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September 06, 2005


Aida Ebrahimi

ZEISS Photography Award 2018 "Seeing Beyond - Untold Stories"
Pushing the limits of creativity

The ZEISS Photography Award is now in its third year – and is calling on ambitious photographers from across the globe to present their work around the theme “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories” to the international jury of experts. The focus of the photo series should be on stories that have not yet been told (or have not yet been told to the end). The theme “Untold Stories” can and should be understood in the broadest sense – the works can examine the familiar from a new perspective or cover topics that have not received much attention up until now. The goal is for photographers to push the creative boundaries and surpass themselves photographically.

The ZEISS Photography Award is jointly organized by ZEISS and the World Photography Organisation. Last year, around 4,700 photographers from 132 countries submitted more than 31,000 photos.

Photographers are asked to submit a series of 5 - 10 images, including a description of the images, online. Entries close February 6, 2018.

Jane Shen

Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition
The Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas announces a call to artists for a juried photography exhibition, January 26 - February 9, 2018. Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director, MWCP. This is an annual subject-matter based exhibition for photographers to focus on getting out their best photographs from the various genres and compete for the awards: $500 in Director's Choice Awards, $100 for each of the five categories: People, Places, Still-Life, Abstract, Concept. Open to all photographers internationally. Selection will be based upon the creative merit of the individual images submitted by each photographer, theme based entries are not necessary. To enter, submit JPEG files via email, based upon the guidelines in the online form. $40 entry fee. Deadline: December 31, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 316-269-1250.

Jane Shen

Woman Made Midwest Open
Woman Made Gallery in Chicago invites all female identified artists residing in one of the twelve Midwestern States to submit artwork for an open themed exhibition, March 2-24, 2018. Awards: 1st place $300, 2nd place $100, 3rd place, Honorable Mention. Juror: Deb Flagel, WMG Executive Director. States include: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. All themes, styles, and media will be considered. Currently created artwork that explores or challenges conceptual and material boundaries is strongly encouraged. $30 entry fee. Deadline: December 18, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 312-738-0400.

Kiki Arthur

UP AND COMING: Foundations Show

The UW-Madison foundation art classes are hosting an exhibition on the 7th floor of the Humanities building. The exhibition will be up from December 9 – 14. The Closing Reception will be onThursday, December 14, 6-7:30p in Gallery 7 of the Humanities Building on the 7th Floor, 455 N Park St, Madison, WI
Discover drawings, 2D and 3D design, digital media, and more by our first-year undergraduate art students in the Foundations studio and lecture courses, exploring the fundamentals of art through investigation of formal, technical and conceptual issues, to expose, broaden, and challenge students’ understanding of contemporary art production.

Kiki Arthur

The Wisconsin Union Directorate is currently preparing for the 2018-2019 exhibition Season: They are currently accepting proposals for the 2018-2019 exhibition cycle. Proposals must be received no later than Monday, January 15th, 2018 at 11:59pm Madison time for consideration.

If you have specific questions regarding the submissions process that are not answered below, please call (608) 262-7592 or email:

Robert Lundberg

2018 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography

Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University / Deadline: 03/01/18

$3,000 prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University honors the best documentary writing and photography in alternating years. The focus is on current or recently completed work (within the last two years). This year's prize is for photography. Please provide context for the photographic essay you are submitting, including the duration of your project and whether it is completed or ongoing. Describe your intentions for the work. Also, if some of your images have been published together in essay form, please include information about where and when they appeared and how the essay as submitted for the competition is different (or not). Applications will be accepted beginning December 1, 2017. To learn more, visit



There are no restrictions on age and nationality



Contact Information

Samantha Bechtold
1317 West Pettigrew Street
Durham, NC 27705

P: 9196603685

Robert Lundberg

Juried Exhibition | Theme | The Shadow Aspect

Praxis Gallery / Deadline: 12/19/17

'Most people think that shadows follow, precede, surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.' Ellie Wiesel. Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that explores the formal, conceptual and metaphoric implications of the shadow. Submissions may focus on the shadow as pure visual form expressed through the creation of line, shape, pattern and texture. They may also examine the cultural and psychological implications of the shadow - exploring ideas of foreboding, internal conflict, passages into the unconsciousness, or other ephemeral interpretations. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

Minneapolis, MN, USA


The submission fee for entry is $35.00 for the first five images and $5.00 for each additional image.


