“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.
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.
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.
“The first book on the work of Sharon Harper, From Above and Below, features ten years of experimental photographs and video stills of the sky—images of stars, sun, sky, moon and clouds. Sharon’s photographs within this volume draw on scientific and artistic uses of photography to illuminate the medium’s ability to simultaneously verify empirical evidence and record the artist’s subjective relationship to the natural world.”
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“All Black and White imagery is eligible for submission. This includes alternative process, traditional, digital, and toned black and white images. All subjects are welcome.
Elizabeth Corden and Jan Potts of Corden|Potts Gallery. The Corden|Potts Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting the work of outstanding contemporary photographers.
With selection for this exhibition, featured artist’ s work will be seen by an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography. Each participant will be included in the Center ’s Main Gallery exhibition and Online Gallery exhibition. In order to be included in the online gallery or to receive and award, you must participate in the gallery exhibition.
Juror’s Selection | $500
Director’s Selection | $250
2 liveBooks Website Awards | Valued at $399 from liveBooks.com
Honorable Mention Awards | 2 year membership and a three image submission to a call for entry at the Center.”
Click here submission guidelines and to apply online.
Call for entries: The FENCE 2013 at Photoville
Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2013
Fee: $35 per series (6 images)
All images will be considered by an internationally renowned jury and resulting images will make up THE FENCE, which is expanding this year to a new city – creating TWO public photography installations!
In addition to our 1000ft long photographic installation displayed in Brooklyn Bridge Park in NYC, we are partnering with Boston’s Flash Forward Festival, to produce a special curated version of THE FENCE, displayed along the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston – offering even more opportunities for visibility for all participating photographers.
Click here for a detailed list of this year’s jurors.
Amateurs and Professionals. To enter electronically, please visit fence.photovillenyc.org to register. Once the registration process has been completed, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Simply log onto the website and follow the online instructions to upload images from your computer. Images formatted in JPEG or TIFF measuring 1,200 pixels on their long dimension are preferred. Images may be color profiled in sRGB, Adobe-1998, or not color-managed. For more information on electronic submission guidelines see our FAQ.”
“The Veterans Book Project evolved out of a book that Monica Haller authored with Riley Sharbonno, a veteran and nurse at Abu Ghraib prison. Since 2006, the project has facilitated thirteen bookmaking workshops around the country, including at the Museum in December 2012. In these workshops, combat and non-combat veterans, their families, and others affected by the current American wars are invited to edit and design their archives and stories into softbound, print-on-demand books. Five books were created by local authors in the workshop at the Museum—a soldier’s mother, a Vietnam War veteran, two veterans of the Iraq war, and a local scholar whose research brings her into close contact with veterans.
The fifty books in the exhibition serve to redeploy the volatile images of war for a broad audience, while helping the authors rearticulate their memories and fashion narratives so as to make the experiences more manageable. Each book not only stands on its own but also works in concert with the larger collection, which Haller sees as an archive, a container of memory traces and image fragments from wars that are not talked about nearly enough.
The exhibition and the Panel Discussion on April 4 offer viewers the opportunity to engage with veterans’ experiences through reading, writing responses, informal conversation, and facilitated discussion.
The Veterans Book Project continues the Museum’s joint mission with the War Memorial Corporation “to honor the dead by serving the living.”
The exhibition will be on view April 4 – September 2, 2013.
To learn more about the Veterans Book Project, visit veteransbookproject.com.