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Upcoming Contests

Select the calendar event -when available-for specific contest description. Log on to vote with the Register button when voting enabled. 

    • 10 Jun 2023
    • Online

    Painting Period: Mar 1-Jun 10, 2023. 

    PAPNM Members. Log on and upload your painting image by 11:55 pm MST on Jun 10 to the Album:

    2023 Signs of Spring Album

    Voting Period: June 12-20, ending Jun 20 at 11:55 pm MST.  

    Description of the Contest.

    Artist, Signature and Master Signature PAPNM members are invited to participate in the 2023 Signs of Spring Online Contest with spring-themed paintings, "en plein air".  Painting Period: Mar 1 - Jun 10, 2023 ONLY. Out-of-state members are strongly encouraged to participate.

    Visit Online Contests for a general description of PAPNM Online Contests and the current year's planned contests. - when scheduled. 

    Also visit the Online Contest Prospectus page for instructions and information.

    Email Reminders will be sent.  Reply to any email with questions.

    Happy Painting/Voting,

    PAPNM Contest Chair

    If you wish to enter a contest, renew your artist* membership if lapsed (see instructions here). If not an artist member (yet) select Join Us.


Your painting will remain part of the contest album until album is archived.

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

Home Page Awards Slideshow for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place displayed for a year. Additional summary award pages have been created also and will include these favorites as well.

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

Contest Chair

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About Online Contests

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

 If you wish to enter the contest and are not a member visit: 

Join Us

Out-of-State members are strongly encouraged to submit paintings to the contests.

General Requirements and Upload Instructions

Please read the prospectus carefully before submitting.

Note the new requirement to insert own name AFTER voting is completed due to technical difficulties.  Notify the contest coordinator if you are unable to edit your own caption to include your name (be sure to log on).

Online Contest Prospectus

Summary - General Requirements:

  • painted "en plein air" outside
  • not painted in the studio from a study.
  • painted during the specified contest period - generally the current season and year
  • not under the guidance of an instructor. 

Paint and then Upload ONE image: select the upcoming contest to the left and you will be directed to the album for uploading.

Vote: All PAPNM members -including Patrons-  will then vote for their favorite contest painting. See the following voting process section.  The vote button will appear in the album during the voting period if logged on. 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.

    Voting Process (new description)

    The process to vote is circular, involving a few steps:

    1. Painting Selection. View the paintings in the contest album. Remember the painting number and title to identify it on the list provided in the next steps.

    2. "Register": find the Register button in the register/voting module provided either in any email voting announcement or by clicking on the vote link found on the album page of paintings. You must be logged on to see the Register button.

    3. Vote for your favorite: After selecting the Register button, you will see a list of numbered paintings. Select the numbered title you identified in the first step.

    4. Confirmation: You will receive an email acknowledging your vote. It is stored on the site  - to be tabulated with the other votes.

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

    Mail Payments to: 
    PAPNM Treasurer
    P.O. Box 20503
    Albuquerque, NM

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