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Deadline Extended to July 17th: Critical Mass 2013

Call for Entries:
Critical Mass 2013
Deadline: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Deadline Extended 24 hours to: Wednesday July 17, 2013 at noon PDT

“The aim of Critical Mass, and all Photolucida programming, is to provide participants with career-building opportunities and to promote the best emerging and mid-career artists working today.

Critical Mass is a program about exposure and community. The idea is simple—photographers (from anywhere) submit a 10 image portfolio for $75 ($90 for international submissions). This work is then pre-screened by a committee of approximately 25 jurors. From those votes, the 200 top Finalists are determined. These 200 Finalists then pay an additional submission fee ($175) and their work goes on to a jury of over 200 of the world’s best photography professionals who have agreed to view and vote on the Finalists’ work.


Although the primary intent of Critcal Mass is exposure (which is a benefit to all who enter), we are pleased to also offer these awards this year:

THREE SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Photolucida is pleased to partner with Blue Sky, the The Center for Fine Art Photography, and The Griffin Museum of Photography this year. Each of these acclaimed galleries will award solo exhibitions to Critical Mass Finalists. Photolucida will contribute funding to support exhibition and/or shipping expenses for selected solo show artists.

Founded in 1975 as the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, Blue Sky is one of the leading venues exhibiting contemporary photography in the United States. The Center for Fine Art Photography was founded in 2004 in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and it provides educational programming, exhibition space, and support services to the photographic community. Opened in 1992, the Griffin Museum is the embodiment of founder Arthur Griffin’s passion—to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional, and social impact.

TOP 50 EXHIBITION: Jessica Johnston, Assistant Curator at the George Eastman House, will curate an exhibition from the Critical Mass Top 50.

ART PHOTO INDEX LISTING: All photographers selected for Critical Mass’ TOP 50 will receive inclusion in Photo-Eye’s invitation-only Art Photo Index, a global, searchable database of vetted art and documentary photographers and their work.”

Click here for the full prospectus, list of jurors, and to apply.

Deadline December 9th: Silver Eye Fellowship 13

Silver Eye Center for Photography
Call for Entries: Fellowship 13, International Photography Competition
Deadline: Sunday, December 9, 2012, 11:59 pm EST

“Silver Eye Center for Photography announces a Call for Entries for Fellowship 13, our international photography competition. Now in its 13th year, this competition recognizes both rising talent and established photographers from all corners of the globe and from the state of Pennsylvania. In addition to two awards for photographers, we will inaugurate this year a $500 Multimedia Storyteller Award for a short documentary video or internet-based project.

Sam Barzilay, Creative Director, United Photo Industries and Co-Founder, Photoville, Brooklyn, New York
Ellen Fleurov, Executive Director, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


  • One International Award Winner receives a solo exhibition at Silver Eye opening mid-January 2013; $3,000 for exhibition-related expenses; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and media outreach and promotion.
  • One Keystone Award Winner receives a spotlight exhibition in mid-January 2013; $1,000 for exhibition-related expenses; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and media outreach and promotion.
  • One Multimedia Storyteller Award Winner for a documentary or internet-based project receives $500; a dedicated article with URL and/or video download via Silver Eye’s website; and media outreach and promotion.
  • Six Judges’ Commendation Winners will be named on Silver Eye’s website and press releases.

All U.S. and international amateur and professional photographers, age 18 and older at the time of submission, may apply.  Silver Eye staff and their relatives, Board members, current interns, and past Fellowship winners are not eligible to apply.

$85 for non-Silver Eye members.
$18 for current Silver Eye members at the $70 level and above, with membership valid through January, 31, 2013.

Submission Guidelines

  1. One-page Artist’s Statement in PDF format;
  2. Biography or CV in PDF format
  3. Sample of work:
    • International Award and Keystone Award: submit up to eight (8) images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work created within the past three years. Or, if from an ongoing project, the portfolio must include images created within the past three years. Image files should be less than 2MB each, and sized around 1024 x 768 pixels @ 72 dpi.
    • Multimedia Storyteller Award: your multimedia submission may include either a video or an internet-based project. Please keep video files (.mov, .wmv, .flv) under 60MB and limited to a 3-minute clip. You may also submit one still image from your piece plus a link to your video on your own website. The link should be part of your artist’s statement.
    • Submitted work may not have been previously exhibited at Silver Eye or in the Greater Pittsburgh region.
  4. Submissions will only be accepted at silvereye.slideroom.com.”

Click here for the full prospectus.

Deadline July 1st: The SPE Art Sinsabaugh Creative Artist Project Support Grant

The Society for Photographic Education
Art Sinsabaugh Creative Artist Project Support Grant
Deadline: Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm EDT
Fee: $10 + current membership

“The Society for Photographic Education is pleased to announce The SPE Art Sinsabaugh SPE Creative Artist Project Support Grant to recognize professional members’ exceptional creative photographic work and support their efforts. The award of $5,000 will be granted to one member in 2012, its pilot year. This is a new benefit for members and has been noted as a goal of SPE’ strategic plan drafted in 2011.

