“The “Prix de la Photographie, Paris” (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Winning photographs from this competition are displayed in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.
Juried by leading editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners, consultants, creative directors, and art directors, Px3 brings the best of photography from across the globe to Paris. See the list of this year’s judges here.
Advertising, Photojournalism, Book, Book Proposals, Fine Art, Nature and Portraiture.
- Px3 Photographer of the Year
Both professional and non-professional photographers compete for the top award, the Px3 Photographer of the Year and 3,000 Euros. The winner’s work is publicized internationally, receives the spotlight at all events, is exhibited in Paris, and published in the Px3 Annual Book.
- Px3 Best New Talent (Non-Professionals and Students Only)
Non-professional photographers compete for the Px3 Best New Talent Award and 2,000 Euros. The winner’s work is publicized and exhibited in Paris and published in the Px3 Annual Book.
- Certificates in all Categories
All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from both the professional and non-professional categories will receive a Px3 certificate, personalized press release, and a Px3 winner’s logo for professional purposes.
- Honorable Mentions
Px3 judges award several Certificates of Honorable Mention to both professional and non-professional entries to acknowledge talent as they deem fit.
- Public Choice Awards
39,481 votes were tallied in the first annual Prix de la Photographie Paris. The names of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Subcategory Public Choice Winners are listed in the Px3 Annual Book.
- Paris Exhibition and International Publicity
Winning photographs from the 1st and 2nd place winners in each MAJOR category from both the professional and non-professional entries will be publicized and exhibited in Paris.
- Px3 Annual Book
The work of the 1st and 2nd place winners from both the professional and non-professional Subcategories will be published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book (includes Major Category winners). The names of the Honorable Mention recipients and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Subcategory Public Choice Winners will be included as well.
Entry fees cover the cost of prizes, exhibitions, administration and promotion. To make this photo competition globally accessible, Px3 discounts entry fees for certain countries.
- Professional Photographers
$30 for each photograph entered
$50 for each series (2-5 images with a unifying theme) or book
Same photograph or series, additional category: $25 per category
- Non-professional and Student Photographers
$20 per photograph entered
$40 for each series (2-5 images with a unifying theme)
Same photograph or series, additional category: $15 per category
Fill out the entry form and send it with your work to Px3. You can submit as many photographs in as many categories as you want. You may submit your images to our contest in any one of the following ways:
- ONLINE: Use the online entry form, upload your photographs and pay the fees. (JPG only, 72 dpi, each image must be 1000 pixels on the longest side)
- MAIL: Download the PDF entry form and mail it with a CD of digital images of your entries. If you are sending a book or a book proposal, please mail the physical book PLUS a CD of digital images: 4 spreads and 1 image of the book cover. (CD: JPG only, 72 dpi, each image must be 1000 pixels on the longest side). Send to:
550 North Larchmont
Los Angeles, CA, 90004″
To see the full prospectus and learn more about the competition, visit: px3.fr
Deadline: Saturday, June 15, 2013
The spring call for entries begins May 15 and closes June 15, 2013.
“TheDocumentaryProjectFund was founded to help make sure that photographers who want to tell the stories of their communities will be able to do so. We are here to encourage, through project support, photographers who have a community focus and a good story to tell. We believe that still photography, especially the documentary form, can be an incredibly powerful art. We can admire the beauty of each image, be challenged to think about the issues raised and come away with our biases tested.
TheDocumentaryProjectFund call-for-entry is open to emerging and established still photographers. All applicants must have the appropriate skill level necessary to plan and execute a documentary project. Selected artists will have six months to complete the photographic work.
Each call-for-entry is intended to fund one project and will award up to $5000. That project should be a future project and not one in progress. The fund may grant project support to photographers working in conjunction with another nonprofit, provided that group will match our funding.
Submission deadlines are December 15 and June 15. Each application must include:
Submit applications in PDF or Microsoft Word format. Your name(s), mailing address, email, phone number(s) and a web site (optional) should appear at the top of each page. All entries will be submitted electronically via email, in English, as an attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Project Statement: 1 page maximum
- Budget: 1 page maximum
- Personal Statement: 1 page maximum
Think of this as your mission statement. In one page tell why your work is important. Detail your beliefs about community, the arts and education. Explain how you plan to complete the work in the time frame allowed by discussing how you’ve managed past projects. Page two will be your current resume. Include references.
- Images: 10-15 total
Provide a cohesive set of images that illustrate your photographic skills and your experience with the documentary form. You can use a previous project or you can put together a group of images that work well with each other and feel like a project. We want a sample of work that gives us a sense of your photographic and project management skills as well as your vision. Don’t send us an unrelated group of single images. Don’t send us your vacation snapshots.
