Paducah Photo 2014 Entry Deadline April 19
By Josh White, Yeiser Art Center
PADUCAH, KY - Paducah Photo is now accepting entries for the 2014 competition and exhibition. The deadline has been extended to midnight on April 19th.
Prizes of $2,500 will be awarded to selected artists.

International Photographers Awards:
First - $1,000
Second - $500
Third - $300
2 Honorable Mentions - $100

Regional Showcase Awards:
First - $200
Second - $100
Third - $50
6 Honorable Mentions - $25

To be eligible for the 2014 Regional Showcase, photographers must enter Paducah Photo 2014. These works will be exhibited at Maiden Alley Cinema in tandem with the Paducah Photo 2014 exhibition. All international entries not selected for Paducah Photo 2014 will automatically be considered for the Regional Showcase.

You can click here to enter your photography:

Yeiser proudly announces that Mary Ann Redding, Photography Department Chair at the Santa Fe University of Art & Design, will be the juror for this year's exhibition!

Mary Ann has been the Chair of the Photography Department since January 2012. For the previous five years she was the Curator of Photography at the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, where she curated two major exhibitions:  Contemplative Landscape and Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe. Recent exhibitions include: In/Visible Borders: 19 New Mexico Photographers at the Marion Center for Photographic Arts and the Santa Fe Community Gallery; David Taylor: Working the Line at the New Mexico History Museum; A Passionate Light: The SX-70 Polaroids of H. J. Waldrum at the Albuquerque Museum of Art; and Separating Species & Grasslands at 516 ARTS, Albuquerque. Previous professional positions include: Director and Curator at the New Mexico State University Art Gallery, and Executive Director and Curator of the Light Factory in Charlotte, NC. Redding has published numerous essays on photography and contemporary art. Recent publications include Gila: Radical Visions/The Enduring Silence, Photographs by Michael P. Berman; Light in the Desert: Photographs by Tony O'Brien and  Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe, all published by The Museum of New Mexico Press; and Grasslands/Separating Species published by Radius Books in conjunction with the exhibition at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque.

Yeiser Art Center's mission of developing the appreciation of the visual arts and nurturing the creative spirit played an important role in Paducah's designation as the world's seventh City of Crafts and Folk Art by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Membership in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network cultivated this exciting new opportunity with Santa Fe, New Mexico, also appointed a UNESCO City of Design, Crafts and Folk Art.

Yeiser Art Center looks forward to the partnership with Mary Anne Redding and the Santa Fe University of Art & Design Photography Department. The potential to optimize, reach and grow the Paducah Photo exhibition is thrilling!

Originating in 1975, Paducah Photo has grown from a fledgling contest to the Mid-South's most prestigious annual photographic event. Based in Western Kentucky, Paducah Photo is open to all photographers working in digital or film photography, including color and black and white photography, photographic book arts and photographic alternative processes. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years, and not previously exhibited in a Paducah Photo exhibition.

For any questions, please call Joshua E. White at 270-442-2453 or email

Published 08:40 AM, Saturday Apr. 12, 2014
Updated 09:02 AM, Saturday Apr. 12, 2014

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