Entering the Show

Below information about the entry process

We are sad to announce that the 2015 Kellicutt Show has been cancelled due to funding constraints.

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About the 2015 show

Celebrating the art of photography, the 2015 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

Michael Collopy: Preeminent portrait photographer
Rich Frishman: Seattle base photo journalist and Pulitzer Prize nominee

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 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.

Michael Collopy
Photographer Michael Collopy is one of the preeminent portrait photographers of our time and has gained worldwide recognition for his commissioned portraits of hundreds of public figures. His portfolio includes portraits of world leaders such as Pope John Paul II, Mikhail Gorbachev and Margaret Thatcher and entertainers like Ella Fitzgerald, Mick Jagger, B. B. King and Luciano Pavarotti. Collopy's photos have been published worldwide in numerous books, magazines and newspapers. A San Francisco native, Collopy is a self-taught photographer whose enthusiasm for the arts led him to meet and spend time with such luminaries as Ansel Adams and Richard Avedon.

Read more about Michael at: michaelcollopyphotography.com

Rich Frishman
Rich Frishman's photography is regularly featured in numerous national and international magazines and annual reports. His fine art photography is included in a wide range of private and institutional collections, including the Smithsonian Institution. His commercial clients range from Anadarko Petroleum to Zurich Financial and include National Geographic and Sports Illustrated.

Frishman specializes in sweeping vernacular landscapes, illustrative photomosaic collages, and compelling photo essays. His work is recognized for its technical mastery and unique combination of compassion and humor. A photographic storyteller, Rich has garnered dozens of prestigious national awards over the past 30 years. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1983. Since then his art has appeared on the covers of LIFE, Time, SI, and many international magazines.

In 2013 his panoramic landscape "Imperial Sand Dunes," composed of over 200 separate images, received first prize in the Kellicutt International Exhibition, an international photographic competition. It is on permanent display in Palm Springs, California.

A compendium of his work can be seen online at www.frishphoto.com. Frishman was graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois in 1973 with a BS in Communications. He worked as a staff photographer for newspapers in the Chicago and Seattle areas for 11 years. In 1984 he began his successful freelance photography career.


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.