Call for entries for the 2022 Themed Juried Exhibit and Open Call Exhibit Registration are now open!

We're in the process of making plans for April 2022! Stay tuned to our social media (link above) and our newsletter for the latest updates.

Want to connect with any of the exhibitors or venues from 2021? Click the Exhibits link above for a list of 2021 Exhibits and Venues and for the downloadable mobile-friendly 2020/2021 Catalogue

For sponsorship opportunities, exhibit venue opportunities and enquiries, contact info@sparkphotofestival.org .


2022 Themed Juried Exhibit

Enter your images now for the 2022 Themed Juried Exhibit
Enter by February 1st, 2022 at 8 pm EST

The 2021 Juried Exhibit Theme was Nourish: To Eat, To Drink, To Enjoy.
Best in Show was awarded to Fine Art Pear by Melissa Maahs
Visit our Juried page to see the prize winners

Best in Show - Fine Art Pear by Melissa Maahs


2022 Open Call Exhibits

Registration is Open!
Click the red button for details and online registration.
Register your exhibit by February 7st, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST

Global News Coverage

SPARK Photo Festival Update

October 2021

The SPARK Photo Festival is a celebration of photography, and the artists, dreamers, innovators, storytellers, professionals and enthusiasts behind the camera lens. April 2022 will bring the arrival of numerous photographic exhibits and artists, in locations throughout the Northumberland, Peterborough, and the Kawartha Lakes regions. Technical workshops, lectures, talks, films, and other related photographic events and activities take place year-round as well as during the festival.

Our Open Call Exhibit Registration is now open! This is your chance to participate in SPARK and exhibit your work! There are hundreds of possible venues across the region and thousands of people who love to experience the Festival each year. We’ve got new and exciting plans in the works for photographers and Festival visitors alike! Register today!

The winners of the 2021 Themed Juried Exhibits Nourish: To Eat, To Drink, To Enjoy have been announced. See them on the Nourish Juried Exhibit page . We hope you had the opportunity to visit the display in downtown Peterborough along the Venture North Parking lot garden in September. Congratulations to our two double-winners: Melissa Maahs and Laura Berman. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram pages for the posts of the entire Top 25 images. The theme and registration for the 2022 Juried Exhibit is now open, link below for details. All Ontario photographers are encouraged to enter.

We extend our gratitude to the exhibitors and venues, sponsors, patrons and volunteers who continue to support the SPARK Photo Festival and allow us to bring photographic art to the community.

In particular, we appreciate the support of the Peterborough Arts Alive Fund through Electric City Culture Council and the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough., the City of Peterborough Investment Grant, and our presenting sponsor, LLF Lawyers and our official media sponsor Global Peterborough, 100.5 Fresh Radio and 101.5 The Wolf. Please see the full list of supporters and show your appreciation for our supporters by supporting their businesses and community endeavours.

We look forward to, once again, sharing the talents SPARK Photo Festival with Peterborough, Northumberland and the Kawarthas when we return to our traditional date in April 2022!

Jennifer MacKenzie, Festival Director, and the SPARK Board of Directors


Mobile-Friendly Digital Catalogue

New for 2021: Download the mobile-friendly Catalogue so you can take the SPARK Photo Festival 2021 with you on-the-go. 

2021/2020 SPARK Catalogue

Focus on Coffee Photo Competition

SPARK Photo Festival X Sparkplug Coffee X PhotoED Magazine

We teamed up with Sparkplug Coffee and PhotoED Magazine for this fun competition.
"Coffee at Home" was the theme!

The winner is Lucas DeClavasio of Toronto for his image, "Focus".

Click here for the SPARK Special Edition Sparkplug coffee featuring Lucas' winning image!