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CPA Members’ 2018 Juried Exhibition

Center for Photographic Art
Carmel, CA


The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is excited to announce the 2018 Members’ Juried Exhibition! $2000 in cash awards. Entry is open to new and current CPA members working in all still photographic media.  You may become a member when you enter. Non-thematic; any subject matter is eligible. An entry discount is available for current CPA members.

Our 2018 MJE juror is Charles Cramer, master printer and workshop mentor. Forty five images selected by the juror will be exhibited in the CPA gallery at the Sunset Center, Carmel, CA, as well as an online gallery. Up to an additional forty five images will also be included in the online gallery. All selected gallery and online images will be published in the 2018 Members’ Juried Exhibition catalog.



2018 LA Artcore 4th Annual Juried Exhibition

LA Artcore
Los Angeles, CA


LA Artcore (LAAC) is pleased to announce our 4th Annual Juried Exhibition. The Exhibition in July 2018 will kick off the celebration of LA Artcore’s 39 years of supporting contemporary art and developing the careers of visual artists of diverse cultural backgrounds. This competition seeks outstanding works in all media except freestanding sculpture completed in the last two years that follow the guidelines listed below.

Jurors: Tulsa Kinney, Jim Morphesis and Michael Arata



Best Portfolio 2018

blank wall / gallery


Blank Wall Gallery organizes an international portfolio contest for 2018 in order to discover and promote one photographer. The award of the best photographer will be a two-week solo exhibition at the new premises of Blank Wall Gallery. The gallery will produce and finance 36 prints (40x50cm and 50x70cm) for the exhibition as well as everything needed for its realization, even if you cannot attend it. The artist will gain international recognition and promotion from our web page.



Portfolio Showcase 3: Landscapes

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY


Abstract, fractured, suggested; from details to vistas.



Contemporary Photography 2008-2018

Site: Brooklyn
Brooklyn, New York


This is an open call to artists for an exhibition at Site:Brooklyn. This exhibition will reflect the ambitious, innovative and contemporary in photography today. Open to all artists 18 years of age or older.

Kristen Gaylord is a Beaumont & Nancy Newhall Curatorial Fellow in the Department of Photography at MOMA. She has curated and contributed to a number of exhibitions and publications including: Inbox: Hal Fischer (2018), Stephen Shore (2017), Photography at MoMA: 1840 to 1920 (2017), Arbus Friedlander Winogrand: New Documents 1967 (2017), One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers (2016). Previously she was a research assistant at the De Kooning Foundation, and instructor at the Museum of the City of New York. She received her PhD in Art History from the NYU Institute of Fine Arts.




PH21 Gallery
Budapest, Hungary


Monochrome photography is usually associated with black and white images. However, in the history of photography other hues, such as sepia and cyan were also used, and today there are countless examples of monochromatic images whose photographic qualities are based on the tonal range of various other colours. While monochromacity used to be a technological limitation for a long time, today it is more of an artistic choice. Photographers may opt for working with the shades of just one colour for compositional reasons or for reasons related to the expressive content of their images, and therefore their decision is to be interpreted. Our appreciation of contemporary monochromatic images is also rooted in the knowledge that the lack of colour range is significant and meaningful, not merely a technological limitation.

PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Monochrome. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who create black and white or other monochromatic images and would like to share their work with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery. We welcome submissions from all photographic genres, including abstract compositions. We are interested in all possible creative photographic interpretations of the theme.



Black Coffee & Vinyl Presents: Ice- Themed Writing, Art & Music


Artists are invited to submit work that explores ice-related themes to the new art project Black Coffee & Vinyl Presents. We are seeking work that features the physical and spiritual beauty of our world’s ice, explores the life of the people and cultures that are connected to the ice from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, and addresses important political issues related to ice. Artists with selected work will be provided with a $50 (U.S.) honorarium.




Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Santa Fe, NM


Our world contains an astonishing variety of creatures, perspectives, and people. It is these differences that create the exquisite beauty and boundless wonder of our planet.

Whether it is cultural, biological, or philosophical, photography has the power to highlight and preserve the vast array of the human (and animal) experience.

For our DIVERSITY contest, show us images that highlight the richness and complexity that makes our society and our universe a beautiful, intriguing, and awe-inspiring place.



The Hand Magazine Issue 21


The Hand Magazine is an international journal featuring photography and printmaking. We are interested in the hand of the artist in mechanical process. We print any photographic or printed process including collage, mixed media, and all kinds of printmaking. We also print digital, but tend not to print “straight” images. We are interested in things that are hand-printed, manipulated, or directed by the artist.