Open to amateur and professional photographers worldwide. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome.


Thirty images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Juror's Choice and Three Honorable mentions will be awarded by the juror and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog and the online show gallery. Award winners will receive a free show catalog. The Juror's Choice winner will be featured in (and receive a complimentary copy of) Praxis Gallery's Annual Review magazine.
Contact Information

Erika Friesen
2600 E. 26th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55306

P: 612-728-5520



28 Spotlight winners will be featured photographers in issues of Black & White in 2018 and 2019

20 Excellence winners will have their work featured in four-page spreads in the August 2018 Portfolio Contest Special Issue.

80 Merit winners will have their work featured in two-page spreads in the August 2018 Portfolio Contest Special Issue

NEW JUDGING: We have expanded our panel of judges. Each judge will act independently and winners will be chosen from merged lists of all judges.

ENTRY BONUS: All portfolios entered will be included in the galleries on our redesigned web site. Each of your photos will have a direct link to your web site. Currently we have more than 30,000 photos from past contests in our searchable galleries with increasing traffic counts. This extra exposure makes the entry fees a good investment for your future.

A portfolio unit consists of no less than 8 and no more than 12 images. The images may represent the high point of a long career, a specific subject, or a special thematic treatment. More than one portfolio unit may be entered (additional fee required). Many of the 700 photographers spotlighted in Black & White so far have experienced welcome jolts to their sales as a result of the exposure. So take the chance of having your work seen by more than 40,000 viewers worldwide (Black & White is sold in 60 countries)!



Looking Back – Looking Forward

Although we have photo contests for the broad categories of single images and portfolios, readers have suggested contests limited to the method of exposure or the time period when a photo was captured. We have come up with a blend of old and new which offer an opportunity to a variety of photographic interests.

Vintage Images

Smartphone Photography

Alternative Printing Processes

Pinhole/Plastic Camera

The narrow focus of each contest means fewer entries and increases the chance your image will be selected. While the winners won’t be featured in a Special Issue, they will get prominent representation in regular issues of Black & White. Adding more pages to each issue will allow us to dedicate 16-24 pages to display winning photos. Each of the four contests will have a dedicated section in one of the four regular issues of Black & White. The added pages of award-winning photography will be an added bonus for our readers.

Vintage Images: Since the advent of digital, there has grown an ever-greater interest in and appreciation of fine art photographs made back in the analog-only era. To honor that work, and to help ensure that it doesn’t fade into obscurity, we’ve created this contest for photographs made prior to 1980. Do you have an archive of vintage images waiting to be discovered? Here’s your opportunity to get some valuable exposure for your classic decisive moments.
Entry Specifications: Open to all genres and film formats (35mm, medium, large). Images are limited to those made in 1980 or earlier.

Smartphone Photography: The smartphone has revolutionized the nature and potential of photographic capture and has opened up expressive possibilities to billions of people the world over. But since quantity does not necessarily equate to quality, we’ve created this contest to help stimulate your smartphone photo creativity. With more megapixels and a growing array of apps, filters and features, today’s smartphone camera is quickly becoming a serious fine art tool. Show us what you can do with your smartphone camera.
Entry Specifications: Open to black-and-white smartphone and tablet images, original monochrome capture or converted from color.

Alternative Printing Processes: Despite having been pioneered decades ago, alternative printing processes — the photogram (ca. early 1800s), daguerreotype (introduced in 1839), tintype (1853), collodion (ca. 1850), Mordançage (ca. 1960s) and others — are still widely practiced. In fact, there are now more daguerreotypists than at any time since the late 1850s. The 21st century has witnessed increased popularity among these and other organic printing methods, as photographers worldwide gravitate to the unique, unpredictable and fascinating print characteristics achievable through these time-honored techniques. Our contest provides the perfect opportunity to show off your darkroom skill and creative vision.
Entry Specifications: Open to all alternative printing processes.

