PGE Open Online Competition 2022
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The PastelGuild of Europ rf is proud to announce their third Open Online Pastel Competition. We have asked several well-known pastel artists as judges and offer more than $4000 in prize money and hundreds more in art material or vouchers from our sponsors. Our online-only competition will be hosted with OnlineJuriedShows OJS.




10/01/2022   Open for entries

10/31/2022 Entry deadline

11/30/2022 Award notifications


The show in its entirety will be posted both on the OJS and the PGE website in December.




Suzanne Godbout, Canada – Still life/Florals

Catherine Hutter, France – Landscape

Rita Kirkman, US – Animal

Gwenneth Barth-White US/Switzerland – Portrait/Figure 



Prizes in each category

1st place $400 + art material from our sponsors

2nd place $300

3rd place $200

Three Honourable Mentions $50





The show is open to pastel artists from around the world, PGE members and non-members alike. Participants must be 18 or older. Each artist may submit up to 5 paintings.

80% of the work must be dry pastel. No oil pastels, please!

Your work must be original, not copied from other artists or published materials. That means only your own reference material is allowed!

All artwork must be originally drawn and not created on top of a base photo or print.

All work must have been created within the last three years.

Tasteful nudes are allowed.

Works done under supervision, such as in a workshop or class are not eligible.

No entry that has previously won an award in another PGE show is allowed.



We accept entries into the following categories:

Still life / Florals 

Landscape (includes Seascape and Cityscape) 


Portrait / Figure 

Failure to meet any of the requirements for eligible work may result in the work not being juried. 

Please note: PGE reserves the right to refuse any painting that does not meet any of the above specifications.



How to enter

To submit entries, go to and choose PGE Open Online Pastel Competition 2022. 

Please follow these requirements carefully when preparing your images:

Only jpeg image files will be accepted.

Files should be as close as possible to a resolution of 1920 pixels @ 72dpi on the LONGEST side.

 File size must be smaller than 4 Mb.

Complete, detailed instructions can be found on the OJS website.

Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:

If you need help entering your images or are unable to do so, please email or call 888-666-1351.

Remember to check your junk/spam folder for and for notifications. 

For any further questions, contact




PGE members*: $30 for up to 3 entries and $10 for each additional entry, with a limit of 5 entries in total.

Non-Members:   $45 for up to 3 entries and $10 for each additional entry, with a limit of 5 entries in total.

Fees are non-refundable and must be paid at the time of entry, either with PayPal or with credit card.  

*Dues must be paid in full prior to submission to receive the PGE Member rate. Participants can join or renew at



Award winners

Notifications will be sent no later than November 30, 2022. 



Privacy policy

The PastelGuild of Europe rf (PGE) hosts its online competition with When you enter the competition, you will be asked to create an artist account. You must fill in your first and last name, address, phone number and email. This information is needed for the management of the competition. It will not be stored with PGE after the competition is over and the prizes have been sent out. 

OJS does not include copyright protection for images submitted to the website. Copyright protection of images is the responsibility of the ARTIST.

Neither OJS nor PGE shall in any way sell, distribute or authorize the use of artists’ images to any third party.

OJS or PGE shall not in any way sell, distribute or authorize the use of email addresses provided by the artists to any third party. 

If you want to enter our competition, you must agree to the temporary collection of your personal data, as described above. You also must agree to the publication of your winning artwork on the PGE website and FB page. The copyright remains with the artist.


Custom register owner

The PastelGuild of Europe rf 

Storöjvägen 34 






Competition host     

 Randy Higbee                                         

OnlineJuriedShows OJS

102 Kalmus

Costa Mesa, CA




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Gordan Becin Pastels
PGE Open Online Competition 2018

PGE organised their first international online competition in Autumn 2018. Of the 270 paintings submitted by 58 artists, 27 were choosen by our international judges Eric Wilson, Jackie Simmonds PSA and Pirkko Mäkelä-Haapalinna PSA. We thank them for their work which was not at all easy!

We also thank our sponsors UArt Sanded Paper, PanPastel, Gordan Becin and Victor4Art for their contributions to the prizes.

Our categories were:


LANDSCAPE (including Seascape, Cityscape and Interior)


















Go to OnlineJuriedShows to see all entries.

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PGE Open Online Competition 2020





After the success of the first international open online competition in 2018, PGE held its second competition in Autumn 2020. We were very impressed by the quality of the submitted works. Of the 355 paintings submitted by 104 artists, 24 were choosen for an award by our international judges Daggi Wallace PSA, Tony Allain PSA, Sharron Blackmore and Dominique Houard

Our sponsors were UArt Sanded Pastel PaperPanPastelGordan Becin SoftpastelsSchmincke Pastels and

Our categories were:


LANDSCAPE (including skyscape, seascape, cityscape and interior)



UART Award, chosen by the PGE Board

Yael Maimon, Getting fresh air

Go to OnlineJuriedShows to see all entries

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