Florida Museum of Photographic Arts Call For Entries for 2023 International Photography Competition

Tampa, FL – The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) announces the call for entries for the 2023 International Photography Competition. Sponsored by the Tampa International Airport (TPA), the 24 winners will be presented in an exhibition at the airport.

The International Photography Competition is a time-honored tradition that has been held for over two decades. This flagship effort from FMoPA commemorates its commitment to keeping photographic art central to everyday life and culture, calling photographers from around the world to showcase their art.

Submitted images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, artistic merit, and as otherwise determined by the panel of knowledgeable judges.  Last year, FMoPA received nearly thousands of submissions, from which 21 were chosen to be held in its Community Gallery exhibition. In preparation for another massive submission wave, FMoPA has tripled its panel of renowned judges to accommodate the trend of growing submissions it has seen each year. Three winners will be chosen from each category along with a Best In Competition winner selected from all submitted photographs. The categories are:

  • Plane/Air Travel Photography
  • People/Portraits
  • Places/Landscape
  • Nature/Science/Animals
  • Documentation/Photojournalism
  • Still Life
  • Abstract Photography

Winners from each category will be awarded prizes donated by FMoPA’s sponsors.

FMoPA is excited to announce a sponsorship from Tampa International Airport for this year’s competition. This exhibition is an excellent way for both institutions to follow their mission of bringing different cultures and peoples together. In celebration of this sponsorship, this year’s contest will feature a brand new category, Plane/Air Travel Photography.  Winners from each category and the Best In Competition winner will be hosted in an exhibition at TPA from June 12 to August 18. The winners showcased at TPA will be exposed to nearly 60,000 each day.


“Tampa International Airport has long been an avid supporter of eye-catching and diverse public artwork, and we’re delighted to partner with the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts to bring a new exhibit to our facilities,” said Marketing Manager Kelly Figley, who oversees TPA’s Public Art program. “This competition will attract the work of world-class photographers for all of our Airport passengers and guests to enjoy.”

Submission dates are from February 2, 2023, through April 10, 2023.

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The 2023 International Photography Competition is sponsored by:


For more information, please visit www.fmopa.org.

For more information, contact Lucas Campoe at Communications@fmopa.org


About the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) is a museum dedicated to exhibiting important photographic art as central to contemporary life and culture. FMoPA also enriches the community by operating outreach programs to educate children and adults. FMoPA is one of fewer than ten museums in the United States dedicated exclusively to photography and one of two such museums in Florida. In addition, the museum is home to high-impact community programs, such as the Children’s Literacy Through Photography program for at-risk children and adult photography classes, workshops, and children’s summer camps. FMOPA’s upcoming move to historic Ybor City gives the promise of growth and a new and dynamic environment to showcase its extensive collection and host exhibitions from both national and international photographers.

For more information, please visit  www.fmopa.org.

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