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“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.
Renaissance Photography Prize
Sunday, April 28, 2013 Now: Tuesday, May 7, 2013
“The Renaissance Photography Prize is an international photography award that showcases outstanding photography from emerging or established photographers while raising funds to support young women with breast cancer.
All profit from entries is donated to The Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care, UK. In the five years since its inception, Renaissance has raised over £200,000 for the charity.
Entering gives photographers a chance to have their work iudged by some of the top names in the industry and win prizes with a total value of over £5,000, including cash, photographic equipment, portfolio reviews and the winning series published in HotShoe Magazine. In addition, 60 selected photographs vvill form part of the Renaissance exhibition held this autumn in a prestigious London gallery.
Monica Allende, Picture Editor, The Sunday Times Magazine
Simon Bainbridge, Editor, British journal of Photography
Julia Fullerton-Batten, Photographer
Miranda Gavin, Deputy and Online Editor, HotShoe International
Nadav Kander, Photographer
Chris Littlewood, Director of Photography, Flowers Gallery, UK
Brett Rogers, Director, The Photographers’ Gallery, UK
Sophie Wright, Cultural & Print Room Director, Magnum Photos
Single Image: Expression – Ordinary – In Between
Submit unlimited individual photographs
Entry fee: £15 for 1 photograph, £25 for up to 3, £40 for up to 6
Series: No theme
Submit 5-8 photographs from one body of work + project statement
Entry fee: £50 per series
Entries into the Series Competition are required to be accompanied by a project statement. This should be between 100 – 250 words, and describe the work for the purposes of judging. No project statement is required in the Single-image Competition.
Additionally, entries into both Series and Single-image Competitions may be accompanied by title and descriptive caption. These may be presented during the exhibition.”
For the complete prospectus and to submit visit: renaissancephotography.org/2013/rules.php.
“The Fine Arts Portfolio Reviews 2013 give photographers unparalleled opportunities to have their work seen by important international curators, gallery owners, magazine editors, and publishers from around the world. Applicants will be pre-approved by a jury.
Ms. Swanson will be among the growing list of international expert reviewers participating this year. You can see the list of reviewers and their bios here.
The reviews will be held at Fotografiska (the Swedish Museum of Photography), May 31 – June 1, 2013.
Stockholm Photography Week is May 27 – June 2, 2013.
All participating photographers will have the chance to present their work at Open Portfolio Night on May 31st. Each participant will have a set amount of space in which to lay out and present their work, and an area behind their exhibition where they can stand to talk with anyone who is interested in their work. This is a great opportunity for everyone to get a look at all the work that is being shown during the reviews, and to meet and network with the people you haven’t met through your reviews. The Open Portfolio Night is open to the public.
These portfolio reviews are not for beginners. Participants should be serious, mid-career photographers, with a recent history of exhibitions and/or publication, and ready for international markets. Applicants will be pre-approved by a jury, and we strive to keep the level of work of participants high.
Applications that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered. Please, make sure you label your application “Fine Arts.”
- Choose a maximum of 15 photographs that represent your work in the best possible way. Save your photographs in the following format: 1000 pixels wide, jpg, 72 dpi. Please name each photograph with your name and a number, for example ”kim_jones_01.jpg”.
- Put together your CV (no more than one page) in a word document. Your contact information shall be clearly visible: Name, postal address, e-mail address, billing address, and phone number. Name the document yourname.doc (for example: “KimJones.doc”.)
- Compress your photographs together with your CV in a zip file. Important! Name the zip file after your full name.
- Send the zip file via www.sprend.com or www.wetransfer.com to email@example.com. Deadline: May 12, 2013.
- We will confirm having received your application within two days, and within five weeks we will let you know whether you are accepted or not.
SEK 5950 incl VAT for a minimum of eight 20-minute one-on-one reviews, each with an International Expert Reviewer.”
Further details about the reviews can be found here.
Young Photographer’s Alliance
Call for applications: Summer Mentoring program 2013
Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2013
“Calling all students! YPA has finalized our locations for this years’ mentoring program. We have a total of seventeen teams set up around the world.
The program takes place over the summer beginning June 1st, ending August 15th pairing up students with leading industry professionals. Teams will meet for eight two hour sessions, (days and times to be determined by teams at first meeting).
