Winners have been selected, will be announced in the November 2017 Issue. Gallery opens here 11/1/17!




12 Images will be chosen from artwork submitted or postmarked before September 1st, 2017 to appear in our 2018 CPM Calendar and will be awarded prizes as listed below. Your winning piece and website link (if applicable) will also be displayed on our website and featured in the COLORED PENCIL Magazine.




• Online Image Submissions should be .jpg sent at 72 ppi, Minimum 10”- 20” Maximum width. • Chosen entries will be required to provide a clear, high-quality, 300 ppi image for print. • Artwork must be at least 80% colored pencil. (visit our faq link for definition) • Entries per artist are not limited. • Artwork may be cropped to fit our square calendar format. • All work must be original and created by the submitting artist with full copyrights to use the reference photo. • Entrants must be 18 years or older. • Submissions must not contain nudity or violence and must be for acceptable for general audiences. • Contest open to anyone in the world that meets these requirements.



Entries will be judged by artist Morgan Davidson –



Best of Show
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
8 Honorable Mentions


Nearly $2,500 in PRIZES:

All Winners will receive. . .
• Inclusion in our 2018 COLORED PENCIL Magazine Calendar
• Published in COLORED PENCIL Magazine
• Displayed in our 2017 Online Winners Gallery
• Free Digital Issue of announced publication
• Frameable Certificate
• 1 Stonehenge 9×12 White Pad (Retail $13.62)
• 1 Stonehenge 9×12 Multi Pad (Retail $22.50)
• $25 Gift Certificate to Blick Art Materials


Plus one of these additional prizes . . .


Best of Show: 150 Prismacolor Colored Pencil Premier Set (retail $312.79)


1st Place:  96 Prismacolor NuPastel Set (Retail $172.43)
2nd & 3rd Place: 79 Prismacolor Mixed Media Sets (Retail $160.76 ea)
4th, 5th, & 6th Place: 72 Set Prismacolor Colored Pencil Premier Set (Retail $147.55 ea)
7th & 8th Place: 48 Prismacolor Art Stix Set (Retail $106.96 ea)
9th, 10th, & 11th Place: 36 Prismacolor Watercolor Pencil Sets (Retail $75.41ea)




Subscribers get 1 free entry. All other entries are $10.00 each or 3 for $25.00 USD. Pay online or you print out the entry to send through the mail. All returned checks are subject to a $20 return check fee. All credit cards will be charged upon receipt of the entry form. All payments are non-refundable.



All winners will be notified by October 1st, 2017. Winners list will be announced on our website and in COLORED PENCIL Magazine.