Deadline extended to April 16
$1000 Prize Offering and Public Exhibition
Tampa, FL – The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) has extended the deadline for entries for the 2023 International Photography Competition an extra week, to April 16, and has announced a $1,000 prize will be given to the Best in Competition winner. Each of the 24 winners’ images will be displayed in a summer exhibition at the Tampa International Airport (TPA). Additional prizes, from FMoPA’s sponsors, will be awarded as well.
FMoPA’s International Photography Competition has been a time-honored tradition for more than two decades. This flagship effort commemorates its commitment to keeping photographic art central to everyday life and culture, calling on photographers worldwide to showcase their art.
Submitted images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, artistic merit, and as otherwise determined by the panel of renowned judges. Three winners will be chosen from each category, along with a Best in Competition winner selected from all submitted photographs.
The categories are:
- Plane/Air Travel Photography (new this year!)
- Still Life
- Abstract Photography
Sponsors include Blick Art Materials and TPA. In celebration of the TPA sponsorship, this year’s contest features a new category: Plane/Air Travel Photography. Winners from each category and the Best in Competition winner will be hosted in an exhibition at TPA from June 12 to August 18, 2023. The winners showcased at TPA will be exposed to nearly 60,000 visitors each day.
“Tampa International Airport has long been an avid supporter of eye-catching and diverse public artwork, and we’re delighted to partner with the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts to bring a new exhibit to our facilities,” said Marketing Manager Kelly Figley, who oversees TPA’s Public Art program. “This competition will attract the work of world-class photographers for all of our airport passengers and guests to enjoy.”
Entries may be submitted at: http://bit.ly/3HIM75x For more information, please visit www.fmopa.org or contact Lucas Campoe at Communications@fmopa.org.
About Florida Museum of Photographic Arts:
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) is a museum dedicated to exhibiting important photographic art as central to contemporary life and culture. FMoPA also enriches the community by operating outreach programs to educate children and adults. FMoPA is one of fewer than ten museums in the United States dedicated exclusively to photography and one of two such museums in Florida. In addition, the museum is home to high-impact community programs such as the Children’s Literacy Through Photography program for at-risk children and adult photography classes, workshops, and children’s summer camps. FMOPA’s upcoming move to historic Ybor City gives the promise of growth and a new and dynamic environment to showcase its extensive collection and host exhibitions from acclaimed photographers.