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May | 12th Annual PleinAir Salon

Entry Dates 2022-05-31T23:59:00 - 2022-05-01T00:00:00 6 Days Left


May 2022

12th Annual PleinAir Salon


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$33,600 in CASH Awards

1st place
$15,000 cash prize
plus the cover of PleinAir magazine!

2nd place
$3,000 cash prize
plus a feature in the digital edition of PleinAir magazine

3rd place
$1,500 cash prize

People's Choice Award
$500 cash prize

Three Honorable Mention Awards
$500 cash prize each — total $1,500
Plus, all winners will be showcased in PleinAir magazine!


$12,100 in CASH Awards

1st Place Overall

2nd Place Overall

3rd Place Overall

People's Choice Award



Winners in each monthly competition will receive recognition and exposure through PleinAir magazine's print magazine, e-newsletters and social media platforms. Winners will also be entered into the annual competition that will be awarded at the Plein Air Convention & Expo in May 2023.

Enter as many paintings as you would like, in as many categories as you would like — paintings do not need to be recent or currently in your possession. Open your vault and enter the best paintings you've ever done!

View the Prospectus HERE. See the Awards Page on for a full list of awarded prizes.