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International Juried Photography Call for Entry 






DEADLINE: July 14, 2024 (Midnight Pacific Time)


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.


The definition of architecture is the art or science of building, often with a focus on habitable structures.  We are familiar with architects like Gehry, Wright, and Gaudi as well as famous buildings like the Empire State Building in New York and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. But are habitable structures a requirement? Actually, it can be much broader than that. For instance, the Eiffel Tower, the pyramids in Egypt, interiors of cathedrals or the main hall at New York's Grand Central Station are all examples of world-famous architecture. In addition, examples of architecture do not have to be world famous.  Private houses, bridges etc. are all examples and skylines may represent a collection of similar or different types of architecture.


Send us your vision of architecture with images that represent any of the facets mentioned above or another interpretation you envision.  Whole structures and architectural detail are all welcome.


As with all calls, all 2D photographic art is accepted.  

Please note:

- Images selected for an NYC4PA prize within the past 2 years are not eligible and if selected will be disqualified.  Images submitted and not selected may be resubmitted at any time.

- We use a blind jury process – no signatures or watermarks on your images.

















There will be 10 cash prizewinners, 20 Juror Selections and 20 Honorable Mentions


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

            First Prize:3 photographers will each receive $400.

            Second Prize:3 photographers will each receive $325. 

            Third Prize:3 photographers will each receive $250.



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




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.



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: 


Prepare your images as follows

        - Jpg files about 1M work well. You may see a note in Smarter Entry to keep files under 8M. Since Smarter Entry reduces file size for juror review when you submit, there is no advantage to larger files that may slow the upload process considerably. Also, after a successful upload you will see your image on the right side of the screen - if it is clear to you, it will be clear to the juror, and that's what is important.

         - Select unique names for each image so you can identify them when we send prize winner 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.


Laura Noble is the Director of L A Noble Gallery (LANG) in London. She is also an artist,  curator and author of The Art of Collecting Photography, with primary essays in many monographs including Wall and Peace – Kai Weidenhöfer, 2024, Salt of the Earth by Barbara Boissevain 2023, Form & Function - Chloe Rosser 2018 and many more. She is a proud feminist and is currently working on a book focusing on the role of women in the photography industry. Her art practice as a multidisciplinary Artist includes photography and film amongst other mediums. She has also collaborated with several artists on their photographic projects.


As a nominator for the Prix Pictet Prize, reviewer at several photo festivals including Rencontres d’Arles, Fotofest and judge for many photographic competitions and residency programs her commitment to photography is paramount.


Laura curates at LANG and independently at venues worldwide such as the London Art Fair Photo50 exhibition Occupy the Void to critical acclaim, Magazzini Fotografici in Naples with Chris Steele-Perkins Japan and at the 50th Anniversary of Rencontres d’Arles in France with Yvonne De Rosa Negativo 1930 at the MRO Foundation. She lectures on all aspects of collecting photography, professional and gallery practice and, as a regular visiting lecturer, at Sotheby’s Institute in London. Her advice on professional practice and the art market is also keenly received at several universities and institutions both in the UK and abroad.


As an avid collector, Laura prides herself on discovering new talent and writes extensively on photography in numerous journals worldwide including: Foam Magazine, COLLECT, Eyemazing, GUP, Hotshoe, Snoecks, f22/State magazine, Next Level and Image. She was also Editor at large for Photoicon for two years and a photography book column in fLIP magazine for over a decade.


With a commitment to emerging photographer’s L A Noble Gallery runs a volunteer program, regular portfolio reviews, mentoring and consultations for photographers at every stage of their career. Launching FIX Photo Festival in 2016 and gaining worldwide recognition in subsequent editions, FIX is poised for another successful edition in 2025. L A Noble Gallery has made photography accessible to a wide new audience and participates and exhibits at several photography fairs and festivals worldwide. 



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.


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.  


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!contact and ask to be removed. 


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.



If you have questions or issues please contact us at  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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