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PhotoSpiva 2022

George A. Spiva Center for the Arts

222 W. 3rd St.

Joplin, MO  64801


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Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: National
State: Missouri
Event Dates: 3/19/22 - 5/14/22
Entry Deadline: 1/1/22
Days remaining to deadline: 30
Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 20
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 20
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $40.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$10.00

PhotoSpiva is a national competition hosted annually by Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, Missouri. Founded in 1977, PhotoSpiva has become the longest-running photographic competition of its kind in the U.S. As stated by the founders, the objective of PhotoSpiva is to “present an exhibition of excellence in photography, celebrating the scope and vigorous activity of today’s contemporary photographers.” Work will be juried and selected for an exhibition to be displayed from March 19-May 14, 2022. Jurors for this competition differ every year and are carefully selected from the nation’s most merited photographers and curators.



1ST Place | $1,000

2ND Place | $750

3RD Place | $500

Merit Award (3) | $150

Honorable Mention (3) | $100

All entrants will be informed of acceptance or declination via email during the first week of February 2022. Please contact Jade Henning-Cantrell at if you have questions or concerns.


There is no theme. The images need to be JPEG formatted and in RGB color mode. In sizing, A good guideline is to make either the width or the height about 1600 pixels and maintain the aspect ratio. If selected for exhibition, printing requirements will be sent to you via email.


A $40 fee is required to enter five (5) photos. You must enter five images and no less. If you wish to submit more than five images, each additional entry is $10. All images must be entered in the same application at one time.


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.

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