There are two acceptable ways to submit your photographic work:
- Use an online email service such as YouSendIt or DropSend. This will allow you to email large, zipped files. The images should be:
- JPEG format and sized to 1024 pixels in width for horizontals, 768 pixels in height for verticals.
- Titled as such: Lastname_firstname_projecctimagenumber (ex: smith_john_barbershop1)
- Use your own professional website or a cloud service such as MediaFire, Windows Live, SkyDrive or Box. Do not send us a link to your Facebook page, your Flickr, Shutterfly or other similar accounts. Be sure we are linked directly to the image gallery you want us to evaluate. Include this link with the written portion of your submission.”
“The Foundation’s Individual Photographer’s Fellowship (IPF) program encourages and celebrates artistic achievement in contemporary photography by supporting the creative endeavors of artists working in photography and photo-based art media.
The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of IPF grants of up to $10,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents of the United States, who reside in the U.S., and who are at least 21 years of age. Recipients must provide legal proof of eligibility and a verifiable social security number.
Who May Not Apply: Students enrolled in a college degree program. Students who graduate before the 2013 application deadline are eligible to apply. Previous IPF recipients are not currently being considered for new awards. At this time, artists on temporary visas such as the O-1 visa are not eligible to apply.
Eligible Work: Still photography regardless of subject matter, genre, or process. Works submitted may be traditional photography projects or experimental works, but photographic techniques must be pivotal to the works submitted. The submission should consist of a mature, coherent body of work. Examples of Non-Eligible Work: Film, video, interactive multimedia.
- Applicant Profile: Name and contact information
- Work Samples: A portfolio of ten (10) digital images showing representative, recent work. If your work is best communicated visually by showing its physical or installed nature, or aspects of detail, use one or more of the ten images for that purpose.
- Exactly ten (10) images must be submitted. They will be projected for the panelists via high-definition digital projectors and viewed at roughly 30 x 40 inches per image. Images must be standard baseline JPEG files with the .jpg extension. The recommended color profile is sRGB. Maximum file size is 1.8 MB. Image size can be no larger than 1920 x 1920 pixels (smaller images will be shown against a 1920 x 1920 black background). Images should be 72 PPI; any higher will unnecessarily increase your file size.
- Text descriptors for each image: Title, Year Completed, Medium, Dimensions
Note: There are also fields for image “Value” and “Description” in the application. We don’t include this information in our review process. “Description” can be left blank. $0.00 can be entered for image “Value”. Whatever you enter in these fields — it will not be seen by jurors.
- Work Statement: (500 words maximum) The purpose of the Statement is to give the panel a better understanding of your work while they are viewing it. It should be very clear and concise, and relate to the specific works you are submitting.
- Career summary, artist resume/CV, or short bio (500 words maximum).”
Further details and to apply visit www.callforentry.org.
New England Portfolio Reviews
Registration: May 13, 22, 2013
Reviews will be held June 7-8, 2013 at the Boston University Photonics Center
“The New England Portfolio Reviews is an opportunity for emerging and established photographers to meet with curators, teachers, gallerists, and other image professionals. The Reviews will serve individuals who are just embarking on their careers and those who have several years of experience and are hoping to reach new audiences by initiating connections with leading figures in the busy New England photography world.
Click here to see this year’s list of reviewers.
Registration and Rates
- New this year: All participants who register by the May 22 deadline will have the same chance at their first choices of reviewers!
- While registering you will be able to sign up for the Portfolio Walk. You must register for at least one review in order to participate in the Portfolio Walk on Saturday afternoon. There is a $20 fee to register for the Portfolio Walk.
- After you complete your registration and payment, you will receive an email from Click & Pledge acknowledging your payment. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please contact the PRC.
- We will send out schedules on May 31. Due to the nature of portfolio reviews, we cannot guarantee that you will receive the reviewers that you requested.
- Refunds are allowed up until May 28, with a 15% administrative fee deducted from your refund. To request a refund, please contact the PRC.
1-3 review: $50 member / $65 general per review
4-6 reviews: $45 member / $60 general per review
7+ reviews: $40 member / $55 general per review
Attendees who are members of either the Griffin Museum of Photography or the Photographic Resource Center at the time of registration qualify for member rates.”
For further information visit newenglandportfolioreviews.com.
Photo Center NW
Call for Entries: Musings: 18th Annual Photo Competition Exhibition
Deadline: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Fee: $42 for 4 images.
