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Deadline: January 05, 2014
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: $40 for 5 images / $10 each additional image.


Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

PhotoSpiva 2014

PhotoSpiva 2014 PhotoSpiva 2014 Call for Entries — 38th annual national photographic competition and exhibition sponsored by the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, Missouri. $2000 cash awards: $750 first; $500 second; $300 third; $100 merit (3); $50 honorable mention (3). Juror: Dornith Doherty, Professor of Photography, University of North Texas, Denton. Open to all U.S. photographers, amateur and professional. Any photographic process is eligible as long as the work is original and has not been previously shown at Spiva Center for the Arts. No three-dimensional entries accepted. .

PhotoSpiva is a national competition hosted annually by Spiva Center for the Arts. Founded in 1977, PhotoSpiva has become the longest-running photographic competition of its kind in the U.S. As stated by the founders, the objective of PhotoSpiva is to “present an exhibition of excellence in photography, celebrating the scope and vigorous activity of today’s contemporary photographers.”

Co-Founder Jim Mueller stated, “We have intentionally avoided any categorization of either photographers or their work in setting forth the criteria for this competitive.” PhotoSpiva welcomes any photographic process as long as it is original artwork and has not been previously exhibited at Spiva Center for the Arts. This philosophy has created an unbiased forum for exhibiting and educating photographers. The PhotoSpiva prospectus, promotional materials and exhibition brochures are distributed to professional photographers, emerging artists, educators, students, and amateur photography enthusiasts throughout the United States.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: 1st $750
2nd $500
3rd $300
$100 merit (3)
$50 honorable mention (3) ELIGIBILITY: Open to all U.S. photographers

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COPYRIGHT: By entering, participants warrant that his or her entry materials are original, do not infringe on any third party's rights, and that participant has obtained any necessary permissions from any third party. USAGE RIGHTS: Spiva reserves the right to reproduce any entry for catalog or publicity purposes related to this exhibition or future exhibitions.

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