FOCUS Photo Exhibition   

The Manchester Arts FOCUS Photo Exhibition will look a little different this year, but we are excited to use the backdrop of the beautiful Paul Schroeder Park to showcase these photos.  FOCUS is an open-theme competition and exhibition. It is open to all residents of the greater St. Louis area, ages 5 and up. Ages 21 and up have a $5 entry fee per image. Entries for those under age 21 are free. There is a limit of 2 images per entrant.

This year all images will be submitted electronically and will be printed and laminated by Manchester Arts Staff. Photos will be printed 8x10 (some winning photos may be printed larger). Photos will be displayed outside over the course of the exhibition and will not be returned to the artist. 

FOCUS West News

Submission dates: May 17th - 24 (no late submissions will be accepted). Link will be posted below on May 17th. If you are having issues submitting your photo(s) please contact us at 636-391-6326 ext. 402 or arts@manchestermo.gov 

Entry Fee: Only photos with a paid entry fee will be considered for the competition/exhibition. No exceptions.  If you are 21 or older you will be contacted to remit payment. If you have not been contacted by June 4th please call us at 636-391-6326 ext. 402 or arts@manchestermo.gov 

Submission Link will be live here on May 17th

Call For Entry 

About the Juror 

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Robyn Stellhorn enjoyed a 30-year career as a high school teacher in the Rockwood School District. She began in the field of Journalism and English, wrote the first curriculum to introduce Film Photography in 1991, and then taught both Film and Digital Photography until 2020. Stellhorn won Teacher of the Year in 2017. One of her passions was to offer free senior portrait packages to students who would not otherwise receive one.  Now, she enjoys doing philanthropic photography and writing for churches and schools to assist with marketing as well as teaching education classes at Central Methodist University.