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International Juried Photography Call for Entry 

DECAY, CORROSION, RUST

JUROR:  MICHAEL ITKOFF

CO FOUNDER - DAYLIGHT BOOKS

 

DEADLINE: April 14,  2024 (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.

DECAY, CORROSION, RUST:

“And behind door number 2 – a brand new…….”

 

US television prizes – all about the “new”.   Though we often focus on the new and shiny there is amazing beauty in the decayed, the corroded, the rusted and it can make images of those items so much more compelling and interesting.

 

Consider the textures and colors in an abandoned, dilapidated factory or prison, the rust on an old bike, contrasting plaster and lathing on a corroded wall and the myriad of possible captures in a junkyard.  Neighborhoods, disparagingly called "run down", are treasure troves of "decayed" tumble down houses, "corroded" discarded toys, "rusted" cars, trash cans and so on. 

 

Decay, Corrosion, Rust.... can take many forms; black and white, color, abstract - all photographic media are welcome. 

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

.  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.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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.

 

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.  

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 files please – file size can be well under 1M.  As you upload your image it will appear on the right side of the screen.  If it looks clear to you it will be clear for the juror.

        -  WE USE A BLIND JURY PROCESS - NO SIGNATURES OR WATERMARKS ON YOUR IMAGES

        - 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: MICHAEL ITKOFF

Michael Itkoff has been deeply involved in the publishing industry in both print and digital media for well over 15 years. Michael has written for the NYTimes Lens blog, Art Asia Pacific, Nueva Luz, Conscientious and the Forward. Michael’s photographic and video work is in public and private collections in the United States and his work has appeared on the covers of Orion, Katalog, Next City and Philadelphia Weekly. Michael was the recipient of the Howard Chapnick Grant for the Advancement of Photojournalism, a Creative Artists Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Arts Council, and a Puffin Foundation Grant.Michael's monograph, ‘Street Portraits’, was published by Charta Editions in 2009.

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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