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2016 Images of Illinois Photo Contest Exhibition Winners
2016 Images of Illinois Photo Contest Exhibition
Celebrate the wonders of Illinois through photography. We’re looking for your best shots taken anywhere in Illinois between February 2015 and March 2016. The winning photos will be featured in Illinois Times and displayed throughout April at the SAA Collective located at the Hoogland in the H.D. Smith Gallery. Contest proceeds benefit the operations of the Collective, the juried artist members of the Springfield Art Association, a nonprofit visual arts organization committed to fostering community awareness and participation in the visual arts.
2016 Submission Deadline: Saturday, March 12, 2016 (CLOSED)
Classes: Professional, Amateur, Youth 13 - 17, Youth 12 and under
Categories: People or Places/Things
Professional: $30+ $10 for each additional
Amateur Adult: $20+ $10 for each additional
Youth: $10+ $5 for each additional entry
Three professional photographers will serve as judges. Judges will not have access to photographer names until winners have been selected. All decisions of the judges are final.
Awards and prizes:
Judges chose a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner in each class category. Best of Show was chosen from all submissions. All winners will receive a print of their winning photo courtesy of our sponsors.
Best in Show will receive $300 cash!
Professional 1st place winners receive $100 cash.
Amateur 1st place winners receive $50 cash.
Youth 1st place winners receive gift certificates to local businesses.
All entries will be included in a digital show during the reception and awards ceremony held on Thursday, March 31, 5:30 - 7:30 PM, at Prairie Art Alliance Gallery in the Hoogland, 420 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62701. Winning photos will be on display from March 31 – April 21, 2016. A selection of winning photos will be published in the March 31 edition of Illinois Times.
Publication / show rights:
Entrant is the owner of the copyright of each photograph submitted. By entering in the contest, entrant grants permission to display photos in the gallery, publish them in Illinois Times, and use in other promotional material as they see fit.
Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors
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