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2020 Online Contests

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    • 20 Sep 2020
    • 11:55 PM (MDT)

    2020 Summer Beat the Heat Online Contest

    Participate in this summer's online contest: paint and upload your painting image to the website and/or vote for your favorite.

    Any evening or dawn - Summer of 2020.

    Evening and dawn include the periods of twilight:  civil, nautical and astronomical.

    Enhance with

    • touches of sunset or sunrise color
    • the light of the moon 
    • drama of summer clouds

    From anywhere:

    From the privacy of your back yard to announced special gatherings when we can share in the experience together safely - virtually or otherwise, depending on the NM guidelines at that time.

    Painting: Jun 21-30, Jul, Aug. Sept 1-10

     UploadingBeat the Heat Album-
    Deadline: Sept 10

    Voting: Sept 12- 20

    Visit the 2020 Online Contests page for

    • the general online contest description
    • benefits of participation
    • requirements for entry  (such as PAPNM membership, plein air painting, etc.) 
    • instructions (for uploading)
    • updates (for example, to special dates of participation).   .

    Modified Contest Procedure:

    • This calendar post is the only description of this particular contest. (It will take on the role of registering for voting at the appropriate time).
    • You can access this post from the upcoming events section of  the 2020 Online Contests or from this specific contest email announcement.
    • 2020 contest albums are sub-pages of this 2020 contest page.  

    Happy Painting,

    Karen Halbert, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico - Online Contest Coodinator

Contest Chair

Select name to send message. Include PAPNM Contests in the subject line


Your painting will be part of the contest album and may be seen in other site albums/galleris. 

Award/Prize: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Artists.

Home Page Awards Slideshow: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place.

Social Media, Email Blast and Contest Album Announcements: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place and Runners Up. 

About Online Contests

PAPNM (artist, signature and master signature) members are invited to participate in any of several Online Contests.  

General Requirements and Upload Instructions:  2020-01-23 Online Contest Prospectus.pdf 

Paint and then Upload the image: select the upcoming contest above and you will be directed to the album for uploading (or find the album in the menu below).

Vote: All PAPNM members -including Patrons-  will then vote for their favorite contest painting  The vote button will appear in the album during the voting period. Votes are tallied by the system. 

Members will receive emails announcing the start and the end of the voting period - as well as start and end of painting periods.

    Modified Contest Procedure

    • Calendar posts are the only description of the contests. (They will take on the role of registering for voting at the appropriate time).
    • You can access these posts from the upcoming events section above or from email announcements.
    • 2020 contest albums are listed below. 
    • Former contest albums may be found by year in the Events' Menu Hierarchy; eg.  2019 Online Contests.

    Select past 2020  albums below for viewing - or the current contest album.

    Mail information to:
    P. O. Box 20503
    Albuquerque, NM

    Mail Payments to: 
    Donna Barnhill (Treasurer)
    P.O. Box 1948,
    Santa Fe, NM

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