FLORIDA MUSEUM of PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS is pleased to launch its 6th International Photography Competition. We invite worldwide photographers to take part in the competition.

Still Life

1st Place: Julie Gautier-Downes

2nd Place: Jessi Ramirez

3rd Place: Timothy Hutto

Nature, Science, and Animals

1st Place: Vaerie Leonard

2nd Place: Ted Yeager

3rd Place: Didier Louvet

People and Portraits

1st Place: Ako Salemi

2nd Place: Lori Pond

3rd Place: Marek Musil

Places, Landscapes, and Drone Photography

1st Place: Raf Willems

2nd Place: Lissette Shaeffler

3rd Place: Hidetaka Onoyama

Abstract Photography

1st Place: Collete Eddy

2nd Place: Christophe Gibourg

3rd Place: Gérard-André Renault

Conceptual Photography

1st Place: Agatha Whitechapel

2nd Place: Patrick Hebert

3rd Place: Malo

Documentary, Social, Political, and Photojournalism

1st Place: Grigoriy Yaroshenko

2nd Place: Lois Simac

3rd Place: Delia Baum

People’s Choice

Steven Carde

Best in Competition

Ako Salemi



Olga Trčková is the co-founder and co-director of Dvorak Sec Contemporary (DSC), an advisory service for the purchase and selling of contemporary art. Trčková has over 13 years of experience in the contemporary art world contributing in roles including international art auctioneer, director of public art projects, and co-director of Artbanka, a non-profit organization supporting young Czech and Slovak artists. Trčková currently teaches international art market courses at the Faculty of Business Administration at The University of Economics, Prague while pursuing her Ph.D. specializing in intellectual and cultural property issues. *  * DSC Gallery (2016), People – Olga Trčková, DSCGallery.com



Christopher Jones is Assistant Curator of Exhibitions and oversees Photography and Works on Paper at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Prior to that position, he was Assistant Curator of Prints and Photographs at the

University of New Mexico Art Museum. He holds an M.A. in Art History from the University of New Mexico and is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida, focusing on the History of Photography.



Pierre Dutertre

Award-winning photographer Pierre Dutertre was born and educated in France. After obtaining an advanced degree in nuclear physics and an M.A. in French literature, he served as a carrier-based combat pilot over central Africa in the 1970s. He then worked as a photojournalist for several years and subsequently embarked on a successful 35-year career in commercial and advertising photography in Paris, London, and the United States, his work winning numerous international awards and recognition. Mr. Dutertre recently earned his M.F.A. in photography from the Art Academy University in San Francisco, summa cum laude, and his photographic art, darkly influenced by his personal experiences in war, has attracted the attention of galleries as well as private and corporate collectors. In addition, Pierre has served as a juror for a number of local and national photography competitions and is an outspoken, dedicated advocate for excellence in photography education.* *Pierre Dutertre (2016), About Pierre, PierreDutertre.com



Beginning of the contest: February 1, 2016

Deadline for entries: April 17, 2016

Winner notification: May 3, 2016

Exhibition: May 30th – June 23rd


  1. People and Portraits
  2. Places and Landscape, and Drone Photography
  3. Nature, Science, and Animals
  4. Documentary/ Social and Political Photojournalism
  5. Still Life
  6. Abstract Photography
  7. Conceptual Photography


Best in Competition:

  • $1,000 cash
  • Consideration for public art exhibition on billboard
  • Group exhibition at FMoPA
  • Consideration for solo exhibition at FMoPA

Best in Category:

  1. Prize:
  • $100 value in goods and services
  • Consideration for public art exhibition on billboard
  • Group exhibition at FMoPA
  1. Prize:
  • Consideration public art exhibition on billboard
  • Group exhibition at FMoPA
  1. Prize:
  • Consideration public art exhibition on billboard
  • Group exhibition at FMoPA

 People’s Choice:

  • Group exhibition at FMoPA

Registration fee: $10 per submission.