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What does Burlington mean to you? Can one photo really say a thousand words? Art Center of Burlington is ready to put you to the test! This juried contest is open to the residents of Burlington, Iowa. Photographers young and seasoned, show us your best shot!

Submissions will be accepted until February 28, 2018. ¬†Winners will be emailed March 6th and an Awards Reception will be held March 16, 2018. The public will get a chance to enter ballots to choose their favorite for the People's Choice Award March 12th -16th!¬† Raffle tickets will be available for a chance to WIN the 1st place People’s Choice photo! The photos will be on exhibit and available for purchase after the Awards Reception until March 31, 2018 at the Art Center of Burlington.

Junior (18 and under)
Amateur (No profit, hobby)
Professional (For profit, business)

Categories (Choose 1):
Buildings & Architecture
Landscapes & Parks
Events & Organizations
Native Places & Faces

Entry Details:
- 1 entry per person
- $10 entry fee for Amateur/Professional
- $5 entry fee for Junior (18 & under)
- All entries MUST include entry form and fee, liability waiver, 8x10 print AND a high resolution jpeg of photo entry emailed to Please mail or drop off submissions to Art Center of Burlington, 301 Jefferson Street, Burlington, Iowa 52601.
- Only 8x10 photographs will be accepted, no framing or matting.
- Photos will be mounted to foam board by the Art Center.
- Original artwork only. No signatures or watermarks.
- Art Center of Burlington reserves the right to display your photograph, use it for advertising, and promotional purposes, giving appropriate credit to the photographer.

Amateur/Professional Entry Form
Junior Entry Form

All entries will be mounted on foam board provided by the Art Center. Amateur and professional entries will be displayed in our Mezzanine Gallery and Junior entries in our Mini Gallery. The exhibition will run March 9 through 31st.

Each photograph will be for sale for $50 ($35 for Juniors) on March 16 after the People's Choice has been awarded. Art Center receives a 50% commission of sales. Any unsold prints may be picked up by April 2 or you have the option of donating it to the Art Center.

Ribbons will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each classification.

People's Choice
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place People's Choice will be awarded to the overall participants of Amateur and Professional classifications by public voting. Winners of People's Choice will win cash prize of $100, $50, $25 respectively. People’s Choice 1st place winning photograph will be raffled off during the Awards Reception.

Free and open to the public beginning March 12 and ending March 16 at 6pm during the Award Reception. 1 ballot per person.