About the Show
The Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition is one of the Allegany Arts Council's signature events, now entering its seventh year. Established in 2015, it began as a way to showcase photography talent in the region, but quickly grew into a nationally-recognized show.
Each year, the competition has continued to grow, reaching nearly 1000 entries nationwide from photographers representing 38 states. Today, the show serves as a model for other organizations seeking to develop programs of their own.
Typically, the competition features three categories: black and white (monochrome), color, and a third category, which has ranged from experimental to photography as sculpture. This wild card category always brings depth and interest to the exhibition. The show itself offers a diverse and wide-ranging look at the world of photography, including street photography, portraiture, landscape and still life, fine art and many other styles and techniques.
The exhibition will run from April 2-24, 2021.
The call for entry is under development and will be available in the final quarter of 2020.
If you’d like to receive additional information about future calls for entry, please e-mail us.
Annually, the competition awards $5,000 in prizes for Best in Show, best of awards in each category, and an interactive People's Choice award.