8×10 amateur photo contest submission form 2024

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8x10 Amateur Photo Contest 2024

Eligibility & Entry

This exhibition is open to ALL (adults and children) amateur photographers.

Enter 8” x 10” in the categories/themes of:

1. Mother Nature

2. Photomanipulation

3. Architecture

*The LAC/ SEAA defines an amateur photographer as anyone who photographs as a hobby and does not earn from their photography on a regular basis or who has not had substantial training/experience in photography that would give them an unfair advantage over other amateur photographers.

Awards & Prizes

Over $900 of Photography Prizes to be won! Awards in EACH of the 3 categories:

1st Place - 18” x 24” print ($95 value)

2nd Place - 16” x 20” print ($79 value)

3rd Place - 10” x 14” print ($57 value)

*choice of canvas or dry mount to form core printed by SPEEDPRINT People’s Choice - Your photo custom framed by Framing by Anna ($250 value, visitor votes tallied at the end of exhibit. One vote per person)

Jurying

Entries will be judged objectively by a jury of professional photographers on the basis of creativity, visual impact, technique and use of the category/theme. Digitally an analogue (film) entries as well as adults and children entries will be judged together.

How to Submit Your Photos

All photos MUST be submitted electronically using the form below. Printed photos dropped off will NOT be accepted.

*It is recommended NOT to use Google Chrome*

Complete the form below, and using the File Upload click, drag/drop your digital file from your computer, tablet or phone.

Check all boxes, sign, and complete the payment to submit your information and photos.

As part of your submission fee, your photo(s) will be professionally printed by Speedrpint Ltd. and then matted with a backer board by Framing by Anna, put in a clear protective sleeve and then displayed at the LAC in January.

All photos submitted will be displayed in exhibit and entered for a chance to win prizes based on the judges and people's choice selections.

*The LAC and Speedprint are not responsible for formatting photo files uploaded. All files will be printed as is. Ensure your photo meet standard print quality, 8x10" at 300 pixels per inch.

*Incomplete or late submissions will NOT be considered.

Submission Fee: 

$15/submission.

The entry fee includes professional matting of each photograph (yours to keep after the exhibit), judging in the contest for a chance to win prizes, plus ALL photographs entered will be displayed in the exhibit.

Maximum number of submissions per artist is UNLIMITED.

Please note: submission fees cover expenses to develop, coordinate, and curate the exhibition, handle and store works, in addition to general operating expenses. For this reason, submission fees are non-refundable, for works accepted or not accepted into the exhibition.

Schedule

Entry Deadline: Thurs, December 14, 4:30PM

Exhibition Opens: Thurs January 4, 2024

Reception: Fri January 12, 6-8PM

Exhibition Closes: Sun January 28

Artwork Pick Up: Tues January 30 to Tues February 6.

NO PICK UP BEFORE JANUARY 30. ALL ARTWORK MUST BE PICKED UP ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 6.

Sales

All sales will be handled by the LAC. A commission of 35% will be retained on all sales.

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*The LAC strives to provide exhibition opportunities for all artists however, on some occasions select exhibits are juried or due to the volume of entries received all works are not able to be included on display. Artwork that is not properly wired for hanging may be modified or discluded from the exhibit. Submission fees assist to cover exhibition and programming development, administration and clerical work, storage and moving, as well as jury selection and curatorial work involved in preparing exhibitions. All submission fees are non-refundable. The LAC/SEAA reserves the right in its sole discretion to disclude any work it feels does not meet the exhibition eligibility criteria, size accommodations or any work it feels is inappropriate for all audience and could otherwise be considered offensive or overly sexualized in nature. Uncollected work after 1 year of the exhibit end will become the property of the Leamington Arts Centre. We strongly advise to collect unsold works within the pick up times in the exhibition schedule. Unclaimed works may be sold and all proceeds forfeited by the artist. The LAC reserves the right to close the submissions early.
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