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Charles H. MacNider Art Museum – 42nd Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show – Call for Entries

MASON CITY – 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.

Photo Show rules and the entry form can be downloaded from the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s website at or you can stop by the Museum and pick up a paper entry form.

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