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Photography regional, national and international competitions

Member's Competitions
A listing of photographic opportunities.

Deadline: May 22, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Fishing for Iconography
Sponsor: A Smith Gallery

Announcing A Smith Gallery's open themed call for entry for black and white images to be included in our week long 5th anniversary celebration in conjunction with the Shootapalooza photographers' retreat in Johnson City, Texas. The selected images will be enlarged and printed on an architectural plotter printer and then applied to public walls and alleys with wheat paste by members of shootapalooza. The process will be photographically documented and a subsequent blurb book produced to save this act of street art for the ages.
The entry fee is $20 for the first 5 images and $4 for each additional image. The entry fees pay for the printing and wheat pasting materials. A reception will be held on June 27, 2015 from 4 to 7pm in conjunction with the A Smith Gallery 5th Anniversary. Curators will be Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully, director and co-director of A Smith Gallery.

For more information: (and scroll down.)

Deadline: May 31, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists and Printmakers
Title: National Small Works Exhibition
Sponsor: Washington Printmakers Gallery

Eligible entries include hand-pulled prints, digital prints, and photographs. First prize winner receives a solo show at Washington Printmakers Gallery, located in the Book Hill Gallery District of Georgetown.
Juror: Greg Jecmen, Associate Curator of Old Master Prints and Print and Drawing, Study Room Supervisor, National Gallery of Art, Washington. This program is made possible by the support of the Washington Print Foundation.

To learn more about this competition and exhibition, visit the Washington Printmakers Gallery site.

Deadline: May 31, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition
Sponsor: Artspace111 Gallery and Gardens

Artspace111 is dedicated to its vital role in the city of Fort Worth, and to making contemporary art approachable to individuals of all ages. With its sculpture gardens and distinctive architectural character, the gallery offers a striking setting to host corporate and private events, and is also available for tours and other social gatherings.
This exhibition will be juried by Vernon Fisher. Over $1200 in prizes.

To learn more about this competition and exhibition, visit the Artspace111 Gallery and Garden's site.

Deadline: June 3, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Travels
Sponsor: Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Whether it’s a cross-town neighborhood you’ve yet to explore or the wilds of Easter Island, travel opens our eyes to the world around us. Through the lens, we experience different cultures and environments more deeply and perhaps understand our place in the world more fully.

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops TRAVELS Contest is your opportunity to reveal your journeys, from the far-flung to just the around the corner, in color or in black-and-white, using tools that range from digital and film cameras to alternative processes, to iPhones. Join this international community of photographers and share your images with our distinguished judges. The prizes are terrific and the 50 winning images are featured in The Workshops online gallery.

To view the panel of jurors, list of prizes and other other information, follow this link.

Deadline: June 6, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: 10th Semiannual Competition
Sponsor: Dave Brown Projects

Jurors: Claire C. Carter, Curator of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator for Collections, Guggenheim Museum, New York; Anna Stothart, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, San Antonio Museum of Art.

Prizes: $10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 USD and 5 artists will each receive $1,000 USD). In addition to the cash prizes listed above; Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received.

Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown Projects as submissions are received. Download your prospectus at

Deadline: June 10, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: War & Peace
Sponsor: Darkroom Galery

Conflict and resolution, photography that documents the dynamic power-struggles in our world and conversely, the moments of calm.

Humankind is in a constant state of conflict. As described by the famous Karl Marx theory: society is in a state of perpetual conflict due to competition for limited resources. One can see that is true if you simply watch a broadcast news program.
From civil rights, to gay rights to global terrorism, our world is a bubbling cauldron of adversarial commotion. And it seems it has always been this way. History textbook pages merely skim the surface when if comes to wars and hypocrisy. Cultural misunderstandings, power-struggles and discrimination easily erupt into violence.
Darkroom Gallery is calling for photography that investigates the relationship between conflict and photography, exploring the types of photographs created during turmoil, as well the times of peace. We are interested in the progression of war: from the acts that instigate armed conflict to "the fight," to victory and defeat, and photos that memorialize a time, its combatants, and its victims. Images playing with symbolism and allegory are well suited for this exhibit.

