2015 Mississippi Celebrates Architecture Photography Competition!

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“Mississippi Celebrates Architecture” is an annual program of events presented by The American Institute of Architects, Mississippi Chapter  in order to promote architecture, art, and design within the Mississippi community.  The event celebrates our architectural heritage and creativity and provokes us to consider the future of the built environment.

In conjunction with the MCA event, the AIA Mississippi is issuing an open call for photographs of architecture in Mississippi to be submitted for a competition and exhibit.



Architecture establishes a sense of place in our communities and environments.  If you were to capture the tone of a culture, community, or place what architectural image would you use to do it?

Photograph an element of the built environment  located within the state of Mississippi. Subject matter may be of any structure built by man, including but not limited to: historic and modern buildings, ruins, industrial sites, and prehistoric sites. Photos may be recently taken or from photographer’s own archived collection.




This competition is open to amateur photographers (photography is not your business/profession).  There is no cost to enter this competition.  * You must be over 18 to participate in this competition. A student competition is available- contact MCA.artshow@gmail.com for more information*

In order to be eligible for judging, each project must meet the artwork requirements and have submitted the consent and registration form by the deadlines outlined below.


                September  16, 2015 by 7:00 p.m. – Registration Form Due

                September 23, 2015 by 3:30 p.m. – Submission Deadline

(Drop off location for the submission will be provided after receipt of registration)

                October 1, 2015 through November 13 – Exhibit

                (Selected pieces will be on display at the Arts Center of Mississippi in Jackson, MS)

                TBD – Grand Opening  of Exhibit and Awards Announcements (to be held in Jackson, MS)



  1. Registration form must be received by September 16, 2015 by 7:00 p.m. to be qualified to enter.
  2. All photographs must be submitted as printed material and shall meet the following criteria:

Photos  shall be printed at one of the following sizes:  8″x8 “, 8″x10″,  11″x14″ or 12″x16.”

Photos shall be mounted on a hard surface such as foam core, museum board, etc.

Photos may be printed on glossy or matte paper. (artist’s choice)

Photos must be ready to hang.  Place hooks, wire or another type of mounting device on the                                     back surface of the mounted photograph.

  1. Your name and phone number should be written legibly ON THE BACK of your photograph.

NOTE:  No names should be visible on the front of your art work.

  1. Your photograph should be delivered to the drop off site (to be provided when you register) on September 23, 2015 by 3:30 p.m.



Awards  include First, Second, and Third place.

Photographers shall receive cash prizes in association with the awards:

First Place: $200.00

Second Place: $100.00

Third Place: $50.00

The judges reserve the right to withhold any and all award levels as they deem appropriate. Honorable mentions may be given.

Work will be exhibited with only the photographer’s  first initial and last name.  Judging will be done anonymously and members of the jury will not see the names of the photographer. The names of the top three winners will be announced publically.

Winners will be announced at the grand opening of the exhibit. (Date T.B.D.)



The judges will choose the top contending photographs for display along with the winning submissions.  The photographs will be hung for a duration of one month. Families, and friends are all encouraged to tour the exhibit throughout the month.



For more information about Mississippi Celebrates Architecture or the AIA, please visit our website at: http://aiamississippi.org/


For questions about the competition  please email MCA.artshow@gmail.com

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