Local Love Art Challenge

$1,300 in Prizes!

Random Prize: 120 Set of Cezanne
Advanced Prize: 
$500 | Intermediate Prize: $400 | Beginner Prize: $300
Jerry’s Artarama eGift Card


Use at least 80% colored pencils to create a new image of something that represents where you live. It can be nearly anything that is unique to your area, such as a building, monument, state bird, a view from your window, etc. The artwork must be created just for this challenge and made after first announced on 9/12/22.

Open to current subscribers and family worldwide. (Random prize is USA shipping only.) Subscribe at www.coloredpencilmag.com/subscribe

Entry must be posted to our Flickr page and include your name, challenge name, artwork title (optional), size, materials used, and category (Advanced, Intermediate or Beginner – see details below to see which you qualify for).

  Post by January 1, 2023 by midnight Eastern Time.



• 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. Pencil set ships to USA addresses only.




  • Open internationally to all active COLORED PENCIL Magazine subscribers, their spouses, and children (up to 18 years old).
  • Artwork must be created after 9/12/22, 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.
  • Artwork must be at least 80% colored pencil*. 20% can be any other medium. *Note: Our definition of colored pencil in its simplest form is 1) it must be a pencil and 2) it must be pigmented. This means we include pastel, ink, watercolor, wax, and oil-based pencils! This does NOT include chalks or sticks.
  • 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 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, is 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 7 days to submit a non-watermarked, high resolution (300 ppi) image along with name and email for the prize to be sent to.
  • 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, video, 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 our July 2021 Featured Artist Maria Deely. She is an expert in this area so check out her website at www.deelydrawings.com



Note that your screen may look different depending on the version and device on which you are viewing.

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

Step 2. 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.

Step 3. Add a TITLE in the description, plus your NAME and the CATAGORY in which you are entering.

Step 4. Be sure that your image is set to VIEWING PRIVACY = PUBLIC.

Step 5. 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 with a thank you message, right before judging begins.

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 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.

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