International Juried Photography Call for Entry
YOUR BEST SHOT
10th Anniversary Call For Entry
JUROR: Elizabeth Avedon
Griffin Museum - Lifetime Achievement Award
DEADLINE: August 7, 2022 (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.
YOUR BEST SHOT:
In August 2012 NYC4PA launched its first international call for entry. These past ten years have been quite an adventure. We have sponsored over 50 contests, awarded thousands of dollars in prizes, hosted a myriad of exhibitions and led a wonderful photography trip to Iceland/Greenland.
To honor this milestone, we are sponsoring a Tenth Anniversary, no theme, Call for Entry. It will include, in addition to our regular prizes, a live exhibition of the cash prize winning and juror’s selection images. For this show the size of framed images will be limited to 11x14 (or 14x11).
The exhibition will be held in a gallery in New York City Hell’s Kitchen in October 2022.
Send us your best shots – as with all NYC4PA calls all 2D forms of photography are accepted.
EXHIBITION AND AWARDS:
There will be 10 cash prizewinners, 20 Juror Selections and 20 Honorable Mentions
All cash prize winners and Juror’s Selections will be invited to participate in a Small Works exhibition (Maximum framed size 14”on the longest side) to be held in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen in October 2022.
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
Fourth Prize: 3 photographers will each receive $125
ONLINE GALLERY, CATALOG and AWARD CERTIFICATE:
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.
- 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.
- WE USE A BLIND JURY PROCESS - NO SIGNATURES OR WATERMARKS ON YOUR IMAGES
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 files are preferred with the longest side a minimum of 1,280 pixels. Smaller files are fine - you will see your uploaded image as soon as you submit it. If it is clear to you it will be fine for the juror.
- 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.
JUROR: ELIZABETH AVEDON
ELIZABETH AVEDON is a photography book and exhibition designer, independent curator. She is a sought after consultant for photographers; editing, sequencing, and advising towards their exhibition, book, and portfolio projects. She serves as faculty in the Masters in Digital Photography program at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Ms. Avedon is the former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe; Creative Director for The Gere Foundation; Art Director for Polo Ralph Lauren national advertising; and Photo Editor for Ralph Lauren Media's RL Magazine. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her exhibition design and publishing projects, including the retrospective exhibition and book, “Avedon: 1949–1979” for the Metropolitan Museum of Art NY and Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; “Richard Avedon: In the American West” for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago; and exhibition designs for the Estate of Diane Arbus, The Menil Collection, Houston and the Leica Gallery, New York, among others. Along with leading photography book design workshops, Elizabeth continues to participate as a reviewer in many international portfolio reviews including: the Icelandic Photography Festival, Reykjavik; Landskrona Foto Festival Review, Sweden; Review Santa Fe. She was a juror for the prestigious Edition Carmignac Fondation Photojournalism Award in Paris and juried the 22nd Annual Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography, and created the black/white juried publication, “fossils of light + time,” for the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography.
Her writing includes text for “Mona Kuhn: Works” A Retrospective (Thames & Hudson, 2021); "My Impressions of Vivian Maier" for John Maloof’s "Vivian Maier: Self Portraits” (powerHouse Books, 2013); "Trusted Witness" an essay for Dornith Doherty’s monograph, “Archiving Eden” (Schilt Publishing, 2017); the introduction to Tom Chamber's retrospective, "Hearts and Bones" (Unicorn Press 2018); and she has been a long-time contributor to Paris based La Lettre, Le Journal de la Photographie and L’oeil de la Photographie, profiling notable leaders in the world of Photography. In 2017, Elizabeth received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Griffin Museum of Photography.
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.
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.
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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.
If you have questions or issues please contact us at email@example.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.