The Independent Photographer’s Portrait Photography Competition


Throughout May, The Independent Photographer is seeking entries for its portrait photography competition. This month’s guest judge is photographer Jimmy Nelson. For over 30 years, Nelson has travelled the globe photographing indigenous communities. From the Gaucho horsemen of Latin America, to the Maoris of Polynesia, Nelson’s unique ability to capture the spirit of tradition has confirmed him as a master of portraiture. The founder of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation, an organisation created to empower young Indigenous people to document their heritage and culture, he is a champion of cultural diversity and his work constitutes an important anthropological archive. His groundbreaking images have appeared in National Geographic, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, BBC News, The Independent and The Guardian.

The competition is open to photographers from all ages and backgrounds with $1500 in prizes up for grabs, plus the winning photograph will appear in a group exhibition in Berlin and a photo book.

The Independent Photographer has grown substantially as a platform in the past two years, attracting high profile judges and an incredible quality of work. The site was established by photographers in 2016 in order to discover and provide a platform for the work of emerging artists globally, and as such, artists rights are strongly recognised and pictures are given full credit across all platforms.



URBAN 2018 Photo Awards

Trieste Photo Festival 2018
Trieste, Croatia


Submissions are open to URBAN Photo Awards’ ninth edition, international contest organized by Italian cultural association dotART.



46th Annual National Juried Exhibition- Works on Paper

Brand Library and Art Center
Glendale, California


Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale, California is announcing its 46th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper. Cash awards total over $4,000 including a Juror’s Award. All accepted artworks will be included in a printed exhibition catalog. Our juror this year is Edward Goldman, a Los Angeles-based art critic well-known for his weekly show, “Art Talk”, on local NPR affiliate KCRW and as a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.



Annual Contemporary Photography Competition

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Philadelphia, PA


2 Artists will win $5,000 each and concurrent solo exhibitions from April 11, 2019 –
May 25, 2019. PPAC understand’s that contemporary photography takes many forms, we are open to all photography, digital imaging, film/video, and lens-based installation work.

Juror: Lucy Gallun, Assistant Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art



Streit House Space Summer Quarter


Call for submission for STreit House Space Summer Quarter.



Call for Submissions- Color

Southeast Center for Photography
Greenville, South Carolina


The Color photograph. We want to celebrate Color in all it’s forms at the SE Center. Our juror, Guy Tal, would like to see  creativity and self-expression.  Color of course, all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our juror for Color is Guy Tal. Guy is a professional artist, author, photographer, educator and public speaker. He believes that the practice of creative pursuits manifests not only in the making of art, but also has the ability to transform and enrich life, facilitate meaningful and rewarding experiences, and foster contentment and satisfaction through lifelong discovery and learning.



Rfotofolio: The Denis Roussel Award


The Denis Roussel Award is for photographers whose work is based on the historical/alternative photographic processes, including silver gelatin.
The Denis Roussel Award winner will be featured on Rfotofolio with a future interview, and be included in future publications, and future exhibitions.

Juror: Jill Enfield



Shots Magazine Spring Issue #140: Forces of Nature


Subscribers can submit up to 8 images for free!

Non-subscribers: $20 for up to 8 images (includes copy of issue submitted to)



LACP’s Fifth Annual Members’ Exhibition

dnj Gallery
Santa Monica, California


We are pleased to announce LACP’s Fifth Annual Members’ Exhibition. The exhibit will run from July 21 – August 25, 2018, with opening night scheduled for Saturday, July 21, 6-8 pm 2018. The opening reception will take place at the dng Gallery located in Santa Monica, CA. There is no theme. The juror, Catherine Couturier, will select between 40-50 images based on creativity, originality, and quality, in addition to another 50-60 images to be displayed virtually on LACP’s website.

What is the “Members’ Exhibition”

The Los Angeles Center of Photography showcases our supporting Members’ work with an annual exhibition. The exhibition, normally programmed in July of each year, is open to Members’ only with the the opening reception at the dnj Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. I


ArtPrize 10



ArtPrize is an open, independently organized international art competition which takes place for 19 days each fall in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  More than five hundred thousand dollars in prizes are awarded each year, which include a $200,000 prize awarded entirely by public vote and another $200,000 prize awarded by a jury of art experts.




