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Photography Contest

  • Plains Indians & Pioneers Museum 2009 Williams Avenue Woodward, OK, 73801 United States (map)


Photography Contest

Plains Indians & Pioneers Museum
2009 Williams Ave. Woodward, OK. 73801
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"Photography Contest"

Capture an image that reflects this year's theme: “Shadows”

1.  Category 1:   Scenic          (Anything with a manmade structure/item in the photo.)
2.  Category 2:   Landscape    (Anything without a man-made structure/item in the photo.)
3.  Category 3:   Portraits
4.  Category 4:   Still Life
5. Category 5:    Floral
6. Category 6:    Animal

7. Category 7:    Insect

8. Category 8:    Black & White (All B&W are judged together regardless of subject matter.)


Theme Award   (“Shadows”.)

Best of Show



1. Within each category, there will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner:
First prize: $75, Second prize: $50 and third prize: $25
2. Best Photo of Theme Award: $125
3. Best of Show:            $200
4. People's Choice:        People's Choice Ribbon.

Contest Rules Submission
all entries must be received at the Plains Indians & Pioneers Museum, by 5:00 p.m. Sept 1,  2018. Entries may be submitted starting August 1, 2018. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form and fee. (Copy attached) Submissions for the THEME award should be marked as such on the entry form. Entry fees are $10 per entry or $25 for three. Entry forms may also be submitted through our website at, Click on the events link. The judging will be on Tuesday September 4, 2018, with the show opening to the public on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The show will close October 20, 2018.

Make checks payable to Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum, or Pipm. There is no limit to the number of entries that can be submitted. 

Eligibility requirements:
Each image must be the work of the person submitting the image.
Entrants under 18 years of age must submit a release from a parent or guardian.
Images must have been created within the previous three years.
Images that have won in previous PIPM photography competitions are NOT eligible.

Size: The image must be 8" X 10 or 8” X 12. No larger no smaller.
Matting: Each image must be presented in a WHITE mat (NO FRAMES) no cream color or off-white. (No double or triple matting). Mat can be no larger than 11" X 14". The museum will have mats for sale also.

Do not place any identification on the image itself or on the front of the mat.

If there is any question on how the picture should be hung, indicate it on the back of the mat.
Judging: Entries will be evaluated based on appeal, content, and photographic skill. Any deviation from the rules will result in the photo not being accepted. The decision of the judge(s) is final, both for the winning entries and images selected for the exhibition. Not all entries will be accepted, as this is a juried show.
Sales:  If your photo is for sale, indicate so on the entry form, PIPM will receive a 30% commission for any images sold as part of the contest or the exhibition.

All entrants agree that PIPM has the right to use, without further compensation, their photographs for promotion and publication of the photography contest, as well as other related uses.

The judge for the 35th Annual Photography Contest will be: Bryan Dahlvang.

Awards will be presented at 3:00 p.m. on October 20th during the reception from 2 to 4 p.m. . . . All photographs will be removed from the PIPM gallery following the closing reception. Entrants that are unable to pick up their entries following the closing reception, and wish to have their entries returned, must provide a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) or make other arrangements with PIPM

Entries that are not picked up by December 1, 2018 will be disposed of.

Entry Form

Submit one unattached entry form for each image.
Photocopies of this form are acceptable.

Mail or hand carry entries to:
Plains Indians & Pioneers Museum
2009 Williams Ave.
Woodward OK. 73801

Hours: Tues-Saturday 10:00am to 5:00p.m

All entries must be received by the museum no later than 5:00 pm Sept 1, 2018.
Questions / more information: telephone (580)256-6136 or



Plains Indians & Pioneers Museum

35th Annual Photography Contest & Exhibition

Entry Form

Submit 1 (1) entry form for each image:


Photocopies of this form are acceptable, Mail e-mail or hand – carry entries to:

Plains Indians & Pioneers Museum

2009 Williams Ave

Woodward OK 73801


All entries must be received by the museum no later than 5:00 p.m. Sept 1, 2018.

Questions / more information: Tel: (580) 256-6136 or email:


Complete all of the information below. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.




Name of entrant: _____________________________________________________________






Title of Image:  (If any) __________________________________________________________

Entry for sale?                        Yes                   Price                            No


I have read & agree to these contest rules & affirm that this entry is in compliance with them. I understand that the museum assumes no responsibility for images submitted.


Category for judging:                        1          2          3          4          5          6          7          8         


Theme Award?           Yes       No       (circle one)



Entrants Signature:                                                                                       Date


If under the age of 18

Parent/Guardian’s Signature:                                                                      Date










































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