PANTONE 2021 Color of the Year



Illuminating + Ultimate Gray

A Virtual Exhibition


Submissions Open:     Monday, March 1, 2021  | 5:30 PM


Submissions Close:     Monday, March 30, 2021  | 11:00 PM



Hey CoPA Members,
We've had a great response to our Monthly Member Photo Challenge; we're presenting a theme and you're taking up the challenge with verve. This is an opportunity to bring our work to the public on a regular basis and stay engaged with our photography.
For the month of March, we're inspired by the Pantone "Color of the Year" for 2021, or, in this case, colors! For 2021,
Pantone has selected the juxtaposing Illuminating with Ultimate Gray, "Emboldening the spirit, the pairing of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, highlights our innate need to be seen, to be visible, to be recognized, to have our voices heard. A combination of color whose ties to insight, innovation and intuition, and respect for wisdom, experience, and intelligence inspires regeneration, pressing us forward toward new ways of thinking and concepts." Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, offers "The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock solid, but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope." As we celebrate and revel in the advent of spring, renewal and revival, pull the dichotomy of these colors through your lens. We're eager to view how you see!
Entries will be on display all month long, with the virtual gallery being updated twice per week as images come in. Our monthly challenge gallery is showcased on the website, CoPA FaceBook and Instagram.
Fill in the form below to submit photos, please read through the submission details, and please follow proper naming conventions and file size limits. Entries with improper naming cannot be identified and will be discarded.  Entries larger than 1200px on the longest side will not display properly on the website, and will be discarded Without notice.  Images with derisive content may be discarded.



Open to CoPA Members only.


Virtual Exhibition @
OPEN March 1, 2021 - March 30, 2021


March 1, 2021  I  5PM


CLOSE - March 30, 2021  I  11P


  • Submissions will open at the beginning of the month, and close at the end.
  • We are encouraging you to submit multiple photos based on the respective theme throughout the month.
  • Please submit no more than one photo per day and no more than five photos per week.
    • This means each member can submit around 20 pictures per month for this ongoing exhibit!
  • Artists are asked to submit online; submission form is currently active. If you cannot see the form, be sure you're signed in.
  • JPG or JPEG Images ONLY will be accepted, and must not exceed 1200 pixels on their longest side.


CoPA members may enter one (1) piece per day with a maximum of up to five (5) pieces per week.  Submissions beyond five (5) pieces during the same week (Sunday to Saturday) will be discarded.
Submissions not meeting the required specifications (properly named files, jpg/jpeg only, no larger than 1200 px on the longest side) will be discarded.  No notifications of discarded entries will be sent.


All sales queries will be directed to the artist. Please include your preferred email contact info for public inquiries (i.e. gallery representation or personal email and/or phone number.)
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