The ‘Focus On Mijas’ And ‘Pinta En Mijas’ Contests Return To Mijas This Sunday

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The 'Focus On Mijas' And 'Pinta En Mijas' Contests Return To Mijas
The 'Focus On Mijas' And 'Pinta En Mijas' Contests Return To Mijas. Image - Mijas Ayuntamiento

Mijas will once again be the muse of painters and photographers in the 12th Edition of the ‘Focus on Mijas’ and the 20th Edition of the ‘Pinta en Mijas’.

MIJAS will once again be the muse of painters and photographers in the 12th Edition of the ‘Focus on Mijas’ and the 20th Edition of the ‘Pinta en Mijas’, two of the most consolidated contests of the municipality to be held this Sunday, June 6, after a year of absence due to the pandemic.

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“We advise people who have not yet signed up to do so via email, [email protected] and [email protected], so that crowds and queues are avoided on Sunday at the Mijas House Museum. If this cannot be done, until the 6th we have set two schedules, starting at 9am for the Enfoca Mijas and starting at 10am for the Pinta in Mijas” explained the councillor for Culture, Verónica Ensberg, who anticipates that there are already 180 photographers and 20 painters registered.

Once the accreditations have been collected, the participants will use the most beautiful and mythical corners of Mijas as a canvas for their creations. The contest will end at noon and at 5pm the winners of the painting contest will be announced. There will be a first prize of €800 and three prizes of €300 for the adult category. The minors will receive an honorary diploma and a gift and the students of the Popular University will obtain a prize of €100 and a free painting course.

In the case of the photographic marathon, we will have to wait a little longer to know the winners since the contest rules allow the presentation of photographs until 11pm on June 9. The winners will be announced on June 25 at an awards ceremony held at the Mijas Town Hall.


On this occasion, five cheques for €200 will be delivered, a gift from the FotoArt gallery and another gift from the Nuevo Enfecto Mijas collective. All selected photographs and paintings will be exhibited to the public and will become part of the Mijas City Council image bank.

Everyone from the area is encouraged to “go up to Mijas this Sunday because it is worth seeing how artists and fans share the same art and fill the streets with joy.”


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Laura is from a small seaside town in North Wales and has also lived in Liverpool and Manchester, where she studied English Literature and worked in social media and marketing. Laura moved to the city of Zaragoza last August to teach English, but after missing the coast she decided to move to beautiful Nerja to enjoy the sun and sea. Laura has a passion for animals, films, outdoor activities, writing and the environment.

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