11th Annual Fran Achen Photography Competition – Sponsored by Whitewater
The Whitewater Arts Alliance is committed to producing the 11th Annual
Fran Achen Photography Competition in 2020. However, the uncertainty of
current times has brought about some changes in the show’s format.
The show is moving to a virtual, online format. Entry forms, images, and
fees will be submitted electronically and all judging will be done from
the submitted image files. We still plan to conduct a live show in the
gallery, if we are able to reopen it by July. We are hopeful but the
timing of when we can reopen the gallery remains uncertain.
Awards will be announced on the whitewaterarts.org website during the
show. Unfortunately, even if the gallery has re-opened, we will not be
able to hold the opening reception that has been so popular in the past.
Awards will be based on the electronically submitted images. We hope
that all of the entrants will choose to display framed prints of their
entered work in the gallery show but it is not a requirement in order to
be considered for awards. We expect that this will only apply in 2020.
Of special note this year is that there is no entry fee in the
Youth/Teen division. That’s right, FREE for Youth/Teen entrants. We are
hoping to encourage younger photographers to get involved.
We realize that these are uncertain times and if the entry fees pose a
hardship for anyone, please contact us and we will try to line up a sponsor.
– BEST of Show ($100)
– Accomplished Division: First ($75), Second ($50), and Third ($25)
– Amateur Division: First ($75), Second ($50), and Third ($25)
– Youth/Teen Division: First ($25), Second ($15), and Third ($10)
– Viewers’ Choice ($50)
– Some prizes may not be awarded in divisions having fewer than three
Entry Deadline: Monday June 22
Photo Drop-Off: TO BE ANNOUNCED, tentatively set for Monday, June
29/Tuesday June 30, from 4pm to 6pm at the Cultural Arts Center.
Photo Pick-Up: TO BE ANNOUNCED, tentatively set for Sunday, July 26,
from 3pm to 5pm.
Whitewater Arts Alliance
11th Annual Fran Achen Photography Competition
July 2 – 26, 2020
Cultural Arts Center
402 West Main Street
Whitewater WI 53190
Open to all photographers — beginning, intermediate, and advanced
photographers of all ages are invited to submit their photographs.
Full information including rules and entry forms available at:
For other questions please contact the event’s chairperson, Jeff
McDonald, at firstname.lastname@example.org