We ask you to think outside the box. This theme of conflict can be expressed intimately, quietly behind civilian curtains as well as on the battlefield.
Juror is Nissan N. Perez, cCurrently Vice-President of the Shpilman Institute for Photography (SIP) in Tel Avi. To learn more about this competition, visit the darkroom gallery competition page.

Deadline: June 11, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Abandoned 2015
Sponsor: PictureCompete

Abandoned buildings are somewhat strangely appealing to people as they arouse our interests and curiosities. PictureCompete invites you to submit your best representations of what "Abandoned" means to you. Cash awards,online gallery display and media exposure for finalists. For more information:

Deadline: June 15, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: The Photo Review
Sponsor: Photo Review Magazine

The Photo Review is a critical journal of fine art photography. Publishing since 1976, The Photo Review covers photography events and trends throughout the country and serves as a central resource for the Mid-Atlantic region.

This year’s Photo Review International Photography Competition will be juried by Laurence Miller, Director, Laurence Miller Gallery in New York City. The Photo Review Competition enables thousands of people across the country to see the accepted work in our 2015 competition issue and on our website. Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the photography gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. And Mr. Miller will select one photographer for inclusion in the summer group show at his gallery.

For more information, please visit the Photo Review Competition site.

Deadline: June 17, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Rural Impressions 2015
Sponsor: New York Center for Photographic Art

You can almost feel the difference when you travel out of a city. Rural evokes scenes of horse country with rolling hills, houses with rusted cars on the lawn and chickens in the yard, a desert with cactus, or the serene setting of a pond crowded with birds. Whatever images you have that speak to the architecture, landscape, or life in rural areas around the world we would love to see them.

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 RURAL IMPRESSIONS 2015 catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.

For more information, please visit the NYC4PA site.

Deadline: June 24, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Still Life 2015 with Del Zogg
Sponsor: The Center for Fine Art Photography

The Center for Fine Art Photography is happy to announce that our newest call for entry, Still Life 2015 with juror Del Zogg, Del Zogg is the Manager of Works on Paper & Photography Collections and Study Center at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Prior to moving to Houston, he was at the George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film in Rochester, New York (1981-2002).

All artist interpretations on this theme are encouraged. All capture types and post-production processes are welcome. Over $1000 in prizes.
For more information, visit the c4fap contest site.

Deadline: June 30, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Artists 18 years and older
Title: 2015 Art Kudos Juried Online Competition

Art Kudos is an annual international juried competition that serves to
recognize and honor excellence in the visual arts. Artists who are selected
as finalists benefit from world-wide exposure in a year-long online
exhibition ( and have the opportunity to win cash awards
for their exemplary work.

A total of $4,500 will be awarded as follows: Best of Show - $1,200; Second
Place - $1,000; Third Place - $750; Founder's Award of Distinction - $500;
(3) Merit Awards - $250 each; (3) Honorable Mentions - $100 each.

Awards Judge: Charles Long, Professor of Art at the University of
California, Riverside. Visit for submission guidelines.


Deadline: July 1, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Photo '15
Sponsor: Multiple Exposures Gallery

You are invited to submit to Photo ‘15, a national juried fine art photography exhibit at Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA. Juror: Sarah Greenough, Senior Curator and Head, Department of Photographs, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 

Exhibit dates: October 20, 2015 - November 29, 2015. Awards and opening reception, Sunday, November 1, 2015. All artists 18 years of age or older who work in traditional, digital, or alternative photographic processes are invited to submit.

To view more information and to enter, click here.

Deadline: July 10, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: 2015 5th Annual International Holga: Out of the Box (on creativity that is) Competition
Sponsor: Tammy Cromer-Campbell Photo Gallery

The 5th Annual Holga Out of the Box International Photography Competition is now under way with juror, the Holga Queen herself, Michelle Bates. Show us your best Holga image. "Out of the box" is about artistic creativity to produce an image starting with a Holga camera. Not that you have to photograph your Holga - out of the box - with out modifications." . It is open to amateur and professional photographers around the globe that use a Holga camera or an element of it.

Holga Out of the Box opens October 1st during ArtWalk and continues through November 13, 2015 here at TCC PHOTO |GALLERY located at 207 N. Center St., Longview, TX 75601 and on the web at

To view more information and to enter, click here to go to the TCC website.


Last updated: May 7, 2015

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