Annual Youth Exhibition
Since 2006, MOPA has held an annual juried exhibition showcasing the photographic talents of local youth. Every year, students are encouraged to submit work that responds visually to a particular theme. The winning entries are selected for their creativity and artistic interpretation of that year's topic.
2017 Call For Entries
MOPA is looking for students who creatively interpret the theme "boundaries" in photography or video for the 12th Annual Juried Youth Exhibition!
One entry per student artist
For complete requirements list and answers to frequently asked questions, visit the submission website.
Inspired by the San Diego Zoo's 100th anniversary, MOPA's 11th Annual Youth Exhibition asked students in San Diego County and Tijuana to respond to the theme of animals through photography or video.
On display at MOPA 8 Oct, 2016 - 5 Feb, 2017
2016 Youth Exhibition Artwork Pick Up:
All printed photos will be available for pick up during the specified time frame. Artwork may be picked up by the student artist, parent, or teacher. Artwork pick up is not available for video submissions. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pick Up Dates*: Saturday, February 18 - Sunday, February 26 (Except Monday, Feb. 20- MOPA will be closed)
Pick Up Times: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Exceptions: MOPA will be closed Monday, Feb. 20 and will close at 3:00 pm on Sunday, Feb. 26)
Pick Up Location: Musuem of Photographic Arts, Front Desk: 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
*After the final pick up date has passed, MOPA will dispose of any remaining artwork or it may become property of the museum.
photo by Matthew Holloway
photo by Xcaret Naves
photo by Sarah Stone
MOPA's 8th Annual Youth Exhibition encouraged students to use photography or video to explore the meaning of home and community.
MOPA’s 3rd Annual Youth Exhibition asked students to explore the many connections between photography and literacy and was open to students throughout San Diego County.
Another great opportunity to showcase youth photography is the San Diego County Fair's Creative Youth competitive exhibitions.
For more information, please click HERE.