The Appleton’s annual contest features new categories to inspire both novice and experienced mobile photographers. Submissions will be juried by Mark Anderson, a photographer and public relations specialist for Marion County. Prizes will be awarded in each category and all entries will be on view in an exhibition at the Appleton from Aug. 15-Sept. 11. This contest is open to all ages. No experience is necessary and there is no fee to enter. Participants may submit up to two photos in each category.
“Each year we’re absolutely delighted to see all of the creative, unique and fun responses to each of the categories,” said Victoria Billig, Appleton Museum assistant director. “We very much look forward to seeing this year’s entries and displaying them all in our Preview Gallery.”
Categories and Instructions
Have you ever taken a photo by accident, or had a photo turn out unexpectedly contest-worthy? Send us your photos with a brief explanation of why and how they are accidentally awesome.
Weather, wildlife, fruits, flowers and more — show us how nature has inspired your mobile photography.
Movement can communicate a sense of action or mood and help tell a story. Send us your favorite motion shots!
Use your family, friends or pets as inspiration for this category. Don’t be afraid to get creative!
Entries must be taken with a mobile device (mobile phone or tablet); photos taken with film or digital cameras will not be accepted.
From July 1-31, email photos to AppletonMuseum@cf.edu; include the category in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Photos must be sent via email. Entries submitted by mail or through Facebook or other social media will not be accepted.
Submitting to more than one category? Please send separate emails for each category. And remember, no more than two photos per category will be accepted.
Entries will be juried, and winning photos will be selected based on creativity, quality, responsiveness to the category and overall impact. Winners will be notified before announcements are made on social media. All entries will be printed and displayed in the museum. For ease of printing, photos will be cropped by the Appleton to square or 4 x 5 inches; no guarantees for special printing of panoramas.
Exhibition Dates: Aug. 15-Sept. 11, 2022
Regular museum admission fees apply to see this exhibition. Admission is free on Sept. 3 as part of the Free First Saturday program.
The Appleton Museum, Artspace and Store are open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. A campus of the College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Parking is free. For more information, call 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org.