AIA Tampa Bay and FMoPA to award cash prizes and exhibit top entries
TAMPA (August 18, 2013) — American Institute of Architects (AIA) Tampa Bay and Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) are seeking entries in the second annual 2013 Architectural Photography Contest. The competition awards cash prizes to the top three entrants and the top entries will be exhibited at FMoPA.
Entries must have an architectural theme or contain some element of the built environment in the subject matter. The photograph’s subject matter can be located anywhere in the world.
Winning entries will be selected by a jury of professional photographers. The top three entries will receive $300, $200 and $100, respectively.
The winners will be announced at a reception at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 10 at FMoPA Community Gallery, 400 N. Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa. The top entries will be displayed in FMoPA’s Community Gallery from October 10 to October 24.
The competition is open to anyone working or residing in the seven-county region: Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter counties. Professional photographers are not eligible to win cash prizes, but are welcome to participate and have their work displayed at FMoPA.
All entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, September 16. Entries can be submitted online at AIATampaBay.com or in person at AIA Tampa Bay, 200 North Tampa Street, Tampa.
Entries fees are $40 for AIA or FMoPA members, $50 for non‐members and $25 for students. Each entrant is allowed to submit up to five (5) photos per entry fee, unlimited number of entries per photographer.
The competition is part of AIA Tampa Bay’s Architecture Month Celebration, a series of nine events from October 2 to November 7 celebrating architecture and the built environment. For a full schedule of events, please visit AIATampaBay.com.
About Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is a museum dedicated to exhibiting important photographic art as central to contemporary life and culture. FMoPA collects, preserves and exhibits historic and contemporary works by nationally and internationally known photographic artists. FMoPA also enriches the community by operating outreach programs for children and adults and by offering an extensive array of photography classes. For more information, visit www. fmopa.org.
About AIA Tampa Bay
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the professional association for architects and those in the architecture field. AIA Tampa Bay is the regional chapter representing approximately 650 members in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Hernando, Citrus, Sumter and Pasco Counties. The AIA provides programs and services including educational programs, design competitions, community service programs and serves as the united voice of the architecture profession. For more information, visit www.AIATampaBay.com.