Competition Rules

Photographers from  Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and adjacent states may submit up to three prints maximum. Prints should not be mounted, or framed. Prints must be between 8×10 in. (min.) and 8×12 in. (max.) with no border greater than 1/4 in. Prints can be submitted by the photographer via mailing to: MAPSym, 1722 N. College Ave Ste C 129, Fayetteville AR 72703 or in person at a Bedford Camera & Video by May 1, 2017 deadline. Contact information must be listed on back lower right hand corner of print.  Must include Name, Address, Email, Telephone Number along with competition category. Photos with incomplete information will be disqualified. All types of photographic prints will be acceptable, including commercially made, digitally produced, and hand colored (transparent oils) prints. There is no fee to enter the competition.

Please, ensure you have a duplicate print, file, or negative, as photographs will not be returned. MAPSym will not be responsible for damaged or misplaced photographs and assumes no liability. Submissions are ranked by a panel of judges chaired by Janie Blanchard, 2017 MAPSym Competition chairman. All panel decisions are final. Winning entrants must provide a high resolution digital file of the image for the purpose of printing the the exhibit print. For more information email

No purchase or fee is required for entry. Contest open to residents of the United States, with primary residence in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and contiguous states. Winner may be charged shipping if unable to receive prizes at the Mid-America Photography Symposium. Any prize details not specified will be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. A winner may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. All prize values listed in Ozark Photographic Challenge promotions are estimates and based on manufactures suggested retail pricing. Winners are responsible for paying any income taxes and any and all other costs and expenses not listed.