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Members Photo Contest

November 11, 2017, 10:00 am – November 12, 2017, 5:00 pm

Members Photo Contest

Standard Admission.

Eastern State is one of the most photogenic locations in America. Each year photographers travel from all across the globe to photograph the penitentiary.

Members can submit photographs of Eastern State in the annual Members Photo Contest. Not a member? Join today.

Each member may submit one color and one black and white Eastern State Penitentiary photograph for the annual Members Photo Contest. Photos remain on view throughout the weekend. Visitors to the historic site can cast votes for their favorite images throughout the weekend.

On Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pm, two sets of winners are announced in the color and black and white categories. Our 2017 judge has been secured: Ron Tarver of Haverford College. Ron will select one set of winners, and the results of the weekend’s voting will also announced. Each first place winner from the Members Photo Contest has the opportunity to schedule a four-hour, private, behind-the-scenes photo shoot of Eastern State Penitentiary.

Download the contest guidelines here.
Submit your entries here.

Have a question? Email [email protected] or call 215-236-5111 x224.

2017 American Aliance of Museums Excellence in Exhibitions Overall Winner