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Beck Focus Entry

A Juried Photography Contest

Join us for Beck Focus, the first Juried Photography Contest hosted by Beck Center for the Arts.

Focus Juried Art Competion, Beck Center for the Arts 2016

Entry Form

Entry Deadline: Saturday, July 9, 2016.

Drop-off: Saturday, July 9 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. | No late entries will be accepted, no changes to entries will be allowed.

Artwork must be framed and wire backed, clearly labeled per the entry form, and ready to hang.

Opening Night Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, July 15 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Beck Focus will be on display in the Jean Bulicek Galleria July 15 - August 21

Selected entries will be notified by telephone by Wednesday, July 13, 2016

If you do not receive a phone call, you must collect your non-selected entries on Thursday, July 14 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Beck Center is not responsible for items not picked up by that date.

Contest Rules

  • Maximum of three entries will be accepted per photographer.
  • There is a nonrefundable fee of $10 per photographer.
  • All artwork must be on photographic paper.
  • All artwork must have a label on the back of the frame with artist's name, city, phone number, title, division, and category.
  • All artwork must be framed, matted, wired, and ready to hang. Artwork without a fixed and secure wire will not be accepted.
  • Finished frame size minimum is 8"x10", and maximum is 30"x30". Please note that frames and mattes are part of the presentation of the work, and will be taken into account by judges.
  • Artwork must be "family friendly". No nudes, suggestive material, or violent images will be accepted. Judges subjective opinions are final.


Amateur Division

  • Photographers who do not market themselves as a photographer. They are hobbyists, students, and individuals who simply love photography. Open to adults and youth amateurs.


  • Photographers who earn money from photographic services. They promote themselves on social media, or have earned top honors in other photography competitions. Open only to adults.


In each division, photographs will be judged in the following categories:

  • A. Nature | Landscape | Botanical
  • B. People | Portraits
  • C. Travel | Places
  • D. Lens Based Digital Art - Heavily edited work using digital photography.

The jury committee reserves the right to decline any entry due to content or presentation, to limit the number of entries, or to move entries to a suitable division or category as they deem necessary.


11 cash prizes will be awarded totally $750

  • Best in show for ¬†Amateur and Professional divisions: $150 each
  • Best in category for Nature, People, Travel, and Digital art: $50 each
  • Juror's Choice Youth Award: $50 For selected artwork by an entrant 16 and under.

Photographs will not be eligible for multiple awards

Entry Information

Please print off the entry form, clearly print your responses, and submit it with your photography.

Entry Form


Photography for Sale

All selected entrants who wish to sell their photographs will have the opportunity to do so. Beck Center Galleries are highly trafficked and staffed with Customer Service representatives who will be able to complete sales.  Beck Center provides 80% of all sales to the artist and 20% is retained for gallery fees. If you do not list the sale price on your entry form, your photography will not be made available for sale during the exhibition. No changes will be accepted after submission on July 9. Artists will receive a check for sold work within a few weeks of the close of the exhibition.

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