The 2013 Ryan R. Gibbs Award for Photography is now closed.  Please check back in August 2014 for the next annual contest.  

New Delta Review is now accepting submissions for the first annual Ryan R. Gibbs Award for Photography. For this contest, New Delta Review seeks a series of photographs that will serve as the online cover pages for our journal’s winter issue (see more at Together, the photographs should tell a story, or be centered on a unified theme of the artist’s choosing. This contest goes hand-in-hand with our short fiction contest, which seeks a full narrative in 1500 words or less.

Judge: Jeff Rich

Prize: $500 and publication in the Winter 2013 Issue of New Delta Review

Deadline: October 18, 2013; Winners will be announced by November 18, 2013.

Entry Fee: $10

About the judge: Jeff Rich’s work focuses on water issues ranging from recreation and sustainability to exploitation and abuse. Jeff explores these subjects by using long-term photographic documentations of very specific regions of the United States. Jeff received his MFA in photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Jeff’s project “Watershed: A Survey of The French Broad River Basin” was awarded the 2010 Critical Mass Book Award. His work has been featured on Fraction Magazine and as one of Daylight Magazine’s monthly podcasts as well as Photo-Eye’s Photographer’s Showcase. In 2011 Jeff was named as one of the winners of the Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Competition. Jeff currently teaches photography at the University of Iowa.

Additional Submission Guidelines

*All entries must be previously unpublished and original work of the entrant.

*Send only high quality med-res JPG files (no larger than 4MB).

*Send a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of eight (8) photographs.

*All work must be submitted through our electronic system. Find the link here: Submit to NDR: New Delta Review

*Submissions will first be reviewed by graduate students at Louisiana State University, and finalists will be passed on for judging.

*Family, friends, and previous students of the judge are ineligible for participation in the contest. In addition, students currently enrolled at Louisiana State University and faculty members at Louisiana State University are ineligible for participation in this contest.

About the contest: This award is in honor of Ryan R. Gibbs (1981-2012), a gifted editor for New Delta Review, an incredible writer of fiction and screenplays, a talented photographer, and, above all, a dear friend. New Delta Review is honored to host this annual award in his honor, made possible by a generous endowment from his parents.