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About the 2014 show

Celebrating the art of photography, the 2014 show is now open for entries!

Any photographic style is accepted, in fact encouraged.  Only limitation is the initial image must be taken through a lens.

Final Jurors

Scott Atkinson: Photo Editor for the Sierra Club Calendar
Brian Cassey: Photo Journalist and Walkley Award winner based in Cairns, Australia
Oliver Klink: Travel & Nature Photographer and Photo Educator

Entry Process

To enter, check the website at http://www.kellicutt.org/ips/submit.php. Entry information will be collected online. When you complete the entry information, you will be given the option to upload your images, or send the images on a CD or DVD. Entry fees can be collected online using Paypal or a credit card. Checks and credit cards will also be accepted by mail.

Entry Fees

There is an entry fee of $30 for the first 3 entries + $5 per additional entry beyond the first 3. Entry fees can be paid electronically, via credit card or check.

Entry Eligibility

Images that have previously hung in the show are not eligible to be re-entered. Entrants who are under the age of 18 must request a paper entry form for signature of a parent or other guardian.

Entry Rights & Usage

Entrants grant The Coast Arts League & Kellicutt Show the right to use entered work for the their website, printed lists of selected images and for future show promotions.

All rights to the submitted images remain the property of the artist.

The Coastal Arts League, the Kellicutt International Photo Show and Calumet accept no responsibility for pieces in the show. It is the responsibility of the artist to provide his or her own insurance if the artist feels it is required.

Juror Details

Final Jurors: 
To provide the best evaluation from a combination of viewpoints, we have a panel of three luminary jurors. See Final Jurors Page

Scott Atkinson
Scott Atkinson is a large-format landscape photographer and photo editor based in Half Moon Bay, California.

Sometime early in his photo career he decided to "stay home" and shoot only in California's native habitats. Not that it's a hardship: he lives by the ocean and also travels widely, from coast to valley to mountains to deserts, in his dusty old Toyota truck. He still shoots mainly with a traditional view camera and film, in both 4x5 and 8x10 formats. His work has been published by Audubon, The California Academy of Sciences, The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, Sunset, Westcliffe, and The Wilderness Society.

Scott has photo directed and/or edited more than 50 book projects. He's also a longtime calendar editor for Sierra Club, where he reviews thousands and thousands of images per year.

Brian Cassey
Since making Cairns home a few decades ago Brian has been freelancing for National and International media including News Ltd, Fairfax and 'The Wires'.

Brian covered tsunamis in Asia (Banda Aceh Indonesia, Phuket and Khoa Lak Thailand, Myanmar 2004/5) and the Pacific (Sissano Papua New Guinea 1998), the evacuation of refugees from East Timor (1999), George Speights coup in Fiji and the World Economic Forum riots in Melbourne (2000), the victims of the 2002 Bali terrorist bombs and the devastation wrought in Australia by category 5 cyclone's Larry (2006) and Yasi (2011).

His work in Australian indigenous communities has been recognized with numerous awards including Walkley nomination.

A Walkley Award winner in 2005 and 2011 (as well as three time finalist), Brian has also won several Queensland Clarion media awards, won the "Australian Sports Photo of the Year" in 1985 and has achieved recognition in the Moran, Head On, Hurley, Rothmans and Gordon Parkes photo awards ... as well as the Kellicutt International in 2012. In 2010 Brian was selected by peers in the "Top Ten" of "Australia's Top Photographers" in both the Photojournalism and Editorial categories.

Oliver Klink
Oliver Klink is a wildlife and fine art professional photographer and founder of the company IncredibleTravelPhotos. In 2009 he received the Mike Ivanitsky Award for photographic excellence for his work on grizzly bears: Artan's Day – A Little Bear in a Big World.

Oliver is educated as a physicist in his home country, Switzerland. He then studied photography in the United States, which enabled him to correlate the complexity of our existence with his love for light. He has travelled to over 80 countries and seven continents to capture the intricacy and interconnectedness of our ecosystems. His current project – Vanishing Traditions – scheduled for publication in 2015, tackles our cultural changes, the environments we inhabit, and the insights into our world and ourselves.

Oliver's work has received many awards, been exhibited in galleries and museums, and published with National Geographic, Days of Japan, Black &White magazine, Popular Photography magazine, among others. In 2013, his image "The Great Migration" was selected as the Grand Prize winner at the 30th anniversary Spring Show Exhibit at the PhotoCentral Gallery in Hayward, CA. Other awards have included nomination at the prestigious Color Spider Award (2011, 2012, 2013), PX3 contest in Paris (2012), Black & White Single image 2013 and the North America Nature Photographer Association top 100 wildlife images (2008, 2009).

Oliver leads workshops around the world to inspire participants to develop a personal vision with their photography. Since 2005, his help and expertise have served many students to take photographs that are more than just mere images, but rather photographs that haunt people and tell stories. Oliver's teaching style is about building confidence to launch creativity.

Oliver currently resides in Los Gatos, California with his wife.

Jurying Process

There are 3 judging rounds.

The first round starts right after the entry deadline has passed.  Each photo is looked at by 3 jurors from the preliminary juror pool (see preliminary jurors page).  The top scoring 300 photos automatically move to the next round.  Additionally, another 300 photos promoted are the top scoring photos from any one of the individual jurors.  So even if just one person gives an image a high score, it moves to the next round.

The Final Jurors all look at the second round.  This is the round where images are chosen for the wall and gallery book.  They have about 2 weeks to review the final 600 images, and make their selections.  This is done individually online, and we have 3 separate jurors so that we have 3 different points of view.

In the last round of jurying, the Final Jurors come to the gallery, and evaluate the work in person.  We ask that they agree on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.  These individuals are chosen from the images on the wall.  Each is also allowed to choose 4 honorable mentions, which can be images from the wall or from the book.

Winners are announced at the show reception, which is usually the second Saturday of the show to accommodate the jurying schedule.


If you are chosen to receive an award, and you come to the reception, we will present it to you there.  (If the decision about the winner is late, it is possible that the trophy will not be engraved in time for the reception, but that has not happened yet!)  Cash awards are distributed in the form of checks from the Coastal Arts League, and are in US Dollars.

If you win, but are not at the show, award certificates and checks are mailed to the winners.  An email announcing the winners will go out within 48 hours of the awards ceremony.