International Juried Photography Call for Entry 

LET'S PLAY

JUROR:  CRISTA DIX

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - GRIFFIN MUSEUM 

 

 

DEADLINE: AUGUST 15, 2021 (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.

LET'S PLAY:

In the northern Hemisphere summer Is here, the weather is warm, and we have the great outdoors to play in.  The truth, however, is we can play indoors and outdoors all year long no matter what the weather. “Play Ball” brings to mind baseball, but sports, including things like polo and volleyball, are only part of how we play. Don’t forget the myriad of other outdoor and indoor games.  Consider childhood activities like hit the penny and hopscotch, running bases, playground swings, seesaws and merry go rounds. Indoors adds so much more with all the wonderful games like chess, mah jongg, bridge and Monopoly. Shots that focus on the game, the equipment, or the players are all part of the theme. Send in your interpretation of this broad and varied theme.

 

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

 

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, TIF files with the longest side 1,280 pixels (JPG preferred). 

        - 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: CRISTA DIX

Crista Dix is the Associate Director of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts. The Griffin Museum of Photography is a nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the art of photography. Through our many exhibitions, programs and lectures, we strive to encourage a broader understanding and appreciation of the visual, emotional and social impact of photographic art. The Griffin hosts over 40 exhibitions annually, between the Museum in Winchester and our two satellite spaces in the Greater Boston area.

Prior to joining the Griffin Museum, Ms. DIx was the founder and director of wall space creative, a gallery focused on fine art contemporary photography. wall space closed in 2020 after 15 years of supporting emerging and mid career creative artists. With a career in sales and marketing, spending time working with the public as a liaison for natural resources and currently involved in the creative community, Crista Dix brings a varied and unique vision to her professional life. Using all facets of her professional life, Ms. Dix opened wall space creative to give photographers a distinct visual voice, to showcase their works and elevate the dialogue about what contemporary fine art photography could be. Dix has written essays about photography, introducing creative artists’ work to a broader community. She has contributed to numerous panels and discussions, juried creative competitions, and participated in major portfolio reviews across the country in cities like Houston, Portland, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Palm Springs and New Orleans. 

 

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.

106lijiang0478.jpg