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12th Annual Open Photography Invitational

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12th Annual Open Photography Invitational

The Little Egypt Arts Association (LEAA) and the Artistic Lens Photographic Society (ALPS) invite all photographers in Southern Illinois and surrounding areas to submit images to the 12 Annual LEAA Photo Invitational. You may enter images in any or all of the three categories Traditional Digital or Film Photography, Digitally Enhanced, and Black and White Photography - to be judged by an independent accomplished photographer. Cash Prizes will be awarded to the Best of Show and First, Second, and Third place winners in each category.

We invite 18 and younger to enter the Youth Division for free. Cash prizes will be awarded and they will also compete for Best of Show. Students can submit prints taken with a camera or a cell phone up to four images.

All other photographers can submit their images for a small entry fee of $20 for the first image and $5 each additional, up to four images total. All entry fee money will be divided among the prizes after minimal show expenses are taken out.

All prints are to be ready to hang, labeled, and delivered to LEAA the week of September 26th - October 1st from 9am - 1pm, additional hours can be arranged if needed. October 1st is the deadline.

The photography show will hang in the gallery at LEAA October 1st - November 13th. There will be a closing reception on November 13th from 1-3pm for prizes to be awarded, meet photographers, and artists to pick up their images.

Come view the show and see the talented photographers we have here in Southern Illinois. Some images may be available for purchase.


Youth division for 18 and younger is free to enter and submit up to 4 images

Artist Division is $20 first image, $5 each additional up to 4 total

Public - the gallery is free and open to the public Photography Competition will be displayed from October 1st - November 13th

Little Egypt Arts Association
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM, every day through Nov 13, 2022.

Event Supported By

Little Egypt Arts Association

Artist Group Info

Kris Killman
Little Egypt Arts Association
601 Tower Square Plaza
Marion, Illinois 62959