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Deadline: May 31st: Hereford Photo Festival’s “Open Here” Call for Submissions

From the  Hereford Photography Festival website:

“Submissions are now being accepted for Open Here, Hereford Photography Festival’s open exhibition, to take place at The Courtyard Centre for the Arts from October 29th-November 27th, 2010.

Open Here welcomes submissions from all photographers both nationally and internationally and are keen to support all disciplines of photographic practice.

-Photographers may submit up to 5 images, made since January 2009. Images may be individual works or from a larger series.

-One prize, of a socially-engaged commission (2,000 pounds) will be awarded, to be realized in Herefordshire prior to August 2011

-An additional prize of 250 pounds will be awarded to the audiences favourite, voted for by visitors to the exhibition.

The selection panel:

Caitlin Griffiths-Artistic Director, Hereford Photography Festival.

Melissa Dewitt-Editor, HotShoe.

Nina Gustavsson-Photography Lecturer, Hereford College of Art

Paul Seawright-Photographer and co-curator Hereford Photography Festival’s Retrospective 2010.

Stuart Whipps-Photographer, winner of East International prize 2009.

For details or to fill out the application, click here.

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Deadline: May 31st POYi Emerging Incentive Program

From the Pictures of the Year International website:

“For some it might be a passion, for others an avocation and to a few, maybe a dream not yet accomplished. Now, with the assistance of a new project from Pictures of the Year International (POYi), a program of the Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI), semi-professional, student, and early-career photographers will have the opportunity to do work of a global significance.

POYi, the oldest photojournalism program in the world, has announced the “POYi Emerging Vision Incentive.” The incentive will fund and showcase documentary work on social issues or political trends by aspiring documentary photographers. The Emerging Vision Incentive recipient will receive up to $10,000 to assist in developing a photo story that reflects daily life, social issues, cultural trends or news events.

“We are excited to be able to provide the environment and inspiration for emerging photographers to do work of worldwide importance,” said Rick Shaw, director of POYi. “We hope this program will help educate and motivate the next generation of social-conscious photojournalists and allow them to explore and expand avenues of publication that are currently unavailable to them.”

In addition to financial assistance, the recipient will have the opportunity to have his or her work displayed at RJI and The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles during their exhibit of winning images from the 67th Annual POYi Competition which opens in June 2010. The Emerging Vision Incentive recipient will also receive a full day of career-development during the annual POYi Education Seminar and Awards Program.

The POYi Emerging Vision Incentive program is made possible through financial support from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and the Annenberg Foundation. For more information, please download the Emerging Incentive Guide and the Application Form.

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Deadline May 31: Hearst 8×10 Photo Biennial Call for Entries – NO ENTRY FEE!

From the Hearst 8×10 Photography Biennial website:

“PURPOSE- An international competition saluting the next generation of talent, which will play an important role in the future of magazines, media, the web, design and photography.

DESCRIPTION- Hearst 8×10 Photography Biennial is a competition to identify and promote new and emerging talent among photographers in the United States and abroad. Eight (8) winners, chosen every other year, will:

Showcase selected works in an exhibition under the title, “8×10″ in the Alexey Brodovitch Gallery and the Hearst Gallery at Hearst Tower in New York City.

Be published in the accompanying “8×10″ catalog and on www.hearst.com and www.hearst8x10.com.

ENTRY FEE- There is no entry fee for the competition.

ELIGIBILITY- All U.S. and international freelance, amateur and professional photographers and students, 18 to 35 years of age. Applicants may apply as individuals, or as collaborators.

Hearst Corporation full-time employees and former employees are not eligible. Freelancers for Hearst Corporation are eligible to apply.

Applicants may only submit one (1) entry, which may include up to 16 photographs. Sizes may vary.

SELECTION METHOD & CRITERIA- Award recipients will be selected by a juried committee of ten (10) individuals consisting of Hearst Magazine editors, art directors, renowned photographers, curators and gallery owners. Decisions of the committee are final. Award recipients will be chosen on the basis of exceptional talent, strength of portfolio and capacity for future distinction in the field of photography.

APPLICATION DEADLINE- All entries must be emailed between the dates of January 4, 2010 and May 31, 2010. Entries received after this date will not be entered into the competition. Hearst will not be responsible for lost or damaged entries.”

To view the past winners of this Competition, click here.

For information on how to enter, or to fill out the entry form, click here.

