THIS CALL HAS CLOSED

 

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 

LUMINOSITY - THE IMPACT OF LIGHT

JUROR:  Louise Fedotov - Clements 

           Artistic Director QUAD - Director FORMAT International Photography Festival

 

DEADLINE: JUNE 23, 2020 (Midnight Pacific Time)

 

The New York Center for Photographic Arts (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 Luminosity - The Impact of Light

catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.

LUMINOSITY - THE IMPACT OF LIGHT

 

Light and its quality is the basic element of photography. There is an iconic photograph of Grand Central Station with streams of sunlight filling the airspace as it reflects off dust particles in the air. In photography the same subject, nothing more than a snapshot at one time of day, becomes an impactful image at another.  Sunsets are beautiful and midday sun is harsh. A strategically placed light can create amazing portraits; late afternoon is a world of shadow and light that warms everything it touches.  

 

For this call we are looking for images where the presence, absence, and/or the location of light made the difference. Glare, flare, shadow, fill light all work as do lampshades aglow from an inside bulb, night lights in a city, streaming rays of sunlight on a floor or as seen passing through a dusty atmosphere.  There are examples everywhere. Show us your shots where light is a key element.  All 2D photo mediums are welcome. 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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.

 

 

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 A PREVIOUS 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.

 

 

JUROR:

Louise Fedotov-Clements

Louise Fedotov-Clements is the Artistic Director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art, film and new technologies in Derby UK, since 2001 and the Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival, which she co-founded in 2004. An independent curator since 1998, Clements has initiated commissions, publications, mass participation and exhibitions around the world. Fedotov-Clements has worked as the guest curator for international exhibitions and festivals, including Dong Gang Photography Festival South Korea; Photoquai Biennale Paris; Les Rencontres Arles, Discoveries; Venice Biennale and Photo Beijing. She has contributed to many publications as both a producer and a writer and is on the editorial team of RVM Magazine Italy and Archivo magazine in Portugal. Fedotov-Clements is a regular juror, portfolio reviewer, speaker and award advisor throughout Europe, America & Asia. www.formatfestival.comwww.derbyquad.co.uk

 

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, or PNG 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.

 

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.

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/#!contactand 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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