,000 and a feature in the digital edition of PleinAir Magazine 3rd Place – $1,500 a feature in one of our e-newsletters People’s Choice – $500 Three Honorable Mentions – $500 each

Plus, All Annual Winners will receive

– A plaque and graphic to share on social – A Showcase in PleinAir Magazine – A Showcase on and in PleinAir Today – Inclusion in the winner archives on – Five issues of the PleinAir Magazine featuring the Salon showcase – Promotion on PleinAir Magazine and PleinAir Salon’s websites and social platforms


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