Nominations

1. Landscape
2. Architecture
3. Portrait
4. Still life
5. Fauna
6. Flora
7. Water essence
8. The symbolic picture
9. Thematic composition / storytelling picture
10. Pastel experiments

Number of works:

The author may submit to the contest any number of works, including series - up to 3 sheets, in one or more nominations.

Each work is evaluated as an independent work, with its own rating. A series is evaluated as one piece (diptych, triptych).

Evaluation criterias:
a) Originality of the creative idea;
b) Compositional integrity, color and tonal solution;
d) Technical and performing skills;

Please note: The quality of the submitted images will also play a role in the judging process.

Regulations

Participants must be over 17 years old.
The contest is held in several countries around the world.

The work should be done at least 80% soft / dry pastels; without the use of oil pastels. Nupastels and other "more complex" pastels are considered soft pastels. The use of other materials is allowed, maximum 20%.

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How to participate

To participate in the contest, you must send the following materials (sent to the address: info@pastelium.com ):

1) Application form (download in format Word, PDF);
2) Labels for each competition entry (download in format Word, PDF);
3) Photo of the author (at least 3x4 cm in size);
4) Photographs of competitive works (not less than 200 dpi, not more than 20 Mb);
5) Copy or screenshot of payment of the registration fee; See the cost of participation in the section: "Registration fees and payment methods"

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Schedule / Contest Location

ru Russia, Moscow: January 22-31, 2021
Registration deadline: until January 7, 2021.
Venue: Moscow Gostiny Dvor (Moscow, Ilyinka street, 4).

ru Russia, St.Petersburg: February 2-7, 2021
Registration deadline: until January 14, 2021.
Venue: Exhibition Center of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists (St. Petersburg, Bolshaya Morskaya st., 38).

ru Belgium, Brussels: October 23 - November 20, 2020,
Registration deadline: until October 11, 2020.
Venue: Russian cultural center (21, rue du Meridien - 1210 Bruxelles)

Exhibitions to be announced soon:

  • Japan, Tokyo (May 2021)
  • Israel, Tel Aviv (June, 2021)
  • Austria, Vienna (July, 2021)
  • Czech Republic, Prague (September, 2021)
  • India, New Delhi (October, 2021)
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