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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summer Photo Contests

I want to list a couple of upcoming, very cool photo contests. There's still time to enter, and I thoroughly encourage everyone to do so.

First up is the En Foco New Works Photography Awards Fellowship JUROR: Anne Wilkes Tucker, Curator, Museum of Fine Arts / Houston

The New Works Photography Awards Fellowship
, deadline July 31, 2009, is an annual program selecting three or more U.S. photographers of Latino, African or Asian heritage and Native peoples of the Americas and the Pacific.

New Works helps artists to create or complete an in-depth photographic series exploring themes of their choice, and provides the infrastructure needed for national visibility and a professional exhibition of their new work in the New York area.

Submissions can be in any photo-based style or genre (documentary, autobiographical, landscape, abstract, digital, pinhole, alternative processes, etc).
Three photographers will be selected from an open and national call for entries to receive a $1,000 honorarium, photo-related supplies, technical assistance, a photographer's page on, an article in Nueva Luz, an En Foco membership, and a culminating group exhibit in New York.

Next up is the 10 Best 10

WIN-Initiative is calling for entries for their open international contest, 10 BEST 10, deadline August 5, 2009. It’s free to enter, and they’re calling for up to 10 images of any kind, any genre. It is a juried competition that is looking for the very best contemporary photography. And in the interest of full disclosure, I want to mention that I am one of the five judges. I’m excited to see what photography the world has to offer.

According to the site,
“The winners of 10 BEST 10 will have their work appear in a Gala Event and Exhibition that will kick off this year's Photo Expo Week in the fall. Additionally, interviews and spreads in Resource magazine and WINk magazine (WIN's online photography magazine) will give further exposure and press attention to the winning team of photographers.”

You can check it out here . Keep watching the site as more prizes are being announced all the time, and you can look at the most recent submissions. I encourage everyone to enter, and submit his or her most interesting and unique work.

And from the great folks of the New Orleans Photo Alliance

C a l l F o r E n t r i e s : T h e S p i r i t W o r l d
Juried by Russell Joslin the sole Owner, Editor and Publisher of SHOTS Magazine
Entries must be submitted by 8.24.2009

"Where is the spirit world? It is right here. Do the good and evil spirits go together? Yes they do..." - Brigham Young

The New Orleans Photo Alliance is seeking photography-based works that explore the theme of spirits and the spiritual world during the season of Halloween and All Saints Day. Submissions may include but are not limited to: documentary, fine art, and conceptual images that depict or evoke the spiritual, supernatural and unearthly; including places, people and rituals here on earth which relate to the topic.

Selected entries will be exhibited in the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery during the months of October and November 2009. They will also be featured and archived in the Alliance’s online gallery and considered for publication in the New Orleans Photo Alliance Best of 2009 Photo Annual. In addition, the juror will award cash prizes.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, August 24, 2009, 12:00 midnight
Notification of acceptance: Monday, August 31, 2009
Deadline for receiving accepted works: Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 1, 2009, 6-9pm
Exhibition dates: October 1, 2009 - November 22, 2009.

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