Members’ Smartphone Exhibition 2020

1st Annual
Members’ Smartphone Juried Exhibition 2020

The Palm Beach Photographic Centre proudly announces its 1st Annual Members’ Smartphone Juried Exhibition, which will take place along with our 24th annual members’ Juried Exhibition 2020 in the beautiful museum space of our facility in downtown West Palm Beach.

The exhibition is open to photographers worldwide, both amateur and professional. Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC) invites all Smartphone photographers to participate.


2020 Members’ Museum Exhibit

Opening Reception: Aug 21st,  2020 6:00- 8:00pm

Exhibition Dates: August 22 to October 24




Your membership must be active through October 30th, 2020.

Those photographers wishing to exhibit, who are not currently members of Palm Beach Photographic Centre, must join by indicating their choice of membership level on the entry form. All membership fees are nonrefundable. If you are unsure of your membership status, or the date of expiration, please indicate that we have your permission to renew your membership with this order to ensure its continence through the duration of the exhibition. All renewals will become effective the 1st day of the month following the current expiration date.



Entries for the Members’ Smartphone Juried Exhibition must be submitted no later than June 6th, 2020. A maximum of ten images may be entered for consideration by the judge and possible inclusion in the exhibit. Nude images will not be accepted.



There is a non-refundable entry fee of $20 per image submitted, up to 10 images total. Please include your membership fee if you are not a member or if your membership has expired.  Membership fees are non-refundable.



One Best of Show: $500.00 Cash Award


JUROR: Shane Srogi

From the hazy Everglades to the vast indigo mountains of the American West, I use my camera to capture the unimaginable, the profound, the uncommon. For 20 years as a professional photographer, my mission has been to explore our relationship with nature, the environment, and how these intersect with art and technology.
As an instructor at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in West Palm Beach, I share this passion with students of all skill levels in a wide range of engaging, informative, and fun workshops.
I am an eco-explorer, a tech-hungry photographer, and I’m always ready for the next adventure. -Shane Srogi


Important Dates:

Opening Reception: Aug 21st,  2020 6:00- 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Aug 22nd – Oct 24th, 2020


June 6th • Deadline for entries

June 27th • Notification of Juror’s decision

August 1st until 4 pm • All framed and alternative artwork must be delivered to the Centre by this date and time.

Oct 26st – 31st • Photographers pick-up artwork

Phase 1: Submissions

Please follow these requirements when preparing your images for submission:

Image metadata should contain proper Copyright and Title information as these will be used in the online gallery. Photoshop, Lightroom, and other imaging applications allow the user to set this information.

All images must be in JPG format.

File names must be of the following format: Your last name followed by the underscore character, first name followed by the underscore character, and the number of your entry.<br> e.x.: doe_john_1.jpg doe_john_2.jpg etc.

File names must NOT contain spaces or any other punctuation characters other than dash or underscore: – and _

Any files not conforming to these specifications may not be accepted.


Phase 2: Notification of Juror’s Decision

You will be notified by June 27th, 2020 of the Juror’s decision. If any of your entries are accepted, you will be asked to provide exhibition prints conforming to the specifications below. Once the Juror’s selections have been made, an online gallery will be created with the accepted images, and you will be provided with the link. Entrants who find any of their images in the gallery will be required to submit their photographs to PBPC by August 1st, 2020 at 4 pm.

The Juror’s decision is final. No substitutions will be granted.



Full framing and print guidelines will be provided in your official acceptance notification. All accepted artwork must conform to the following requirements to be exhibited:

To encourage participation by photographers from around the world, optional printing services are available. Additional details will be provided upon request.
The Centre recognizes that some work is non-traditional and incorporates the framing as an integral part of the presentation.
Metal pieces must have rounded or dull corners with mounting attached. No sharp edges or corners will be excepted.
Canvas prints will not be accepted.
If the artwork will be displayed in a traditional format the:
print’s matting should be in white, cream, or ivory.  Matting, however, is not required.
Frame must be Black, Silver, or White.
Framed print must be ready to hang with a secure wire 4” from top of the frame (no saw tooth hooks).
Framed artwork must have Plexiglas or plastic. No Glass is allowed.
The minimum size of all final pieces must have an image size of at least 8 X 10 inches and a frame size of at least 11 X 14 inches
The maximum size for an image is 13 X 19 and the maximum size for all final pieces cannot exceed 20 X24 inches.
All artwork should be ready to install and be properly identified with the provided label securely attached.
Identification labels MUST be attached to your prints. You may download and print the labels below.


All original artwork accepted for exhibition framed and ready to hang must be delivered to the Centre no later than August 1st by 4:00 p.m.  (Hours at the Centre: Monday–Thursday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.– 5 p.m.)
The exhibition closes on October 24, 2020.  Artwork must be picked up between October 26 –31. Artwork will not be released to any person other than the photographer without the Centre’s receipt of written authorization from the photographer.  Unless arrangements have been made in writing, Artwork that is not picked up by December 1, 2020, will become the property of the Centre.
If you have any questions regarding acceptance or delivery, please contact the Centre at 561.253.2600 or



Accepted photographers are responsible for all shipping arrangements and expenses. Round-trip shipping expenses must be prepaid. Those entries sent collect will not be accepted. Please allow two weeks for shipment. Artwork must be packed in reusable packing, and all packing material must be sufficient for safe return. Crates must be clearly and properly labeled for the return shipment.
Please ship all materials to the following address:


Members’ Juried Exhibition
415 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401



While caution will be exercised in the handling of accepted artwork, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre cannot assume liability for loss or damage caused by shipping or hand-delivery of artwork. It is the responsibility of the artist to provide adequate insurance coverage for their artwork.



The submission of works to this exhibition will constitute an agreement to all of the conditions in this prospectus. Please read the entire prospectus to familiarize yourself with the terms of the agreement and important deadline information.

By entering the competition, the photographer grants the Palm Beach Photographic Centre permission to reproduce their artwork for publicity and/or educational purposes.