Ryan R. Gibbs Photography Contest

Ryan R. Gibbs Photography Contest

Deadline: November 16, 2020
Entry Fee: Free
Prizes: $400, publication in the journal

For the Ryan R. Gibbs Photography Contest, New Delta Review seeks a series of 5-11 photographs to be featured in Issue 11.1. Ideally, the photographs should tell a story, or be centered on a unified theme of the artist’s choosing.

Judge: Jane Rule Burdine

Jane Rule Burdine is a legendary Southern photographer. A native of Greenville, Mississippi, she has been living and working in north Mississippi since 1984. The first book of her work, Delta Deep Down, was published by University Press of Mississippi in September of 2008. A documentary about Jane Rule’s life, Under Her Skin, (dir. by Kelsey and Rémy Bennett) premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. She now lives in Taylor, MS, where she served as mayor for twelve years.

Additional Submission Guidelines

  • All entries must be previously unpublished and original work of the entrant.
  • All work must be submitted through our electronic system.
  • Send only high quality med-res JPG files.
  • Please submit 5-11 photographs as JPG or as a single zip file.
  • Submissions will first be reviewed by our editorial staff, 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.
  • If you have any problems submitting, please send an email to newdeltarev@gmail.com.

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, which was made possible by a generous endowment from his parents, in his name.


$400 and publication in the Issue 11.1 of New Delta Review


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