Pinhole/Plastic Camera Imagery: When it comes to analog photography, there’s nothing quite as much fun as going lo-fi with pinhole cameras and plastic cameras like the Holga, Diana and Lomo. The supposed “defects” of these cameras — light leaks, soft focus, vignetting, diffraction — open up a whole new level of creative possibilities for the adventurous photographer. Submit your best pinhole/plastic camera photo and share your vision with the world.
Entry Specifications: Open to black-and-white images made with any type of plastic or pinhole camera.

Sara Warden

All levels of photographers are invited to submit work reflecting the theme "Unique: Alternative Processes " to A Smith Gallery.

The deadline is October 9th, 2017.

Any handmade unique prints are eligible with the exception of silver gelatin, C-prints and digital prints. Eligible prints include lumens, cyanotype, Van Dyke, tintype, platinum/palladium, salt, chemigram, bromoil, gum bichromate, photogravure, albumen, ziatype, liquid emulsion, image transfers, kallitypes, lith prints and monrdancage. Unique prints that are made from digital negatives are eligible. The type of camera used for capture is immaterial.

The entry fee is $35 for the first 5 images and $6 for each additional image. In all thirty to thirty five images will be selected for exhibition and shown at the gallery from November 24th, 2017 to January 14th, 2018. Receptions will be held on November 25th and December 16th, 2017 both from 4 to 8pm. A full color Blurb catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase.

Awards are Juror’s Selection $325, Director’s Selection $250 and $100 for the Visitors’ Award.

Juror for "Unique: Alternative Processes" will be Christina Z Anderson.

For more information, please visit the Event Website.

Sara Warden

Black and White is the theme for this months competition.

Black and White is at the core of the art, being the original format of photography and it requires us to look at line, shadow and contrast in such a different way when shooting.

Show us your best frames in Black and White found in the world around you!

Works will be selected based on creativity, quality of execution and uniqueness of vision.
The work can be expressed from realism to abstraction.

Cash Awards up to $5,000 to the Top Three Photographers.

First Place also receives an additional $550 in products and services with:
A free copy of ON1 Photo RAW
A free copy of TOPAZ ADJUST
A free 6-month Subscription to MyPhotoApp​
A free 16x24 Gallery Wrap Canvas from Miller's Professional Imaging
(The Canvas Gallery Wrap prize is currently only available to US and Canada entrants)
A free Pixel Pocket Rocket™
(The Pixel Pocket Rocket™ prize is currently only available to US entrants.)

Last day for entry: October 7, 2017

Jenn Gohlke

National Railroad Hall of Fame Photography Contest
Entry Deadline: 3/31/18
Days remaining to deadline: 186


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (National Railroad Hall of Fame Photography Contest): $15.00

Official Rules

The National Railroad Hall of Fame (NRRHOF) is looking for photographs that help fulfill our mission to educate and inspire the public about the role that railroads play in building our nation and shaping our future. Twenty-four photographs will be selected for public exhibition by the NRRHOF at the 2018 Railroad Days Festival in Galesburg, Illinois, and for a chance to win up to $650.00.

Jenn Gohlke

10th Annual Small Works Exhibition - Ten X Ten
Deadline: November 1, 2017
Exhibition: November 24 - December 31, 2017

The Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, November 24 - December 31, 2017. Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director, MWCP. The Ten X Ten show is an annual small works exhibition with an opening reception in November for Black Friday Sales. The exhibit focuses on offering affordable collectable works that are ten inches by ten inches in dimension, and sell for $100 each. Support the shop small, shop local business model of the gallery and participate in this show. Selected artists will also be featured for sale online. Open to all photographers internationally. We are looking for a wide range of photographs from all photographic genre and subject matter, all photographic media is welcome. Each photograph will be considered based upon the merit of individual images submitted by each artist. Theme based entries are not necessary. MWCP will print your exhibition quality image for the show at no cost to you. Prints will be exhibited in rental frames. $40 entry fee. Deadline: November 1, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 316-269-1250.

Tehan Ketema

Chele Isaac: the understory Opens at MMoCA

September 2–November 12, 2017

MMoCA Opening: Friday, September 22 • 6–9pm

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Chele Isaac, a Madison-based artist who creates immersive environments through a combination of multi-channel video projection, sound, and sculpture. At MMoCA, an encompassing cylindrical structure, nearly 30 feet in diameter, serves as the architectural backdrop forIsaac’s seven-channel video, the understory. Projected in the round, Isaac’s non-linear narrative captures surprising connections and overlooked details found within the everyday, all of which comes together as a poetic investigation of our relationship to our changing environment.

