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Photographers Juried Competition

Plein Air photgraphers in 2013Official 2015 Call to Photographers document

The juried competition is a project of the Economic and Cultural Development Group (ECDG) of Camp Hill, PA and culminates with generous awards presentations on Friday, May 29th and a multi-day exhibition and sale at Camp Hill Borough's Prosser Hall, 2145 Walnut Street, Camp Hill, PA.

The primary competition requires a formal completed application, $25 fee and the submission of digital examples of three selected pieces by March 16th. The submissions will be reviewed by a jury of experts, and photographers will be notified of their acceptance into the competition by March 31, 2015.

The 2015 Plein Air Camp Hill event will run from the Friday May 29th Collector's Preview Party until Sunday, May 31st.

Application Process

Photographers wishing to participate must complete this Photographer Entry Form, pay a $25 registration fee and submit three selected pieces in digital format. You have two ways to enter. You may email your entry form and entry pieces to, paying the $25 registration fee through the PayPal button below. You may also mail your entry form, properly labeled CD with entry pieces, and $25 check payable to 'ECDG' to:

Plein Air Camp Hill
Photography, c/o ECDG
P.O. Box 411
Camp Hill, PA 17001

Registration deadline is March 16, 2015. All entrants will be juried by a committee and notified of their acceptance by March 31, 2015. The total number of participants is limited to the first 100 accepted.

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In the spirit of the event, photographers must shoot their photos to be judged within the Central Pennsylvania region from May 25th through May 29th. The "region" is defined as Cumberland, Dauphin, York, Perry, Lancaster and Adams counties.

On Friday, May 29th, between 12 noon and 1:00 pm, photographers must turn in no more than two completed, framed and ready-to-hang works, along with easels to display the works. Requirements for these pieces are:

  • Two-dimensional; minimum framed size of 5"x7" and a maximum framed size of 20"x24". For purposes of this competition, framed size refers to the "outside dimensions" of any framed piece, including frame
  • Images must be taken outdoors within the central PA region
  • All submitted photography must be available for sale

2015 Competition Cash Awards

    1st Place Award, $2000
    2nd Place Award, $1000
    3rd Place Award, $750
    There will also be non-cash awards: Honorable Mention Award, Artists' Choice Award, People's Choice Award and a Purchase Award.

Beyond this juried competition, Plein Air Camp Hill also hosts a Quick Shoot Competition for photographers.

2015 Timeline

March 16thSubmission Deadline. 2015 Painter Entry Form
March 31stAnnouncement of Competition Photographers
May 25-29Photographers shoot within the Central Pennsylvania region and, on Friday, May 29th, submit no more than completed & framed works for awards judging.
May 29thCollector's Preview Party, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
May 30-31Exhibit and sale of photographs continues.
May 30thQuick Shoot Event. Any photographer has the option to register and participate in a Quick Shoot competition.
May 31stLast day for exhibit and sales. Sales gallery closes at 3:00pm. Artists must pick up unsold work between 3:00 & 5:00pm.
Forms2015 Photographer Entry Form
 Artwork Release Form
 2015 Call to Photographers

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2015 Sponsors

Camp Hill Borough    Reager Adler, 2014 Bronze Sponsor    Everest Care Management, 2014 Bronze Sponsor   RSR Realtors, 2014 Bronze Sponsor

Penica and Associates, 2015 Painters Awards Sponsor    Lamar Advertising, Contributing Sponsor    Alpha Consulting Engineers, Sustainer of Plein Air    Centric Bank, Sustainer of Plein Air Sponsor    FMA Advisory, Sustainer of Plein Air    Metro Bank, Sustainer of Plein Air

Char's Restaurant, Friend of Plein Air Sponsor    Creative Elegance Boutique, Friend of Plein Air Sponsor    Dr. Peter Brier, Internists of Central PA, Friend of Plein Air Sponsor    Optima Technology Associates, Friend of Plein Air Sponsor    Pennsylvania Retina Specialists, Friends of Plein Air    Kern and Comapny, Friends of Plein Air    PleinAir Magazine, Contributing Sponsor    Leon E. Wintermeyer, Inc, Friend of Plein Air Sponsor    Leon E. Wintermeyer, Inc, Friend of Plein Air Sponsor    West Shore Photpgrpahy Club, Student Awards Sponsor