Juror: April Watson, senior curator of photography, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Submission: through 8"x10" photographs
Categories: Nature, People & Open
Cash Awards: $1,500 ($500 each category)
Entry Deadline: November 8, 2022
Exhibition: December 3, 2022 - February 10, 2023
complete details & entry form through links below
The Five State Photography Competition & Exhibition is a regional fine art photography competition open to any photographer living in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma and Colorado.
Entry was through 8"x10" photographs. This year 446 works were submitted, and after processing, they were delivered to this year's judge, Mike Sinclair, who selected 150 works for exhibition. $1,500 in cash prizes were awarded, works were matted and framed, and the exhibition opened as the anchor of our Winter Art Walk on Saturday, December 4.
Included on this page is a gallery of those works receiving cash and Juror's Merit awards, the statement by our juror, and the complete album of this year's exhibited photographs. If you're interested in learning more about the project, the entry information can be found at the end of this page.
The 38th Annual Five State Photography Exhibition opened on December 4 as the anchor of the Hays Arts Council Winter Art walk (album of images below) and will run through February 2022.
Mike Sinclair is a professional photographer and Professor of Practice in the University of Kansas Department of Design photography program. His work has been published in The New York Times, Time, and Harpers, and is included in the collections of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. He received a Guggheim Fellowship in 2013 and published collections of his images include the books “The Nelson” and “Troost Avenue.”
$200 Cash Award - NATURE
MONARCHS - Michelle Kelty