The understory opens to the public on Saturday, September 2, and will be on view in MMoCA’s State Street Gallery through Sunday, November 12. In conjunction with the MMoCA Opening for this exhibition, Isaac will discuss her work in the museum’s lecture hall on Friday, September 22 at 6:30 pm.

Jessi Havens

Call for Entries

A juried international photography exhibition
October 26 – November 18, 2017

While photography is popularly associated with capturing the moment, it has always been a sensitive medium of storytelling as well. Looking at a photograph may allow for understanding much about the past that has led up to the moment frozen in time; it may also enable the viewer to imagine the possible future unfolding of events that may evolve from the still record of the here and now. Photographers portraying people, objects, and places can tell us inspiring stories, provided we take the time to study and interpret the images. A narrative told in a single photograph is an exciting challenge for both photographer and viewer alike. Hopefully we appreciate these works with the care and curiosity they deserve.

Encouraged by the success of our previous Stories exhibitions, this year PH21 Gallery invites photographers again to submit their work for our annual group exhibition themed Stories. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who think that their work is telling a story and would like to share it with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery. The theme is broadly construed; it may be expressed visually on personal or social levels, literally or in abstract, symbolic ways. Stories can be told about persons, communities, objects, and places as well. Indeed, we are interested i

One juror’s choice and up to three honourable mentions will be selected and announced. The juror’s choice receives three free entries for any upcoming themed group exhibition calls at PH21 Gallery. (Each free entry includes up to 15 images.)

Juror: Zsolt Bátori

Zsolt Bátori is a philosopher of art and photographer, living in Budapest. He has taught philosophy of art, photography theory and photography courses at various universities in Hungary, the United States, and Argentina, and has exhibited his photographic work internationally. Zsolt is also the founder and artistic director of PH21 Gallery.

View Zsolt's website.

Submission deadline: September 25, 2017
Notification: All entrants will be notified 7–10 days after the deadline.
Exhibition dates: October 26 – November 18, 2017

There are two submission options:

A) Standard submission: You may submit 3, 5, 7, 10, or 15 images; these may be all individual works, or they may also include a series of maximum 5 photographs. The entry fee is €15.00 for the first 3 images, €20.00 for 5 images, €25.00 for 7 images, €30.00 for 10 images, and €35.00 for 15 images.

B) Special fee: There is a special rate for maximum 5 images for students and unwaged persons as well as for applicants from low-income economies. The special fee is €8.00. Please do not ask us about your eligibility or send us any proof because we trust your judgement. The special rate is simply for people who – for the reasons indicated above – would not be able to afford the standard fee.

Submission rules and guidelines:

