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The Great Rivers Photography Exhibition will bring together a collection of outstanding contemporary photographs interpreting, documenting, and celebrating the Mississippi River, its tributaries and other Great Rivers of the United States. Photographs submitted for the juried exhibit may be taken anywhere along America’s Great Rivers. Submission guidelines encourage wide-ranging subject matter, including, but not limited to, sights and scenes depicting life along the rivers, recreation, commerce, riverscapes, wildlife, weather conditions, nature and natural phenomena. Our goal is to assemble a large body of photography that is as rich and diverse as America’s Great Rivers.
A collaborative effort between the Confluence Art Gallery, the US Army Corps of Engineers National Great Rivers Museum, and the Audubon Center in the Riverlands.
ENTRY DATES AND DEADLINES:
Call for Photographers Announced: August 15, 2017
Deadline for Entries: October 31, 2017
Photographer Notification: November 17, 2017
Opening of Exhibition at the National Great Rivers Museum, the Audubon Center at Riverlands and the Confluence of Expression Online Exhibition will be December 18, 2017.
EXHIBITION LOCATION AND DATES:
The exhibition will be on display at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Great Rivers Museum, and the Audubon Center in the Riverlands from December 18, 2017 through February 28th, 2018. A portion of the exhibition photographs may be used as part of a traveling exhibit the remainder of 2018.
AWARDS AND PRIZES:
Cash awards will be given to the Grand Prize winner as well as First and Second Place winners.
Grand Prize, $300 plus one year representation on Confluence Art Gallery website.
First Place, $200 plus one year representation on Confluence Art Gallery website
Second Place, $50
Ribbons for 8 to 10 Honorable Mentions
Commander Awards from the six districts of the Corps of Engineers on the Mississippi River. Other awards and prizes to be announced.
The Best in Show and First Place winners will be the 'Featured Artists on the Confluence Art Gallery website for one year and will have the opportunity to display, promote and sell a collection of their photography through Confluence Art Gallery.
All accepted artworks will be on display online at the Confluence Art Gallery for the duration of the exhibition. The photographers may choose to sell their accepted work through Confluence Art Gallery. Upon submission, artists may choose to price their artwork for sale or mark it Not For Sale (NFS). Photographers retain ownership and copyright to their submitted photographs. Confluence Art Gallery the right to use accepted photographs for publicity and promotion of the exhibition.
Upon acceptance, photographers will provide framed and matted prints of their accepted entries for exhibition at the National Great Rivers Museum. Please send a print no smaller than 11x14 but no larger than 20x24 inches matted in a white or off white mat and framed in a simple black frame. If shipping, plexiglass is highly recommended. Please ship in a reusable box with a postage prepaid return shipping label. Details can be found on the entry form when you enter. All accepted entries must also be submitted electronically. A high-resolution image is required for inclusion on the online gallery. Please submit the image at 300dpi no larger than 5mb in JPG format. All accepted artist will receive additional information on delivery of prints and digital files on November 17th, 2017.
A catalog of the show will be available to order between November 17, 2017 and December 3rd, 2017. Only catalogs ordered and paid for by December 3rd will be ordered. Price for the catalog is $35 plus shipping.
All winners and accepted photographers will receive extensive online publicity and promotion.
A non-refundable entry fee of $25 for the first two photographs. Additional images may be submitted for a non-refundable fee of $15 each. A maximum of five images will be accepted per photographer.
Should you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment is required at the time of entry.
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