Archive for February 28, 2009

March 6th: Deadline to enter Communication Arts Photography Annual Competition

50th annual Communication Arts Photography Competition Deadline March 6th, 2009

Any photograph first printed or produced between March 12, 2008 and March 6, 2009 is eligible.

From the website: “Selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and photographers, the winning entries will be published in the August 2009 Photography Annual. Over 70,000 copies of the Photography Annual will be distributed worldwide, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work.  As a service to art directors, designers and art buyers, a comprehensive index will carry telephone numbers, e-mail and Web addresses of the photographers represented.”

Categories:  Advertising, Books, Editorial, For Sale (this includes personal work that is intended to be marketed), Institutional, Multimedia, Self-Promotion, and Unpublished (this category is a great way to test the market for personal work – this is where many artists have stepped into the commercial marketplace).

Last year I served as one of five judges on this competition; Kwaku Alston and I were assigned to the same judging room throughout the process (three days) and were happy to see so many people paying attention to presentation – including all information about their image entries on the form, adding a border around prints submitted and other subtle details.  I was surprised at how few entries were submitted to INTERACTIVE, BOOKS, FOR SALE and UNPUBLISHED from the community of fine art photographers and those involved in long-term personal projects who wish to bring their work to a broader marketplace.   The Annual is an issue of Communication Arts that has a long shelf life as a valued resource, and I believe you would be proud to be a part of it.

Deadline: March 6

I urge all of you to consider entering.

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