Maine Photography Show 2018 - 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 26, 2018. Entries will be accepted from December 1, 2018.

    ENTRY PHOTOS MUST be in jpeg format. We suggest a resolution at 300 dpi with the longest 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 2018 Special Annual Category: Remnants

    In this annually changing category, this year we are soliciting images that were taken or processed showing images in Remnants light.

    The human eye is incapable of seeing infrared light, so infrared photography can produce images with very intersting visual effects.

    There are multiple ways to create Infrared visual effect of your images. The best but most costly way certainly is to have a camera converted for IR shooting. However, in many cases, you may be able to use an IR filter (unless you have a camera model that blocks IR light). One of the main drawbacks here is very long exposure times. There is also software available for simulating IR effects on existing regular images.

    Obviously, IR photography is not for everyone. If it's not for you, please enter your work in our Color and Black and White categories.

    For more inspiration about shooting in Infrared, please also take a look at the blog from our juror Ron Rostenstock: Exploring the Mystery of Infrared

    In any case, this is a category where you explore new fields of photography - be creative.

  • 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 category (Remnants, 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.