PhotoEx Juried Photography Exhibit 2022 - Call For Entries

The 16th Annual Media Arts Council Juried Photography Exhibition (PhotoEx) is open to amateur and professional photographers nationwide.

2022 Theme: “In the Moment” 

Photography stops time and captures unique moments of light on subject matter. Whether intentional or through a fleeting serendipitous shutter click, use your own unique interpretation of this theme in your photographic submissions. The juror will consider good composition and photographic technique, as well as interesting, unusual subject matter, and interpretation of the theme. All works will be considered equally regardless of format or availability for hanging.

Juror: Amie Potsic

Amie Potsic is the CEO and Principal of Amie Potsic Art Advisory LLC, Host of the Art Watch Radio Show & Podcast, as well as an established photographer and installation artist. Ms. Potsic provides exceptional advisory services for collectors, artists, institutions, and businesses. She has extensive experience curating exhibitions for galleries, universities, and museums.  An Associate Member of the Appraisers Association of America, she is a trained fine art appraiser with expertise in vintage and contemporary photography.

Submission Details

Submission Deadline:

All entries must be received by 11:59 pm on Friday August 26, 2022, through the online Entry Form below.

Submission fees are:

$35 for up to 3 entries
$40 for 4 entries
$45 for up to 5 entries

Cash Awards:

  • First Place Award – $300
  • Second Place Award – $200
  • Third Place Award – $100
  • Honorable Mention Award – $50
  • Michael J. Berman Award – $50

Exceptions: 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.

Image Submissions:

All submitted images must be uploaded digitally to the Form below and follow these specifications. We will not accept any works unless the file format, file name, and image sizes are as listed below:

File Format & Size: JPG – 72 dpi, 2400px on longest side
File Name: First Last – Title of Work – Price.jpg
(Example: Ansel Adams – Grand Canyon – 15000.jpg)

  • DO NOT imbed any information in the image area 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.
  • No physical artwork will be accepted at initial submission.

Notification Of Acceptance:

  • Entrants will be notified via email of their acceptance into the exhibit on or about September 5, 2022.
  • Preparation of Accepted Works for Exhibit: This will be our first hybrid exhibit with ALL entrants displayed in our online gallery as well as available framed works hung and exhibited in our physical gallery in Media, PA.

Sales and Commission:

All digitally submitted works are eligible for sale as print-only production unless you indicate it as Not For Sale. All framed pieces can also be sold “as-is” and available for pickup from the MAC Arts Center at the culmination of our October exhibit. Media Arts Council will handle all sales of the artwork and receive a 40% commission on works sold from the exhibit.


  • All accepted works will be included in the Online PhotoEx 2022 Exhibit, which will be available online for the foreseeable future. All accepted works that are also available for framing and exhibit in the MAC Art Center will be exhibited from Friday, October 7th through Sunday, October 30th. We hope to display as many online-only submissions in our physical gallery using a large rotating monitor display. To be determined.
  • Our in-person Opening will take place in the MAC Arts Center, 11 East State Street, Media PA on Friday October 7, 2022. We hope to include an online livestream of the event or a concurrent Zoom call for those who cannot attend in person. TBD.
  • Awards will be announced during the Gallery Opening. Checks will be sent via postal mail afterwards.

Framed Works:

These guidelines apply to any local photographers who are accepted as a finalist and would like to submit framed works for hanging in the MAC Arts Center Gallery. (Please read carefully, as improperly prepared works will not be exhibited.)

  • All physical pieces must be “hang-ready” and must have all hardware secured and fastened to allow for each piece to be hung from a single wire in the center of the piece. No “claws” or hanging clips will be accepted. Works not suitable for hanging will be rejected from the physical show.
  • All physical pieces must be framed at a dimension smaller than (<) 36″ on its longest side regardless of the final image size. Please contact the PhotoEx Committee regarding works submitted that are already framed at a larger size and we will see if we can accommodate.
  • The following presentations are acceptable:
                – Framed with or without matte
                – Gallery wrapped canvas
                – Photographs on metal panel
                – Standouts
  • Please place a label of some fashion on the back of your work so that we may identify each piece. 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.
  • MAC 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 inadequate for exhibit, you will be given the opportunity to make corrections and re-deliver on Sunday October 2, 2022 from 11am-1pm.
  • All physical pieces must be hand delivered to the MAC Arts Center on Sunday October 2, 2022 between the hours of 3pm and 6pm. No deliveries, mail, or courier services will be accepted.
  • Once our October Gallery Rotation is concluded, all physical works must be picked up at the Gallery on Sunday, October 30th 4pm to 6pm.
  • MAC 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 MAC permanent collection.

If you have any questions, please email us at

PhotoEx 2022: Online Submission Form

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