The Maine Photography Show

(Presented by Boothbay Region Art Foundation)

MPS has been the annual premier juried gallery show of photography in Maine
in the 17th year now.

Call for Entry opens December 1st!

Please note that Call for Entry will close on January 14th, 2022 - a little earlier than usual.

We are pleased to present the photographer and educator
Reid Callanan as the juror for the 2022 show.
Reid is the founder and director of the renowned Santa Fe Workshops.

For the 2022 Show we are soliciting photos in the categories
Black and White, Color, Student, and Special Category (Home).

While the subject of your photo entry in the B&W and Color categories
is not limited to any theme or location,
the Special Category offers the opportunity to capture and present images of Home,
in the broad sense as the place or territory where one lives, humans or animals.
For more details click here.

The juror will select approximately 120 of the submitted photos
that will be exhibited at the BRAF gallery from April 9th to May 2nd.,
and as in previous years will also be available online at this website.

Thanks to the generous contributions from our Sponsors
we will be able to award prize winners of the 2022 Show for all categories
and a Best of Show with cash prizes similar to previous years.

Maine Photography Show - Entry Rules

SUBMISSIONS

  • Accepted Media

    We accept any photography work, where photography is defined as the art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface (as film or an optical sensor). In particular, this means that we will accept both, digital and traditional film photography, and that they will be treated equally in the evaluation and selection process by the juror. Selection is based on artistic value of the photo and not the techniques that were used to create it. Also, we accept collages and other digitally modified images.

    However, in certain cases it might be helpful to understand how a photo was created. Once we inform you about the acception of your submission, you may also provide us with more details about the print type or media, if you want to, so we can display it on the tag for the exhibition.

    ENTRY FEES AND PHOTOS for judging must be received no later than midnight of January 14, 2022. Entries will be accepted from December 1, 2020.

    ENTRY PHOTOS MUST be in JPEG format. We suggest a resolution of 1800 pixels on the long side. (If not submitted at this size, we will perform the resizing, to have uniform presentation for the juror.)
    GIF or PJPEG are also acceptable formats. However, we will not process images that are uploaded as HEIF, the image format that Apple introduced with iOS11. Please upload jpeg versions of those images.

    Entries must be submitted using the ENTRY FORM on this website. (Your photography store may be able to assist you in your online submission.)

    We pose no restrictions on the name of the submitted image file. You may leave the file name as is. The system is designed to catch all incompatible cases of special characters such as ampersand or brackets, but it is good practice to avoid these characters in file names anyway.

ENTRIES must be in the following categories:

  • BLACK & WHITE

    A photograph that is devoid of color, black and white or else monchrome. It does not have to be of any specific theme, and it can be a photograph from anywhere, not just Maine.

  • COLOR

    A photographic image that is in color. It does not have to be of any specific theme, and it can be a photograph from anywhere, not just Maine.

  • MPS 2022 Special Annual Category: Home

    For this category, which changes each year, we are soliciting images under the theme Home.

    With the theme home we want to give you the opportunity to present photos that capture images that can be interpreted as home.

    Please note that images in this category are not limited to family or homes occupied by humans. There are many exciting possibilities that you may explore such as birds, pets, plants, landscapes, walks and excursions, architectural and other symbolic elements ...

    As always, this is a category where you can be creative!

  • STUDENT (18 and under)

    Photography in any of the above categories, photographed by a person age 18 or under.

    If you submit as a student (and we recommend to do so if you are under 18), you may submit up to 3 photographs in the student category. This can be any type of photograph, be it monochrome or color, or it may even happen to match the special category (Home, for the upcoming show). There is no further categorization within the "student" category.

    In case it is not obvious, you are welcome to submit your photos that were taken on any type of camera, including cell phones. They may even be uploaded directly from your iPhone or Android phone.

    Please not that we now offer a special discount for Students. You may submit up to 3 images for a flat fee of $10.

ENTRY RULES

  • THE MAINE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW is open to all photographers with a Maine year round or summer address - professional, amateur, and student. The show has 4 categories: black and white, color, special annual theme, and student.

    Each photographer may submit up to 3 photographs in any combination of categories.

    THE COST TO ENTER is $10 per photo, with a maximum of 3 photos per entry (Students may submit up to 3 images for $10). Photographers of accepted work will be notified by mail with further instructions on where and when to deliver the originals for exhibition.

    • Note: In case of hardship for you in providing the entry fee, specifically if you are entering as a Student (18 or under), you may give us an explanation on the payment page for considering a reduction/refund of the fee. BRAF is a non-profit artist cooperative with limited funds, but we will try our best to accommodate you.

    ACCEPTED PHOTOGRAPHS must be framed and ready to hang and must be presented in a professional manner ( see here for more details ). All work must be for sale. In addition, selected photographers can provide up to 2 matted prints of their photography for sale in the art bins . A commission of 35% will be charged on all sales made during and/or as a result of this show. Drop off and pick up of accepted work will be the responsibility of the photographer.

    SEND YOUR ENTRY FEE (if not paid by credit card online) check or money order promptly after entry,
    made out to - Boothbay Region Art Foundation MPS -, sent to:

    • The Maine Photography Show (BRAF)
    • P.O. Box 124
    • Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

LIABILITIES

  • All care will be taken with entries. However, BRAF, its staff, and the exhibition place and its staff, will not be responsible for any damage or loss, from whatever cause, while originals are in transit or in their custodies.