Camera USA 2019: National Photography Exhibition and Award

National Photography Exhibition and $5,000 Prize


Now in its 9th year, Camera USA® is a national competition created by the Naples Art Association to inspire and encourage photographers of all skill levels and from all regions of the United States. The program features three professional jurors, one cash prize of $5,000 and five $100 honorable mention awards. Camera USA® 2019 will culminate with a brick and mortar exhibition held at the Naples Art Association from June 3 through July 5, 2019. The Naples Art Association is located at 585 Park Street in Naples, Florida in the heart of the 5th Avenue South shopping, dining and entertainment district.

As part of our commitment to providing professional development to artists, the Naples Art Association host a variety of juried and non-juried exhibitions throughout the year. If you’re looking for ways to get your art in front of a new audience and increase recognition, we invite you to participate in some of the many showcase opportunities we have throughout the year. From our renowned, annual Art in the Park event, to shows, exhibits and community events, there are numerous ways to gain exposure within the Naples community and with visitors to the region.


National Photography Exhibition and $5,000 Prize

One photographer will be nominated for the National Photography Award. The Award Nominee will be notified by telephone or email on May 14, 2018. In order to qualify for the $5,000 prize, the Award Nominee must pledge to attend the Naples Art Association's preview reception and awards presentation on May 31, 2019, arrive by no later than 6 pm EDT and accept the prize check in person. A maximum of 80 photographs will be included in the Camera USA® 2019 exhibition.


Photographers residing in any of the fifty States in the USA are eligible to enter one photograph taken in the United States after January 1, 2015 and not exhibited in the Naples Art Association’s galleries within the past 12 months. Photographs must remain on display for the entire duration of the Camera USA® 2019 exhibition.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Photographs for the Camera USA® 2019 exhibition must be delivered in exhibition ready condition. Photographs must be ready to hang with a proper hanging wire and raw wire ends taped. Photographs mounted on metal or acrylic can be equipped with a French cleat for hanging. Sawtooth hangers are not permitted. For safety reasons, glass may be used only if the frame is 20 x 20 inches or smaller. Larger frames requiring a glazing must have Plexiglas or another type of shatterproof glazing.