40th Anniversary for this beloved exhibition. 

As with any competition there is the prize money. This show offers an exhibition for the top three winners AND

one lucky piece chosen for permanent collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.



Perkins Center Moorestown Gallery

Erik James Montgomery
Fine Art Photographer, Teaching Artist, and Instructor

Photography 40 Prospectus

Perkins Center for the Arts now requires all artists entering exhibitions to hold a Perkins Membership. Membership may be purchased before or during artwork drop off. For more information about membership, visit here.

Artist’s Reception

Saturday, February 20, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Awards Ceremony at 6:00 PM

Free and Open to the Public

Virtual Reception Sign Up Here

Receiving of Artwork

Works must be delivered for jury on:
Friday, January 15, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, January 16, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Pick-Up of Unaccepted Work

Friday, January 22, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 23, 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Pick-Up of Accepted Work

Friday, March 19, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday March 20, 12:00 – 4:00 PM


Exhibition Award
Three artists will be invited by Perkins Center’s Curators for inclusion in a future exhibition at our Collingswood Gallery in 2022.

Museum Purchase Award

One photo in the exhibition will be selected by Peter Barberie Curator of Photographs, The Philadelphia Museum of Art for their permanent collection. The maximum payment to the artist for the Purchase Award (funded by Perkins Center) is $600.

Hours & Location

Moorestown Gallery Hours During Exhibitions
  • Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 PM