Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum
Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum

Capture the Light

Richard Anderson Memorial Photography Contest August 10 – September 2, 2024 Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum
Deadline is July 17th. 12 weeks left to enter. Open to all artists.
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Deadline for entry: July 17, 2024
Entries will be featured on the Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum Facebook page, with recognition of the photo credit attributed to the photographer. Award winners will be featured on the Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum website.


  • Work must be original and wholly attributable to the credited photographer entering each piece.
  • Entered photographs must have been taken within the past two calendar years (January 2022-July 2024.)
  • Photographs must include the Oak Orchard Lighthouse edifice within the image, even if it is not the center of attention in the image.
  • Photos may be retouched and/or digitally enhanced, but should not be so artificial as to misrepresent the actual structure.
  • Entries may be submitted from any photographer, amateur or professional, of any age.
  • Photographs may be black and white or color.
  • No motion pictures or video submissions allowed.

Entry Fees

$25 for first entry, $20 for each additional entry (max 4 entries allowed per registrant)


Entries will be selected for public display in the 2024 OOLHM Photography Show by a jury composed of members of OOLHM Board of Trustees. Award-winning images will be displayed at the OOLHM and at a special show at the organization's annual fundraiser. Photographers agree to share credited copyright of images selected for recognition with the OOLHM website.

Process for Applying

Register and submit images through showsubmit.com

Delivery of Prize-winning Work

Matted and framed prints of images selected for honors and awards must be received by August 10, 2024 for inclusion in the in-person exhibition. Matted and framed prints must be at least 9 X 12” image size, exclusive of frame and matting, and must be ready to hang.

Additional prints of images selected for honors and awards may be sold by the photographer at the OOLHM and at its annual fundraiser, at which prizes will be awarded.

If your work is selected for the show and you cannot bring it in-person you may ship your work and it must arrive by Wednesday August 7, 2024.

Ship to:
Chris Manaseri, OOLHM Board President
14504 Lakeshore Road
Kent, NY 14477

You must have a pre-paid return label for return of any work.

Retention of Award Winning Work

One matted and framed print of each award-winning entry will be retained by the Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum for display and/or for sale or Auction at the discretion of the OOLHM.


Cash wards ($250, $150 & $100) will be given to the three photographs selected for in-person display. One matted and framed image of each selected top three photos will be retained by the OOLHM. Winners need not be present to receive awards.


Photographers of images selected for honors and recognition will be afforded the opportunity to market prints of their work at the OOLHM fundraiser event, tentatively scheduled for August 10 OR 17, 2024 (TBD). Details will be provided to registered entrants.


Chris Manaseri
[email protected]

Additional Notification Information

Notifications will be emailed by the end of the day on July 24, 2024. We cannot respond to inquiries regarding the status of notifications before that time.

Please add [email protected] to your email safe senders list.

After notifications are sent, you may view the status of your entry in your ShowSubmit artist account’s Entry History. Accepted works will be notated by a green check.

If you do not receive your email, you may also view your notification letter using the View Notification link in your Entry History.

Note: Entries made prior to 2023 may not display the View Notification link.

Image and Filename Specifications

  • Submit your original JPEG image files.
  • Crop out all parts of the photo that are not the actual work; do not show mat, frame, etc, only the work itself.
  • Image must be displayed right side up.
  • You do not need to resize your image files.
  • You do not need to rename your image files.

Additional Entry Information

  • You will pay for your entry by credit or debit card using our secure checkout system.
  • After your entry is submitted and paid for, you may log back in to review your entry, edit artist and image information, and add or substitute images up until the entry deadline (July 17, 2024.)
  • Entry fees are not refundable and must be submitted and paid by the entry deadline.
  • Entries cannot be accepted or changed after the deadline. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.


For questions about the entry process or this website please contact ShowSubmit Support at [email protected]. We will get back to you between 9am and 6pm Eastern Time, Monday to Friday. You can also view the Support Center, Entry Guide, or our FAQ.