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Thanksgiving Break, NOV. 23-25: Classes Canceled, Offices Closed.:

The Max Chambers Library will be open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Nov. 22., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 23 and will be closed Nov. 24-26. The Wellness Center will be closed Nov. 23-27 and will resume normal hours Nov. 28.

International Photo Contest

Call for Entries

The UCO Mass Communication's photographic arts program and the Woody Gaddis Gallery seeks entries for the annual juried photographic exhibition. This year's exhibit is titled “Pointing at Ourselves: Modern Self Portraits.” Artists control their representation of the self through aesthetic and conceptual choices, revealing an image that may be symbolic, abstract, or whimsical. We invite artists to submit work with unique and varying takes on the self-portrait photograph.

Anyone is eligible to enter. There is no entry fee to compete. 



Oct. 31, 2022: Digital Submission Due

Nov. 4, 2022: Selections will be made and artists notified

Nov.18, 2022: Physical Submissions Due

Nov. 22, 2022 - Jan. 3, 2023: Exhibition

January 10, 2023: Submissions mailed back to artist



Woody Gaddis Gallery 
The University of Central Oklahoma
Mass Communication Building
100 North University Dr.
Edmond, Oklahoma 73034


Exhibit Prints

All images selected for exhibition must be printed and framed or mounted professionally for the exhibition. All pieces should arrive ready to hang on the wall. Physical prints must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18.

Submissions may be picked up by artist in person after exhibition or will be mailed back to artist on Jan. 10, 2023. 

Artist must provide return postage & packaging.



Jesse L. Miller, Professor of Photography 

Mark Zimmerman, Assistant Chair/Professor 

Angela Cejda Mackey, Manager of Photo Labs 



First, second, and third place and up to four honorable mentions.


Use Rights

Artists retain full rights to their work. By submitting to the Woody Gaddis Gallery, artists grant the use of selected images for the purpose of marketing the gallery and display on its website.



For more information about the UCO International Photo Contest, contact Angela Cejda Mackey.
Phone: 405-974-5887

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