The Yapes Paints annual Birthday contest is back! Each year in February I celebrate another year in business as a thriving artist with a fun contest. It is my way of saying THANK YOU for all of your support!

This year I am hosting an “Inspiring Tree Photo Contest”! As you know, I am a bit tree obsessed and trees can be found in most of my painting. For me, the deep roots, strong trunks and reaching branches symbolize strength, growth, community and family. I also find trees totally magical! I want you to share a photo of a tree you find inspiring. Tell me a little story about that tree, where it lives, why it stood out to you and what it means to you. I will be choosing the top 3 entries and having my social media followers vote for their top pick. Later this year I will create a painting inspired by the winning photo!

How to enter:

  1. Take a photo of a tree that inspires you, one that stands out as extra special to you. (* To enter this must be a photo you have taken yourself, may be a photo from the past or present, may be edited*)
  2. Email the photo to me at along with these 3 things:
    1. Where the photo was taken
    2. Why it stood out to you (why did you choose this tree over others)
    3. What it means to you (What memories, inspiration or symbolism does it hold for you
  3. Post the photo along with your text that explains these 3 things to your social media accounts making sure to tag @yapespaints and use hashtag #yapespaintsbirthdaycontest. You will receive one extra entry per social media platform you post to (ie post to facebook, instagram and twitter and get 3 extra entries!)                                                                                                                                                                                                               Deadline to enter is February 28th. The following week I will share my top 3 pics and ask my followers to vote for their favorite entry.

What you could win:

**The ‘favorite entry’ winner will receive an 11×14 limited edition giclee canvas print of their choice! and 6 pack of art cards

(Images can be selected from those I have available in my online shop available in paper prints)

**The 2 runners up with receive a 6 pack of my art cards!

Contest Rules:

  • One entry per person
  • Must be 18 or over to enter
  • Must be a resident of Canada or the USA to enter
  • This contest is in no way associated with facebook, instagram or twitter
  • Deadline for contest entry February 28th 2017 at Midnight

****** Please note by entering this contest you give me permission to share you photo and explanation on my social media accounts

Below is an example of a contest entry: