Annual Awards:

$21,500 in Annual Cash Awards

The Annual Awards are presented each year at the Plein Air Convention & Expo.

1st place

$15,000 Cash Prize

Your painting featured on the cover of PleinAir magazine!

2nd place

$3,000 Cash Prize

A feature article in the digital edition of PleinAir magazine

3rd place

$1,500 Cash Prize

A feature article in PleinAir Today

People’s Choice Award

$500 Cash Prize

Three Honorable Mentions

$500 Cash Prize each

Plus, ALL Winners Receive:

A showcase in PleinAir Magazine (Over 32,000 readers)

A showcase on OutdoorPainter.com and in the PleinAir Today newsletter (Over 58,000 subscribers)

Inclusion in the permanent winner archives on PleinAirSalon.com

Five issues of the PleinAir Magazine featuring your win

Promotion on PleinAir Magazine and PleinAir Salon’s websites and social media platforms. 

A framed award featuring your win

Monthly Awards:

$12,100 in Cash Awards

1st Place Overall

$500 Cash Prize

A feature on the Fine Art Connoisseur website, and in Fine Art Today and Plein Air Today

A showcase on OutdoorPainter.com, and in Fine Art Today and Plein Air Today

A showcase in the INSIDEART newsletter

2nd Place Overall

$300 Cash Prize

A showcase on OutdoorPainter.com, and in Fine Art Today and Plein Air Today

A showcase in the INSIDEART newsletter

3rd Place Overall

$200 Cash Prize

A showcase on OutdoorPainter.com, and in Fine Art Today and Plein Air Today

A showcase in the INSIDEART newsletter

People’s Choice Award

$100 Cash Prize

A showcase on OutdoorPainter.com, and in Fine Art Today and Plein Air Today

Category Winners (19)

$100 PaintTube Digital Gift Card*

Plus, ALL Winners Receive:

A showcase in PleinAir Magazine (Over 32,000 subscribers)

A showcase in the PleinAir Today newsletter (Over 58,000 subscribers)

Inclusion in the Winners Gallery on Fine Art Connoisseur and PleinAir Magazine’s websites for one month

Inclusion in the permanent Winners Archives on PleinAirSalon.com

Promotion on all of PleinAir Magazine and PleinAir Salon’s social platforms

Two issues of the PleinAir Magazine showcasing your win

A printable certificate

A graphic featuring your artwork and award to share on social media

An icon to include on your website and advertising

A press release to share with your email lists and local news outlets

All winners are eligible for editorial coverage at the discretion of the editors.

Honorable Mentions (19)

We will choose an honorable mention award for each of the 19 categories.

Inclusion in the showcase in the digital edition of PleinAir Magazine.

A PDF of the issue of PleinAir Magazine showcasing your award.

Inclusion in the Winners Gallery of Fine Art Connoisseur and PleinAir Magazine’s websites for one month.

Inclusion in the permanent winners archives on PleinAirSalon.com

Promotion on all of PleinAir Magazine and PleinAir Salon’s social platforms.

An icon to share on social media and use in advertising.

Top 100 Finalists

The top 100 artists to be juried into the monthly competitions will receive an icon to share on social media and use in advertising. The winners each month will be chosen from this group of finalists.

*the PaintTube digital Gift Card can be applied to digital streaming orders only