The entry fee is not refundable.
This call for entries is competitive; entrants are not guaranteed inclusion in the exhibition by submitting an entry. Depending on the number and the quality of the entries received, the work of an entrant may or may not be curated into the show. The selection of the juror is final.
Please send in the entry fee first (see the payment option at the bottom of the page), and then submit your images by e-mail to, indicating the theme of the exhibition in the subject line.
Images must follow the following format: 8 bit JPEG; Adobe RGB or sRGB; longest dimension maximum 1280 pixels (preferred width for landscape orientation: 1000 pixels; preferred height for portrait orientation: 775 pixels); 72 dpi; maximum 1 MB.
File names: lastname_title or lastname_title_number. File names of maximum 40 characters should only contain letters of the English alphabet and underscores. Titles may be shortened (please avoid very long file names), and they should be given without spaces in the file name. No spaces in the file names, please. (The image titled A Little Cottage in the Rain by Maria Martínez would have this file name: Martinez_LittleCottage.jpg; the third untitled image by Huan Lee: Lee_Untitled_3.jpg; the second photograph of the series "Surface" by Lena Petrovich: Petrovich_Surface_2.jpg)
In the body of your submission e-mail please include
a) your name;
b) your city and country (with state abbreviation if USA);
c) your website address (if you have one);
d) the exhibition theme;
e) titles of all included photos with the corresponding file names (in case of a series, please number the photos of the series, and indicate the title of the series, if it has one);
f) the actual or desired print size (in centimetres or inches) of each photograph.
All photographers 18 years or older worldwide may enter the competition by submitting their own, original work.
PH21 Gallery welcomes submissions from, and exhibits work of emerging and established photographers as well.
Photographs entered to this call do not have to be editioned. If accepted to the exhibition, it still remains the choice of the photographer to edition the work (e.g.: "ed. 10") or to leave the work uneditioned ("open ed.").
The exhibition copy (if having printed by PH21 Gallery) will be an archival pigment print. However, photographers may also choose to indicate different print types if they offer their accepted work for sale.
Photographs entered to the call do not have to be for sale.
By entering, entrants automatically accept the conditions of the competition; they grant PH21 Gallery nonexclusive right to use and reproduce submitted photographs (with the name of the photographer and the title of the work indicated) for promotional (e.g.: website and Facebook page of the Gallery, catalogue) and exhibition purposes. No royalties or compensation will be paid for these purposes. All copyrights and ownership of the works are retained by the photographer. Entrants assume and accept all legal and financial responsibility for any infringement on the privacy rights or copyright of others, caused by creating or presenting their work in public. PH21 Galley retains the right to exclude from the competition entries that violate the conditions of the competition and ones that violate any human or privacy rights.

When your work is selected for the exhibition:

Entrants selected for the exhibition will be asked to provide a high-resolution TIFF (or JPEG) file for us to have their photograph printed for a standard exhibition copy fee. Exhibition prints are matted (without a frame) on a board for installation, and the fee depends on the size of the print. For instance, for up to 40 centimetres or 15.75 inches (longest dimension) the matted exhibition print fee is €35.00. (Exhibiting photographers may also opt for shipping their own exhibit-ready prints.)

Exhibition prints will be kept on file for a year for future promotion unless the photographer prefers some other arrangement. In case of a sale inquiry the photographer will be promptly contacted. PH21 Gallery commission is 25%. (Submitted photographs, however, do not have to be for sale, and exhibition prints will never be sold; they are for exhibition and promotion purposes only.)

PH21 Gallery archives all photography exhibitions electronically, allowing us to promote our exhibiting photographers to curators, collectors as well as the viewing public. Our website also functions as a virtual gallery site, and all photographs included in our exhibitions are published on the dedicated page of the exhibition.

Further information:

Tehan Ketema

Join us for a reception FRI, SEP 8 from 6 PM – 8 PM for the Playhouse Gallery Fall 2017 exhibition, Aisthetikos Cuvare (Aesthetic Curves). This exhibition runs from SAT, SEP 2 – SUN, OCT 29, 2017.

Our world is made up of curves, appearing in nature, architecture, and on the body. The artists explore the subtle ways in which curves animate the aesthetics of our daily lives. They capture their findings through an older form of photography hence the Classical title, Aisthetikos Cuvare.

Delaney Keshena
Tehan Ketema
Kendra Lange
Alex Motl
Xiaoyue Pu
Johnson Vang
Jeremiah Zuba

Jessi Havens

Dane Arts First Floor Gallery
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Entry Deadline: October 20, 2017

Dane Arts is pleased to announce a call for art for the 2018 season of the Dane Arts First Floor Gallery! There will be four art shows during the year. The quarterly shows will run January through March, April through June, July through September, and October through January.

The purpose of the gallery is to offer Dane county artists a place to show their work in a frequently visited public space, and an opportunity for the public to discover and enjoy the work of local artists.

Artists of original, two-dimensional, ready-to-hang, works of art may apply for consideration to exhibit. Artists must be 18 years of age and reside in Dane County. Artist groups may also apply.

Deadline: Friday, October 20th, 2017. The jury will select art for all four shows from this submission.

