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Photography regional, national and international competitions

Member's Competitions
A listing of photographic opportunities.

Deadline: December 28, 2014
Eligibility: Open to all photographers
Title: Chronograph
Sponsor: Darkroom Gallery

Time-oriented photography; vintage, futuristic or rhythmic imagery.
Photography is a medium renowned for freezing time. However, there are many facets and dichotomies this theme of chronology can visually explore.

We live in time - it holds us and molds us - but I never felt I understood it very well. And I'm not referring to theories about how it bends and doubles back, or may exist elsewhere in parallel versions. No, I mean ordinary, everyday time, which clocks and watches assure us passes regularly: tick-tock, click-clock. Is there anything more plausible than a second hand? And yet it takes only the smallest pleasure or pain to teach us time's malleability. Some emotions speed it up, others slow it down; occasionally, it seems to go missing - until the eventual point when it really does go missing, never to return.
Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

Darkroom Gallery is calling for explorative visual dipictions of time. Pasts and futures can often collide...and what of time travelers and quantum physics? Lastly, photographs can be truly devoid of time, they can have a sort of classic "timelessness". For more information, click here.

Deadline: December 31, 2014
Eligibility: Open to all photographers
Title: Oasis Photocontest 2014
Sponsor: Oasis Magazine

For all fans of photography, it is a great opportunity to present your work to the general public, thanks to its wide diffusion, result of a major promotion in Italy and abroad, the catalogue and Oasis Photocontest exhibition, which every year tours Italy stopping by in the major cities. Last year this event was attended by over 350,000 people. ~ Alessandro Cecchi Paone, Oasis' new editor in chief.

More than 100 recognitions and a total money prize of 30,000 Euro. The overall winner will receive a cash prize of 2,000 Euros and the prestigious Oasis Photocontest trophy, a valuable sculpture in bronze made by the Italian artist Michele Vitaloni. The best Italian author will receive a prize of 1,000 euros. Important cash prizes will be given to the top three winners in each section.

Another great prize that we have consists of the publication of your photo in the official Oasis Photocontest 2014 catalogue, the most important showcase of nature photography in Italy and at international level, printed in English and Italian. In addition to the best 103 awarded images, the catalogue will feature a thousand photographs that will have reached the final.

For more information, click here.

Deadline: December 31, 2014
Eligibility: Open to all Photographic Artists
Title: AX3
Sponsor: American Aperture Awards

Photography is the driving visual force of our time. In still and movie form, images influence how we think, see and act. Whether by conjuring past times or transporting us to the farthest reaches of this planet, photographs expose our humanity.

The American Aperture Awards (AX3) is an international open call for photography possessing uncommon vision. This opportunity is open to photographers of all backgrounds who capture images that make the unknowable known. Our goal is to celebrate the most iconic photos taken by new and emerging talent, as well as professionals, from around the world and award their photographic insights.

For a list of prizes, judges and to learn how to enter, click here.

Deadline: January 4, 2015
Eligibility: Open to all photographers
Title: The Photographic Nude 2015
Sponsor: Lightbox Gallery

LightBox welcomes submissions to The Photographic Nude 2015, a juried exhibit exploring the artistic and creative view of the body and it’s form. This exhibit celebrates the nude in photography, welcoming the timeless elegance of a classical study as well as alternative and provocative styles. Studies of the whole or partial human form, nude or semi-nude are eligible.

They are very pleased to have Robert Gojevi? as juror for this exhibit. Robert was born in 1968 in Zagreb, Croatia, by profession a painter and graphic designer, he is the founder and chief editor of the international photographic PDF magazine BLUR magazine. Active in photography for more than 15 years using various techniques, from digital, analog, instant, pinhole and wet plate photography. To download a prospectus, click here. Or visit the Lightbox website.

Deadline: January 5, 2015
Eligibility: Open to all photographers
Title: Blue
Sponsor: A Smith Gallery

blue : azure, cobalt, royal, sapphire, ultramarine, navy, cerulean, beryl, teal, indigo, turquoise, aqua.

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme "blue" to A Smith Gallery by January 5, 2015. The entry fee is $30 for the first 5 images and $6 for each additional image. Forty five to fifty five images will be selected for exhibition and shown at the gallery from February 20 to March 29, 2015. Receptions will be held on February 28 and March 28, 2015 from 4 to 7pm. A Blurb full color catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase.

