$24,200 in Annual Cash Awards
The PleinAr Salon Art Competition Annual Awards are presented each year at the Plein Air Convention & Expo. The winners are brought up on stage and the Grand Prize winner is presented with a check for $15,000!
$15,000 Cash Prize
Your painting featured on the cover of PleinAir magazine!
A feature article in PleinAir magazine
(within 12 months of winning)
A feature on FineArtConnoisseur.com,
in Fine Art Today and Plein Air Today
$3,000 Cash Prize
A feature article in the digital edition of PleinAir magazine
$2,000 Cash Prize
These Three Award Winners Also Receive:
A showcase on OutdoorPainter.com and in the PleinAir Today e-newsletter
(Over 50,000 subscribers)
A showcase in the INSIDEART e-newsletter
(Over 120,000 subscribers)
$500 Cash Prize
Three Honorable Mentions
$700 Cash Prize each
Four Best Medium Awards
$400 Cash Prize each
Plus, ALL Winners Receive:
A showcase in PleinAir Magazine (Over 32,000 readers)
Inclusion in the permanent winner archives on PleinAirSalon.com
Five issues of the PleinAir Magazine showcasing your win
Promotion on PleinAir Magazine and PleinAir Salon’s websites and social media platforms.
A framed award featuring your win
$25,800 in All Cash Awards
1st Place Overall
$600 Cash Prize
A feature on the Fine Art Connoisseur website,
and in Fine Art Today and Plein Air Today
2nd Place Overall
$300 Cash Prize
3rd Place Overall
$200 Cash Prize
The Three Award Winners Also Receive:
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
Each category winner receives a $50 Cash Prize *NEW
Plus, All Monthly Winners Receive:
A showcase in PleinAir Magazine (Over 32,000 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
A press release to share with your email lists and local news outlets
An icon to include on your website and advertising
All winners are eligible for editorial coverage at the discretion of the editors.
Honorable Mentions (19)
An honorable mention award will be chosen for each of the 19 categories and they will receive,
A $100 gift card for PaintTube.tv*
Inclusion in the winner’s showcase in the digital edition of PleinAir Magazine.
A PDF of the digital 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
Each month we score the paintings and the Top 100 become the finalists. Those artists will receive an icon to share on social media and use in advertising. The awards will be selected from this group of paintings.
*the PaintTube Gift Card can be applied to digital streaming orders only
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OutdoorPainter.com is our website for landscape and plein air painters.
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Fine Art Today is a free weekly e-newsletter for collectors with over 27,000 subscribers. Learn more here.
Plein Air Today is a free 5-day e-newsletter for plein air and landscape painters with over 50,000 subscribers. Learn more here.
INSIDEART is a free 5-day e-newsletter filled with art instruction and inspiration for all artists. Learn more here.