The Hot-Shot Photography Challenge

Fuji 35mm Camera-002

Exhibit at Sherwood Center for the Arts Gallery July 22 – October 7, 2016

Entries for this show are no longer being accepted

All entrants have received their cameras and instructions.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

Have Fun!

This challenge is open to all photographers, pro and beginners alike. The goal of the challenge is to provide a level playing field for everyone by providing the cameras to all who will accept this challenge.
Single Use, or so called disposable cameras, have taken on a cult like following in recent years.
It is said that you can teach a dog how to use a digital camera… it’s been done, but going back to the days of analog film-based photography requires particular skill.

Each photographer will be issued one single use 35mm film camera kit. Using this kit, the goal is to capture unusual, quirky and whimsical images, unlike anything they would shoot typically. An “ideas booklet will provide information to help the photographer to create some fun and interesting imagery. Also included in the kit are special lenses designed for smart phone cameras which can also be used with these film cameras. You may keep the lenses after the event for a smart phone.


December 15, 2015 through February 1, 2016: Applications and fee will be accepted via mail.
February 8-12, 2016: Notified photographers may pick up their camera kits at the Sherwood Center For The Arts. Note: The art center is open only on weekdays.

February 13 – May 8, 2016: “Hot shot”film images taken, including 1 of the photographer.
Week of May 9, 2016: Cameras from photographers must be delivered to The Sherwood Center for the Arts in Sherwood, Oregon located at 22689 SW Pine St, Sherwood, OR 97140
No cameras will be accepted after May 13 in order to meet the film processing time limits.

May 23-26, 2016: Pick up photo CD’s at the SCA.

May 27 – 31: Photographers choose up to 3 images to submit.

June 10, 2016: Deadline for Artist’s information and selected photo files sent to Makers 5 via email.
July 15, 2016: Framed photographs delivered to SCA by noon. (Hung by Makers 5, curators for the show)

July 22, 2016: SCA Gallery Exhibit Opening event for patrons, artists, and friends.

October 7, 2016: Pick up any art not sold.

How to Enter / Fees

Applications forms will be available online at Noon PST on December 15, 2015.
A non-refundable application fee of $35 will be collected from each entrant to cover the costs of the camera kit and for the jury / show process. You do not need to be a member of Makers 5, or a patron of the Sherwood Center for the Arts to submit up to 3 framed photographs for this show.   An application and artist agreement form 
can be downloaded at the bottom of this page or
Please complete, sign, and send along with a $35 check made out to Makers 5 LLP.
Mail both to Attn: Sharon Orella | Makers 5 LLP | PO Box 313 | Sherwood, OR 97140.

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Acceptance Rules

  • After the 27 frames of the entrant’s camera have been exposed, they will be turned in to the staff at the Sherwood Center For The Arts prior to the deadline, the week of May 9-13. One frame of the film must be a photograph of the entrant to avoid any mix-ups after processing. Any cameras received after the deadline will not be processed and will be returned to the entrant.

  • The entry fee of $35 will cover the cost of the kit and film processing by Makers5 LLP and the Center. Once the camera film has been processed, a photo CD with the images of the film roll can be picked up by each entrant. Up to three images from this CD may be used to show at the SCA. Printing and framing of the photographs are the responsibility of each photographer. Framed photos must subscribe to the art hanging standards document provided in the camera kit.

Reference Photographs

  • Prior to hanging the submitted photographs at the SCA one digital image for each photo being entered will be required as part of the art submission process by June 1, 2016. It will be used to promote the gallery exhibit July 22 through October 7, 2016.

  • Digital images must be saved as a high quality JPEG file (No TIFF files).

  • Finished images should be 1800 pixels on the longest side with a minimum of 300DPI.

Preparation of your photo submission for Hanging

A hanging standards document will be provided in each camera kit. All framed photographs must comply with these standards to insure an appealing presentation for this exhibition at the Center.

Submissions must be available to be delivered on July 15, 2016 and to be hung at the Arts Center through October 7, 2016.

Please note: The decision of the jurors is final. Makers5 and the Sherwood Center for the Arts reserves the right to refuse to exhibit or to remove from the exhibition any delivered submission which is of poor quality, contains hazardous material or which has been misrepresented in the entry form or digital images. Delivered submissions will be compared with the jury images when they are delivered to ensure correctly accepted items will be displayed.

For More Information

You will be expected to submit the following information. This is for your reference and to assist you in preparing for the timeline. This is not your submission form.

Entry / Application / Fees Due 2/1/2016 via mail:

  1. Your Name and Address
  2. Contact Information (Phone and Email)
  3. Where you heard about this artists/maker opportunity
  4. Statement of release for us to use your images and/or artists statement for promotion, before during and after the exhibition. You will of course retain your right to any works.
  5. Artist Application / Agreement and check which includes cost of camera kit.


Art submission due week of 5/9/2016, no later than 5/13/2016:

  1. Title of each artwork
  2. Height, Width and Depth of your artwork
  3. Brief Artist Statement/Bio
  4. Sale Price of your submission
  5. Replacement value of your submission (replacement value cannot exceed 65% of the Sale value of your submission.
  6. Digital Images of each photograph saved as a high quality .JPG (no TIFF files) with longest edge at least 1800 Pixels per Inch (PPI) (these images should be very clear with a DPI (Dots per Inch) of at least 300 and no other items in the images except the artwork.


If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Orella at

Thank you for participating!