Malden Area Photo Contest

Have your artwork displayed at our new clinic and come enjoy light refreshments at the Open House, April 24th from 12pm-1pm.
To enter, please submit photographs and requested information online by filling out the form below. You may submit up to 5 photographs per category for a contest total of 20 submissions. In order to be displayed without being stretched or distorted, photographs must be submitted in .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format, edited for web in sRGB color space, at least 2,000 pixels wide and no larger than 10 MB. You must complete a separate form for each photo submitted. We do not accept photographs submitted through the mail and do not accept more than one contestant per e-mail address. High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible.

What to enter:

The following four contest categories are drawn from subjects of special interest to Missouri Delta:

1. Local (Rural Southeast Missouri): Plants and landscapes

2. Abstract: Photographs manipulated for artistic purposes by applying digital and/or traditional special effects.

3. People: Locales, peoples or activities in and around the Southeast Missouri and Dunklin County area that convey a sense of place.

4. Architecture/Community Events: Events, objects or activities connecting people to their community, history or their heritage.

Once the form below is completed please email your photo submission to with the subject line, Photo Submission.

I agree to allow Missouri Delta to use my photos in City print and digital publications and formats. All photo entries become the property of Missouri Delta.

Upon Entering:
Missouri Delta reserves the right to disqualify incomplete entries and/or contestants who are unable to submit, upon request, a high-resolution photograph of at least 300 dpi at 3,000 pixels on the longest side or an original photo negative, print or slide. Mobile photographs are exempt from this size requirement, but must be submitted at their highest resolution upon request.
You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, you grant Missouri Delta a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion of the magazine and its website, exhibition, and commercial products, including but not limited to Missouri Delta publications. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit. Missouri Delta will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.
To be eligible for any category, the contestant certifies that he/she is the sole creator and copyright owner of the submitted photograph. For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must be prepared to provide a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian, to Missouri Delta upon request.  Similarly, entrants whose photos depict other people’s work (such as sculptures, statues, paintings, and other copyrightable works) must be prepared to provide a release from the rights holder to Missouri Delta upon request. When photographing the work of others, it must be as an object in its environment and not a full-frame close-up of another person’s creation. If the entrant is unable to provide all required releases, Missouri Delta in its sole discretion reserves the right to disqualify the submission, seek to secure the required releases, or permit the submission to remain in the contest. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible. Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content, as determined by Missouri Delta in its sole discretion, are ineligible for all categories of this contest.

Photo entries will be selected based on creativity, quality, originality, responsiveness to the prompt and overall impact. Missouri Delta will notify selected photographers via the contact information provided at the time of entry. Please do not contact us about the status of entries or selection. Missouri Delta may select photos for highlight on its website or display in a publicly accessible contest archive. Such selections will be made in Missouri Delta sole discretion.
Conditions of Entry: All entrants hold the Sponsors and their respective regents, directors, officers, employees, emeriti, fellows, interns, research associates, and volunteers (the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against all claims of any nature arising in connection with entrant’s participation in the contest and acceptance or use of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not liable for any costs, damages, injuries, or other claims incurred as a result of entrants’ participation in the contest or winner’s acceptance and usage of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not responsible for incomplete or misdirected entries, technical or network malfunctions or failures, or causes beyond their control. Entrants are solely responsible for their entries. Entrants may not submit materials that introduce any software viruses, worms or other programs designed to damage software, hardware or telecommunications equipment or are off-topic, partisan-political, contain advertising, nudity, personal attacks or expletives, or is otherwise abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, false, sexually explicit, or that infringes on the rights of any third party.
The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Missouri Delta reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. Missouri Delta reserves the right to disqualify any entrant whose entry or conduct appears in any way to: inhibit the enjoyment of others; tamper with the competition; violate these rules or other applicable law or regulation; infringe on the rights of third parties; or act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Decisions of the Missouri Delta final and binding.
Terms: Photo Contest ends April 5th, 2024. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that he or she is 18 years old or older. Missouri Delta will determine selections in its sole discretion.