This call has closed. We look forward to sending award announcements the last week in March

International Juried Photography Call for Entry 

ABSTRACT

JUROR:  DEBRA KLOMP CHING

Co - Owner  THE KLOMPCHING GALLERY 

 

 

DEADLINE: March 7, 2021 (Midnight Pacific Time)

PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE SENT TO ALL ENTRANTS TWO TO THREE WEEKS AFTER THE DEADLINE.

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, etc.). Winners will receive $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the winners catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.

ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY:

 

Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual 

reality, but instead use shapes, colors, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect.

 

The early days of photography centered on true to life imagery i.e. family portraits, images of streets, towns, mansions...  Over time photographers expanded their vision to more moody images, ultimately to where photography is today; an all encompassing art form, generated by camera and lens, and producing a vast sampling of imagery from reality to less recognizable abstracts.

This call is about the abstracts; those images that are not instantly identified as that person, that thing, etc.  It doesn't matter if you photograph something abstract or create the abstraction through photographic processes. Macro shots, close ups of graffiti, fanciful post processing manipulations or just photographing something at an angle that disguises it - they all work.    

 

As with all NYC4PA calls all 2D photo mediums are welcome. 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITION AND AWARDS:
There will be 10 cash prizewinners, 20 Juror Selections and 20 Honorable Mentions

 

CASH PRIZES: 
            Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $1,100. The image will be featured on the home page of the NYC4PA website.

            First Prize:3 photographers will each receive $400.

            Second Prize:3 photographers will each receive $325. 

            Third Prize:3 photographers will each receive $250.

 

ONLINE GALLERY, CATALOG and AWARD CERTIFICATE

All prizewinners will be included in both the online gallery and catalog and be presented with a certificate.

 

 

ELIGIBILITY:

This Call for Entries is open worldwide to both amateur and professional photographers.  NYC4PA invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only 2-D work is eligible.

IMAGES SELECTED FOR A PRIZE IN AN NYC4PA CALL FOR ENTRY WITHIN THE PAST TWO YEARS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.  IF THEY ARE SUBMITTED AND SELECTED BY THE JUROR THEY WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. IMAGES PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED THAT WERE NOT SELECTED FOR A PRIZE MAY BE RESUBMITTED AT ANY TIME.

 

 

JUROR:

DEBRA KLOMP CHING

 

Debra Klomp Ching is the co-owner of the Klompching Gallery, New York. The gallery specializes in the exhibition and sale of contemporary fine art photographs, representing an international roster of artists. The gallery is active in placing artworks into important private, corporate and public institutions, and has had its exhibitions reviewed in notable publications such as The New Yorker, Art Review and The Wall Street Journal. In addition to owning and operating the gallery, she is a freelance consultant to artists and collectors, a writer, curator and educator. Her writing has been published in several publications, including being a guest editor for Photography Quarterly (issue No. 99) and the commissioning editor/publisher of (re)collect - Jonathan Shaw (2006). She is currently writing a book: Working With Galleries: A How-To for Fine Art Photographers. In 2010 she co-curated The Architecture of Space, an exhibition of contemporary U.S. photography for the Flash Forward Festival (Toronto). She is a regular judge for photography awards and competitions, including the LensCulture Emerging Talent Award (2017), San Francisco Bay International Photography Show (2018), and the Arnold Newman Portrait Award (2018). She is also the co-founder of the Rhonda Wilson Award and Fresh Annual Summer Exhibition. Recently she joined the Criteria of Merit Panel for Hundred+Heroines.

 

TO ENTER:

The entry fee is $35 for the first three images. Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images submitted. 

For payment and upload please go to: https://client.smarterentry.com/nyc4pa 

 

Prepare your images as follows

        - JPG, TIF files with the longest side 1,280 pixels (JPG preferred). 

        - Select unique image names so you can identify images when we send notification. Tea Glass1 Tea Glass 2 can be difficult

        - We prefer shorter names

        - Filenames with special characters may not load properly

        - If you are working in Photoshop, and are using the image size screen, the file size indicated at the top is the size before any compression applied in the save process. Please save the file as a JPG and then look at the file size.  It should be perfect.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

All entrants to NYC4PA Open Calls for Entry, by virtue of their submission, are attesting that the images submitted are their own work and there has been no copyright infringement.  NYC4PA will not be held liable for any infringement of rights that might surface during the jurying or displaying of any image. 

 

By submitting you grant NYC4PA the right to use your image(s) for promotion and advertisement of NYC4PA as well as inclusion in the NYC4PA catalog and online gallery if the image is prize winning, juror selection or honorable mention. The photographer retains all rights to the image. 

 

Images selected by jurors for Prizes, Juror's Selection or Honorable Mention in an NYC4PA international call for entry within the past 2 years are not eligible. Images previously submitted but not selected may be resubmitted as often as you wish.

AWARDS:

Should your award notification or prize be returned as undeliverable, NYC4PA will not resend the notice (whether by the same or another method,) research your address nor make any further attempts at delivery, and your submission will be deemed ineligible. Please be careful when entering all your contact information. 

Cash Prize winners living outside the United States will be responsible for costs incurred for wire transferif PayPal is unavailable.

UNITED STATES TAXES- All winners are required to pay tax on prizes.  This happens at the end of each calendar year.For U.S. citizens with total winnings accrued through NYC4PA of $600 or more, we are required to file, and provide the artist with, a copy of a 1099 tax form.  If this is the case, you will need to provide NYC4PA with tax ID information in January of the following year.  

MAILING LISTS:

As a submitter NYC4PA will include you in future mailings and announcements. If you would prefer NOT to be on our mailing list please log onto http://www.nyc4pa.com/#!contact and ask to be removed. 

NON U.S. APPLICANTS:

Our entry software has an address field for the state you live in.  This applies to the US and several other countries - if you do not have “state” as part of your address simply leave that field blank - it is not mandatory.

 

FINALLY:  

If you have questions or issues please contact us at nyc4pa@gmail.com.  We will make every effort to get back to you as soon as possible.  We will specifically be available via email, until 11:00PM EST on the last evening of the call.

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