Awards are $325 for Juror's Award, $250 and an exhibition catalogue for Director's Award, five Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue and $100 for Visitors' Choice Award. Juror for "blue" will be Arthur Meyerson.

For more information:

Deadline: January 15, 2015
Eligibility: Open to all photographers
Title: PhotoStream
Sponsor: Texas Rural Water Foundation

The Texas Rural Water Foundation (TRWF) and Texas Rural Water Association (TRWA) are proud to support the utilities that provide rural Texas’ drinking water and wastewater services. Our unique programs address utilities’ widespread needs, from training to program development to funding assistance and emergency response. As part of our continuous efforts to shine a spotlight on the past, present and future of rural water, we need your help. 

Ask yourself: what do you see when you look at the utility responsible for your drinking water or wastewater treatment? What are the visible effects of – and responses to – drought and water conservation in your region? Do you have any historical images representing how far we have come from the days of hand pumps and buckets? Categories include:

  • Rural Texas Water: A general category for images representing the rural water and wastewater utility industry

  • Water Infrastructure: Images of the technology that drives water utilities

  • Water Conservation and Drought: Images of the many impacts of drought, as well as the water conservation measures developed in response

  • Rural Water History: Images of historically significant artifacts, and/or scanned historical images depicting the history of Texas’ early rural water systems

For more information and how to enter, click here.

Deadline: January 21, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Artists
Title: Lines
Sponsor: Darkroom Gallery

Lines are powerful compositional elements that control the way eyes move through a photograph. Lines add impact to an image, place emphasis to a particular area of the composition, or tell a story or to draw a connection between different elements in a photograph. Lines can be straight, curved, broken or jagged. They can bisect one another, cross or overlap and be the driving force behind interpreting perspective.

In the Renaissance, painters needed to be able to translate the three-dimensional world around them onto the two-dimensional surface of a painting, called the "picture plane." The solution was "linear perspective"; the idea that converging lines meet at a single vanishing point and all shapes get smaller in all directions with increasing distance from the eye. Photographers can take this artistic function for granted, or they can harness perspective in unique and creative ways to focus or push the eye around the image.
Lines of some sort can be found in all photographs, formed by natural or artificial elements.

This exhibit will be jurored by Rebecca Senf. All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror's Choice receives a 30x48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image. People's Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit. For more info, click here.

Deadline: January 31, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Artists
Title: 2015 Artist-in-Residence Program at Glacier National Park
Sponsor: National Park Service

The program offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park's inspiring landscape. The program seeks professional artists whose work is related to the park's interpretative themes and supports the mission of the National Park Service.

The program provides an artist with uninterrupted time to pursue their work and the opportunity to engage and inspire the public through outreach programs. Park housing is provided for a four-week session during the summer or fall season.

The artist is required to present several public programs during their residency. The programs must be related to their experience as the artist-in-residence and can be demonstrations, talks, exploratory walks, or performances. Digital images of selected work produced as a part of the residency may be used in park publications, websites and presentations for education and outreach.

Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online at For more information contact the artist-in-residence coordinator at

Deadline: February 28, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Woodstock A-I-R (artist-in-residence)
Sponsor: The Center for Photography at Woodstock

The Woodstock Artist-in-Residency Program is designed to support artists of color working in the photographic arts who reside in the United States that would benefit with access to time, facilities, financial, critical, and technical support. This activity is created with an emphasis on supporting artists working in the photographic arts who are at the brink of their careers and promising talent. All of us lead very busy lives – the drive for this program is to free the artist from the busy routines and demands of everyday – and to provide a sanctuary for creativity.

Woodstock A-I-R was listed amongst the top 20 residency programs in the U.S. by Artinfo. A-I-R’s receive accommodations at a historic artist residence located .5 miles from CPW and the center of Woodstock’s business district. They also receive 24/7 access to CPW’s workspace facilities (including black-&-white darkroom, digital imaging stations, and library), critical and technical support, stipend for food and travel, and honorarium, and exhibition and related opportunities. To learn more about how to enter, click here.


Last updated: November 17, 2014

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