27th Annual Juried Exhibiton

Southern Exposure
San Francisco, California


Free to enter

Southern Exposure invites Bay Area artists of color to submit new photo-based work for the 27th Annual Juried Exhibition. Curated by Ashley Stull Meyers, the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Director and Curator of the Art Gym and Belluschi Pavilion at Marylhurst University

Open to artists of color living in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Napa, Marin, and Sonoma Counties. Artists may work in collaboration with artists from outside the Bay Area. Work selected for this exhibition will exemplify Southern Exposure’s mission and our commitment to supporting new, innovative, risk-taking contemporary visual art practices.




Jadite Gallery
NYC, New York


The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color etc.). 

Juror: Crista Dix



Environmental Portraits

PhotoPlace Gallery
Middlebury, VT


An environmental portrait is an image made in a place where the subject lives, works, rests, or plays. This setting adds tremendously to the story of who the subject is—their trade, their passion, their fears, or simply how and where their time is spent.

We seek images in which an environment interacts with the subject to create a storied whole — images in which our interest is piqued and we are introduced to the unique world of the subject, enhancing our understanding of another being.

All methods of capture and processes are welcome.

We are very pleased that Elizabeth Avedon will be jurying and curating this exhibition. She will select approximately 35 images for exhibition in the gallery, and 35 for our Online Gallery Annex. The recipients of the Juror’s Award and the Director’s Award will each be entitled to a personal portfolio review by Ms. Avedon. 




Photographic Center North West
Seattle, Washington



This year marks our 10th annual Long Shot summer celebration, highlighting photography as the shared language of today. Long Shot kicks off June 9 & 10—unite with people around the world to chase the light, and show us what you’ve seen! Choose your top five images and submit by Monday, June 11, 2018.

Everyone who participates will have one image selected for the slideshow and pop-up exhibition on Saturday, June 16 at PCNW. A $20 suggested donation registers you for Long Shot and supports our mission and programming.

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Long Shot with us and register today!



The Print Center’s 93rd ANNUAL International Competition

The Print Center
Philadelphia, PA


The Print Center is very pleased to announce the 93rd ANNUAL International Competition juried by José Diaz and Lisa Sutcliffe. Diaz is the Chief Curator at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Lisa Sutcliffe is the Curator of Photography and Media Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum.

The ANNUAL is one of the oldest and most prestigious competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in new and intriguing ways, both in content and process.

Any artist using Photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter.



All About Photo Awards: Faces


Our second printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme “Faces”. Faces are a reflection of our inner thoughts, reveal yourself!

“The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt.”

– Henry Cartier-Bresson

In this second magazine we strive to discover the best and most interesting portrait photography from all over the world. We’re eager to see innovative new approaches as well as stunning traditional work!

From the classic studio portraits to the rise of the selfie, the best portraits give a glimpse into somebody’s soul, a connection formed across distance, cultures and ages.

Show us faces – series are more than welcome – that celebrate diversity, creativity, honesty and self-expression. Studio portraits, candid street shots, self-portraits, conceptual and fine art all welcome. With all faces to choose from around the world, show us the ones that matter to you.

Winners will receive $1,000 in cash awards, their winning image(s) or full portfolio published in AAP Magazine Vol.2, extensive press coverage and global recognition.



The Telling Image

Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center
Minneapolis, MN


The photograph’s power as a narrative tool is derived from the impression that what is captured within the frame is an accurate representation of what actually occurred at a specific moment in time. As complete or comprehensive as any narrative may appear to be, it will always be subject to a process of including some elements and excluding others. These inclusions and exclusions are a crucial part of what photographic storytelling is all about – What is being presented within the frame to the viewer – and what is being left out or left to the viewer’s imagination.


Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that explore the development of visual narratives through the still image. Stories may take any shape or form; they may be literal or fantasy, documentary or fiction; complex or minimal. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.




Mighty Tieton
Tieton, Washington


The 9th annual 10x10x10xTieton call for entry is now open! This international small works exhibition invites artists to submit works 10 inches by 10 inches by 10 inches or smaller, no media restrictions. All accepted works, to be featured in the exhibition at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse beginning August 11, are published in a fully illustrated, hand bound exhibition catalogue made right here at Paper Hammer Studio! Each accepted artist receives one free copy.



Sean Elwood, former Director of Programs & Initiatives at the  Creative Capital Foundation   in New York and Monica Miller, Executive Director of   Gallery One Visual Art Center  in Ellensburg, WA.



4th Annual Group Show: Open Theme

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY


Photo-based works and videos.

Juror: Paula Tognarelli,
Executive Director & Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography




Darkroom Gallery
Essex Jct., VT


For Metamorphosis we invite submission of photographs that address the transient, the ephemeral, and the transition from one stage of being to another.