“The Photo Center NW is pleased to announce Musings: 18th Annual Photo Competition Exhibition, and our esteemed juror, John Bennette. This year the theme is open and images from a cohesive body of work and an artist statement are encouraged in your entry. Selected entries will be exhibited in Seattle, WA at the Photo Center August – Mid September 2013. All photo processes are welcome. The competition is open to all photographers, including international.
John Bennette is a collector, curator and champion of artists. Bennette has written for a number of publications including 21st Journal of Photography. He has been a portfolio reviewer at events including Fotofest, Rhubarb-rhubarb, Photolucida and Atlanta Celebrates Photography. He works with the committees of a number of charity based photography groups including FWAB. Bennette was former Art Director and Art Editor for South by South East Photography Magazine.
First Place Award: $1000 cash & $75 Blurb Gift Certificate (sponsored by Blurb Inc.)
Second Place Award: $500 Glazer’s Gift Certificate & $75 Blurb Gift Certificate (sponsored by Glazer’s Camera)
Third Place Award: $250 cash & $75 Blurb Gift Certificate (sponsored by Panda Lab).”
For submission guidelines and to apply visit www.callforentry.org.
“Artists are invited to submit their original work for the main exhibition of the 1st International Photography Festival in Belo Horizonte (FIF), Brazil. Entries are free and will remain open until May 20, 2013. Selected works will be presented at the exhibition of the festival, to be held from July 12 to August 6, 2013, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
The works will be judged by the duo of curators Eduardo de Jesus, critic, essayist, board member of the Associação Cultural Videobrasil (São Paulo) and professor of PUC Minas (Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais), and Patricia Azevedo, artist and professor of EBA-UFMG (School of Fine Arts at the Federal University of Minas Gerais).
This international convocation is open to persons over the age of 18, from any country. Submitted works must be related to photography, in its many different aspects and experimental platforms, being involved with the universe of visual arts; these works may be subject to printing, projection or exhibition through electronic mediums (TVs and/or computer monitors).
The registration may be made exclusively through the official website of the Belo Horizonte International Photography Festival. For the online registration, it is necessary to:
- Fill in the personal information in the form
- Fill in the text box with a description of the submission (with no more than 1.000 characters)
- Upload the curriculum (PDF file)
- Upload the portfolio, with no more than 30 images (PDF file)
- Upload a series of 5 to 8 images of the submission. (The larger side must be 1024 Pixels, 72dpi, JPG file)
- Fill in the specifications for the images (dimensions, support, production date)
NOTE: All sent files, combined, may not exceed 10 MB.”
“Silver Eye Center for Photography announces a call for entries for our first 8 x 8 PHOTO PARTY, a fabulous showcase and celebration of the photographer in all of us, on Friday, May 17, 2013, 7:00 – 11:00 pm.
This special event features an exhibition and sale of hundreds of 8 x 8 inch photographs submitted from around the world, great food and signature cocktails, DJs spinning all night, vintage photo booths, and much more. All proceeds directly benefit Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh’s nationally acclaimed non-profit space for contemporary photography. Visit us on Facebook (http://bit.ly/silvereye) after April 1 for event details and ticket information.
Free and Open to Everyone
- The 8 x 8 PHOTO PARTY exhibition and sale is open to everyone regardless of age or skill level – professionals, amateurs, students, you!
- There are no entry fees to participate.
- Only one digital submission per person so select the photograph that best reflects your own creative spirit
- and unique take on the world.
- We welcome submissions taken with digital cameras, film cameras, or cell phone cameras.
- Fill out the registration form completely.
- Silver Eye Center for Photography will print all images to one consistent size, 7 3⁄4 x 7 3⁄4 inches with a 1⁄4
- inch white border on all sides.
- Your image must be square. If you do not have photo-‐editing software on your computer, we recommend Pixlr (http://pixlr.com/express/). For smartphone photo-‐editing software, we recommend Snapseed (http://www.snapseed.com/) or Camera+ (http://campl.us/).
- Your image should be at least 2,000 x 2,000 pixels and saved as a JPG, PNG, or GIF. Rename your image file with your First and Last Name.
- Submit your registration form and image file via email to email@example.com. Please include your First and Last Name in the subject line of the email.”
Click here to download the submission form and full prospectus (PDF).
Call for Entries: International Fine Art Photography Award
Deadline: Sunday, May 12, 2013, 11:59 pm PDT
Fee: $24 per entry
“So many talented photographers—whether emerging or mid-career, whether amateur or dedicated full time to fine art photography—are looking for a path to have their work seen and appreciated by a wider audience. Exhibiting work; having images presented in quality publications; and having work seen by curators, gallery owners, and collectors is an important part of moving forward as a photographic artist. This competition is designed to promote these goals—to provide recognition that supports deserving artists on their creative journey.