The results of the program will be featured in an exhibition in NYC and will be prominently displayed to a worldwide audience. You will gain experience and insights from your mentors, create new work for your portfolio, develop professional business skills, and with your team will create a local campaign to promote yourselves and your work.
All teams will worth on a common theme this year titled “Escape”. We invite you to explore what the word means to you.
What does participation in the program involve?
- You will meet with your mentors for six to eight two-hour sessions over the course of ten weeks (see timetable below for program dates).
- You and your team will set the meeting times based on your mutual schedules.
- You will identify a subject based on the theme “Escape” which you will photograph outside of meeting times.
- You will discuss and edit your work together with your team and deliver three final images and a short essay of no more than 300 words.
- You will work with your team to document the entire process.
- You will learn to write a creative brief; learn about the business of photography and together with your team, develop a localized promotional campaign as a part of your final deliverables.
Before you apply
Please ensure that:
- You are aged 18-29, currently enrolled in a college photography course or a recent graduate.
- You can commit to what’s involved in this program (see above).
- You can be reasonably flexible about your availability for team meetings (six to eight over ten weeks – see timetable below for program dates). We cannot offer any advance assurance about scheduling of team meetings: each team schedules times and dates to suit their individual needs.
- You are able to organize your own transportation to the team meetings. (Unfortunately we do not have any travel grants for this program.)
- You will have use of a working, digital SLR camera, at least 8 megapixels, and compatible lens(es). If you are borrowing a camera, please take the time to familiarize yourself with it fully before you start the program.
- You understand that submitting an application is no guarantee of acceptance.
How to apply
- Join as a YPA21 member (which costs just $21 – more details here).
- Proceed to the mentoring application.
- Five to eight of your best images. Does not have to represent theme; they should simply be representative of your work.
- A letter of recommendation from a professor, mentor, advisor, or employer; this should make reference to your photographic abilities.
- A description of your photographic experience: classes taken, competitions entered, etc.
- A short statement of how you might approach the theme. You will not be restricted to the ideas you propose; we just want to get an idea of your creativity/approach.”
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Call for Entries: 4th Annual Contemporary Photography Competition & Exhibition
Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Entry fee: $40 for 5 images.
“The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) announces its Annual Call for Entries. Selected works will be exhibited at PPAC from June 13th – August 24th, 2013 and will be posted on PPAC’s website for the duration of the exhibition. The competition is open to all subject matter, photographic techniques and processes. First, second and third place winners will receive $750, $200 and $100 in cash prizes.
- Artist Statement
- Please label file the title of the work_last name. For example: Untitled1_Smith
- Provide 1-5 items. Images (up to 5 MB each)
Submissions only accepted online at www.philaphotoarts.slideroom.com.
“These awards are open to all students and recent photography school graduates, worldwide. We aim to discover and promote talented, emerging photographers who have dedicated themselves to completing a formal education in pursuit of their careers.
We’re looking for exciting work from every continent, and from diverse points of view: documentary, fine art, staged / constructed, portrait, fashion, conceptual and photojournalism.
We will grant awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in seven categories. Each of those winners will be presented in a special online exhibition via Lens Culture: “21 New & Emerging Talents.” One winner will be awarded a grand prize of $1,000 cash. Every entry will be viewed and judged by Jim Casper, the founder and editor of Lens Culture.
Lens Culture attracts more than 3 million enthusiastic visitors each year from countries around the globe — so the worldwide exposure can truly help to boost a career.”
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
Call for entries: LACDA 2013 International Juried Competition
Deadline: Monday, April 22, 2013
Fee: $30 for three images
Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. The competition is international, open to all geographical locations. Registration fee is $30US (three images). Multiple entries permitted, additional $30 entry fee for each three images.
Holly Harrison, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Rex Bruce, L.A. Center for Digital Art
The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery May 9-June 1, 2013. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.
Second place prizes: Ten second place winners will receive one print of their work up to 24×36 inches ($150-$200 in value) to be included in upcoming group exhibits. The ten second place winners will be scheduled into group shows within twelve months of announcement of winners. Consideration is given to placing these works in shows appropriate to their style, genre and/or content. These shows will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists.
Special consideration will be given to all entrants for inclusion in future shows at LACDA. Many entrants from past competitions have already been included in our exhibits.”
Submissions accepted online only, details here: lacda.com/juried/juriedshow.html.