Enter your best faux oak contest and win

Show me your best faux oak!  Replicating OAK with paint is a challenge for the decorative painter.

DEADLINE:  April 30, 2014

The winner of the contest will receive $50 gift certificate from and a feature post in the PF blog.  Runner ups may also receive honorable mention on the PF blog and our social media marketplace. The winner will have their personal bio featured as well as their spotlighted entry. Winners are welcome to use the PF blog for their own personal marketing efforts.

 Official Contest Rules:

1. Please submit all entries via email. (Digital entries only, please.)
Email us at:
Subject: Faux Oak Contest

2. The preferred entry would include photos of the step-by-step, however, this is not necessary to win. Submissions should contain no less than 3 images and no more than 8 images.

3. Images should be at least 1000 pixels wide but no more than 1500.

4. The ideal array of images would include:
– At least one close-up
– A few of the room / environment.

Please note, the quality of the images are very important when judging each entry. All digital pictures entered are subject to promotional and marketing efforts in relation to this contest and future contests of the PF blog. Your name will be footnoted as the artist, when applicable.

5. Please provide your name, company, location, and number of years in the business.

6. Each entry MUST provide a brief written description of the project including:
– Materials used
– Medium
– Sources and influences
– The time it took you to complete.

Any additional information can greatly improve your chances.  All levels are encouraged to apply.

7. You may submit up to two entries for this contest.  Please submit your own work – be honest.  Credit anyone who may have assisted you on the project.


Pierre Finkelstein will judge the entries without bias towards former students and colleagues. Entries will be judged on skill, style, use of color, degree of difficulty, design, and overall success of the finished product.

Contest entries MUST be submitted no later than APRIL 30, 2014
Winners will be contacted by MAY 15, 2014

IMPORTANT NOTICE:   Pierre Finkelstein reserves the right to cancel the contest if there are not sufficient entries.

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