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Online Contests

Quick link to current contest album:   2021 Signs of Spring Album

Upcoming Contests

    • 20 Sep 2021
    • 11:55 PM (MDT)
    • Online

    2021 Summer Skies Online Contest

    PAPNM Artist, Signature and Master Signature members are invited to participate in the 2021 Summer Skies Online Contest with paintings highlighting the beautiful summer skies and clouds from across the country.  Painting Period: Jun 21 - Sept 10, 2021. Out-of-state members are strongly encouraged to participate.

    Upload your summer painting to the 2021 Summer Skies Contest Album (note the new size restrictions on the PROSPECTUS Page).

    Voting Period: Sept 12 - 20. (Patrons will be able to join the Artist,  Signature and Master Signature members in the vote)

    Visit Online Contests for a full description of PAPNM Online Contests.   

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

    Happy Painting,

    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.

About Online Contests

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

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

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see links to this year's contest albums. (once generated). View past year's Contest albums in previous years' Events.

General Requirements and Upload Instructions (please read this carefully before submitting; size restriction update added 4/12): Prospectus

General Requirements Summary:

  • 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 the ONE image: select the upcoming contest to the left 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.


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

    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. 

    Contest Chair

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

    Select albums below for viewing (once available).

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

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

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