UART 2021 Online Colored Pencil Competition

Welcome to UART 2021 Online Colored Pencil Competition. The competition is open to all colored pencil artists around the world. The competition is open until November 8th, 2021. Please scroll down for competition’s rules and info on how to submit drawings. Winners will be announced on November 16th.

Happy drawing!

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Prizes

1st Place

  • $500 cash
  • $150 Gift Certificate to Blick
  • 10 UART 12×18 Sheets 800 grade
  • 1 UART 12×16 Mounted Board 800 grade
  • 1 UART 9×12 Pad 800 grade
  • UART Apron & UART t-shirt

Winning drawing will be displayed on UART website’s homepage as well as receive a special Facebook mention.

2nd Place

  • $250 cash
  • $100 Gift Certificate to Blick
  • 10 UART 12×18 Sheets 800 grade
  • 1 UART 9×12 Mounted Board 800 grade
  • 1 UART 9×12 Pad 800 grade
  • UART Apron & UART t-shirt

2nd place drawing will receive a special Facebook mention.

3rd Place

  • $150 cash
  • $100 Gift Certificate to Blick
  • 10 UART 12×18 Sheets 800 grade
  • 1 UART 8×10 Mounted Board 800 grade
  • 1 UART 9×12 Pad 800 grade
  • UART Apron & UART t-shirt

3rd place drawing will receive a special Facebook mention.

Best of Animals

  • $100 cash
  • $50 Gift Certificate to Blick
  • 1 UART 9×12 Pad 800 grade
  • UART Apron & UART t-shirt

Winner will get a special Facebook mention

Best of Landscapes

  • $100 cash
  • $50 Gift Certificate to Blick
  • 1 UART 9×12 Pad 800 grade
  • UART Apron & UART t-shirt

Winner will get a special Facebook mention

Best of Portraits

  • $100 cash
  • $50 Gift Certificate to Blick
  • 1 UART 9×12 Pad 800 grade
  • UART Apron & UART t-shirt

Winner will get a special Facebook mention

Best of Still Life

  • $100 cash
  • $50 Gift Certificate to Blick
  • 1 UART 9×12 Pad 800 grade
  • UART Apron & UART t-shirt

Winner will get a special Facebook mention

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Juror

Juror

Linda Lucas Hardy

In 1985 Linda took an art class at a local community college which reignited her love for art. She continued taking classes until 1993 but, according to her, her real education didn't began however until after she left the classroom. Linda says, "Love of art enticed me, observation inspired me and curiosity motivated me, but I’ve mostly been a student of my mistakes". Around 2002 Linda began referring to herself as a professional artist even though it felt awkward.  After a while, she began to believe it. Over a twenty year period her art and/or articles have been published in two dozen major art magazines and sixteen books; her work has been juried into more than eighty National and International exhibitions and she's won an equal number of awards and honors, many being Best of Show.

Competition's Rules

The competition is open to colored pencil artists over the age of 16 all over the world.

IMPORTANT: Please read carefully all the rules below to make sure your drawings meet the entry requirements. Failure to adhere to the rules will lead to disqualification.

  1. Drawings must be done on UART paper only. We will not accept drawings made on any other surfaces
  2. Fees are as follows: - $19 for the first submission - $7 for each additional submission - No limits on submissions - Fees are non-refundable. Please make sure to double check art before uploading. - Please upload all your pictures all at once to take advantage of the $7 additional fee.
  3. Drawings must be done in colored or pastel pencil. Works including mixed media have to be 80% colored or pastel pencil.
  4. Drawings must be original, not copied from other artists or published materials.
  5. All drawings must be originally drawn and not created on top of a base photo or print.
  6. Please make sure to add a title to each drawing submitted. Drawings submitted without titles will not be considered into the competition
  7. We will only accept jpeg or png files in 72dpi. Please make sure your files do not exceed 2mb.
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