For more information, and to submit an application, please go to:

Questions? Please feel free to contact Pam Andros, gallery coordinator, at 608-261-9780 or via email at

Aida Ebrahimi

Shoot The Frame is a suite of monthly international photography contests, designed to celebrate stunning photography and expose talented photographers.
We are a community that is completely in love with all things photography. If you are a passionate amateur or professional photographer, we would love to see your imagery. You can submit your photos into our contests below. We have three categories every month.
Portrait, landscape and wildlife.

one image: $10
three images: $15
Seven images: $19

Aida Ebrahimi


Photo contest organized by EditionsPhotoArt

We target professional photographers or experienced amateurs, who begin to reflect the image in the context of a coherent series. The theme is free, the only condition being to present the images in the context of a series of between 5 and 12 images, associated with a comment. This comment may be brief, if the photographer so wishes, but it could also include several paragraphs.

Selected photographers will be published on our website for a and in our social networks, with the comment provided, as well as links to the sites of the selected photographers (Personal website, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Flickr …). The photos must be sent in digital format “JPG” as an attachment of an mail to: with the associated text.

**Disclaimer: the website is mostly in French but there is an English description available.

Kyle Zhou



DEADLINE May 17th, 2017 23:59 EST

This exhibition's juror will privately critique up to 10 images. 7 Critiques Remain.

Seeking photos in which color, form, design, and shape take the place of a representation of reality. Think of peeling paint, ripples on water, pat-terns in concrete or asphalt. This is an opportunity to let your imagination off its leash.

Entrants must be at least 18 years old. If you are younger. you must have a parent or legal guardian make the submission for you.
All submitted photos must have been taken by the photographer making the entry. If you are a parent or legal guardian submitting for a minor, please make it clear and who you are actually submitting for.
Images may not have been exhibited at the Darkroom Gallery within the last year.
All submissions must be made by digital files through:
upload on or
sent via email to along with an application form. There is a $6.00 surcharge for email entries.
Images should be as large as possible but no larger than 1280 pixels on the longest side, type jpg - set to the highest quality. The color space should be set to sRGB. DPI is only relevant for output purposes and does not effect the stored size of the image. It can be set to any number, but if you must specify something go with 72 dpi. Click here for help with resizing.
Up to five images may be submitted for a non-refundable fee of $29 US for on-line submission and $35 for email submission.
Additional images may be submitted for an additional $6 US per image.
Images must be received by midnight EST on the submission closing date for the exhibition you are submitting for
Payment must be received by the close of submissions for the exhibit you are submitting for.

Caitlin Shogren











Open to all photographers nationwide in the USA. All photographic media is welcome.

We sustain ourselves through its consumption, and frolic in bodies of it. We gaze at the vatness of oceans' expanse. Water is crucial in our world; from the rain nourishing our land, to the water we use everyday in our homes. We celebrate H2o in all it's uses and forms. This exhibition aims to represent varied takes on how this most powerful element is used and appreciated in our lives. All interpretations and styles are welcomed, from the literal to the sublime to the understated.

Selection will be based upon the series of work submitted by each artist rather than solely on individual images. A brief artist statement is optional.

Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and online.


Select the number of images and click "add to cart". Check out at the PayPal form. Email your photographs to in jpeg format: 72 dpi, no larger than 3000 x 3000 pixels. Name each file with your name and the corresponding number from the entry information below, for example: smith_jane_1.jpg. List the information requested below in a Microsoft Word document. Attach your photographs and info, and email to Provide the following information for each image submitted:





TITLE #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 etc...

MEDIUM (C-Print, silver print, ink jet print, etc...)




PRESENTATION (describe matting and framing)



Selected photographers will be posted online at Our group email will be sent with a list of names of selected photographers. Photographers sumbitted must check this information for the list of names. Instructions for the exhibition will be sent to selected photographers via email.


All photographic works should be ready to hang on the wall for the exhibition. MWCP offers printing and framing services, we also offer standard size rental frames.


Exhibiting artists are expected to cover the round trip shipping costs for their work. Please ship the work in reusable packaging along with return shipping for the package, for example: Fed Ex account or card number on a return shipping lavel. All work that does not have return shipping will be donated to the annual MWCP Benefit Auction.


There is a 40% gallery commission for work sold. MWCP reserves the right to reproduce images for promotional and publication purposes, if necessary. Any work that differs significantly from the entry, or is sub-standard quality will be disqualified from the exhibit. MWCP cannot be responsible for damage or loss during shipping. Email addresses will be added to our email list. Entry fees are non-refundable, no exceptions. By submitting work to the call for entries you agree to all terms and conditions set forth in this entry page.

