Artists may submit up to 10 photographic works. Only photographic processes will be accepted. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in a Paducah Photo exhibition. There are no size restrictions.


Entries are now submitted solely online through this website.
If one or more of your works should be accepted into the show you will receive subsequent instructions on final presentation.

Entries are submitted electronically through this website. To get started, create a free account. Once your account is created and you log in, click the "submit a photo" link on the left navigation. Credit card payment only. Deadline for online entries is 11:59pm CST on April 19th.

No more than 10 photographs may be submitted by any photographer. A nonrefundable entry fee of $10 is required for each photograph submitted for consideration.

Entries submitted via email or mail to the Yeiser will not be accepted.

Notification & Accepted Entries

All entries selected for exhibition will be posted to the web site by May 15.

Accepted entries must be shipped prepaid and include prepaid return shipping with label. Only FedEX and UPS shippers are allowed. All work, if appropriate, must be framed using Plexiglass (acrylic glass) and black, white or gray mats. The Yeiser Art Center will provide printing solutions for artists who request it. Additional instructions will be sent to accepted entrants.


Sales will be encouraged where works are offered for purchase, but work need not be for sale to enter. Yeiser Art Center will keep the standard gallery 40% commission on all sales, so price your work accordingly. Work will be insured for the duration of the exhibition for the value of the work, or 60% of the retail price. Artists are responsible for insuring their work during transit to and from the Yeiser.


$2,000 in cash will be given by the juror. Awards will be made in the following amounts:

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


Yeiser Art Center will take all due care in the handling of entries but cannot accept any financial liability for loss or damage of any entry. If an artist fails to pick up work or provide a return shipping label during the work return period, after 30 days, the Yeiser Art Center shall have the right at its discretion to dispose of the work as they see fit. Artists not wishing to pay for return shipping may request the work to be destroyed or allow the Yeiser Art Center to sell the work to support the organization's mission.


Paducah Photo is a juried competition. All entry fees are nonrefundable. There is no assurance implied that any given entry or group of entries will be juried into the show and included for display in the final exhibition.


Open to all photographers. Employees, staff, and board and committee members of the Yeiser Art Center, and employees of Paducah Printing and Horizon Media Group are ineligible.


Participating photographers retain ownership of all photographic copyrights but in consideration for inclusion in the exhibition grant Paducah Photo the right, without compensation, to reproduce said photographs for the sole purpose of press releases, web site inclusion, marketing and the promotion of present and future Paducah Photo competitions.