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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. Note that the dates given here are the last dates of the contest, the date the voting ends.

    • 20 Dec 2022
    • 11:55 PM

    PAPNM Members: Log on to submit your entry in the 2022 Fall Color Passages Album


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

    Painting Period: Sep, Oct, Nov through Dec 10: Artist, signature and master members: paint :"en plein air"  during this time period and enter your (ONE) painting's image in the online album to be constructed.

    Voting Period: Dec 12 - 20: All active members: log in and vote for your favorite.

    Select the Register button to the left to vote -during the voting period- for your one favorite (remember the number and title of the favorite). (LOG ON FIRST to see the button). 

    Visit the Online Contests' page for the general contest description, benefits, requirements and instructions.

    Happy Painting/Voting,

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

    Not an active member?  Visit Join Us 

    • 20 Mar 2023
    • Online

    Painting Period: Dec 1, 2022 - Mar 10, 2023.

    PAPNM Artist, Signature and Master members are invited to participate in the 2023 Winter Wonderland Online Contest with winter-themed paintings painted ONLY during the painting period given. You must log on to submit a painting OR to vote.

    Visit Online Contests and Online Contest Prospectus pages for a full description of PAPNM Online Contest Requirements, Benefits and Instructions. 

    You will be notified by email when you may begin to upload paintings. Then upload your painting to the  album to be constructed.

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

    Voting Period: Mar 12 - Mar 20.

    Happy Painting,

    PAPNM Contest Chair, 

    If you are not member and would like to participate, 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. 

Online contests are generally held each season of the year, with season-specific themes. Click on any link to this year's upcoming contests in the Upcoming Contest section for information. Recent Past contest Albums and Favorites since 2019 may be found here: 

Recent Contest Albums

Recent Contest Awards

Older Contest favorites may be found here:

Contest History Favorites

 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 completed.

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  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.

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

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

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