For More Information:
Jeannie Larson
Rapid City Arts Council
605.394.4101 x2

WHAT:  Call to Artists for the 18th Annual Dahl Mountain Photo Competition + Exhibit
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, January 17th, 2022
EXHIBIT DATES: 02.25.2022 – 04.16.21
WHERE: Online Application Process |

Calling All Photographers for the 18th Annual Dahl Mountain Photo Competition + Exhibit

The Rapid City Arts Council (RCAC) is seeking submissions for the 18th Annual Dahl Mountain Photo Competition + Exhibit, a juried photography exhibition based on mountain culture. All submissions are due by Monday, January 21st. The exhibit will be on display from February 25th – April 16th during the Dahl Mountain Culture Festival.

The submissions for this show should loosely reflect a mountain lifestyle which includes the ideas, beliefs and values that are shared by people engaging with this environment. It could be the Black Hills region or any other mountainous terrain.

Judges (professional photojournalists and regional artists) will select the show through a blind jury process. There are three exhibit categories – Youth (18 and under), Adult Amateur/Hobbyist and Adult Experienced/Professional. Judges will award First, Second and Third places in each category and a Best of Show Award.

Award amounts as follows:
· Youth (18 and under) 1st – $75 | 2nd – $50 | 3rd – $25
· Adult Amateur/Hobbyist (over 18) 1st – $75 | 2nd – $50 |3rd – $25
· Adult Experienced/Professional (over 18) 1st – $100 | 2nd – $75 |3rd – $50
· Best of Show Award—$125
· Rapid City Journal People’s Choice Award—$100

The submission process is entirely online, please visit  to submit your application.

The Rapid City Arts Council receives support from generous members and donors, Allied Arts Fund, the City of Rapid City, and the South Dakota Arts Council with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Dahl Arts Center is a municipal facility managed by the Rapid City Arts Council and owned by the City of Rapid City