Adult Moon Photography Contest

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Adult Moon Photography Contest

Would you like your artwork displayed in an exhibition at the Peoria Riverfront Museum? Here is your chance!

To download a flyer with this info - click here.

Adult Moon Photography Contest Overview

To enter, photograph the Moon with your camera of choice. Only entries that are unframed and 8.5''x11'' or smaller will be accepted. One or more members of the Peoria Riverfront Museum’s curatorial staff will serve as the contest’s judge. Only physical copies of the entries will be accepted.  All submissions are due by 5 pm on Friday, September 13, 2019.


Grand Champion
Linda Austin

Daniel Watt

Mike Peterson

Rusty Shackleford

The contest will have a first, second, and third prize winner. There will also be a grand champion (making a total of 4 winners). The grand champion, and first, second, and third prize winners will have their artwork displayed at the museum from September 14-November 10 to accompany the museum’s fall exhibition, MOON.

Submission Guidelines

All entries must have the following info completed on a separate piece of paper to be accepted. Your personal information and a brief one- to two-sentence caption explaining your entry. This information should be sent along with your photograph:

• First and last name
• Age
• Address (street, city, state, postal code, country)
• Phone number
• E-mail address to notify winners
• Caption explaining your entry (exact location featured in entry photo, any natural features displayed in photo, when photo was taken, and please note any retouching or manipulation)

Artwork Guidelines

• Artwork must be an original Moon photograph
• Photograph must be original, authentic, unpublished, taken or created by the entrant, the sole property and work of the entrant, and not previously submitted in any other contest
• Any retouching or manipulation must be noted
• Unframed
• Only physical copies of the entries will be accepted

Attn: Education Department
Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington Street
Peoria, IL 61602


The grand champion, first, second, and third prize winners will win two tickets to be used at any educational film shown in the Giant Screen Theater. The grand champion will also receive a $20 Museum Store gift card, first place a $15 Museum Store gift card, and second place a $10 Museum Store gift card. All contest entries will be posted on the Peoria Riverfront Museum’s Facebook page. Limit one entry per person.

Art Contest Rules

1. Contest Eligibility: All contestants must reside in Illinois. Contestants must be 18 years of age or older to participate in this contest. Employees of Peoria Riverfront Museum and their immediate families with whom they reside are not eligible to win this contest. The definition of immediate family as it pertains to these rules includes spouse, mother, father, brother, sister, and child.
4. Contest Entry Closing Date: The contest entry closing date and date all submissions are due is 5 pm on Friday, September 13, 2019.
5. Selection of Winners: Judging will take place by one or more members of the museum’s curatorial staff, between September 14-21. One entry will be selected for first place, second place, and third place, and a grand champion for a total of 4 winners. The names on these entries will be declared the winners. The winners will be contacted via email at the email address included on the back of the winning entries. Winners will be announced on the museum’s Facebook page on September 22 at the latest.
6. Probability of Winning: The probability of winning a prize depends on the total number of eligible entries received before the contest deadline in accordance with these rules.
7. No Substitutions by Winners: Each prize must be accepted as awarded without substitution and cannot be transferred.
8. Decisions Final: All decisions made by the Peoria Riverfront Museum (PRM) with respect to all aspects of this contest are final and not subject to challenge. These rules may be amended at any time by PRM without notice. PRM expressly reserves the right to take any steps it deems necessary in its absolute discretion, including the limiting of entries and the exclusion of entrants in order to ensure that the contest is conducted in a fair way for all contestants and PRM.
9. No Liability: PRM and its employees, agents, and representatives shall not be responsible in any way for any loss or damage arising from the use of the prize awarded in this contest or the entry by contestant herein. Winning entries will be hung in the museum, and such necessary hanging implements will be attached to the winning entries.
10. Entry Pick Up: Non-winning entries must be picked up between Tuesday, September 24-Tuesday, October 29 at the ticket desk. Winning entries may be picked up between Tuesday, November 12-26 at the ticket desk. Any entry not picked up two weeks after the pickup date, will be discarded.
11. Lost Entries: PRM is not responsible for any lost, misdirected, or delayed entries.
12. Consent to Use: By entering the contest, entrants consent to the use of their name and email address by PRM for the explicit purpose of expanding the PRM database of customers or potential customers. Entrants may receive the following from PRM employees or representatives via email: specials, promotional offers, or other advertising material.
13. Applicable Laws: This contest is subject to all applicable state and federal laws and regulations, and any dispute relating hereto will be determined by Peoria County, Illinois, court applying Illinois law. Void where prohibited.
14. Personal Information: The personal information obtained from the contest entry form will not be used or disclosed by PRM for any purpose whatsoever other than general contest administration and the purpose set forth in these contest rules.