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IPHF Photography Contest 2022
Entry Deadline: 5/15/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (IPHF Members Photo Contest Entry): $25.00
Entry Fee (Non-Members - Photo Contest Entry): $35.00
Media Fee(Additional Media Fee per item): $10.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: International
State: Missouri

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) is opening a juried international photography contest. Now in its sixth decade IPHF is dedicated to honoring excellence in photography through its Hall of Fame and with exhibitions featuring classic and contemporary photography. Join IPHF’s 2022 International Photography Contest for your chance to be featured in a special exhibition at the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Louis, MO.

2-dimensional photographic works in all subjects and disciplines are eligible for this contest.

Submission Dates: April 1st – May 15th, 2022

Exhibition Opening. Open to the Public July 13th, 2022

Reception: 6pm-8pm, July 12th, 2022

Eligible artwork: International. All 2-dimensional photographic media.  

Jury Notification Email: May 31st, 2022

Awards: First Place: $1,000, Second Place: $500, Third Place: $250, Honorable Mention: $100

About Juried Exhibits 

Dependent on the juror’s decision, an artist may find that all, some, or possibly none of their pieces are chosen to be a part of the exhibition. International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum strives to promote excellent exhibitions that are juried to fit the exhibit space but also display the best quality work chosen from what is entered. 

All entrants will be informed of acceptance or declination via email. Please contact if you have questions or concerns. No phone calls, please. 

Juror Biographies: 

David R. Hanlon is an educator, historian, and photographic artist from St. Louis. Over the last thirty years he has written numerous essays about aspects of early photography that have appeared in museum and gallery catalogs, as well as in international journals. He is the author of the books Illuminating Shadows: The Calotype in Nineteenth-Century America (2013) and While the Sun Shines: The Lives and Pioneering Photographs of Leavitt Hunt and Nathan Flint Baker (2021).

For more than five decades, IPHF lead curator Don McKenna has pursued the “narrative possibilities of a place or thing”. While he does photograph with digital cameras, he prefers a 4×5 view camera to slow his process down allowing for a contemplative, deliberate technique more in harmony with the process of engaging visually and emotionally with a place. He looks to buildings and traces of lives lived there, which in his photographs reverberate with a familiar quality that a viewer can always recognize, if not always summarize. For McKenna, photography remains a print medium and the creation of a finely crafted print remains the final step in the creative process.  

Susan Hacker Stang is an American photographer, author, and educator. She retired in 2015 after forty-one years as professor of communications at Webster University in St. Louis.  Her work has been collected by many museums and libraries around the world and appears in numerous books and magazines.  Her publications include Encountering Florence/Firenze un incontro; Kodachrome – End of the Run: Photographs from the Final Batches; Kodachrome Notes; and reAPPEARANCES.   In recent years, she has been primarily shooting with various toy cameras.

Stan Strembicki is an emeritus professor at Washington University where he headed the photography program for 36 years. His work can be found in many museums and collections throughout the USA and can be found on public display on all seven continents, yes, even Antarctica


  • Entry Fee: Artists may submit up to three (3) works for a non-refundable entry fee of $25 for IPHF members and $35 for non-members. Additional works can be submitted with additional fee of $10 per sample over three (3) up to a maximum of ten (10).
  • The image files uploaded to CaFE need to be JPEG or JPG, under 5MB with a minimum of 1200 pixels on the longest side. No watermarks or signatures are allowed on submitted works.
  • Images selected for the final exhibition will be printed by IPHF at a maximum size of 16x20”. Final image files need to be submitted in RGB mode at 300 dpi. Aim for longest dimensions around 4800×6000 pixels.
  • Limit one (1) prize per person.
  • Opening Reception to be held from 6-8pm on July 12th, 2022 at the International Photography Hall of Fame in St. Louis, MO. Limited refreshments available.  Awards will be posted at the beginning of the day for viewing and announced via email, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • All 2-dimensional photographic media.
  • Must be original work of the artist, not completed under instruction.
  • Open to artists 18 years of age or older.
  • No juror, employee or volunteer of the organization holding the competition is eligible to enter the competition.