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International Juried Photography Call for Entry 




JUROR:  Paula Tognarelli

DEADLINE: July 23, 2023  (Midnight Pacific Time)

(This Call has closed.  All entrants are notified of prize status via E mail about 3 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, 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. 


“One singular sensation" what a great song. This call is about images with a single compelling focal point.  It could be a person or thing that is alone in the frame or an element of a large grouping that clearly stands out.  A field of lilacs with a single bright red rose would fit the bill as would a portrait reminiscent of Andrew Wyeth's "Christina's World", and the single shell on a vast beach. Using selective focus you can isolate a single pedestrian from the crowd on a city street.  What about that track runner clearly in front of the pack or the prematurely leafless tree amidst a forest of foliage?  Once again, the possibilities are endless out there - let's see how you capture them.

Please 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.









There will be 10 cash prizewinners, 20 Juror Selections and 20 Honorable Mentions


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 receive $400.

Second Prize: 3 photographers will receive $325.

Third Prize: 3 photographers will receive $250.


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.



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 files are best and although there is latitude in the file size specs stated by Smarter Entry we find it easier to upload files around 1M in size.  Smarter Entry reduces submitted images even more so there is no need for large files that may slow the upload process. After you upload your images they will appear on the right side of the screen.  If it looks ok to you it will look fine for the juror and that is what is important.

 - We use a blind jury process so no signatures or watermarks on your images.

 - Select a unique name for each image 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.



For payment and upload please go to: 

JUROR:  Paula Tognarelli

Paula Tognarelli is the former Executive Director of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. As the executive director she produced approximately 54 exhibitions per year having started as an intern in 2001. She graduated from Boston University’s Masters in Art Administration program in 2003. Prior to a museum career, she spent 25 years in the printing industry contributing greatly to the graphic arts industry’s efforts of moving analog processes to completely digital workflows. 

Paula frequently reviewed at national and local portfolio events and jumpstarted hundreds of photographers’ careers. She has also juried and curated well over 100 exhibitions for other institutions nationally and internationally.

She is a member of the board of the Cambridge Art Association in Cambridge, MA and a member of the advisory board of the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts in Portland, ME.



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.


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 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.  


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!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.  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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