Behind The Lens: Photography Contest and Exhibition

Join us for the 3rd annual Behind the Lens: Photography Contest and Exhibition at the Park Administration Building in Bluebird Park. The exhibit will be on display November 7 - November 12. 

This contest is an event of the Ellisville Arts and History Council and is free and open to both amateur and professional photographers. Cash prizes are awarded to 1st - 3rd place winning photographers in each of (4) age categories. Entry requirements, rules and regulations, are linked below. 

New this year, there will be a special exhibit Honoring our Veterans. This display will be separate additional category with photos that depict "What Patriotism Means to Me". - (This category has separate entry forms - see page 5 of the document linked below)

Behind the Lens - Entry Forms and Requirements

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Exhibit on Display - November 7 - 12

Reception: Sunday, November 7, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

On Display: November 8-12 , 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Photo Drop Off

October 18-29 (M-F) 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Photo Drop-off and Exhibit Location:

Ellisville Parks Administration Building

225 Kiefer Creek Rd.

Ellisville, MO 63021

2021 Behind the Lens Photography Contest Judge:  DIANA LINSLEY

Diana Linsley has been a professional Photographer for more than 40 years. She has an Associates of Art degree from Lewis and Clark Community College and continues her education in digital images through Meramec Community College, the International Photography Hall of Fame and the St. Louis Camera Club.

She began her career in the late 70s’ as a photography intern at the Alton Telegraph, later working as a photographer for two universities and a hospital system in the public relations departments. She also served as a staff photographer for several newspapers in Atlanta Georgia. There she receive two awards from the Georgia Press Association.

Diana was a staff photographer for the Webster Kirkwood Times for 20 years. During that time, she received more than 20 awards from the Missouri Press Foundation and the International Free Paper Association. Since retiring from the Times, she continues to work as a free-lance real estate and fine arts photographer. She produces fine arts images of the St. Louis area, the Ozarks, Native Missouri Wildflowers and Travel Photography. Diana is a member of Art Saint Louis, St Louis Camera Club, Women in Focus StL, and PhotoFlood Stl.

2020 Exhibit Display