The Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA), will be hosting its fourth annual  photography competition and exhibition, held from August 18 – October 6th, 2017.

This year’s theme will be “Captured: Highlands County” to feature the unique images that are only found in Highlands County.  The competition was open to local and regional photographers of all ages.

There will be 5 winning categories; Best in Show, Best Photo by a Young Photographer (under 18), and 3 Honorable Mentions (including “Life Downtown,” “Authentic Highlands County,” and “Highlands County Happenings”)

Competition winners were announced at the Opening Reception on August 18th from 5-7 p.m.


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Dates: Exhibition Open from August 18- October 6th 2017.
Submissions are now closed.

Accepted photos must be printed, framed, and dropped off to Highlands MoTA by August 11th, 2017.
Opening Reception is scheduled for August 18th, 2017, 5-7 pm at Highlands MoTA. Winners will be announced at 6 pm.

Admission: Exhibition will be free to view. Entry fees are listed below:
NEW!!! Highlands Art League Members (and Students) will receive a discounted fee for Application! Up to 4 images are included in Application Fee
$30 non members
$10 members and students
Additional Photos are $5 (up to 8 total)
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Thank you to our 2017 Captured: Highlands County Sponsors!

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Jarrett Family Foundation