Competitions PhotoSpiva 2020 National Photography Competition & Exhibit
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U.S. National Deadline: January 1, 2020 – 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.”
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.
Jurored by April M. Watson, Ph.D., Curator of Photography, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.
During her twelve-year tenure at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Watson has worked extensively with the renowned Hallmark Photographic Collection. She has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions, including Gordon Parks X Muhammad Ali: The Image of a Champion, 1966/1970 (forthcoming, 2020); Anthony Hernandez: L.A. Landscapes (2019)… see more
1st | $1,000
2nd | $750
3rd | $500
Merit Award (3) | $150
Honorable Mention (3) | $100
A $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.
Spiva is an independent community arts center that traces its roots to a group of artists who formed the Ozark Artists Guild in 1948. Businessman George A. Spiva, who believed opportunities in the arts should be available to all, helped the Guild procure its first home.
Spiva serves a large geographic area that stretches from southwest Missouri into southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma, and northwest Arkansas. Its mission is to promote the arts, to nurture creative expression, and to stimulate and educate diverse audiences within the four-state region.
Spiva Center for the Arts
222 West 3rd Street
Joplin, MO 64801