National Photographic Competition & Exhibition

Exhibits 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.

 

 

Erin and Eric Dodson

PhotoSpiva Jurors 2022

Erin and Eric Dodson are spouses, artists, curators and the co-founders of Kiosk Gallery,an artist-run space in Kansas City, Missouri. Founded in 2012, Kiosk gallery is where they have organized over 60 exhibitions promoting emerging local artists.

Erin is an artist and curator. She earned a BA in studio art at City College of New York, and worked at the Richard Avedon Foundation where she contributed to the research and archiving of the artist’s work. Erin is the curator of the Hallmark Art Collection, the most enduring corporate art collection in the United States. She is an Executive Member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors. 

Eric is an artist, musician, writer, and curator. He studied graphic design and studio arts at Wichita State University, and maintains a multimedia studio practice. Eric has served as guest curator for KC institutions such as the Charlotte Street Foundation, H&R Block Artspace, Imagine That!, and the Kansas City Artists Coalition. 

 

Check out Kiosk Gallery here!

 

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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.

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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.
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