The show will be exhibited at the Paris Salon de la Photo (November 2013), visited by more than 80,000 photography lovers. We invite photographers from around the world (18 years and older) to submit their finest work—in color or black and white, using any photographic process or style of camera.
Click here to see this year’s jury.
Photographers may enter each of their images in one or more of the following categories.
- Street Photography/Documentary
- Still Life
- 1st Place: Grand Prix de la Découverte:
$2000 cash award and award certificate
Plus travel to Paris for the November exhibit and awards ceremony
- 2nd Place: $1000 cash award and award certificate
- 3rd Place: $500 cash award and award certificate
To be eligible for this competition, photographers:
- Must submit original work
- Must be 18 years or older
- May live in any country
Photographers are not eligible to participate if they:
- Earn more than 75% of their income through their photography
- Have had a solo exhibit at a major museum*
- Are employees of The de Groot Foundation; employees of IFAP, LLC; jurors; or volunteers for any aspect of the competition; or immediate family members of any of the aforementioned.
*Photographers can have:
- donated work to a museum
- had their work acquired by a museum
- exhibited their work in a solo or group show in a gallery or small museum
- exhibited their work in a group show in a major museum.”
Call for Entries: Art of Photography Show
Deadline: Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11:59 pm PDT
Fee: $25 for 1st entry, $10 for each additional. Previous entrants receive a $15 discount.
“Now in its 9th year, the Art of Photography Show is an established and critical force in the world of contemporary photography. The show provides tangible benefits to artists trying to break into the public eye. This well thought out international exhibition provides value to artists at every turn, from first-rate viewing in the judging process to exhibition and publication opportunities, photo industry connections and monetary awards.
Julia Dolan, Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum.
$2,000 1st Place Award
$1,600 2nd Place Award
$1,200 3rd Place Award
$800 4th Place Award
$400 (11) Honorable Mention Awards
Any person in the world may submit images for consideration. Art must be original, created by the person who enters that work. Entries previously submitted to the Art of Photography Show are eligible for consideration if: A) They were not selected for exhibition, and B) The digital criteria defined above is met. Art which has been exhibited within a previous Art of Photography Show is not eligible.
Images created via any form of photography will be accepted for consideration (i.e. shot on film, shot digitally, unaltered shots, alternative process, mixed media, digital manipulations, montages, photograms, etc.), so long as part of the image is photographically created.
Begin by filling out the Registration form.
Entries must be submitted as digital files in the JPEG format. Image size must be at least 1500 pixels on the longest side (but no larger than 3000 pixels), and must be sent via one of these means:
- Upload via this website (preferred method)
- Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail a CD to the address listed on our Contact page.”
The SUMMER SHOW Project
Deadline: Monday, May 12, 2013
Apply by April 28th for a reduced submission fee of $25, after April 28th the fee is $35.
“The Summer Show Project offers the unique chance for artists to work directly with FOLEYgallery. The exhibition will feature one artist that works with photography and one artist that makes works on paper. The Summer Show Project is open to all artists world wide.
This is the fourth year for The Summer Show Project. We invite you to submit your work to participate in this unique opportunity and share the experience of exposure, guidance, feedback, community, recognition and support. This initiative will provide an opportunity for emerging or under represented artists to have their work seen, recognized and reviewed in a professional gallery setting.
Upon acceptance, you will work on your own and with the guidance of gallery owner Michael Foley to create a well curated two person exhibition.
The SUMMER SHOW project only accepts applications online.
We ask that you have 3 images you are ready to apply with. Each must be no wider than 1000 pixels or no more than 700 pixels in height. Resolution must be 72 dpi. Our only suggestion is to choose three images that show some consistency while staying true to the type of work you are most interested in. At this point, the work will not be chosen based on theme or style. Whether you consider yourself a journalist, a collage artist or whatever, it just doesn’t matter.
You will also be asked to submit a statement about your work in 100 words or less. That’s right, 100 words. A caption or title that summarizes the work would be a good way to start off.
Please do not contact the judges directly in any fashion. This is a blind jury. The curators will not be aware of the names attached to the entries during review. At the conclusion of the selection process, all curators will then be given the names of the artists who submitted work so that they might follow up with them directly.
We do not recommend you try to fit your submission into what you might think the gallery is looking for.
So, submit what is true for you, regardless of who will be viewing it.”
Read the full prospectus here.