Calls for Entry

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Ain’t Bad Issue #14

Deadline: May 1st, 2019
Editors Choice Award: $500! This $500 reward will be given to a photographer who stands out amongst all others to our editorial staff. This Photographer will be voted on in-house and after a winner is selected, they will be notified via email. This photographer will be included in the print magazine. Payment will be mailed via check during the summer of 2019.
How Much? Photographers can submit up to twenty photographs for $40.
Current Students (must be currently attending university) can submit up to twenty photographs for $30.

Aaron Siskind Foundation Grant
Deadline: May 31st, 2019

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer's
Fellowship grants of up to $15,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art.
Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic
excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its
widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious
commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field. Eligible Work:
All forms of photographically based work regardless of subject matter, genre, or process are
eligible. The submission should consist of a mature, coherent body of work.
Application fee: $25
Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Students enrolled in a college degree
program are not eligible to apply. Please note: students who will graduate before the
2019 application deadline are eligible to apply. Previous IPF recipients are not currently being
considered for new awards.
Eligible Work: All forms of photographically based work regardless of subject matter, genre, or
process are eligible. The submission should consist of a mature, coherent body of work.
Fellowship recipients will be notified after the application review process is complete. Names of
recipients and panelists will be announced shortly thereafter. The decisions of the Aaron Siskind
Foundation and its designated judging panel as to who receives fellowship support will be final,
private, and without appeal. As required by law, award funds must be used to further the artist's
creative endeavors. Recipients will be asked to provide a summary of the uses to which award
funds are put. Award funds will be taxable to recipients in Tax Year 2019.

Print Center 94th ANNUAL International Competition

The Print Center is very pleased to announce the 94th ANNUAL International Competition juried by Charlotte Cotton and Gretchen Wagner. Cotton is a curator of photography and author based in Los Angeles; she is Curator-in-Residence at the California Museum of Photography, Riverside and recently published Photography Is Magic (Aperture, 2015). Wagner is the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Saint Louis Art Museum and co-curator/co-author of Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now (Saint Louis Art Museum, 2018).
Any artist using Photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter.
June 14, 2019, 11:59pm (EST)
Entry Information
Entries are accepted online. Click here to apply
Click here to download the Prospectus as a pdf
Entry Fee – $45
Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards are accepted.
Any artist using photography and/or printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Work submitted must have been completed in the last three years. Up to five images may be submitted and only one submission per person is allowed.
Accepted formats:
Images: Up to 5 MB/each: jpg, png, gif
Videos: Up to 250 MB/each: mov, wmv, flv, mp4
Each uploaded file must be labeled with Title, Date, Medium (e.g. etching, inkjet, gelatin silver, lithograph) and Dimensions (paper size, video duration or installation measurements).
Rust Belt Biennial
Submissions: Due by June 15, 2019
Show Dates: AUGUST 27th – OCTOBER 5th
Location: SORDONI GALLERY, Wilkes University, First Place Prize $2500, Second Place $1000, Third Place $500
Entry Fee: $25 for up to 35 images
Theme: Anyone and everyone are welcomed to submit work that was created within the Rust Belt Region (New York, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin) We are looking for photographic bodies of works that explore the social and cultural realities that represent and make a commentary of this very important region within the American landscape. Additionally we are looking for both in progress or fully realized photographic work in printed form.
Juror: Andrew L. Moore is the competition juror for the first RUST BELT BIENNIAL. Born 1957, Andrew L. Moore carved his place in the art world making large format color photographs. Moore’s photography series — typically taken over the course of many years —capture the effect of time on natural and man-made landscapes. Andrew Moore’s photography follows locales from Cuba to Russia and the United States, including slices of cities like Detroit and New York as well as broader regions including the High Plains and American South. Andrew Moore’s documentary-style approach to his work, along with his compelling subject matter, creates a hybrid that is equal parts journalism and art. Andrew Moore’s photography has appeared at Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institute, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, J. Paul Getty Museum and countless galleries and museums across the U.S. Andrew Moore has also had solo exhibitions at Jackson Fine Art eight times since 2003.

Female In Focus Global Award

Submissions: Due by May 9, 2019
Show Dates: October/November, 2019
Location: United Photo Industries, Brooklyn, NY
Entry Fees:
Single Image: $25 for up to 3 images, $35 up to 10 images (Single Image Category)
Story Category: $35 for one story up to 10 images, $60 for two stories up to 10 images each.
About: Female in Focus is a new award from 1854 Media, running for the first time in 2019. The aim of the award is to highlight the exceptional quality of work by female photographers around the world. Female in Focus is our way of addressing gender imbalance in the industry. While 80% of photography graduates are female¹, only 15% of professional photographers are women². On top of this, 8 out of 9 photography award winners are male³. Our mission is to open up the world of photography to diverse talent, and to empower women and those who identify as women to step behind the lens.

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