• Candace Freeland Photography of Merit Award

  • U.S. photographers up to the age of 18 are invited to enter black and white photos based on the theme: My Family. Distinguished jurors select the annual winner of a $5,000 cash prize.


    1. Contest open to U.S. youth up to age 18 as of October 1, 2024.
    2. Black and white photography only.
    3. Entrants must submit three digital images (.jpg no larger than 2MB) based on the theme: MY TOWN.
    4. Digital images must be at a resolution that will enlarge to 11"x14" prints.
    5. Deadline for entries - midnight EDT on August 1, 2024.
    6. Three finalists will be selected, and background checks run to confirm age and eligibility.
    7. Finalists and the winner will be recognized at a reception on September 27, 2024.

    The Fine Print

    • All photographers retain copyright of their work.
    • All entrants agree to the storage of their images in electronic form for the purpose of judging the competition and the private distribution of those images as required to complete the judging process.
    • The photographer warrants that the rights (of any kind) to the photograph have not previously been sold or granted to any third party.
    • The finalists grant The Mitford Museum the right to use the images in electronic form or in print for the specific purpose of promoting The Mitford Museum and its awards without restriction in any media.
    • The Mitford Museum agrees that the images will not be made available for download on any of its websites at high resolution and that all images used will be credited to the photographer. The Mitford Museum will not be responsible for unauthorized use of any image by a third party.
    • Electronic files sent as attachments will not be returned and The Mitford Museum accepts no responsibility for submissions in any other form. Prints or physical media sent as submissions will not be returned and will not be considered for judging.
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