National Photographic Competition & Exhibition

March 23, 2019 – May 10, 2019

Sponsored by Freeman Health System.

Jurored by Patty Carroll.

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, 2018 – January 1, 2019 at Midnight.

 

 

 

 

Patty Carroll

PhotoSpiva Juror 2019

 

Patty’s Anonymous Women Series has been exhibited internationally, has won multiple awards, and acknowledged as one of Photolucida’s “Top 50” in 2014 & 2017. Carroll’s work has been featured in prestigious blogs and international magazines such as the Huffington Post, the BJP in Britain, and NYT LensBlog. After teaching photography for many years, Carroll has enthusiastically returned to the studio to delight viewers with her playful critique of home and excess. She is currently Artist in Residence at Studios Inc in Kansas City and is represented by Sherry Leedy Gallery in Kansas City.

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HOW DO I ENTER?

Begin entering on October 31, 2018

You’ll be Able to Enter Online

Deadline is Jan 1, 2019

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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.

2018 Competition Results

Juror: Henry Horenstein

1st Place Award | Body of Work
Timothy Duffy | Hillsborough, NC

Algia Mae Hinton, Middlesex, NC. 2015

pigment print

1st Place Award | Body of Work
Timothy Duffy | Hillsborough, NC

Dave McGrew, Hillsboro, NC. 2016

pigment print

1st Place Award | Body fo Work
Timothy Duffy | Hillsborough, NC

Freeman Vines No. 2, Fountain, NC. 2015

pigment print

1st Place Award | Body fo Work
Timothy Duffy | Hillsborough, NC

Robert Finley No. 1, Bernice, LA. 2016

pigment print

2nd Place Award | Body of Work
Thao Nguyen | Joplin Missouri

Construction Worker

digital image, archival inkjet print

2nd Place Award | Body fo Work
Thao Nguyen | Joplin, MO

Frame in Frame

digital image, archival inkjet print

2nd Place Award | Body fo Work
Thao Nguyen | Joplin, MO

Gaze

digital image, archival inkjet print

3rd Place Award | Body fo Work
Ashley Erikson | Joplin, MO

Ink Stained

Archival selenium toned fiber based photograph

3rd Place Award | Body fo Work
Ashley Erikson | Joplin, MO

Olivia Victoria

archival selenium toned fiber based photograph

Merit Award | Body of Work
Russell Kinerson | Joplin, MO

Cowboys in Blizzard

digital photography

Merit Award | Body of Work
Russell Kinerson | Joplin, MO

Night Shift – Nature Photographer

digital photography

Merit Award | Body of Work
Russell Kinerson | Joplin, MO

Practicing Politics

digital photography

Merit Award
Robin Nordmeyer | Joplin, MO

The Last Show

Digital Photoraphy

Merit Award | Body of Work
David Gardner | San Francisco, CA

Palouse Study #24 (46 47.1971N – 117 20.3265W)

digital photograph

Merit Award | Body of Work
David Gardner | San Francisco, CA

Palouse Study #43 (47,4.8592N 117,41.7315W

digital photograph

Merit Award | Body of Work
David Gardner | San Francisco, CA

Palouse Study #69 (47 1.9400N 117 17.8415W)

digital photograph

Honorable Mention
Sabrina Staires | Kansas City, MO

Miss Miami – Coming Home Series

archival pigment print

Honorable Mention
Alex Gourlay | Pittsburg, KS

One Day Elon Musk will Retweet Me

digital drone photography

Honorable Mention
Lauren Seidel | Marthasville, MO

Broken Rules

digital photograph

People’s Choice Award
Chauncey Huffman | Pittsburg, KS

Don’t Believe Everything You Hear

digital photograph

People’s Choice Award
Ashley Erikson | Joplin, MO

Olivia Victoria

archival selenium toned fiber based photograph

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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