Maine Photography Show 2017 - Entry Rules


  • Accepted Media

    We accept any photography work, where photography is defined as the art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface (as film or an optical sensor). In particular, this means that we will accept both, digital and traditional film photography, and that they will be treated equally in the evaluation and selection process by the juror. Selection is based on artistic value of the photo and not the techniques that were used to create it. Also, we accept collages and other digitally modified images.

    However, in certain cases it might be helpful to understand how a photo was created. Once we inform you about the acception of your submission, you may also provide us with more details about the print type or media, if you want to, so we can display it on the tag for the exhibition.

    ENTRY FEES AND PHOTOS for judging must be received no later than midnight of Friday, January 27, 2017. Entries will be accepted from December 1, 2017.

    ENTRY PHOTOS MUST be in jpeg format. We suggest a resolution at 300 dpi with the widest dimension 1800 pixels. (If not submitted at this size, we will perform the resizing, to have uniform presentation for the juror.) Entries must be submitted using the ENTRY FORM on this website. No original art will be accepted. (Your photography store may be able to assist you in your online submission.)

    We pose no restrictions on the name of the submitted image file. You may leave the file name as is. The system is designed to catch all incompatible cases of special characters such as ampersand or brackets, but it is good practice to avoid these characters in file names anyway.

ENTRIES must be in the following categories:


    A photograph that is devoid of color, black and white or else monchrome. It does not have to be of any specific theme, and it can be a photograph from anywhere, not just Maine.


    A photographic image that is in color. It does not have to be of any specific theme, and it can be a photograph from anywhere, not just Maine.

  • MPS 2017 Annual Theme: Primary Color Landscape

    In this annually changing category, this year we are soliciting images that are representing Primary Color Landscape, as you experience it, in any creative way....

    In this category of the contest, we ask for landscape (seascape, skyscape, and the like) photographs that in some form represent the 3 primary colors (as usually considered in digital photography and computer displays) Red, Green, and Blue (RGB). These are the 'additive primaries' and not the 'subtractive primaries' that are made up of cyan, magenta, and yellow. This wikipedia provides more information about primary colors:

    These are the suggestions from Marc Muench, the juror of our 2017 show:

    • "Creating images of the landscape is always challenging considering the number of great images being produced today. There are ways to accomplish this however, besides traveling to the ends of the world, and one of the best lessons I had while creating images for art directors was to make sure the three primary colors were represented in a single image. This means red, green and blue must be represented in some location of the composition. Any one of the colors could be less saturated, or darker, but still the more dominant pixel value must be catering towards the primary. This could be captured during the day or night and in any composition, vertical, horizontal, panoramic or square. Have fun!"

  • STUDENT (18 and under)

    Photography in any of the above categories, photographed by a person age 18 or under.

    If you submit as a student (and we recommend to do so if you are under 18), you may submit up to 3 photographs in the student category. This can be any type of photograph, be it monochrome or color, or it may even happen to match the special theme (Primary Color Landscape, for the upcoming show). There is no further categorization within the "student" category.


  • THE MAINE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW is open to all photographers with a Maine year round or summer address - professional, amateur, and student. The show has 4 categories: black and white, color, special annual theme, and student.

    Each photographer may submit up to 3 photographs in any combination of categories.

    THE COST TO ENTER is $10.00 per photo with a maximum of 3 photos per entry. Photographers of accepted work will be notified by mail with further instructions on where and when to deliver the originals for exhibition.

    ACCEPTED PHOTOGRAPHS must be framed and ready to hang and must be presented in a professional manner (see here for more details). All work must be for sale. In addition, selected photographers can provide up to 2 matted prints of their photography for sale in the art bins. A commission of 35% will be charged on all sales made during and/or as a result of this show. Drop off and pick up of accepted work will be the responsibility of the photographer.

    SEND YOUR ENTRY FEE (if not paid by credit card online) check or money order promptly after entry,
    made out to - Boothbay Region Art Foundation MPS -, sent to:

    • The Maine Photography Show (BRAF)
    • P.O. Box 124
    • Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538


  • All care will be taken with entries. However, BRAF, its staff, and the exhibition place and its staff, will not be responsible for any damage or loss, from whatever cause, while originals are in transit or in their custodies.