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Photography regional, national and international competitions

Member's Competitions
A listing of photographic opportunities.

Deadline: October 29, 2014
Eligibility: Open to all photographers
Title: Dreams and Hallucinations
Sponsor: Darkroom Gallery

Darkroom Gallery is calling for images that skirt your subterranean world; dreamlike scenes with nonsensical subjects and/or multi-layered meanings. From jubilant, ethereal dreams to dark hallucinations, the subconscious can guide us in making powerful works or art.
Juror: Russell Joslin.
Russell Joslin has been the Editor & Publisher of SHOTS Magazine the past fourteen years. SHOTS is an independent, reader-supported quarterly journal of fine art photography that reaches an international audience. Joslin is also the author of Black Forest: Four Visible Poems, due this November from Candela Books. Black Forestdemonstrates his distinct editing style, with a special emphasis on sequence and narrative tone.

In addition to his publishing background, Joslin has exhibited his photographs in many galleries and publications worldwide for some twenty years. Most recently, his photographs were featured in EYEMAZING (2012) and at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (2013). Joslin lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

For more information and how to enter, click here.

Deadline: November 3, 2014
Eligibility: Open to all photographers
Title: Marvelous Things: The Art of Still Life
Sponsor: PhotoPlace Gallery

Still life is one of the great traditional art forms. Its roots in photography go back to the earliest days of the medium, and its modern practitioners include many of the 19th and 20th Century photographic masters. You are invited to share some of your still life work for the PhotoPlace Gallery exhibition, Marvelous Things.

We could not be more pleased that Aline Smithson will be the juror for this exhibition. She will select 40 photographs for exhibition on the walls of PhotoPlace Gallery and on the gallery website. An additional 35 images will be chosen for the On-Line Gallery Annex. All 75 photographs will be reproduced in an exhibition catalog.

Marvelous Things will be exhibited at PhotoPlace Gallery from January 13 through February 6, 2015. Submission fee: $30 for five photographs, $7 for each additional photograph.

For more information and to enter, click here.

Deadline: November 24, 2014
Eligibility: Open to all photographers
Title: Treasure
Sponsor: A. Smith Gallery

treas - ure : precious, valuable, hoard, gold, abundance, fortune, riches, cache, adore, endear, beloved, rarity, stash, garner, conglomeration, sweetheart, beloved, cherish, prize, hold dear, special, memories…….

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme "treasure" to A Smith Gallery by November 24, 2014. The entry fee is $30 for the first 5 images and $6 for each additional image. Forty five to fifty five images will be selected for exhibition and shown at the gallery from January 9 to February 15, 2015. A reception will be held on January 31, 2015 from 4 to 7pm. A Blurb full color catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase. Awards are $325 for Juror's Award, $250 and an exhibition catalogue for Director's Award, five Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue and $100 for Visitors' Choice Award.

Juror for Treasure will be Roy Flukinger.

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Deadline: November 26, 2014
Eligibility: Open to all photographers
Title: Con[text]: Word & Image
Sponsor: Darkroom Gallery

They say, "a picture is worth 1000 words". For Con[text, Darkroom examines the relationships between text and image.

Combining written word with images has a long history in art. Medieval manuscripts in Christian Europe are interlaced with pictures that exist in a rhetorical relationship with the written text to create layered meaning and verbal or visual puns. William Blake, eighteenth century British poet, published books of his writing with his own illustrations and quickly learned that the synthesis evoked meanings beyond the power of words or pictures alone. Dadaists in early twentieth century Europe combined fragments of found text with appropriated photographic images to open alternative, sometimes irrational, paths of communication they felt were missing from art itself.

Darkroom Gallery is calling for photographs that spell it out: images that utilize written language to get across meaning, add visual value and/or compositional balance. Even those images that have letters hidden or barely noticeable within them, for one to subconsciously read and process. From street signs to handwriting to collaged compositions all words, symbols & languages that read. For more information and how to enter, click here.

Deadline: November 30, 2014
Eligibility: Open to all photographers
Title: AX3: 2014 Photography Competition
Sponsor: American Aperture Awards

The AX3 – American Aperture Awards are an international open call for photography possessing uncommon vision. This opportunity is open to photographers of all backgrounds who capture images that make the unknowable known. Our goal is to celebrate the most iconic photos taken by new and emerging talent, as well as professionals, from around the world and award their photographic insights.

Recognizing photos that captivate us also free us to identify our desires, we invite ALL types of photographers — professional, non-professional/amateur, student and mobile photography— in the following categories: Abstract, Advertising, Architecture/Cityscape, Collage, Documentary, Experimental, Fashion, Landscape/Seascape/Nature, Nudes, People/Portraits, Political, Photojournalism, Still Life, Street Photography, Video/Moving Images.

For more information and how to enter, click here.

Deadline: January 15, 2015
Eligibility: Open to all photographers
Title: PhotoStream
Sponsor: Texas Rural Water Foundation

The Texas Rural Water Foundation (TRWF) and Texas Rural Water Association (TRWA) are proud to support the utilities that provide rural Texas’ drinking water and wastewater services. Our unique programs address utilities’ widespread needs, from training to program development to funding assistance and emergency response. As part of our continuous efforts to shine a spotlight on the past, present and future of rural water, we need your help. 

Ask yourself: what do you see when you look at the utility responsible for your drinking water or wastewater treatment? What are the visible effects of – and responses to – drought and water conservation in your region? Do you have any historical images representing how far we have come from the days of hand pumps and buckets? Categories include:

  • Rural Texas Water: A general category for images representing the rural water and wastewater utility industry

  • Water Infrastructure: Images of the technology that drives water utilities

  • Water Conservation and Drought: Images of the many impacts of drought, as well as the water conservation measures developed in response

  • Rural Water History: Images of historically significant artifacts, and/or scanned historical images depicting the history of Texas’ early rural water systems

For more information and how to enter, click here.


Last updated: October 15, 2014

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