The Millennium Arch Photo Contest entries will be judged by Scottish photographer Harry James Benson. His pictures have appeared in publications such as Life, Vanity Fair, People and The New Yorker. Photographers have until Wednesday, Sept. 15, to submit up to three photos of the landmark.
The contest commemorates the 10-year anniversary of the Millennium Arch’s installation on the lawn of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Castleman Hall. The best photographs of the landmark will receive $500 in prizes in each of four categories (high school student, college student, faculty or staff of Missouri S&T, or community member).
Up to three high-resolution (at least 300 dpi) photographs of the Millennium Arch may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please designate if the photographer is a high school or college student, a member of the faculty or staff of S&T, or another member of the community. The submission deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 15.
An exhibition of selected photographs will be mounted in conjunction with S&T’s Homecoming in October. Winners will be announced at a program scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 1. Photos selected as finalists will be displayed on campus for a month. Winning entries will be permanently displayed on campus after the exhibition concludes.
The Millennium Arch was designed by artist Edwina Sandys and was completed by S&T’s High-Pressure Waterjet Laboratory, under the direction of Dr. David Summers, Curators’ Professor of mining engineering at S&T. The contest is sponsored by the Missouri S&T Campus Art Committee and the New York Foundation for the Arts.