The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images to the Rural Impressions photo contest using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color etc.). Winners will receive over $2,500 in cash awards and be featured in a New York Gallery Show and on the NYC4PA Online Gallery. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.
We are very excited that Winners and Juror’s Selections will have the opportunity to participate in a cutting edge gallery show, September 23 thru October 7, 2013, at the SOHO GALLERY FOR DIGITAL ART in the hot new Lower East Side gallery district of Manhattan. This new gallery features 16 40” screens to show off your images in the best light. For Prize Winners we will have a small number of images that will rotate on the screens and for Juror’s Selection a slightly larger number.
Grand, First, Second and Third Prize Winners as well as Juror’s Selections will be invited to send matted prints of the winning images to be displayed in racks and be available for sale. Display prints will be limited to 20 inches on the longest side, matted.
You can almost feel the difference when you travel out of a city. Rural evokes scenes of horse country with rolling hills, houses with rusted cars on the lawn and chickens in the yard, a desert with cactus, or the serene setting of a pond crowded with birds. Whatever images you have that speak to the architecture, landscape, or life in rural areas around the world we would love to see them.
This Call for Entries is open worldwide to both amateur and professional photographers. NYC4PA invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only 2-D work is eligible.
JUROR: ALINE SMITHSON
Aline Smithson, renowned teacher and photographer, discovered photography after a career as a New York Fashion editor, where she worked alongside the greats of fashion photography. She is now represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe and published throughout the world, continuing to create her award-winning photography with humor, compassion, and her 50-year-old camera.
Aline’s work has been widely exhibited, including solo shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Lishui Festival in China, the Tagomago Gallery in Barcelona and Pairs, and the Wallspace Gallery in Seattle and Santa Barbara. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including PDN (cover), the PDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Eyemazing, Soura, Visura, Fraction, Artworks, Lenswork, Shots, Pozytyw, and Silvershotz magazines.
In 2012, she received the Rising Star Award from the Griffin Museum for her writing and teaching. She also received Honorable Mention in Center’s 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award. Aline founded and writes the blogzine, Lenscratch, has been the Gallery Editor for Light Leaks Magazine, was a contributing writer for Diffusion, Too Much Chocolate, Lucida, and F Stop Magazines, has written book reviews for photoeye, and has been curating and juroring exhibitions for galleries, magazines, and photographic organizations.
Aline considers her children her greatest achievement.
Contest Prize & TERMS
First Prizes: 3 photographers will receive $250. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
Second Prizes: 3 photographers will receive $200. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
Third Prizes: 3 photographers will receive $150. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
Jurors’ Selections: 20 additional images will be included in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
Honorable Mention: 20 additional images will be presented with a certificate of honorable mention, listed in the Online Gallery and the exhibition catalog.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to All
Prepare your images as JPG, TIF, or PNG files not greater than 2MB. The longest side should be 1,280 pixels or greater Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: All entrants to NYC4PA Open Calls for Entry, by virtue of their submission, are attesting that the images submitted are their own work and there has been no copyright infringement.
USAGE RIGHTS: By submitting you grant NYC4PA the right to use your image(s) for promotion and advertisement of NYC4PA.