Thank you to all who made the 2023 SPARK Photo Festival a success!

Plans are underway for the 2024 Festival. Sign up for our newsletter and follow on Social to keep in the loop.

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SPARK Photo Festival Update June 2023

The SPARK Photo Festival is a celebration of photography, and the artists, dreamers, innovators, storytellers, professionals and enthusiasts behind the camera lens. April 2023 celebrated the 10th Anniversary of SPARK and with photographic exhibits popping up in locations throughout Peterborough city and county, Northumberland county and the City of 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.

We look forward to launching registration and programs for 2024. Sign up for our e-newsletter on our Contact page and follow us on social to get all of the news first! Social links are below.

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 LLF Lawyers, the City of Peterborough Investment Grant and our corporate and private sponsors. We also extend gratitude to the Peterborough Arts Alive Fund through Electric City Culture Council and the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough., for their support through 2021 and 2022. Please see the full list of supporters and show your appreciation for our supporters by supporting their businesses and community endeavours.

We are currently seeking sponsors and donors for the 2024 Festival next April. Please visit our Support SPARK page to learn about our current opportunities, or email me at to work out a fit for you to support this important community event.

We look forward to, once again, sharing the SPARK Photo Festival with the community through April 2024!

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


Thanks to Caley Bedore and Global Peterborough for sharing some highlights of the 2023 Festival!

2024 Open Call Exhibits

Registration for 2024 will open in October 2023.

View the list of the 2023 Exhibits.

Photographers of all skill levels welcome.
Find your venue in Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes or Northumberland.
Click the red button for all of the info. Easy online registration will open in October.


2024 Themed Juried Exhibit

Call for Entries for the 2024 Themed Juried Exhibit will open in October 2023!
Announcing the 2024 theme:
For eligibility, tech specs and submission details visit the 2024 Juried Exhibit page.

The 2023 Juried Exhibit Theme was Water.
Best in Show was awarded to Water Life by Kersti Meema
Visit the Juried Exhibit Page to see past winners and a virtual exhibit from the 2023 Water theme.

Best in Show: Water Life by Kersti Meema



Light the SPARK

Emerging Artists Exhibit Program

Applications for the 2024 program will open in the fall of 2023.



Program and application information for 2024 will be updated in the fall of 2023.