Archive for January 17, 2009

Review Santa Fe, Project Competition and Singular Image Competition: Deadline JANUARY 23

All my readers know how strongly I feel about the value of attending a portfolio review event.  Review Santa Fe, a tough juried competition, brings together a group of reviewers that typically includes more publishers than any other review events.  Projects get signed.  Gallery and museum relationships are established.  Top photo editors are introduced to photographers and images previously unknown to them.  Participation with work that is ready can make a difference in your path as an artist, from both a creative and a business standpoint.   Twenty images (well edited and sequenced) and a one-page (or less) statement are required for submission.

Odds are that 1 in 6 will be accepted.  If at first you don’t succeed, try again next year.

You can apply for all competitions with one submission in print or digital format = ease in applying.

You can’t miss the deadline however – the website says Deadline for entries: JANUARY 23 (Received)

The guidelines and FAQ’s are extensive – READ EVERYTHING and get it right.

Go to:

So:  Write.  Edit.  Edit some more.

Sequence your images.  Edit.  Sequence.  Edit some more.

Don’t miss the deadline.  I look forward to getting to know you and your work June 4-6th at Review Santa Fe!


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American Photography 25: Deadline Extended to January 30, 2009

The deadline for American Photography 25 is approaching.  The jury for this 25th annual publication is outstanding and reflects the diverse audience that eagerly anticipates this beautifully designed volume of photography (it is designed by a different talent each year).

American Photography is a sister publication of American Illustration (

I find the archive of previous winners in both illustration and photography to be facinating, and encourage you to review it here.

To enter, click here.

And if you haven’t subscribed to AI-AP’s fantastic blog, DART, check it out here; Peggy Roalf’s current post “The DART List: Photography West” is a road map to current exhibitions not to be missed.

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PDN Photo Annual: Deadline extended to January 26

This annual competition offers many categories, and many separate awards including the Nikon Storytellers Award, the Marty Forscher Fellowship for students and young professionals “with a talent for humanist photographers” and the ASMP Arnold Newman Prize for portraiture, among others.  Categories include photobooks, websites and student work in addition to the more traditional market categories.

The winners are featured in an upcoming issue of the magazine as well as in a special gallery on the website for PDN.

The deadline for entry has been extended to January 26 (with a late fee applied).

The complete list of judges has been announced here.

Good luck to all who enter!  I look forward to seeing your work on line and in print.

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