2024 February Members Photo Contest

February Photo Contest
The February Photo Contest is now open. The theme for this month is Valentine. You don't have to make a photograph of your valentine, although you can, just anything you think would be a good illustration for the theme. Use your imagination, it doesn't have to be obvious. You can submit up to three entries for this contest.

In addition to the normal ribbons and print prizes this month the winner will receive a photography book prize.

In order to enter the contest just join our My Camera Club site for FREE.
It's easy to join fellow photographers from the Valley Photo Center.

There is no entry fee for members and it's FREE to join.

Prizes include:

  • Poster Print that will hang in our gallery and go to you at the end of the year.
  • Ribbons for First Place and honorable Mention
  • Display on our Website
  • Join now to enter this and all of our monthly contests.
  • Membership is FREE
  • Special Photography Book Prize

Studio Lights Rental Program

You can rent our studio for FREE if you are a member (first hour is free) or for $25.00 and hour if you aren't. Now you can also rent a set of our studio lights to take home for $25.00 a night or weekend with a refundable deposit on your credit card. Call or email for reservations or more information.


October-November Members Photo Contest

Fall Photos
Winners will receive a First Place ribbon and their image will be featured on our web page and a poster print will be made for our gallery. They will receive the print after it has been displayed in the gallery.
2nd and 3rd place winners will receive a Honorable mention ribbon.
There is no entry fee for members. To join CLICK HERE Students can join for FREE

Prizes include:

  • Poster Print that will hang in our gallery and go to you at the end of the year.
  • Ribbons for First Place and honorable Mention
  • Display on our Website
  • Instructions on how to enter are sent to new members
  • Join now to enter this and all of our monthly contests.
  • Student membership is FREE

Volunteer Docents Wanted

The Valley Photo Center needs volunteer docents to open and close the gallery Monday through Friday from 11 AM until 2 PM.  Volunteers can enter photographs in our open submission shows for free and get free parking in the Tower Square garage. If you can work as little as a couple hours a day a few days a month please email valleyphotocenter@icloud.com

We are also looking for student interns. Get hands on experience working at a non profit and operating a gallery. Because we work with a small board and one director you'll get a lot more responsibility and opportunities than you would at a big organization. For more information click on the VOLUNTEER button below.

 Support the Valley Photo Center

We are a Non Profit Corporation - All Donations are Taxt Exemptible.  Please donate to help us provide free exhibits and programs. Our Board and staff are all volunteers and 100% of donations go to support the Valley Photo Center. Just click on the contribute button below to donate .

The Gallery Today

The Valley Photo Center located on the 2nd floor (Upper Level) of Tower Square, 1500 Main St., in Springfield.

Our new viewing policy during Covid and its aftermath - we've rearranged the gallery so that you can see the most of an exhibit through the large glass windows at any time. We'll post in-person visiting open hours in our calendar and on our Facebook page. You can visit the virtual gallery any time.

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