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Photography regional, national and international competitions

Member's Competitions
A listing of photographic opportunities.

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: May 13, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Natural Realm
Sponsor: Darkroom Gallery

Wild, wild wilderness, it's grandeur and grace epically and intimately explored through photography.
Humans have always looked upon the beauty, majesty, and ingenuity of the world around them with reverent wonder. The regular rhythms of the sun and moon, the myriads of living creatures in all their splendid diversity, the magnificence of a flower, a butterfly's wings or a snow crystal – The ancient Greeks aptly called the universe kosmos, a word denoting order and harmony. This underlying order is reflected in many intriguing patterns in nature.
Many of nature's patterns are related to the golden section and the Fibonacci numbers. For instance, the golden spiral is a logarithmic or equiangular spiral – a type of spiral found in unicellular foraminifera, sunflowers, seashells, animal horns and tusks, beaks and claws, whirlpools, hurricanes, and spiral galaxies.
Darkroom Gallery is calling for photography that investigates this intrinsic magic in the natural world. From macro shots to large scale landscapes show us your examples of this otherworldly complexity within our natural realm.
Juried by Dan Burkholder. For more information and to enter your images, visit this link.

Deadline: May 22, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Fishing for Iconography
Sponsor: A Smith Gallery

Announcing A Smith Gallery's open themed call for entry for black and white images to be included in our week long 5th anniversary celebration in conjunction with the Shootapalooza photographers' retreat in Johnson City, Texas. The selected images will be enlarged and printed on an architectural plotter printer and then applied to public walls and alleys with wheat paste by members of shootapalooza. The process will be photographically documented and a subsequent blurb book produced to save this act of street art for the ages.
The entry fee is $20 for the first 5 images and $4 for each additional image. The entry fees pay for the printing and wheat pasting materials. A reception will be held on June 27, 2015 from 4 to 7pm in conjunction with the A Smith Gallery 5th Anniversary. Curators will be Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully, director and co-director of A Smith Gallery.

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Deadline: May 31, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists and Printmakers
Title: National Small Works Exhibition
Sponsor: Washington Printmakers Gallery

Eligible entries include hand-pulled prints, digital prints, and photographs. First prize winner receives a solo show at Washington Printmakers Gallery, located in the Book Hill Gallery District of Georgetown.
Juror: Greg Jecmen, Associate Curator of Old Master Prints and Print and Drawing, Study Room Supervisor, National Gallery of Art, Washington. This program is made possible by the support of the Washington Print Foundation.

To learn more about this competition and exhibition, visit the Washington Printmakers Gallery site.

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

Deadline: June 30, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Artists 18 years and older
Title: 2015 Art Kudos Juried Online Competition

Art Kudos is an annual international juried competition that serves to
recognize and honor excellence in the visual arts. Artists who are selected
as finalists benefit from world-wide exposure in a year-long online
exhibition ( and have the opportunity to win cash awards
for their exemplary work.

A total of $4,500 will be awarded as follows: Best of Show - $1,200; Second
Place - $1,000; Third Place - $750; Founder's Award of Distinction - $500;
(3) Merit Awards - $250 each; (3) Honorable Mentions - $100 each.

Awards Judge: Charles Long, Professor of Art at the University of
California, Riverside. Visit for submission guidelines.


Deadline: July 1, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Photo '15
Sponsor: Multiple Exposures Gallery

You are invited to submit to Photo ‘15, a national juried fine art photography exhibit at Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA. Juror: Sarah Greenough, Senior Curator and Head, Department of Photographs, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 

Exhibit dates: October 20, 2015 - November 29, 2015. Awards and opening reception, Sunday, November 1, 2015. All artists 18 years of age or older who work in traditional, digital, or alternative photographic processes are invited to submit.

To view more information and to enter, click here.


Last updated: March 22, 2015

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