THIS CALL HAS CLOSED!
PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE SENT TO ALL ENTRANTS TWO TO THREE WEEKS AFTER THE DEADLINE.
International Juried Photography Call for Entry
DECAY, CORROSION, RUST....
NEW YORK CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ART
JUROR: DARREN CHING
Owner The Klompching Gallery
DEADLINE: March 8, 2020 (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, color etc.). Winners will receive over $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and Award Winners Catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.
This, our mid winter call, is a little different from most of our others. We still have a wonderful juror, an online gallery and a winners’ catalog. However cash awards are larger in lieu of the gallery show for Prize Winners and Juror Selections.
DECAY, CORROSION, RUST...
There are new shiny things all around us, but are they as interesting as an old rusted car, peeling paint on a run down building, or half fallen walls in a dilapidated castle. There is amazing beauty in the decayed, the corroded, the rusted... making those images more compelling and interesting than those of readily available brand new items!
Consider the amazing textures and colors in an abandoned, dilapidated factory, 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.
EXHIBITION AND AWARDS:
There will be 10 cash prizewinners, 20 Juror Selections and 20 Honorable Mentions
Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $1100. 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.
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 THE PAST THREE YEARS OF ANY NYC4PA CALL FOR ENTRY 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.
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.
Prepare your images as follows
- JPG, TIF, or PNG files with the longest side 1,280 pixels.
- Select a unique name for each image so you can identify images when we send notification. Tea Glass1 Tea Glass 2 can be difficult. Two images with the exact same name and then a paragraph description as 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.
For payment and upload please go to:
JUROR: DARREN CHING
Owner Klompching Gallery
Darren Ching is the owner of Klompching Gallery. The New York based gallery specializes in the selling and exhibition of contemporary fine art photography—placing artworks into private, corporate and public collections. Mr. Ching’s involvement in photography spans over 20 years, including jurying and curating numerous photo competitions and exhibits; contributing to both online and print publications; panel presentations on the subject; and a regular portfolio reviewer at notable photography events in the US and Europe. Formerly, the Creative Director of Photo District News, where he was a perennial judge for its annual PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers issue. As an educator, Mr. Ching has been an Adjunct Faculty member in SVA’s Master of Professional Studies in Digital Photography program; External Examiner for MICA, BFA Photography program; Guest Critic at RISD’s MFA Photography Final Projects; and most recently lecturing on contemporary magazine photography at Parsons School of Design in New York. In addition to dealing artworks, Mr. Ching is a freelance designer, focused on photography based projects, and is a consultant offering advice and career strategies to all levels of photographers. For the last eight years, he has co-curated the gallery’s highly regarded FRESH, an open call summer exhibit.
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 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 transfer if 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 Non US residents the tax amount is 30% paid through NYC4PA as US representative. NYC4PA will withhold this amount from your winnings. 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 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.
If you have questions or issues please contact us. 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.