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Jacob Ari Kamis developed his talent for photography when he was still in middle school. He continued to expand his skills in high school as he documented his travels and his love of cars. Jacob had many interests, including volleyball, baking, travel and flying planes. He was a fashionista who loved to dance, and had a wonderful sense of humor as well as a smile that lit up any room. We honor his memory by engaging the community in coming together to recognize and celebrate Jacob’s passion for photography.


Details of competition:

Submit 1-3 photos (no more than 3) with a title and a 300-500 word description for each piece between 2/16/24 - 3/8/24 reflecting one or more of these concepts:

*Photographic Art and Well Being
*My Story: Document your personal journey
*Capture moments of Discovery, Growth and Self Reflection
*How travel and exploration impacts mental well being

Cash Prizes:
1st Place - $500
2nd Place - $200
3rd Place - $100 for 3rd
Honorable Mentions - $50 for each category

Submit 1-3, high resolution photos of 300 dpi by April 5, 2024 to this link

Instructions and Judging Criteria for Photographs

Winners will be announced by early May. Winners will be informed via email and will be announced on this webpage

All photographs must be deemed appropriate for both Middle School and High School viewers. All appropriate submissions (as determined by the judges) will be displayed on this online gallery by the end of May.

Winners’ Showcase and Reception will be held at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts on May 21st, followed by the winners’ exhibit, graciously hosted by the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, running from May 22nd to June 16th. Open to the public.


Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
1630 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

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