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Deadline: September 30, 2012
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: $35 first 4 images, $10 for each additional


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PWP 37th Women’s International Juried Call for Entry

PWP_COLOR_Logo_w_Type_Veritcal Professional Women Photographers (PWP) invites all women artists working with any photographic process to submit images. Submission deadline is September 30, 2012. The exhibition juror will be Deborah Willis, Chair of NYU’s Department of Photography and Imaging. The contest includes $5400 in cash awards, the cover and inside spread in IMPRINTS Magazine, a 6-month online gallery exhibition, and valuable prizes provided by Datacolor, global leader in color management solutions and color communication technology.

CATEGORIES:
Winners will be selected in each of the following four categories:
• The Human Experience (Portraiture, Street Photography, etc.)
• Our Earth (Landscape, Cityscapes, Animals, Nature, etc.)
• Travel (Any subject or genre, taken while away from home)
• Digital Imagination (Digitally enhanced images, including Composites, Montages, Abstracts, etc.)

ELIGIBILITY: This Call for Entries is open worldwide to ALL WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS; NON-MEMBERS AND MEMBERS OF PWP, AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL. PWP invites women photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome.

Deborah Willis, Ph.D, is the Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Professor Willis is an educator, curator, fine art photographer, and author. Among many honors, she recently received the honored educator award at the Society for Photographic Education.

She has curated numerous exhibitions, including: Posing Beauty which is touring the US, 1968: Then and Now in fall 2008, Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits at the International Center of Photography in 2007, and Engulfed by Katrina: Photographs before and After the Storm at the Nathan Cummings Foundation. Publications include Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs (WW Norton, 2009 and NAACP Image Award Literature Winner), A Small Nation of People: W.E.B. DuBois and the Photographs from the Paris Exposition (Amistad Press, 2003), and Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present (WW Norton, 2009.)

Exhibitions of her work include: A Sense of Place, Frick, University of Pittsburgh, 2005; Regarding Beauty, University of Wisconsin, 2003; Embracing Eatonville, Light Works, Syracuse, NY, 2003-4; HairStories, Scottsdale Contemporary Art Museum, Scottsdale, AZ 2003-4; The Comforts of Home, Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, VA, 1999; Re/Righting History: Counternarratives by Contemporary African-American Artists, Katonah Museum of Art, 1999; Memorable Histories and Historic Memories, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 1998; Cultural Baggage, Rice University, Houston, TX, 1995.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $1000, plus a Datacolor Spyder4PRO color calibration system and SpyderCube raw calibration tool ($225 value.) Her image will appear on the cover of the Winter 2012/2013 issue of IMPRINTS Magazine, and will exhibited for six months on PWP’s online gallery.

First Prizes: 4 photographers (one in each category) will receive $500, plus a Datacolor SpyderCHECKR PRO camera calibration system ($139 value.) Their selected images will appear in a glossy pullout section of the Winter 2012/2013 issue of IMPRINTS Magazine, and will be exhibited for six months on PWP’s online gallery.

Second Prizes: 4 photographers (one in each category) will receive $250. Their selected images will appear in a glossy pullout section of the Winter 2012/2013 issue of IMPRINTS Magazine, and will be exhibited for six months on PWP’s online gallery.

Third Prizes: 4 photographers (one in each category) will receive $100. Their selected images will appear in a glossy pullout section of the Winter 2012/2013 issue of IMPRINTS Magazine, and will be exhibited for six months on PWP’s online gallery.

Jurors’ Selections: 20 photographers will receive $50. Their selected images will appear in a glossy pullout section of the Winter 2012/2013 issue of IMPRINTS Magazine, and will be exhibited for six months on PWP’s online gallery.

Honorable Mention: 60 additional images will be exhibited for six months on PWP’s online gallery. ELIGIBILITY: Open Worldwide to ALL WOMEN Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Artists maintain the copyright on all images. USAGE RIGHTS: By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant PWP the right to use their images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition and other PWP programs. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from PWP. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use.

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