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Photography regional, national and international competitions

Member's Competitions
A listing of photographic opportunities.

Deadline:March 2, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographers
Title: The International Competition 24
Sponsor: Texas Photographic Society

TPS is now accepting entries into the 24th Annual International Competition. This year will be juried by Dr. David Coleman, Director of the Wittliff Collections, Texas State University, San Marcos. Dr. David Coleman has been the Director of the Wittliff Collections since 2011. He also serves as the series editor for the Wittliff's Southwestern & Mexican Photography Book Series with the University of Texas Press. The exhibit will open at the Wittliff Gallery in San Marcos June 1, 2015 and will travel arond Texas for a year.

For more information about the juror and how to enter, visit the TPS 24: TIC page by following this link.

Deadline:March 18, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographers
Title: Black & White
Sponsor: The Center for Fine Art Photography

The Center for Fine Art Photography is not accepting images with interpretations on the theme Black and White. With selection for this exhibition, the artists are invited to join C4FAP on the reception weekend for review with the juror, Roy L. Flukinger, and the Executive Director, Hamidah Glasgow.

Juror, Roy Flukinger, as Senior Research Curator of Photography at the Harry Ransom Center, Flukinger assists in the development, administration and application of the collections. He has and continues to lecture and publish extensively in such fields as regional, cultural and contemporary photography, and the history of art and photography. He has produced nearly 50 exhibitions ranging from classical photohistory to contemporary photography, and from photographers’ retrospectives to American/regional/Texas photography. To enter this competition, follow this link.

Deadline:March 30, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographers
Title: Water
Sponsor: A. Smith Gallery

water : rain, tears, agua, springs, drink, rivers, wet, steam, flood, moisture, lakes, humidity, damp, soak, ocean, wash, aquatic, splash.

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme "water" to A Smith Gallery by March 30, 2015. The entry fee is $30 for the first 5 images and $6 for each additional image. Fifty five to sixty images will be selected for exhibition and shown at the gallery from May 22 to June 28, 2015. Receptions will be held on May 30 and June 27, 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 "water" will be S. Gayle Stevens.

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Deadline:April 15, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Black & White
Sponsor: The Darkroom Gallery

Black & white photography is a timeless art; always relevant, always contemporary despite being historically ancient.
Photographer Robert Frank states, Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected. Darkroom Gallery is calling for works that excel within these monochromatic constraints. The absence of color adds a sort of purity to images, shows the bones of a composition without the chaff. It allows for the photographer top get creative within a variance of grays, whites, blacks and sepias - abstraction is bred within restraint.
Whether you are a darkroom purist or a Photoshop guru, show us your love for hue-less images. We want to see your best black and white or alternative process photographs. Pay tribute to the origins of photography.

Juror, Chris Kovacs is an award winning photographer best known for his black-and-white fine art photography. Chris combines his love of science with his photography and the results are multiple exposure images of a dreamlike quality. The possibility of multiple universes (see Multiverse) is something that inspired Chris to create this latest series of images. Magazines worldwide have published Chris' works, one of the most notable being the 2011 portfolio issue of B&W magazine (issue no. 84) in which he earned an excellence award.
Chris is also the editor and publisher of a popular digital magazine, Adore Noir, which celebrates black and white photography.
Chris resides with his wife and two sons in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Deadline: April 20, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Day of the Dog
Sponsor: The Exposures Gallery

In addition to presenting fine art photography exhibits, The Perfect Exposure Gallery has a long-standing reputation for working with a distinguished group of acclaimed photojournalists to produce ongoing seminars and workshops for both adults and youths.

Now we are giving amateur and professional photographers the grand opportunity to show in our two-month-long summer exhibit,
Day of the Dog. Curated by Greg Cohen, the exhibit currently includes such acclaimed photographers as Magnum photographer Eli Reed. To learn more about how to enter, click here.

Deadline: May 1, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: FotoFest 2016
Sponsor: Art League of Baytown

Don't miss out on a chance to show your work during FotoFest's next international photography festival. The exhibition's theme is "Elemental Observations: Earth, Air, Fire, Water" and the jurors are Jean Caslin and Diane Griffin Gregory. To learn more about how to enter, click here.

Deadline: June 6, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: 10th Semiannual Competition
Sponsor: Dave Brown Projects

Jurors: Claire C. Carter, Curator of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator for Collections, Guggenheim Museum, New York; Anna Stothart, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, San Antonio Museum of Art.

Prizes: $10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 USD and 5 artists will each receive $1,000 USD). In addition to the cash prizes listed above; Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received.

Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown Projects as submissions are received. Download your prospectus at


Last updated: February 22, 2015

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