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                                          THIS CALL HAS CLOSED _ PRIZE STATUS WILL BE EMAILED ABOUT

                                                   THREE WEEKS AFTER THE DEADLINE                                                        International Juried Photography Call for Entry



JUROR:  Debra Klomp Ching

Co-Owner - The Klompching Gallery 

DEADLINE: February 11, 2024  (Midnight Pacific Time)

(All entrants are notified of prize status via E mail about 3 weeks after the deadline)

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 $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the COLORFUL WORLD OF THE COMMONPLACE catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.


The word “commonplace” suggests things we see without really noticing them.     Some synonyms are vanilla, customary, every day, mundane, with examples like doors, buildings, benches, cars, teacups, glasses that you come across everyday while out walking, on the train, in the car, at the supermarket, or even in your own house. The challenge for this call is in creating photographs where the “COLORS of the  Commonplace” generate an image with impact and makes it pop.  

Please Note – Images awarded an NYC4PA prize within the past 2 years are not eligible. Images submitted that were not selected for a prize may be submitted at any time.



Show us how you choose to meet this challenge. As with all NYC4PA calls for entry all 2d photographs are welcome.

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


            Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $1,100.  

            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. The Grand Prize image will be featured on the home page and the cover of the catalog.




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.

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.



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 are best and although there is latitude in the file size specs stated by Smarter Entry we find it easier to upload files around 1M in size.  Smarter Entry reduces submitted images even more so there is no need for large files that may slow the upload process. After you upload your images they will appear on the right side of the screen.  If it looks ok to you it will look fine for the juror and that is what is important.

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

 - Select a unique name for each image 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.


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.


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!contactand 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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