Juror: Wendi Schneider




Sommerville Toy Camera Festival

Washington Street Art Center
Somerville, MA


The Somerville Toy Camera Festival seeks entries for its sixth annual celebration of toy and lo-fi photography.

Images of any subject matter, made with a “toy” camera – any low-tech camera with no or very limited exposure control, such as pinhole, Holga, Diana/Diana clones, Brownie, Ansco, disposable cameras – are eligible. The key criteria are plastic lenses and a lack of reliable exposure control. Straight Polaroid-type images, or images made with cell phones, digital cameras, or film cameras with full exposure control (such as the Lomo LC series), will not be considered. 

Juror: Jennifer Shaw


31st Annual Members’ Only Show

Texas Photographic Society
Johnson City, TX


We are excited to announce our 31st Annual Members’ Only Show, which will be juried by Roy Flukinger, Independent Curator Emeritus and former Senior Research Curator of Photography from the University of Texas Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas. This call is open themed and welcomes submissions from artists of all levels internationally.   All photographic based work is encouraged including digital, silver and alternative processes. You MUST be a member of TPS to enter this competition. If you are not currently a member, you may join TPS and enter this show at the same time.



Meed 2 : The Process

Gallery 19
Chicago, IL


Gallery19 announces a call for entries for our Second annual juried competition, Meed2: The Process. Photographers at all experience levels are invited to submit work.  Artists selected as finalists will have their work exhibited (and available for purchase*) at Gallery19 for the month of July 2018. ** As competition judge, Juan Fernandez, artist and educator, will review all entries, select finalists, and announce the winner at an opening reception at Gallery19, on July 20th, 2018.

THEME: New Abstraction

Photography whether manipulated by hand, by computer, or physically exchanged, the image combines a function—an act of representation—with a use and history that constructs how that image communicates. Meed2: The Process, looks at the materiality of film by exploring the nature of experimental photography. Through the practices of Pictorialism, Dadaism and Surrealist montage, Gallery19 and Juror Juan Fernandez explores the idea of new abstraction as it has reappeared in response to digital photography.



Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

Wide Open Dairy Barn
Athens, Ohio


The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication and College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect for the medium’s impact and its own storied history of photography excellence and innovation on an international stage. WideOpen is open to amateur and professional photographers.



4th Annual International Direct Look Photo Contest


FOTODOC Center for Documentary Photography at Sakharov center is pleased to announce our fourth annual international Direct Look photo contest.

Contest theme: problems pertaining to relations between individuals, society and state, as well as ways of addressing these problems.

The goal of the contest:

• Facilitate growth and promotion of independent journalism.

• Support authors who research issues addressing the relationship between individuals and society and state.

• Support photo projects based on respect and advocacy for human dignity, fundamental principles of the Russian Constitution and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


The contest is held in three distinct categories:

The Problem 

Issues, friction, disagreements or discord that arise within society between individuals, communities, civic institutions, and states.

The Conflict

The most heated methods of solving issues: disagreements or discord within society between individuals, civic institutions and the state. It manifests itself in parties acting against each other and is often accompanied by negative emotions that extend beyond existing norms and rules.

The Compromise

Conflict resolution through dialogue, social change or reform.

There is no entry fee.



Exposure 2018: To Those Who Serve

New Hope Arts
New Hope, PA


New Hope Arts will be having their 4th annual Photography Exhibit. To celebrate New Hope Arts invites artists working all photographic media to submit their works with regards to America and patriotism. Hot apple pie on the 4th of July, Mom, and Ole’ Glory conjure America’s typical images of her patriotic past. Today, many different opinions exist on the topic of patriotism. First responders (police, firefighters and arriving to disasters, foreign and domestic, to protect us. Having the freedom to march in support of what we believe in. The teachers in our community giving our children the best education they can. America’s vast and beautiful landscapes that offers beauty from the mountains and oceans and the deserts and plains. Our cities and towns. And finally, our military. To the veterans and those currently serving, who risk and have risked their own lives to protect our freedom. Freedom, mankind and liberty become one in America thanks to Veterans, past and present. What does our America mean to you?




Now You Don’t: Photography and Extinction / In the In-Between Journal of New and New Media Photography


The degree of ecological unraveling now underway has no precedent in human experience. Due chiefly to habitat loss, invasive species, human overpopulation, pollution, and overharvesting, experts fear that nearly half of all species currently living on earth may be extinct in thirty to forty years.

What does it mean to watch species disappear? What does this disappearance look like? How can ecosystems and their destabilization be visualized? How are the causes, effects, and issues related to extinction being documented and/or interpreted within photographic media?

