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International Juried Photography Call for Entry 


JUROR:  Darren Ching

Co - Owner The Klompching Gallery  



DEADLINE: August 25, 2024 (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, 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.



The word curve has a broad spectrum of meanings from throwing a curve ball to slowing down for the curve on a country road, and let’s not forget the curves associated with the human body. For this call the focus is on images where a curve or curves is an important element of the composition.  No matter where you photograph the possibilities are endless. It can be that winding road. It can also be a stack of old tires, curved windows in a city building, or, in fact, the shape of the building itself. Do you see the curvaceous form of an elephant’s trunk when feeding, the curl of a giant wave or even a closer view of a head full of curls. Curves are all around us.  Capture them as a dominant element of your images and send them in.


Please Note –

1 - 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.

2 – We use a blind jury process.  No signatures or watermarks on your submitted images.


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








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 each receive $400.

            Second Prize:3 photographers will each receive $325. 

            Third Prize:3 photographers will each 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.




Co - Owner Klompching Gallery 

Darren Ching is the co-owner of Klompching Gallery in New York City. The gallery specializes in the sale and exhibition of contemporary fine art photography, representing an international roster of artists—placing artworks into numerous private, corporate and public collections. Mr. Ching’s involvement in photography spans nearly two decades and includes, panel presentations, jurying of competitions, and contributing to both online and print publications on the subject. Formerly the Creative Director of Photo District News (PDN), for sixteen years he established the design direction of the magazine and was a perennial judge for its annual PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers issue. Teaching positions have included, Adjunct Faculty member at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York, and as an External Examiner for the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) BFA Photography program. Recently, Mr. Ching served as a Guest Critic for the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) MFA Photography Final Projects and at Parsons School of Design in New York, critiquing BFA Editorial Design projects. Additionally, Mr. Ching works as a freelance designer specializing in photography-based projects, and as a consultant offering advice and career strategies to all levels of photographers.



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 



 -  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.

 - 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.



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.


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 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.  


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. 


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 at  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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