National Photographic Competition & Exhibition

March 19 – May 14, 2022

 

Hosted annually by Spiva Center for the Arts, the competition is open to all amateur and professional US photographers.

Established in 1977, PhotoSpiva is now the longest-running competition of its kind.

Online entry is from October 31, 2021 – January 1, 2022 at 11:59pm.

 

PhotoSpiva 2022 Juror to be announced!

 

Adam Finkelston

PhotoSpiva Juror 2021

Adam Finkelston is the owner, publisher and co-editor of The Hand Magazine: A Magazine For Reproduction-based Arts, an internationally-recognized quarterly art magazine. He has juried and co-curated (with The Hand Magazine co-editor, James Meara) several exhibitions throughout the United States, featuring an international roster of artists. As an artist, Mr. Finkelston has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions and received several awards for his work. His photographs have been featured in several publications, including recent titles by Christina Z. Anderson and Jill Enfield. Mr. Finkelston holds an MA in Photography from the University of Missouri- Kansas City (UMKC), a BFA in Photography from the Kansas City Art Institute, and a BA in Art Education from UMKC.

To learn more about Adam and his work, please visit https://adamfinkelston.com/ 

or  The Hand Magazine: A Magazine For Reproduction-based Art

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HOW DO I ENTER?

Begin entering on October 31, 2021

You’ll be Able to Enter Online

Deadline is Jan 1, 2022

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ENTRY FEE

$40 fee is required to enter five (5) photos. You must enter 5 photos and no less. If you wish to submit more than five images, each additional entry is $10

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WHAT DO I NEED TO ENTER?

The images need to be JPEG formatted and in RGB color mode. You aren’t required to give us a specifically sized image, but a good guideline is to make either the width or the height about 1600 pixels and maintain the aspect ratio.

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AWARDS

Place | Value

1ST | $1,000

2ND | $750

3RD | $500

Merit Award (3) | $150

Honorable Mention (3) | $100

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ELIGIBILITY

PhotoSpiva is open to any amateur or professional photographer in the United States or its territories. Submitted images must be the photographer’s own work, and it is the sole responsibility of the photographer to obtain written releases from any recognizable person(s) depicted. Two-dimensional work derived from any photographic process — traditional, digital, or photo-based mixed media — is eligible as long as the work is original and has never been exhibited at George A. Spiva Center for the Arts. Three–dimensional work is not eligible for this competition and exhibition.

2021 Competition Results

Juror: Adam Finkelston

1st Place Award | Body of Work
Robin Bailey | Rolling Meadows, IL

Canal Street —Troy, OH

archival inkjet print on archival mat board

1st Place Award | Body of Work
Robin Bailey| Rolling Meadows, IL

House and Cooling Tower — Michigan City, IN

archival inkjet print on archival mat board

2nd Place Award | Body of Work
John R. Van Beekum  | Miami Shores, FL

Depth Perception

archival pigment digital print from TRI-X negative film

2nd Place Award | Body of Work
John R. Van Beekum | Miami Shores, FL

Sunday Morning

archival pigment digital print from TRI-X negative film

3rd Place Award
Gwen Walstrand | Springfield, MO

Elizabeth and Lily

palladium print

Merit Award | Body of Work
Ron Erwin | Joplin, MO

A Fine Randomness

digital photograph; inkjet print

Merit Award | Body of Work
Ron Erwin | Joplin, MO

Brothers

digital photograph; inkjet print

Merit Award | Body of Work
Ron Erwin | Joplin, MO

Cousins

digital photograph; inkjet print

Merit Award | Body of Work
Dennis Segers | Carmel, CA

California Dreamin #4

platinum palladium over pigment on Hahnemuhle platinum rag

Merit Award | Body of Work
Dennis Segers | Carmel, CA

California Dreamin #6

platinum palladium over pigment on Hahnemuhle platinum rag

Merit Award
Robert Sulkin | Roanoke, VA

Of Fact and Fiction: Searching for Neptune

photography

Honorable Mention
Sara Silks | Overland Park, KS

Wonderland

platinum palladium print

Honorable Mention
Morgan Ford Willingham | Emporia, KS

Then You Show Your Little Light (3)

cyanotype on found textile

Honorable Mention
Robert Hein | Frostburg, MD

Waves

scanned negative pigment print

All photographic content is protected under Copyright law. Use is prohibited unless permission is obtained.

All non-photographic content Copyright © 2012 George A. Spiva Center for the Arts.

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PhotoSpiva is presented by Freeman Health System with additional support from the Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
PhotoSpiva Competition
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