Historic Spanish Point’s 2nd Annual Photographic Contest

Presented by the Historic Spanish Point Volunteer Association

Historic Spanish Point’s Volunteer Association is proud to present the 2nd annual Pictures at The Point Photographic Contest. We welcome photographers of all levels and experience to enter their original works of photographs taken at Historic Spanish Point. Entries will be judged for ribbon prizes and displayed in the new gallery at Historic Spanish Point’s Visitor Center for public viewing.

Proceeds of this photographic contest benefit Historic Spanish Point and the critical work of its Volunteer Association.

Contest Rules

  1. Photographs must be taken at Historic Spanish Point within the last year. All photographs must be original works and owned by the entrant.
  2. Photographs must be printed 16″x 20″ and mounted on 16″ x 20″ black foam core. (Matting and framing are not allowed.)
  3. Each entrant may submit up to two photographs.
  4. Basic editing, such as cropping, is allowed. No special effects or techniques are permitted.
  5. All photographs must have attached Entry Form A (download a printable entry form below). Please affix to the back, right-hand corner of the foam core.
  6. Entry form B (online or paper) and payment must be received before or at the time of drop off of the photograph.
  7. Entrants may select to give permission to Historic Spanish Point to use a digital copy of their entry/entries for future marketing purposes with photographer credit.

Opening Reception

We invite all participants, their families and friends, and the public to join us for a FREE opening reception on Wednesday, April 8th from 5:30-7:30pm at our Visitors Center. Enjoy free lite bites and a cash bar while viewing all photo contest entries. Photo contest winners will be announced during the event.

Important Dates for Entrants:

Monday, March 2, 2020 – The first day entries can be accepted. Entrants may drop off their original works at the Historic Spanish Point Visitor Centers from 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 –DEADLINE for all entries.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 — Opening Reception 5:30-7:30pm. Winners announced in each category. 

Monday, May 4, 2020 — Photos must be picked up (9:00am-5:00pm)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can enter? What is the cost to enter?

Anyone can enter the Pictures at The Point Photographic Contest (excludes Historic Spanish Point staff.)

Entrants may submit up to two photographs. One entry form per submission is required.

Entry fees: $20 for first entry; $15 for second entry.

All entries support the mission of Historic Spanish Point and the critical work of its Volunteer Association.

How do I enter?

There are two easy ways to enter:

1.) Online Entries — Please complete Form B with payment (online form at the bottom of this page). You will drop off your photograph(s) during the drop off period (see Important Dates for Entrants above). Do not forget to print and affix Form A to your entry. (Click the button under Download a printable entry form.)

2.) In Person — You may print an entry form from this webpage or pick up a form in person at our Visitor’s Center. Payment can be made at that time.


All entries must have a paper or online form, plus adequate payment at time of photograph drop off.

What photographs are accepted?

All photographs must be taken at the Historic Spanish Point museum site, and have been taken within the last year. All entries must be original works and owned by the entrant.

Basic editing (such as cropping) are permitted. However, no special effects/techniques may be used. Text, logos or names cannot be displayed on the photos. (Please note: existing museum signage is permitted.)

Photography contest entrants are NOT excluded from paying for museum admission (unless a current Historic Spanish Point Member). If you would like to visit the museum for purposes of taking photos for this contest, admission fees will still apply.

What sizes are accepted? How should I mount my photo?

Photographs must be 16″x20″ and mounted on black foam core. Matting and framing are not permitted. Photographs may be horizontal (landscape) or vertical (portrait).

All printing and mounting costs are the responsibility of the entrant.

All entries MUST have a copy of Form A (see entry form) attached to the back, lower right corner of form core board. 

How are pieces judged? What are the prizes?

Our judges will be looking for the following:

  • Adherence/Appropriateness to the theme
  • Uniqueness of concept
  • Originality
  • Clarity of expression
  • Humor/Creativity
  • Innovative means of delivering message
  • Entertainment quality

Judges will give ribbon prizes for the First, Second, and Third place in each category.

An additional “People’s Choice” prize will be voted on by attendees and announced at the Opening Reception on April 8th, 2020.

How long will my piece be on display? Can I sell my photograph?

All entries will be on display at the Historic Spanish Point gallery (located within the Visitor Center) from April 8, 2020 to April 30, 2020. Entrants are encouraged to attend the Opening Reception on April 8th from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Entries must be picked up on May 4, 2019 (9am-5pm).

Entrants can sell copies of their photograph. A 40% commission on sales from the exhibit will be withheld by Historic Spanish Point. The original gallery exhibit piece must remain on display throughout the exhibition period.

I have additional questions. Who should I contact?

Please contact our Volunteer Manager, Caitlin Whiteaker, at or (941) 966-5214.