National Photographic Competition & Exhibition

March 16, 2018 – May 13, 2018

Sponsored by Freeman Health System.

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 Oct 30, 2017 – Jan 1, 2018 at Midnight.

 

2018 Juror

Henry Horenstein

Photographer

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HOW DO I ENTER?

Return to This Site on Oct 30, 2017

You’ll be Able to Enter Online

Deadline is Jan 1, 2018

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ENTRY FEE

$40 Fee is Required to Enter Up to Five (5) Photos| 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.

2017 Competition Results

Juror: Örjan Henriksson

1st Place Award
Chauncey Huffman | Weir, KS

Patriarch

Patriarch

medium format digital | macro lens | gridded studio strobe | post processing

20 x 16

2nd Place Award
Thao Nguyen | Joplin, MO

Little fingers at the door

Little Fingers at the Door

digital capture

32 x 24

3rd Place Award
Ron Erwin | Joplin, MO

games

Games

digital capture

24 x 32

Merit Award
Elizabeth Panzer | Accord, NY

Cabbage Op. 5

Cabbage Op. 5

archival pigment print

21 x 30

Merit Award
Sandra Chen Weinstein | Lake Forest, CA

Anna #1

Anna #1

giclee print

18 x 24

Merit Award
Emily Sloan | Kansas City, MO

Net

Net

digital archival print

15 x 20

Honorable Mention
Linda Ralston | Joplin, MO

Vacancy

Vacancy

digital photography

16 x 24

Honorable Mention
Koral Martin | Carthage, MO

Trails End

Trails End

baryta print of digital photo

20 x 24

Honorable Mention
Geoffrey Parker | Saint Charles, MO

Dune

Dune

inkjet print

20 x 20

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

George A. Spiva Center for the Arts

222 W. 3rd Street

JoplinMO 64801

Office | (417) 623-0183
Hours | Tuesday-Saturday | 10 AM-5 PM

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