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Online Contests

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Current contest album:  2021 Fall Color Passages Album

Full year Contest Awards: 2021 Contest Awards

Upcoming Contests

    • 10 Dec 2021
    • 11:55 PM
    • 20 Dec 2021

    General contest description:

    General Contest Details

    Capture the passage of colors in our landscape this fall in this online contest.

    • Sep, Oct, Nov through Dec 10, 2020: Artist, signature and master members: paint :"en plein air"  during this time period and enter your (ONE) painting's image in the online 2021 Fall Color Passages Album
    • Dec 12 - 20: All active members: vote for your favorite.

    Happy Painting,

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

    Not a member?  Visit Join Us 

Past 2021 Contests

20 Sep 2021 VOTE: 2021 Summer Skies Online Contest

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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