Studio Altius is inviting photographers to submit artwork for their 11th Annual SEEN photography exhibition. The finalists are selected by a blind jury. The Grand Prize will be a $600 award, 2nd place will be a $250 award, and 3rd place, a $150 award. Cash Prizes will also be awarded to the SEEN 11 Photographer of the Year (an award given to the overall best collection of submitted images), the Cerven Purchase Award, the People’s Choice Award Winner, and the winner of the SEEN 11 Photographer’s Showcase. First place images in each category will receive hundreds of dollars in prizes from our sponsors. The top images will be displayed in the SEEN 11 show at Studio Altius from March 10-24, 2018. Additionally, a photo book will be made featuring the finalists, and will be made for purchase. Artists have the option to exclude their work from this book. The entry fee for this show is only $10, you may enter as many times in as many categories as you wish, however, you must submit a new entry fee for every piece you enter.
National Artists: Photographers outside the metropolitan area of St. Louis are invited to submit images for the show this year. These submissions will not be eligible for category prizes, but will be judged for inclusion in the show as finalists. Additionally, they will be eligible for the following prizes: Grand Prize, 2nd in Show, 3rd in Show, Purchase Award, People’s Choice Award, and Showcase Award.
Finalist Selection: SEEN 11 is juried by a panel of 5 jurors in two rounds. The first round is an all-digital jury process based on images submitted online at www.seencompetition.com. Finalists will be chosen through this digital adjudication process, and these works will be invited to be displayed in the SEEN 11 Show at Studio Altius in St. Louis, Missouri. Finalist images will consist of the top image in each category (St. Louis artists), the next best 70 images from St. Louis artists, and the next 55 best images overall from national and St. Louis area artists.
SEEN 11 Photographer’s Showcase: On the evening of March 9th, we will hold a tournament style competitive photography event at Studio Altius, open to the public. All photographers who enter six or more images into SEEN 11 will automatically be included in the Photographer’s Showcase. Based on the judges results, we will seed everyone into the tournament brackets, using their best six images. Each round of the bracket will feature head-to-head matchups where everyone in attendance will vote on their favorite images. Each round, one photographer moves on in the tournament and one photographer is eliminated from the Showcase. It’s the March Madness of Photography! Categories do not matter in the Showcase. Showcase results do not effect results of the SEEN judging or People’s Choice Awards. It’s a night of fun that shouldn’t be missed!
SEEN 11 Photography Competition and Show
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