42nd Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show

April 22-June 18, 2022
Center Space Gallery
2021 Cerro Gordo Photo Show Best in Show award winner Paulette Searle of Mason City, Joshua Sunset, digital 35 mm.

See application form here!

All residents of Cerro Gordo County, high school age and over, and any student registered at NIACC (North Iowa Area Community College) for the spring or summer semesters of 2022, are invited to submit photographs for consideration for the 42nd Annual Cerro Gordo Photography Competition sponsored by the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s Safford and Lena Lock Photo Endowment Fund.

A total of three entries may be submitted by each artist in the form of small jpegs.  All photographs are to be original, by the entering artist, completed January 2019-present, and not previously entered into the Photo Show.  Do not submit the actual artwork for jury.

Panelists from within the community will select the photographs for the exhibition and the awards.  Three cash award winners will be selected.  $150 will go to the photograph named Best in Show, $100 will be given as Second Award, with $50 for Third Award.

The postmark deadline for entries for the exhibition is Saturday, March 5, 2022.  The selected exhibition will be on display from April 22 through June 18, 2022

The competition is intended to serve several purposes: to promote interest in photography as art, to stimulate greater levels of quality and creativity in photography, to share examples of area work with the public, and to provide a forum for area artists.

If you have any questions or would like more information please call Mara at 421-3666 or e-mail mlinskeydeegan@masoncity.net.