EASY AS 1 ~ 2 ~ 3!


1.) Find your best images

2.) Resize and Rename your Images

(i.e. Doe_John_SEASHORE)

3.) Submit on our form and remit entry fee

(*We must received 20 images entered in any single month to hold the contest for that month. If we do not receive 20 images entered for that month, the entries will be carried over to the following month)

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Guest Judge for 50/50 Contest April 2019


Kevin O’Connell


Kevin O’Connell was born and raised in east Central Florida areas of Merritt Island and Cocoa Beach. He has a wife of 27 years, Maureen, and a 20-year-old daughter, Rachel.


Kevin earned an associate’s and bachelor’s degree in Photography in the 1980’s. He managed and owned, along with Maureen, custom photo labs in Merritt Island through the late 80’s, the 90’s and into the early 2000’s. He worked as a Photographer supporting the Atlas launch program at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and as a Photographer supporting the manned launch operations during the end of the Shuttle era at Kennedy Space Center. He now works with Disney Fine Art Photography as a Photographer, editor, and educator, and as an Adjunct Photography Instructor at Eastern Florida State College in Cocoa, FL.


Additionally, Kevin has an ongoing personal project photographing urban landscapes which can be viewed on Instagram @kmoc777 and on his website: www.kmocphoto.myportfolio.com

Island Images Professional Photography Studio, Inc. and the Gallery of Hope are excited to announce

The Ultimate 50/50 Photographic Challenge & Exhibit

Photography Contest and Exhibit for 2019/2020!

Starting February 1, 2019 we will begin accepting entries for the monthly contest and annual exhibit.

Each month we will select 3 winners from that month's entries**.

Most Months will be “OPEN” and some months will be “THEMED”

February, March and April 2019 are "OPEN THEME"

Only $10.00 per entry.

All monthly contest entries and payments must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST/DST ON OR BEFORE the last day of the month.
Winners will be chosen and announce on our Facebook page by the 5th of the following month. LIKE images on the Facebook page to help in breaking any ties! The First Place winner will receive instructions on how to obtain their SHINY PRINTS metal print.

Winning prize money will be mailed by the 10th of the month.

Entrant Monetary Distribution as Follows

50%     Gallery Support

25%     1st Place

First Place will also receive a 20”x 24” or 20” x 30” metal print sponsored by Shiny Prints Metal for exhibit in the gallery for the following month and also to be a part of the annual Ultimate 50/50 Photographic Challenge exhibit.

15%     2nd Place

10%     3rd Place

Win CASH & a Metal Print Monthly *

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