PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE SENT TO ALL ENTRANTS TWO TO THREE WEEKS AFTER THE DEADLINE.
PLEASE NOTE - IN LIGHT OF UNCERTAINTY ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS, THIS CALL WILL FEATURE
$4,000 IN CASH PRIZES AND 20 JUROR SELECTIONS RATHER THAN A GALLERY SHOW PLUS $3,000 AND 15 JS
AS ORIGINALLY PLANNED. ALL OTHER PRIZES REMAIN THE SAME. THIS IS THE MODEL WE HAVE USED FOR OUR
MID WINTER AND SUMMER CONTESTS FOR SEVERAL YEARS.
WE WISH ALL OUR SUBMITTERS - STAY SAFE, STAY WELL.
International Juried Photography Call for Entry
FROM A SEED.....A WORLD OF BOTANICALS
NEW YORK CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ART
JUROR: Aline Smithson
Founder and Editor in Chief - LENSCRATCH
DEADLINE: May 13, 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 a total of $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.
FROM A SEED....A WORLD OF BOTANICALS
Growing up in NYC each of us had the opportunity to experience the wonderful world of botanicals at both the New York and Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. We had the opportunity to develop an early appreciation for the variety of life that starts with a seed, much of it in spectacular greenery and flowers bursting with color.
Though seeds can be tiny and come in an envelope at the nursery, large and found in the center of a fruit, or black and found in a watermelon; they all hold the promise to become glorious botanicals.
With spring approaching in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern, capture your unique view of favorite flowers, trees in bloom, variegated leaf patterns, vines etc. in gardens, at the beach, on your window sill, or in the rain forest.
As with all NYC4PA calls all 2D photo mediums 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 TWO 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 - Aline Smithson:
Aline Smithson is a Los Angeles based visual artist best known for her conceptual portraiture and a practice that uses humor and pathos to explore ideas of childhood, aging, and the humanity that connects us. She received a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara and was accepted into the College of Creative Studies, studying under artists such as William Wegman, Allen Ruppersburg, and Charles Garabian. After a career as a New York Fashion Editor working along side the greats of fashion photography, Aline returned to Los Angeles and her own artistic practice.
She has exhibited widely including over 40 solo shows at institutions such as the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the Shanghai, Lishui, and Pingyqo Festivals in China, The Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, the Center of Fine Art Photography in Colorado, the Tagomago Gallery in Barcelona and Paris, and the Verve Gallery in Santa Fe. In addition, her work is held in a number of public collections and her photographs have been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, PDN (cover), the PDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Eyemazing, Soura, Visura, Shots, Pozytyw, and Silvershotz magazines.
Aline is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Lenscratch, a daily journal on photography and has been teaching at the Los Angeles Center of Photography since 2001. In 2012, Aline received the Rising Star Award through the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. In 2014, Aline’s work was selected for the Critical Mass Top 50 and she received the Excellence in Teaching Award from CENTER. In 2015, the Magenta Foundation published her first significant monograph, Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography. In 2016, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum commissioned Aline to a series of portraits for the upcoming Faces of Our Planet Exhibition. Her work is currently on exhibition with the National Portrait Gallery in London as a finalist in the Taylor Wessing Prize. Kris Graves Projects commissioned Aline to create LOST; Los Angeles to be published in 2019. She is a dedicated film shooter.
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.
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.
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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. 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.