12th Annual Open Photography Contest

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 can submit images in any or all of the three categories of traditional digital or film photography, digital enhanced photography and black and white photography – which will be judged by an accomplished freelance photographer. Cash prizes will be awarded to the best of the show and to the first, second and third place winners in each category.

We invite those 18 and under to enter the Youth Division for free. Cash prizes will be awarded and they will also compete for best in show. Students may submit prints taken with a camera or cell phone of 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 in total. All entry fees will be split between the prizes once the minimum show spend has been removed.

All prints must be ready to hang, labeled and delivered to LEAA the week of September 26 – October 1 from 9am to 1pm, additional hours can be arranged if required. October 1 is the deadline.

The photography exhibition will be hung in the LEAA gallery from October 1 to November 13. There will be a closing reception on November 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. for the awards ceremony, meeting photographers and artists to collect their images.

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


The Youth Division for 18 and under is free to enter and submit up to 4 images

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

Public – the gallery is free and open to the public The photography competition will be displayed from October 1 to November 13

Little Egypt Arts Association

09:00 – 15:00, daily until November 13, 2022.

Event supported by

Little Egypt Arts Association


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