Carly Streling

The LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 aim to discover and showcase the world’s best contemporary photographers — including all genres of photography, and from diverse cultures on every continent. Now in its 8th year, the competition will help photographers of all levels gain global recognition and move forward creatively and professionally. Our international jury will select six top winners as well as eight jurors’ picks, 25 finalists and five student spotlights.

Awards include opportunities for exposure in the Exposure Awards 2017 online exhibition as well as at over 50 international photography festivals, inclusion in the upcoming photobook, The Best of LensCulture Today: 150 Contemporary Photographers, which will be distributed to over 1,000 industry insiders and sold worldwide, and so much more. These are our largest and most prestigious awards of the year and YOU are invited to submit your best photographs to gain worldwide exposure.

LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017

Carly Streling

The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, etc.). Winners will receive $3,000 in cash awards, be featured in a New York Gallery Exhibition, on the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the MACRO 2016 catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.

Primary Colors

Jadite Gallery
NYC, New York

Jessi Havens

Hello Artists, Educators, & Arts Organizations -
In May 2017, the Oak Park Art League will be presenting a Midwest Juried Exhibition that pays tribute to architect Frank Lloyd Wright and his iconic “Prairie” style, inspired by the natural environment and the American Midwest. The exhibition “Elevating Nature” is being presented in recognition of the architect’s 150th birthday, with exhibit dates coinciding with other Wright events that draw visitors from around the world to Oak Park.

Submission for this exhibition is open to artists from Midwest states including, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Artists are invited to submit 2D and 3D work of any media that references nature and/or the Midwestern landscape. Jurors Brian Ritchard and Brent Fogt will select works that embody the progressive spirit of Wright and the essence of the American Midwest. Over $2,000 in cash prizes for Best of Show and Juror Awards will be presented in two categories:
Most innovative interpretation of the Midwestern landscape
Best use or representation of natural materials or nature elements

For submission guidelines and entry to OPAL's “Elevating Nature” exhibition, go to:

Midwest Juried Exhibition: Elevating Nature

Thank you in advance for sharing this call to artists with your community!

Kind regards –

Julie Carpenter
Executive Director
Oak Park Art League

Oak Park Art League
Founded in 1921, the Oak Park Art League (OPAL) is one of the longest, continually-running non-profit arts organizations in Illinois. OPAL fulfills its mission through its offering of high quality art education to people of all ages and skill levels, programs and guest lectures, artist demonstrations and critiques, plus monthly exhibition opportunities in our art gallery.

Located in the center of Oak Park’s Historic District, walking distance from Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed studio and Ernest Hemingway’s birth home, the Oak Park Art League's Carriage House Gallery is an important landmark and lends to a tri-part dialogue about the early 20th century regional influences in art, architecture and literature that continue to define Oak Park’s cultural landscape today.

Jessica Schumaker

Still Pointe Art Gallery: It’s Not Easy Being Green

Online exhibition; each chosen artist will have one piece published in the spring issue of Still Point Arts Quarterly, a print and online literary and art journal.

January 2, 2017 - Submissions Close (Deadline)
January 25, 2017 (or before) - Notification of Artists
March 1, 2017 - Still Point Arts Quarterly Spring Issue Released (Print and Digital)
February 1 to April 30, 2017 - Featured Exhibition (Online)


Open to artists around the world 18 years of age or older who submit artwork in any medium except video and wearable art. Submissions must be the creation of the artist.


Artists may choose one of two ways to submit images: (1) upload images using our online form; or (2) send images by email [you may still pay online]. Whatever way is chosen, images should be saved in jpg format and resized. The size of the file should be no more than 1.5 MB and the maximum dimension of the image should be no more (and not much less) than 1000 pixels. Failing to resize images will result in problems with uploading. The file name of your image should follow this convention - last name, title of work (perhaps abbreviated), and number (matching entry form number) [for example, SMITH_SUNNYDAY_3.jpg]. Do not include stray characters such as # or * in the file name. Doing so will prevent the file from uploading properly. Emailed mages should be sent to Once the submission deadline has passed, no image substitutions may be made.

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