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Deadline May 22nd: Call for Entries at the Newspace Center for Photography in Portland

From the Newspace Center for Photography website:

“Newspace Center for Photography is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting photographic education and appreciation, we invite you to enter our 6th Annual Juried Exhibition. Selected images will be shown at the Center during the month of July 2010. The competition is open to all photographic themes and processes, but the work should have been created in the last three years. Entries must arrive at the Center by Saturday, May 22nd 2010.

EXHIBITION & AWARD
Those accepted into the show will be notified in early June and will be posted on our website. Selected photographers will exhibit at Newspace from Friday, July 2nd through Sunday, August 1st, 2010. One photographer will be selected for a solo show at Newspace in 2011 and awarded $500. Regional, national, and international entries are accepted.

ENTRY DETAILS
To enter, fill out and mail a completed entry form. Only CD submissions will be accepted. Images must be 300 dpi jpg files no larger than seven inches in the longest dimension. Each jpg file must be titled with your last name, first initial, “underscore” and the correlating number to match the entry form. For instance, Mike Smith would be SmithM_1.jpg. The CD itself must be labeled with the photographer’s name. Materials will not be returned.

The entry fee is $40 for five images. Newspace TOY CAMERA level (and higher) members may enter five images for FREE. You may enter as many times as you like. Entry fees are non-refundable.

The Juror will be Darren Ching, Owner, Klompching Gallery, New York.”

For further information, or to download the entry form, click here.

To view the work of past Newspace shows and Juried Exhibition winners, click here.

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Deadline May 1st: Call for Entries for the ASMP Image 10 Photography Contest

From the ASMP website:

“Image10 is a nationwide photo contest run by the New York chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers and open to all professional, serious amateur and student photographers residing in the United States. Contestants are asked to submit one or more images that were created after January 1, 2009. The deadline for entry submissions is May 1, 2010. For more information on submissions see How to submit an image.”

Over 25,000 in prizes!

This year’s judges: 

Nathalie Kirsheh, Art Director-W Magazine

Katherine Schad, Photo Director- O-The Oprah Magazine

Michael Boulia, Creative Director-BBDO

Alex Tasch, Senior Art Buyer-Euro RSCG Worldwide

Brian Paul Clamp, Gallerist- CLAMPART

To view the 2009 winners gallery, click here.

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Deadline May 15th: The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Portfolio Competition

From the Philadelphia Museum of Art Photography Portfolio Competition website:

“A great photography opportunity…..

The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art is pleased to announce its first Photography Portfolio Competition. 

A jury of nationally recognized photography experts will select six entries for inclusion in a 16″ x 20″ portfolio to be published in an edition of 25 in fall 2010. Peter Barberie, The Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz CenterPhiladelphia Museum of Art, will select one additional curator’s choice entry to be sold as an individual print in a limited edition. The Museum will exhibit the portfolio and the individual print in fall 2010, and an event will be held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to celebrate the production of the portfolio. 

The application deadline for the competition is May 15, 2010. All applications must be submitted online.

Jurors 2010

 Jurors will include noted photographer Tina Barney; Melissa Harris, Editor-in-Chief, ApertureMagazine; and Peter Barberie, The Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Awards 2010

 Each winning photographer will be awarded $1,000. The curator’s choice photographer will receive $500. Winning artists will receive one print of their work. The winning photographs will become part of the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Portfolio 2010

 The portfolio will be sold through The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in a limited edition of twenty-five (25) boxed sets to be produced by Silicon Gallery Fine Art Prints, Philadelphia. Two (2) additional editions will be printed for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The portfolio will comprise six photographs and information about each artist. An additional curator’s choice photograph will be selected and sold as an individual print in a limited edition.”

For further information or to download the entry form click here.

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Closing date May 10: The “GET PUBLISHED” Award, Photobook Days 2010

My colleague Darius Himes is participating as a Judge at this international competition, Fotobuchtage 2010.  From the website:

“Photo artists can apply in advance with their photo book dummy. A jury panel views all applications and will shortlist the ten best dummies which will be presented to the visitors during the Photobook Days 2010.

The festival visitors can vote for the winner who will receive a photobook production with up to the value to € 25,000. Seltmann & Soehne is the „publishing godfather“ for the getPublished Award 2010 and is in charge of the production of the winner title. Both the winner book and the production process are going to be presented at the Photobook Days 2011.

Closing date: 10th Mai 2010, Participation fee 18 €”

To fill out the entry form, click here.

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