Acceptable Products for International Exhibition

Below is a list of colored pencil products acceptable for use in the CPSA International Exhibition.

Since new products are constantly being introduced, please understand this list may not be complete.  If you have an eligibility question about a product that is not listed here, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Blick Studio Artists' 
Bruynzeel Design Fullcolor (disc.)   
Bruynzeel Design  
Bruynzeel Rijksmuseum
Caran d’Ache Luminance 6901 
Caran d’Ache Pablo 
Conte Couleur d'Art (disc.)
Crayola Color Escapes
Crayola Erasable 
Crayola Extreme Colors 
Crayola Metallic 
Crayola Multicultural 
Crayola Short 
Cretacolor Karmina 
Derwent Artist Series 
Derwent Artist Black & White 
Derwent Coloursoft 
Derwent Drawing 
Derwent Lakeland (all types)
Derwent ProColor
Derwent Signature (disc.) 
Derwent Studio 
Dixon Ticonderoga Core Lock (disc.)
Eberhard Faber Design Spectracolor (disc.)
Faber-Castell Art Grip
Faber-Castell EcoPencils (Max and Jumbo Triangular)
Faber-Castell Polychromos 
Faber-Castell Red Line Metallic
Fantasia Premium Artist
Felissimo Colored Pencils
General Pencil Color-Tex
General Pencil MultiChrome
General Pencil Scribe All
Graphite blended with colored pencil
• Hero (Guanghui)
Koh-I-noor Astra Neon
Koh-I-noor MagicFX
Koh-I-Noor Polycolor 
Koh-I-Noor Triocolor
Lila Peinture
Liqui-mark Metallic 
Lyra Color Giants (regular, neon, metallic, skin-tones)
Lyra ColorStripe 
Lyra Ferby, Super Ferby and Ferby 4-color
Lyra Groove and Groove Slim
Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor 
Lyra SkinTone  
Lyra Waldorf Selection
Marco Raffine
Marco Renoir Fine Art
Marshall Retouch Oil Pencil
• Mitsu-Bishi
Mont Marte
• Ohuhu
Pantone Universe 
Pentel Arts 
Prang  (regular and triangular)
Prismacolor Col-Erase (formerly Venus & Eberhard Faber)
Prismacolor Premier 
Prismacolor Premier Lightfast (disc.) 
Prismacolor Scholar Art Pencils
Prismacolor Verithins 
PRO ART Fantasia Premium  
Royal Langnickel Essentials
Royal Talens Van Gogh
Schpirerr Farben 
Soho Urban Artist
Spectrum Noir 
Stabilo Color
Stabilo Softcolor (disc.) 
Stabilo GREENcolor
Stabilo Original
Stabilo Trio and Trio Thick
Staedtler Ergosoft
Staedtler Ergosoft Jumbo
Staedler Noris Club (Classic, Jumbo, Super Jumbo)
Tombow Irojiten 
Utrecht Premium Colored Pencils
Walnut Hollow Oil Pencils (disc.)


Bruynzeel Design Aquarell (disc.)
Bruynzeel Design Aquarel
Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle
Caran d’Ache Supracolor Aquarelle 
Crayola Watercolor Pencils
Cretacolor Marino 
Daler-Rowney Artists'
Derwent Graphitint (used as graphite)
Derwent Inktense 
Derwent Lakeland water-soluble
Derwent Metallic
Derwent Signature Watercolor (disc.)
Derwent Watercolour 
Eberhard Faber Design (disc.)
Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle
Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer 
Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer MAGNUS
Faber-Castell Red Line Watercolor
Fantasia Premium Watercolor 
General Kimberley Watercolor 
General Pencil Scribe All
Koh-I-Noor Mondeluz Aquarell 
Lyra Osiris water-soluble
Lyra Rembrandt Aquarell 
Mont Marte Watercolor 
Prismacolor Watercolor 
Raffine Watercolor
Reeves Watercolor
Royal Langnickel Watercolor
Royal Talens Van Gogh Aquarelle  
Sargent Watercolor
Stabilo Aquacolor
Staedtler Ergosoft Aquarelle 
Staedtler Karat Aquarelle 
Water-soluble graphite pencils blended with colored pencil

 WOODLESS - Wax and Oil-Based

BIC Conte Fine Tip
Crayola Color Sticks
Koh-I-Noor Progresso Woodless 
Lyra Pure Color Woodless (disc.)
Prismacolor ArtStix 
Royal Langnickel Woodless

 WOODLESS - Water-Soluble

Caran D'Ache Museum Watercolor Leads
Cretacolor AquaMonolith Woodless Watercolor 
Derwent Aquatones (disc.)
Derwent Inktense Blocks


Dry, powdered pigment—that is, loose pigment not bound by any binding agent such as waxes or oils—is NOT permitted in the CPSA International Exhibition.

Solvents such as odorless mineral spirits, alcohol, water and powdered blender may be used to dissolve and blend colored pencil.

Colorless blenders composed of predominantly wax, oil, and/or binders can be used in thin layers to blend colored pencil. Products that are a combination of waxes and solvent, such as cold wax medium, may also be used in thin layers to blend and dissolve colored pencil. Colorless blenders may not be applied in thick layers (over 1/16”) or used to significantly alter the surface texture of a colored pencil work.

NOTE: Blenders designed for use with oil paint sticks contain linseed oil, which is acidic. These blenders should be used only on surfaces that have an appropriate primer or ground to protect the substrate from deterioration. Please remember that entries for the International Exhibition must be done on manufacturer prepared surfaces.

Fixatives and varnish may be used only on top of an existing layer of colored pencil.


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