In the In-Between is seeking photographic work of all types that register this extinction crisis.


Submissions may address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Endangered/threatened/vulnerable species and ecosystems
  • Causes and effects of mass extinction
  • Conservation efforts
  • Interspecies ethics and care
  • Animal remains and fossils
  • The loss of non-plants and non-animals (such as invertebrates or fungi)
  • Degradation of culturally meaningful ecosystems
  • Direct and indirect effects of human activity on natural ecosystems
  • Tensions between documentary and artistic photographic modes
  • Issues of human violence against animals
  • Ethical implications of environmental aesthetics
  • Strategies for mobilizing compassion for sentient beings
  • Human extinction




THE ESSENTIAL Call for Exhibition

Loosen Art Project
Milan, Italy


Take part in the Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. November 2018

FREE ENTRY Artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 artworks addressing the theme

The Essential is the theme through which photographers are invited to submit their work. Will be accepted works that will offer an original view of the theme, free from conventions and lifestyles based on consumerist logics, where to emerge is the ability of the individual author to grasp aspects of life that contain the most significant values of existence, individual and/or universal.



Portfolio Showcase 4: Picturing Mental Health

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY


Portraits, still life, interiors, landscapes; series that visually communicate issues related to mental health



Portfolio Showcase 5: Over the Photograph

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY


In each of six shows, the gallery features the portfolios of two photographers selected through a call for work.  The theme of each call is directly related to the scheduled exhibition. Portfolios of up to 12 images are shown in two ways:  prints (up to 22″ on longest side) are displayed on a stand; above, an HD monitor presents a continuous slide show of the two portfolios.

All processes, capture techniques and approaches to image construction are welcomed: camera: film, digital, phone, scanner, b/w, color, collage/montage, alternative processes, Calls for Work are open to all photographers internationally over the age of 18. The Davis Orton Gallery promotes both gallery exhibitors and portfolio showcase exhibitors through its website, press releases, banner and other forms of marketing.




Loosen Art Project
Milan, Italy



The theme of the present call refers to the space that delimits, separates and at the same time brings into contact what is inside and outside of any physical material object.

The surface understood as a place of contact through which we grasp meanings and informations that can involve us with the different senses, a space that, in our being and live fluidly, becomes fundamental in the relationship with everything that belongs to the real world, that are living beings or not.



ND Awards 2018


The highly acclaimed ND AWARDS is a melting pot of some of the world’s most outstanding and talented souls in the field of photography where recognition, prestige and publicity are instantaneously gained by the winning entry. This is an open invitation. Join us and take part in the competition!


Portfolio Showcase 6: Moved to Act

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY


Demonstrations, Marches, Political Actions



Chromatic Photography Awards 2018


Chromatic Awards is an international competition of color photography open to both professionals and amateurs. Participation in the Chromatic Awards offers not only prestige, but also the opportunity to win extra money for the development of passion.
As such, every professional and amateur photographer from every corner of the world is invited and urged to participate in the very first edition of this international prestigious photographic competition dedicated to color photography where 20 categories will be adjudicated by an international jury composed of magazine editors, gallery curators, professional agents and other industry professionals.
By taking part in the competition, Chromatic Awards accords you a chance that is otherwise fleeting or nonexistent in other platforms. Being noticed can help further your career path and give additional experience and opportunities previously denied from you.
2017 Grand Prize is $2.000 for Professional Winner and $1.000 For Amateur Winner.
This year’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners along with the Honorable Mentions handpicked by book editors from both the Professional and Amateur levels will likewise be published in our Chromatic Awards Annual Book.

9th Annual PHOTOBOOK 2018

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY


1 call, 2 exhibits: Davis Orton Gallery & Griffin Museum of Photography, Jurors: Paula Tognarelli, Karen Davis



The Annual International Competition

The Print Center
Philadelphia, PA


The Annual International Competition is one of the most prestigious and oldest competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national, and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in intriguing ways, both in content and process. Winners will be selected by Keliy Anderson-Staley and Katherine Ware. Anderson-Staley is a Houston-based artist whose work was introduced to us through our 84th Annual International Competition in 2010. Ware is the Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art.



Open Call: In the In-Between Seeks Portfolios for Publications


In the In-Between welcomes project submissions for portfolio features, interviews, and photobook reviews. All submissions remain on file for 1 year and are reviewed 4 times annually. All photographic genres are considered for publication, and we value work that demonstrates new, innovative, and critical approaches to photographic authorship.