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2017 Images of Illinois Photo Contest
Celebrate the wonders of Illinois through photography. We’re looking for your best shots taken anywhere in Illinois or on it's waters. The winning photos will be featured in Illinois Times and displayed throughout July at the SAA Collective located at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Contest proceeds benefit the operations of the Collective, a department of the Springfield Art Association, a nonprofit visual arts organization committed to promoting and supporting the visual arts, provides art education opportunities for the greater Springfield area.
2017 Submission Deadline: Saturday, June 17, 2017 (Entries accepted beginning March 1)
Classes: Professional, Amateur, Youth 13 - 17, Youth 12 and under
Categories: People or Places/Things
NEW LOWER FEES!
Adult: $10 per photo
Youth: $5 per photo
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 $75 cash.
Amateur 1st place winners receive $75 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, July 6, 5:30 - 7:00 PM, at SAA Collective gallery, located in the Hoogland, 420 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62701. Winning photos will be on display from July 6 – July 29, 2017. A selection of winning photos will be published in the July 6 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.
Please read full contest rules and regulations prior to submitting.
If you have questions please contact the SAA Gallery Director @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-544-2787.
Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors
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