Jackson’s Competition Calendar
Our monthly competitions are a great way for us to share and promote amazing artists. We thought to give you a list of the competitions we have coming up so that you can get ahead of the game and plan your entries in advance! From pastel portraits to ink and line drawings, we have something for everyone to enter.
Need some advice on what we might be looking for? Check out our blog post Art Competition Selection Criteria for some handy tips on submitting artwork.
Since the 15th Century and the Renaissance Period, pastel sticks have been manufactured and used as a way of creating artworks. Fast forward 600 years and pastels are as popular as ever, especially for portraits! For our latest competition we would like to see your portraits captured in pastel. Entries can feature animals and/or people, from a sketched self portrait to a highly detailed portrayal of a bumblebee – we’d love to see them all!
Entries accepted: 11th – 25th August 2016
Shortlist announced: 26th August 2016
Public voting: 26th August – 1st September 2016
Winner announced: 2nd September 2016
Prize: Chosen by Jackson’s Judging Panel, the overall winner will receive a set of 72 Unison Pastels for Portraits in a Black Presentation Box worth £172
An additional three entries will be chosen by the public to win our People’s Choice Award. The top three entries with the most votes will each receive two sets of 14 Jackson’s Handmade Pastels of their choice.
From the falling leaves of Autumn to the scorched sands of Summer, in our latest competition we want to see how you have captured the seasons through water-based media. This can include using watercolour, gouache, acrylic, watersoluble pencils & pens. For this competition we are classing water-mixable oils as oil paint and so will not be accepted as a water-based medium.
Entries accepted: 8th – 22nd September 2016
Shortlist announced: 23rd September 2016
Public voting: 23rd September – 29th September 2016
Winner announced: 30th September 2016
Prize: The overall winner will receive a Jackson’s Art Gift Voucher worth £150, three further winners will be chosen by the public, the three winners of the People’s Choice Award will each receive a £50 Jackson’s Art Gift Voucher.
Shortlist announced: 21st October 2016
Public voting: 21st October – 27th October 2016
Winner announced: 28th October 2016
Prize: £150 Jackson’s Gift Voucher, 3 People’s Choice Awards that will each receive £50 Jackson’s Gift Voucher
As the nights begin to draw in and the colours of the trees and leaves turn luscious shades of orange and brown we thought our latest competition would celebrate the buttery soft medium that is oil paint! For this competition there is no theme on subject matter, so if you work in oils and have an artwork which you feel you would like to enter for the chance to win £150 worth of Jackson’s Art Gift Vouchers then click here to enter: https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2016/10/06/october-oils-competition/
With all the amazing artwork we have been seeing floating around social media during #Inktober we thought it would be a great way to celebrate drawing! As landscape artist Robert Genn notes ‘A drawing a day keeps the cobwebs away’ – be it a quick doodle of what you see from a train window to a highly complex and detailed portrait, drawing is a fundamental means of expression and communication in order to learn and interpret the world around you.
For our next competition we are looking for drawings in pen, pencil, graphite and coloured pencil. Any size, any subject matter – it’s totally up to you.
Entries accepted: 3rd – 17th November 2016
Shortlist announced: 18th November 2016
Public voting: 18th November – 24th November 2016
Winner announced: 25th November 2016
Prizes: 1st Prize – £150 worth of Jackson’s Art Gift Vouchers chosen by Jackson’s judging panel. Three further prizes will be chosen via a public vote and the three entries that receive the most votes will each receive a £50 Jackson’s Art Gift Voucher.
More details to follow soon…
To celebrate the new Michelle Lucking Beach Soft Pastel Set which has been announced by Unison Pastels, in addition to our normal competition schedule we want to give one lucky artist a chance to win one of the new sets which has an RRP of £107!
The new ‘Michelle Lucking Beach Set’ contains 36 small pastels that are perfect for stormy days, azure skies, delicate mornings, or vibrant sunsets, in addition to allowing for all the different sand & pebble beaches. The top line can be used for skies, the middle line for the sea, and the bottom line for the sand, although these can be all mixed around & interchanged.
Like to know more about the artist? Read our interview with artist Michelle Lucking here.
For this competition we are looking for landscapes in soft pastel – from a rocky mountain cliffside to a frosty serene field, we want to see them all!
More details to come soon!
Entries accepted: 1st – 15th December 2016
Winner will be chosen by Jackson’s Judging Panel
Winner announced: 16th December 2016
Prize: £50 Jackson’s Art Gift Voucher