Current professional level (non-student) members of SPE are eligible to apply. The grant was created to support a new project, or to continue an existing project in traditional still photography, digital video/film, multimedia, installation, or work created for the web.

Eligibility & Requirements
Current professional level (non-student) members of SPE are eligible to apply. The grant was created to support a new project, or to continue an existing project in traditional still photography, digital video/film, multimedia, installation, or work created for the web.

  • A description of no more than 1000 words describing the project and how the grant will be used
  • Examples of work, to be uploaded to SPE’s SlideRoom account
  • Current summary CV of no more than 2 pages

Submit online at spenational.slideroom.com.”
Click here for the prospectus.

Deadline November 20th: PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award

PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award
Professional & Amateur deadline: Sunday, November 20, 2011
Student deadline: Thursday, December 1, 2011

“The PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award identifies outstanding work done by photographers in collaboration with non-profit organizations worldwide and awards prizes ranging from $2,000-$15,000. In previous years, work was submitted on behalf of 405 non-profit organizations from 85 different countries. This year, PhotoPhilanthropy will be honoring professional, amateur, and student photographers, and community-based organizations. Each photographer whose work is accepted receives a page on our website and exposure to a growing audience of concerned and committed global citizens.”

This year’s judges are Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier, photographer and biologist; Keith W. Jenkins, Supervising Senior Producer for Multimedia at NPR; Ami Vitale, photojournalist; Larry McNeil, photographer and scholar; and Valenda Campbell director of photography and manager of the brand and creative productions teams for CARE.

The top photo essays will be awarded

  • Professional Photographer: $15,000 Grand Prize
  • Amateur Photographer: $2000 Grand Prize
  • Student Photographer: $2000 Grand Prize
  • Community-based Photography: $2000 Grand Prize

Two finalists in each category will also be announced.  Photo essays must be entered into one of four categories:

  • Professional Photographer: Any individual who earns the majority of their living from photography.
  • Amateur Photographer: Any individual who does not earn the majority of their income from photography.
  • Student Photographer: Any current student with less than two years of professional work including internships.
  • Community-based Photography: Given to a non-profit organization that teaches photography within a community and empowers the group to share their unique perspective through photography.

Please read the Submission Guidelines thoroughly before submitting.

Deadline May 10th: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center “A Love Supreme: 2nd Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition and Competition”

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

Deadline: Postmarked or delivered by Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Entries can also be submitted online at http://philaphotoarts.slideroom.com.
Entry Fee: $40 for 5 images;  enhanced lab members of PPAC do not need to send entry fee.

Juror: Peter Barberie, Curator of Photographs, Philadelphia Museum of Art

“The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) is excited to announce A Love Supreme, 2nd Annual Contemporary Photography Competition and Exhibition. This year’s title refers to the dramatic transformation in John Coltrane’s creative process and sound in his legendary recording. Moving away from jazz standards to a spiritual and instinctual way of making music, Coltrane forever changed his medium. In this spirit, today’s photographers are creating new visual languages, pushing the medium in unprecedented and unpredictable ways, forever changing how we define photography.

Winning entries will be exhibited at PPAC from June 9 – August 27, 2011 and will be included in the exhibition catalog. First, second, and third prize winners will receive $500, $200, and $100 in cash prizes plus a $50 gift certificate for PPAC’s digital services. The competition is open to all subject matter and photographic processes. Work must have been created in the last 3 years”

Download the A Love Supreme Submission Form (PDF) for mail-in submission guidelines and address.

Deadline March 7th: ACP Public Art Project 2011 request for proposals

Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) announces a Request for Artist’s Proposals for its 2011 temporary Public Art Project.

Postmark deadline:  Extended to March 7, 2011!
Selection notification:  Mid to late March
Project dates:  September 25th to October 31, 2011
Entry fee:  FREE

“ACP produces a Public Art Project as a central component of our month-long, city-wide celebration of photography each October.  ACP’s acclaimed program of public art has featured temporary projects in a variety of diverse locations throughout Atlanta.  The program’s significance is in its ability to reach beyond the audience of traditional art venues and expand the way the audience considers and perceives photography and “lens-based” media.  We are looking for proposals that take advantage of public art’s ability to reach new audiences, and to create an experience that is a dynamic hybrid of art in the public sphere.”

Media & Materials
“No restrictions in terms of materials or media have been established in order to ensure maximum creativity for participating artists.  However, since ACP is an organization that promotes all things photographic, it is a requirement that your project involve lens-based media as an integral part of the piece….”

“The $10,000 budget is all-inclusive, covering design, construction and/or fabrication, transportation, delivery, site preparation, lighting (if applicable), insurance, consultant fees, installation and de-installation at the conclusion of the project.  Artist’s travel (if applicable) and all other costs associated with the project (including Artist’s fee) are included in this amount.  If the proposed budget exceeds $10,000, artist must detail how the overage will be funded.”

Click here to read the rest of the prospectus and application checklist (PDF).


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