National Juried Photography Exhibition

The National Juried Photography Exhibition is held biennially in November at the Delaplaine as part of FOCUS, our month-long celebration of photography. Artists residing within the U.S. are invited to enter up to three (3) photographs for consideration. The entry fee is $35 per artist ($25 if the artist is a current member of the Delaplaine). All photographs, black & white, color, non-silver, computer-manipulated, digital, or pinhole are eligible.

Important Dates

Exhibition  November 7–29, 2020
Deadline for Entries  Monday, September 28, 2020 by 11:59pm
Notification of Accepted Artworks  Monday, October 12, 2020 by 5pm
Deadline for Delivery of Accepted Artworks  Thursday, October 29, 2020
Art Matters Juror’s Talk  November 7, 2020 • 2 pm
Opening Reception & Awards Announcement  November 7, 2020 • 3–5 pm

PLEASE NOTE: All programs and dates are subject to change. The Scheduling Announcements page is updated regularly.


First – $1,000
Second – $500
Third – $250
Honorable Mention – $125

About the 2020 Juror

2020 NJPE Juror Regina DeLuise. Photo courtesy of John Dean.

Regina DeLuise is a Guggenheim Fellow and full-time faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work is represented in private and public collections, including Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Houston Museum of Fine Art, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. She has worked at the Daniel Wolf Gallery in NYC and co-founded Elm Street Arts, a cooperative gallery in Manchester, Vermont. DeLuise is from Brooklyn, New York, and received her BFA from SUNY in Purchase, New York, and her MA from Rosary College in Florence, Italy.

Submit an Entry

Read the call description and enter your artwork here.

Past NJPE Award Winners

Spring Returns with Persephone by Jose Rosapepe, 2018 NJPE First Place winner; selected by juror Richard Nowitz, photographer for National Geographic


Bringing Home the Birds by Beamie Young, 2016 NJPE Best in Show winner; selected by juror Leslie Wilson, PhD in Art History candidate at the University of Chicago


View from the Office by Lisa Allen, 2014 NJPE Best in Show winner; selected by juror Frank Van Riper, international documentary/fine art photographer


Fried Dough! by Lee Goodwin, 2012 NJPE First Place winner; selected by juror William F. Stapp, independent curator and photographic historian


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