Submissions for the 11th annual Maine Photography Show are being accepted through midnight Friday, Jan. 22. MPS has been the annual premier juried gallery show of photography in Maine for 10 years, with more than 200 participants every year.

Anyone who lives in Maine (or is a part-time resident) may submit up to a total of three photos with any theme in a mix of any of the categories Special Theme; Black and White; or Color. Those age 18 or younger may enter all their photos in the Student category. This season's Special Theme is Photo Impressionism.

Thanks to generous contributions from MPS sponsors, winners will receive cash prizes in total of $1,800, including a $500 award for Best of Show. Selected photos will be exhibited at the BRAF Gallery April 9 through 29. The 2016 exhibition commemorates the life of photographer Robert Darby.

Juror for the 2016 show is Maine photographer Kathleen Clemons, a professional photographer known for her creative use of natural light and stunning compositions. Her work is represented worldwide by Corbis and Getty Images. Clemons is a photography instructor at the Bryan Peterson School of Photography, where she teaches five online classes, as well as at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

Cost to enter is $10 per photo. Photographers of accepted work will be notified by mail with further instructions on where and when to deliver the originals for exhibition. Accepted photographs must be framed, ready to hang and presented in a professional manner. All work must be for sale. In addition, selected photographers can provide up to two matted prints of their photography for sale in the art bins. A commission of 35 percent will be charged on all sales made during and/or as a result of this show. Drop off and pick up of accepted work will be the responsibility of the photographer.

For more information on criteria, as well as entry materials, visit