Veterans’ Reflections, An OTC Veterans’ Open Juried Photography Exhibition
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ENTRY FORM   (Please note: Opening and editing this document is most compatible on desktop computers.)

OTC’s Veteran and Military Services Office along with the Fine Arts Department, are looking for photographic image submissions from members of the OTC educational community.  The photograph should have been taken by a member of our nation’s armed services while on deployment, assignment, temporary duty, or other time of service.  The photographer’s defining image should provoke special memories or give pause for personal reflection about a time or experience while serving our country.

Eligibility All OTC Students, Faculty, or Staff who have served or currently are serving as a member of our nation’s armed services.

Entering Your Images You may enter up to 3 photographs.  You can enter your images online by emailing Dr. Lundstrom, Dean of Student Development:, or Kat Allie, Dept. Chair of Fine Arts & Humanities: You may also drop off a photograph (if not available to email digital file) and entry form to the OTC Veteran & Military Services Office located on the Springfield campus in ICW 219U (Student Services 2nd floor), between 0730 and 1630 hrs.  If the photograph is an older analog photograph, we will scan your original image and make a digital JPEG file for printing.  Emailing the digital JPEG file along with the entry form is the preferred entry submission.

For best results, make sure your digital image size is 11” x 14” or is 4200 pixels on the longest side and images should be in JPEG format @ 300 dpi.  Please name your files: VETART.Last Name_First Initial.Image#.jpg (Examples: VETART.Smith_J.Image1.jpg, VETART.Jones_R.Image2.jpg, etc.)

Entry form must be completed with the following information accompanying each image:

“TITLE”, (year taken in parenthesis)

Location or other identifier

Rank, Name, Service



“The Road to Gorazde” (1996)

Bosnia: Operation Joint Endeavor – IFOR

Lt. Colonel Loren Lundstrom, USAF

Fees no fee

Jurors A panel of six OTC Administrators, Staff, and Fine Art Faculty.

All accepted entries will be printed to an 11”x14” size and displayed in the exhibition.

Exhibition Details 35-40 selected images will hang in the OTC Fine Art student gallery space in the NKM Springfield Main campus for approximately one month.  The jury panel reserves the right to reject any piece that may not fit the theme of our exhibition or that may not be high enough resolution quality for 11”x14” print and display.

OTC will print and then prepare (mat or frame) your chosen image/s for display at no charge.

Copyright– Artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artists whose work is chosen for exhibition inclusion grant OTC permission to use images for promoting the exhibition, artist, or OTC and its programs, and current and past exhibitions. Images may be placed on social media for promotion and features. Artists grant usage as stated without further compensation.  The 11”x14” print made by OTC will become an OTC Flat File artwork piece available for viewing, and it may be exhibited again at future OTC exhibitions and other OTC campus locations.

Thank you for entering the competition and good luck!


  • Submissions Open 4/6/18
  • Submissions Close 4/27/18
  • Selections Announced 5/3/18
  • Exhibition Opens 5/9/18
  • Exhibition Reception 5/10/18, NKM lobby 1PM TO 3PM