Exhibit Rules

PhotoEx 2017

11th Annual Media Arts Council Juried Photography Exhibit

Theme: Season

Capture Unique Images of Media and Delaware County


All entries must be received by 7:00 PM, Saturday July 22, 2017, regardless of postmark.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The time frame for the entire PhotoEx 2017 event, including the submission deadline, is now one month earlier than previous years.

THEME: Season

Season: A time of year, a flavoring for food, a quality or feature added to something. What does the concept of “season” mean to you? Use your own unique and creative interpretations of this theme in your photographic submissions to the PhotoEx 2017 Juried Exhibition.


Photographs must depict subject matter within Delaware County PA, including the Borough of Media. Download map of Delaware County. In space provided on Entry Form 2017, briefly identify where image was captured, and describe its relationship to exhibit’s theme. Special consideration will be given to those unique images that not only exemplify good composition and photography, but also depict a viewpoint of Media and Delaware County that is unique to our town or community. Artist is not required to reside in Delaware County or Media Borough.


Previous submissions to PhotoEx or Media ICONS are not permitted. Media Arts Council board members, employees, and their family members may enter the competition and be accepted for exhibit, but will not be eligible to be judged for awards and prizes.


Media Arts Council’s Gallery at 609-B West State Street, Media, PA. (adjacent to The Sterling Pig Brew Pub, where State Street meets Baltimore Pike) See map.


Submitted images must be on CD or USB flash drive.

Submit images in JPEG files at highest quality, 300ppi, 1800 pixels in longest dimension.


$35 total for up to three images; $5 for each additional image up to maximum of five images. Entry Fee may be paid by check or money order payable to “Media Arts Council,” and drawn on a U.S. bank. Please note on check memo, “PhotoEx 2017.” M.A.C. Artist Registry paid-up members may deduct $10 from total fee. If you would like to pay by cash or are concerned about the security of the delivery, bring your entire submission to the single-time drop-off point indicated under DELIVERY OF ENTRIES.

LABEL CD or USB flash drive with your name and “PhotoEx 2017.”


Last Name, First Name, and # corresponding to entry # on Entry Form (i.e. Doe_John_03.jpg). Download and print Entry Form

Do NOT imbed any information on the image file itself, such as name, copyright, logo, etc., to keep judging anonymous.

All images will be judged individually, regardless of whether they are part of a series.


All entries must be received by 7:00 PM, Saturday July 22, 2017, regardless of postmark.


Mail or Hand-Deliver entry CD or flash drive together with Entry Form and fee to:

Media Arts Council – Attn: PhotoEx 2017
609-B West State Street,
Media PA 19063

  • Please adequately protect CD or flash drive from being damaged in mail or handling.
  • If hand-delivering while Gallery is closed, deposit package in 609-B mailbox adjacent to M.A.C. Gallery door.
  • Signature-accepted delivery requirements are NOT available, so please indicate on your package that a signature is NOT required.
  • Your CDs or flash drives will be held until the show closes, and returned to you upon request when you retrieve unsold works. All digital image files will be retained for use in M.A.C.’s online galleries of the juror-selected works.
  • Media Arts Council will also hold a one-day only drop off opportunity on Saturday July 22, 2017, 11am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm at the Media Arts Council Gallery, 609-B West State Street, Media PA.


Entrants will be notified via email of their acceptance into the exhibit on or about July 29, 2017.


  • By submitting the PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT ENTRY FORM, you agree that:
  • You accept all the terms and conditions of these Rules and the Call for Entry.
  • The images submitted are your own work and that there is no copyright infringement. M.A.C. will not be held liable for any infringement of rights that might arise in connection with the jurying, displaying, or sale of any image.
  • Use Rights: All artists maintain copyright on their images. If your image is selected for exhibit, you grant M.A.C. the right to use that image for the purpose of marketing, calls for entry, the M.A.C. website, online exhibits, printed catalogs, or other M.A.C. programs without further contact or compensation from M.A.C.
  • Media Arts Council is not responsible for damage to or loss of any artwork.


Media Arts Council will handle all sales of the artwork, and take a 40% commission on works sold from the exhibit.

PREPARATION OF ACCEPTED WORKS FOR EXHIBIT (Please read carefully, as improperly prepared works will not be exhibited)

  • All photographs accepted for the exhibit must be delivered properly prepared for gallery display in the Photo Exhibit, with hanging wire or other suitable ready-to-hang device.
  • The following kinds of presentations are acceptable:
  • Framed with or without mats.
  • Gallery wrapped canvas.
  • Photographs on metal panel.
  • Standouts.
  • No works may be larger than 24”x 36” overall, including frame.
  • M.A.C. is not responsible for adjustments to poorly framed or prepared art. Improperly prepared works will not be exhibited. Upon delivery, if any piece is determined to be improperly prepared for exhibit, you will be given the opportunity to make corrections and re-deliver until 8 PM on Sunday August 27, 2017.

CAUTION: DO NOT write on the back of the photographic print itself, which could cause an impression, or bleed through to the front of the finished work!


Accepted works must be hand-delivered to the Media Arts Council Gallery at 609-B West State Street in Media during the following drop-off hours:

Saturday, August 26, 2017 11 AM – 2 PM, or

Sunday, August 27, 2017, 4 – 7 PM

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT The Exhibit will open Saturday September 9, 2017 at 4pm, and run through Saturday September 30, 2017.

Please consider assisting in the success of the show by volunteering for gallery-sitting during open hours.


Awards will be announced and presented during the exhibit Opening event.


Pick up your unsold works at the M.A.C. Gallery at 609-B West State Street in Media immediately following the show’s closing on Saturday, September 30, 2017 or the next day, Sunday October 1, between 11 AM and 2 PM.

The artist or his/her designee must personally retrieve all works. M.A.C. will not be responsible for packing, delivering or shipping works.

Any works not retrieved by the published last retrieval time will be subject to a $10 per piece storage fee. If not retrieved within 30 days, the works will become part of the M.A.C. permanent collection.


Use this checklist before you submit your entries.

  • Please adequately protect CD or flash drive from being damaged in mail or handling.
  • Label submitted CD or flash drive with your name, contact email and “Photo Exhibit 2017” containing up to 5 photo submission files (each photo file named: last name_first name_entry form line #, i.e. Jones_Jane_03.jpg
  • Completed Entry Form (Download and print Entry Form 2017)
  • Check or money order payable to Media Arts Council, with memo “PhotoEx 2017.”
  • $35.00 for up to 3 images; $5 for each additional image for a maximum of 5 images.
  • Mail submission so that it is received (regardless of postmark), or hand-delivered on or before July 22, 2017 by 7 PM.
  • If paying by cash or you are concerned about the security of the delivery, bring your entire entry submission to the single-time drop-off point indicated under DELIVERY OF ENTRIES.


All entrants grant the Media Arts Council the right to reproduce work selected in the promotional endeavors of the Media Arts Council when specifically promoting the arts and culture of Media, PA. No works will be used in a for-profit endeavor without the written consent of the artist.

For information concerning situations when signed model and/or property release forms may be necessary, and for samples of wording, please see this link.


We are extremely pleased to announce this year’s juror, Chris Dietrich. Chris was the founder of Media Arts Council’s photographic exhibition 11 years ago, and served for most of that time as the driving force in organizing and making it a reality. Chris has used his extensive background in art, art history, graphic design, photography and expressions of ideas in a personal creative level, as well as in commercial graphic design as the owner and art director of Watertable Creative, www.H2Otable.com. We are delighted to honor all of Chris’ creative contributions and his proven artistic eye by selecting him as this year’s juror.

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