About the Competition

2013 Awards

Up to $2,000 in cash will awarded by the jurors. Awards will be made in the following amounts:

  • First Place $1,000
  • Second Place $500
  • Third Place $300
  • 2 Honorable Mentions ($100 each)

Paducah Photo 2013 Regional Showcase

Enter Paducah Photo 2013 and if you live in the counties listed below, AUTOMATICALLY be entered into the pool for regional selection. There is no additional fee! Selections for the Paducah Photo Regional Showcase will be made by the Paducah Photo Committee.

Regional Showcase Awards:

  • 1st $200
  • 2nd $100
  • 3rd $50
  • Honorable Mention $25 (6 in total)

Counties for Regional Showcase will include:


  • McCracken
  • Ballard
  • Carlisle
  • Fulton
  • Graves
  • Hickman
  • Marshall
  • Livingston
  • Calloway
  • Trigg




Originating in 1975, The Paducah Summer Festival Photo Competition has grown from a fledgling contest to Paducah Photo, the region's most prestigious annual photographic event. It is open to all without restrictions on size or content. It provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision and presentation and cash rewards for works of exceptional merit.

Each year from the hundreds of works submitted, 60 to 100 images are selected for exhibition by a highly qualified juror, with 8 to 10 of them receiving cash awards.

There is a catered opening reception for the show, a juror's critique and awards presentation.