National photographic competition and exhibition

2015 Juror

Shannon Thomas Perich

Curator, Photographic History Collection, Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

Sponsored by Freeman Health System.

Hosted annually by Spiva Center for the Arts, the competition is open to all amateur and professional U. S. photographers.

Established in 1977, PhotoSpiva is now the longest-running competition of its kind.

Online entry begins near the end of this year

Competition starts

End of the year

Fee

$40

$40 for five photos, extra photos $10 each.

Awards

Place Value
1st $1,000
2nd $750
3rd $500
Merit award (3) $150
Honorable mention (3) $100

Eligibility

PhotoSpiva is open to any amateur or professional photographer in the United States or its territories. Submitted images must be the photographer’s own work, and it is the sole responsibility of the photographer to obtain written releases from any recognizable person(s) depicted. Two-dimensional work derived from any photographic process — traditional, digital, or photo-based mixed media — is eligible as long as the work is original and has never been exhibited at George A. Spiva Center for the Arts. Three–dimensional work is not eligible for this competition and exhibition.

Entry fee

A $40 fee is required to enter up to five (5) photos. If you wish to submit more than five images, each additional entry is $10.

How do I enter?

Return to this site on Nov. 28, 2014.

You’ll be able to enter online.

What do I need to enter?

The images need to be JPEG formatted and in RGB color mode. You aren’t required to give us a specifically sized image, but a good guideline is to make either the width or the height about 1600 pixels and maintain the aspect ratio.


2015 competition results

Juror: Shannon Thomas Perich

1st place award

Jill Kerwick

Fair Haven, NJ

  • Doris' Home

    Doris' Home

    Archival Pigment Print

    17" x 17"

  • Iced Tea

    Iced Tea

    Archival Pigment Print

    17" x 19"

  • Queue

    Queue

    Archival Pigment Print

    17" x 18"

2nd place award

Donald McKenna

Kirkwood, MO

  • Welsch Factory, St. Louis, Missouri

    Welsch Factory, St. Louis, Missouri

    Archival Pigment Print

    30" x 36"

3rd place award

Sarah-Marie Land

Saint Louis, MO

  • Lilley

    Lilley

    Archival Digital Print

    20" x 16"

  • Elliott

    Elliott

    Archival Digital Print

    20" x 16"

Merit award

Bill Perry

Joplin, MO

  • The Cleansing

    The Cleansing

    Toned Digital

    20" x 15"

Merit award

Deborah Bryan

Johnson City, TN

  • Greeneville, Tennessee: Layaway for Christmas

    Greeneville, Tennessee: Layaway for Christmas

    Digital

    14" x 11"

  • Greeneville, Tennessee: We Never Close

    Greeneville, Tennessee: We Never Close

    Digital

    14" x 11"

Merit award

Jason Jilg

Green Bay, WI

  • Before the Ride

    Before the Ride

    Bromoil

    14" x 11"

  • Rider in the Storm

    Rider in the Storm

    Bromoil

    8" x 10"

Honorable mention

Gardner David Gardner

San Francisco, CA

  • Ralph and Patsy, Campground Hosts. Boulder Mountain, UT

    Ralph and Patsy, Campground Hosts. Boulder Mountain, UT

    Archival Color Inkjet Print

    22" x 28"

  • Dry Camping. Anza-Borrego, CA

    Dry Camping. Anza-Borrego, CA

    Archival Color Inkjet Print

    22" x 28"

Honorable mention

Keith Parks

La Mesa, CA

  • Ghost

    Ghost

    Photograph of Paper - Digital Print

    22" x 18.5"

  • Anticipating the Inevitable

    Anticipating the Inevitable

    Photograph of Paper - Digital Print

    26" x 18"

Honorable mention

Mark Neuenschwander

Joplin, MO

  • A Dream Outside

    A Dream Outside

    Digital

    36" x 24"