Spirit of Flight Photography Exhibition 2018, USA


April 13, 2018

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Spirit of Flight Photography Exhibition


Annual exhibition asks photographers to submit images they feel embody the “spirit of flight.” Selected by a jury of Museum staff and volunteers, the 2018 exhibition is sure to showcase a stunning selection of images curated from photographs submitted by photographers from around the world. The exhibition opens June 16, 2018. The Museum of Flight is a private 501 (c)(3) Washington non-profit corporation that is nationally accredited with the American Association of Museums and a Smithsonian Affiliate, and the largest private air and space museum in the world. The Museum of Flight exists to acquire, preserve, and exhibit historically significant air and space artifacts. The collection provides a foundation for scholarly research, and lifelong learning programs that inspire an interest in and understanding of science, technology and the humanities. The vision of the Museum is to be the foremost educational air and space museum in the world. The Museum welcomes over 500,000 visitors from around the world each year. Visitors to the Museum experience an extensive collection of air and space artifacts presented in four galleries, and special

Call for Entries

Who May Enter

All photographers are invited to submit entries for this juried exhibition. Only the photographer creator may submit. Publishers, galleries, agents and collectors may not submit photos on behalf of photographers. If the photo is not currently in the photographer’s possession, it will be the photographer’s responsibility to ensure its availability and arrange for shipping of the work in time to meet deadlines

Theme and Eligibility

The theme of the exhibition is “The Spirit of Flight” and photographs depicting any subject within the theme are eligible. Photographs not suitable for viewing by the general public or a family audience are not eligible. As this call is for authentic photographs of the real world, please do not digitally enhance or alter your photographs beyond the basic corrections to achieve realistic color/grayscale balance, contrast and sharpness. 

Photographs chosen for the exhibition must be professional prints, ready to hang. All photos must be framed using black metal frames, and either un-matted or using a white or off-white matte. Photographers can find relatively inexpensive ways to frame their photographs. If you need advice with respect to framing, please contact us at spiritofflight@museumofflight.org. The minimum height and/or width is 8” (eight inches) and the maximum height and/or width is 24” (twenty-four inches), overall visible print area. Printed photographs should be reproduced at a resolution of 300 dpi at the size or better. Accepted photographs that do not reflect the quality indicated in the submittal may be disqualified by the Museum at the time of hanging. 

Entry Fee

The entry fee is $25 total for up to three (3) images and $10 per image for each additional image above the first three entries and is non-refundable. Entry fees must be paid through the online submission site SmarterEntry.com (see section 12 for link). Each photographer may submit up to six (6) entries – a maximum of three (3) entries by a single photographer will be juried into the exhibition.

Selection Process

All eligible entries will be judged and selected by a jury of Museum volunteers and staff.


There will be three awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Each of the winners will be featured on the Museum’s website. The 1st place winning photograph will be featured on The Museum of Flight’s website and the cover of Aloft magazine, and the photographer will receive a one-year Aviator Membership (family) to the Museum. The 2nd place winner will be featured in Aloft magazine and receive a one-year Aviator Membership (family). The third place winner will also be featured in Aloft magazine and receive a one-year Navigator Membership (2 adults). 

All entries must be submitted online.

The exhibition will be comprised of 30-35 photographs and displayed in the T.A. Wilson Great Gallery

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Eligible Countries
Host Country
Publish Date
March 16, 2018
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