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 may not be a complete list.  If you have an eligibility question about a product that is not listed here, please contact the Exhibition director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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  • Blick Studio Artists'upright-triangle
  • Bruynzeel Design Fullcolor (disc.) upright-triangle
  • Caran d’Ache Luminance 6901upright-triangle
  • Caran d’Ache Pablo upright-triangle
  • Conte Couleur d'Art (disc.)
  • Crayola Colored Pencils
  • Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils
  • Crayola Extreme Colors Colored Pencils
  • Crayola Metallic Colored Pencils
  • Crayola Multicultural Colored Pencils
  • Crayola Short Colored Pencils
  • Cretacolor Karminaupright-triangle
  • Derwent Artist Series (sets only in US)upright-triangle
  • Derwent Coloursoftupright-triangle
  • Derwent Drawing
  • Derwent Lakeland (all types)
  • Derwent Signature (disc.)upright-triangle
  • 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upright-triangle
  • Faber-Castell Red Line Metallic
  • Fantasia Premium Artistupright-triangle
  • Felissimo Colored Pencils
  • General Pencil Color-Tex
  • General Pencil MultiChrome
  • General Pencil Scribe All
  • Graphite blended with colored pencil
  • Koh-I-noor Astra Neon
  • Koh-I-noor MagicFX
  • Koh-I-Noor Polycolor
  • Koh-I-Noor Triocolor
  • Liqui-mark Colored Pencils
  • Liqui-mark Metallic Colored Pencils
  • 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upright-triangle
  • Lyra Waldorf Selection
  • Pantone Universe Colored Pencils
  • Pentel Arts Colored Pencils
  • Marshall Retouch Oil Pencil
  • Prang Colored Pencils (regular and triangular)
  • Prismacolor Col-Erase (formerly Venus & Eberhard Faber)
  • Prismacolor Premierupright-triangle
  • Prismacolor Premier Lightfast (disc.)upright-triangle
  • Prismacolor Scholar Art Pencils
  • Prismacolor Verithinsupright-triangle
  • Raffine Colored Pencils
  • Reeves Colored Pencils
  • Royal Talens Van Gogh (disc.)upright-triangle
  • Soho Urban Artist Colored Pencils
  • Stabilo Color
  • Stabilo Softcolor (disc.)upright-triangle
  • Stabilo GREENcolor
  • Stabilo Original
  • Stabilo Trio and Trio Thick
  • Staedtler Ergosoftupright-triangle and Ergosoft Jumbo
  • Staedler Noris Club (Classic, Jumbo, Super Jumbo)
  • Tombow Irojiten
  • Utrecht Premium Colored Pencils
  • Walnut Hollow Oil Pencils (disc.)



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


WOODLESS - Wax and Oil-Based

  • Crayola Color Sticks
  • Koh-I-Noor Progresso Woodlessupright-triangle
  • Lyra Pure Color Woodless (disc.)
  • Prismacolor ArtStix


WOODLESS - Water-Soluble

  • Caran D'Ache Museum Watercolor Leads
  • Cretacolor AquaMonolith Woodless Watercolorupright-triangle
  • Derwent Aquatonesupright-triangle
  • Derwent Inktense Blocks

Solvents such as odorless mineral spirits and alcohol can 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 be 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. Therefore, 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.

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