This call will open August 25, 2019
International Juried Photography Call for Entry
PATTERNS and SHADOWS
NEW YORK CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ART
JUROR: PAULA TOGNARELLI
Executive Director/Curator Griffin Museum of Photography
DEADLINE: November 10, 2019 (Midnight Pacific Time)
(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 $3,000 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. Cash prize winning and Juror Selection images will be featured in a New York Gallery Exhibition at Jadite Galleries in the spring 2020.
PATTERNS AND SHADOWS:
The city in the early morning or late afternoon presents an intensified visual as the buildings, the cars and even the pedestrians present with long deep shadows. Look more closely at the buildings at any time of day and note the patterns in architecture, windows, etc. This call is all about images where the visual impact stems from shadows or repetitive shapes/patterns. Opportunities are endless. Consider the pattern in rows of theater seats, late afternoon light on steps transforming it into repeated black and white stripes, your own shadow or that of an athlete sprinting in the park in the early hours.
EXHIBITION AND AWARDS:
There will be 10 cash prizewinners, 15 Juror Selections and 20 Honorable Mentions
Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $750. The image will be featured on the home page of the NYC4PA website.
First Prize: 3 photographers will receive $300.
Second Prize: 3 photographers will receive $250.
Third Prize: 3 photographers will receive $200.
NYC GALLERY EXHIBITION:
All Cash Prize winner and Juror Selection images are eligible to be shown at an NYC4PA Exhibition. Details will be included with the congratulatory Email.
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: Paula Tognarelli
Ms. Tognarelli is responsible for producing over 54 exhibitions a year at the Griffin and its surrounding satellite spaces. She holds an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University, BA from Regis College, is a graduate of the New England School of Photography and was a candidate for her Masters in Education at Lesley University. Prior to her career as an arts administrator she spent 25 years in the printing industry. She was named one of 12 women in the United States that contributed to moving the industry from an analog workflow to a completely digital process. Paula Tognarelli brings a deep understanding and broad appreciation for diverse photographic styles, genres and mediums in her jurying process.
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.
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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.