$1,300 in Prizes!

Advanced Prize: $500 | Intermediate Prize: $400 | Beginner Prize: $300
Jerry’s Artarama eGift Card

Random Prize: 120 Set of Cezanne

OPEN THRU: 04/04/24

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Use at least 90% watersoluble colored pencils to create a new image for this challenge. You can use watercolor pencil, inktense, pastel, and colored charcoal –  any pencil that you can dilute with water. Solvents do NOT qualify!

The artwork must be created just for this challenge after 02/23/24.

Open to current subscribers and their families worldwide. 

Subscribe at www.coloredpencilmag.com/subscribe

Post your entry to our Flickr page.

April 24, 2024



• Advanced: $500.00 eGift to Jerry’s Artarama

• Intermediate: $400.00 eGift to Jerry’s Artarama

• Beginner: $300.00 eGift to Jerry’s Artarama

• Random: 120-piece Cezanne Premium Colored Pencil Tin Set ($119 value)
eGift cards are redeemable online only and are not transferable. Colored Pencil set ships to USA addresses only.

• Published in the Summer 2024 issue of COLORED PENCIL Magazine and your artwork displayed in the winners gallery online.



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Step 1. CREATE AN ACCOUNT Make sure that you have a Flickr account. You will not be able to submit or view all images without doing this.

Step 2. UPLOAD
Click on the Cloud with Arrow, located on the top black bar (to the right next to the bell), to Upload an image to your Photostream.

Your description must include:
• Name
• Challenge Name
• Artwork Title
• Size
• Materials Used
• Category (Advanced, Intermediate, or Beginner – see details below for qualifications).
• We’d love to have you post a little background on your entry – why you chose it, how you felt about the challenge, tips, and anything you’d like to share. (optional)

First, be sure that your image is set to VIEWING PRIVACY = PUBLIC.

Then select “Add to group” on the right side and Search CPM Art Challenge or Go to our group page www.flickr.com/groups/cpmchallenge or select “Add Photo” to the Photo Pool.

You are done! We will add a confirmation (star) with a thank you message right before judging begins.




  • Open internationally to all active COLORED PENCIL Magazine subscribers, their spouses, and children (up to 18 years old).
  • Artwork must be created after 2/23/24, using your own or copyright-released reference to qualify with authority to give us permission to print your artwork.
  • Artwork must include name, challenge name, size, materials used, and category.
  • Use 90% activated watersoluble (not dry) colored pencils to create a new image for this challenge. You can use watercolor pencils, Inktense, pastel pencils, colored charcoal pencils, and any colored pencil that you can dilute with water. Solvents do NOT qualify!
  • Limited to 3 original entries per subscription. No work-in-progress or crops are permitted as extras.
  • Posted work must be family-friendly – no nudity or vulgarity. Entries we deem in violation will be deleted at our discretion without notice.
  • Artwork must be uploaded and posted to our group page by the deadline listed (Midnight, Eastern Time).
  • Images must represent the actual artwork as much as possible. Photoshop usage must be limited to color corrections to match the original work and cannot be used for manipulations, clean-up, or modifications of your artwork. You cannot work directly on a photocopy or grayscale image! Line transfers (tracing onto your own paper), however, are acceptable. Any submissions in question will be required to show work-in-progress images to satisfy our judges.
  • If entry is brought into question, we may require more information about your artwork, including materials and methods used.
  • Winners are contacted via their submitted Flickr account through a private message. To claim your prize, winners have five days to submit a non-watermarked, high-resolution (300 ppi) image along with the artist’s name and email to where the prize is to be sent.
  • Random prize will be selected from qualifying entries and will be shipped to USA addresses only.
  • Prize-winning artists are eliminated from the random drawing. However, artists who are Honorable Mentions are still included in the random pool.
  • You can only win one time in the Beginner and Intermediate Categories before being bumped to the next level. You can only win in the Advanced Category once a year, but you may still enter for an Honorable Mention position.
  • Once you enter in a category, you cannot go back to a lower one.
  • By uploading your artwork to our Flickr page, you are agreeing to our terms of service below. We reserve the right to remove files from our page without prior notice.




Advanced Category (One or more of the following.)

You have –

• Made money from your artwork.

• Received high accolades, recognition, or awards for your colored pencil artwork.

• Instructed others. (In publications, blogs, videos, or art classes.)

• Won an Intermediate Challenge.

• An art degree or extensive art instruction.


Intermediate Category (One of more of the following.)

You have –

• At least 2 years of experience with colored pencils.

• Limited art instruction.

• Won a Beginner Challenge.

• Risen to this level.


Beginner Category (Not qualified for other categories.)




Judging will be done by COLORED PENCIL Magazine staff.

View winners at www.coloredpencilmag.com/challenge




Limited Use Copyright Release & Agreement

By submitting your art to the COLORED PENCIL Magazine Art Challenge and uploading it to our Flickr page, you are acknowledging that you have read, understood, and accept the following terms and conditions.


You acknowledge that you are the copyright holder of the artwork submitted and agree to assign non-exclusive rights to the publisher for reproduction in COLORED PENCIL Magazine, related publications and for possible use in marketing material associated with this publication at the publisher’s discretion. The artist warrants that all information supplied is current and accurate. Furthermore, the artist/author indemnifies the publisher against any claims from any party that may arise from the publication of images and materials submitted.


Other than the assignment of the necessary rights, the publisher does not acquire nor assume responsibility for any other rights.