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Deadline: Dec 16, 2015
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: MEMBERS | $24 for the three images. NON-MEMBERS | $38 for the first three images.


Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition
FAUX with juror Louise Clements

FAUX with juror Louise Clements

THEME | FAUX
Fake wood, plastic surgery and imitation cheese, the world around us is staged with facades. We are surrounded by stand in’s for the original, fabricated neighborhoods with identical houses and plastic rocks. Knock off designer goods and mass production meet our consumer demand and people find real comfort in artificial companionship. It is becoming rare to find a genuine person place or thing and the word authentic has been used so often, it no longer means anything. All artist interpretations on this theme are encouraged. All photographic processes are welcome.

JUROR | Louise Clements
Louise Clements is Artistic Director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art, film and new technologies in Derby UK, since 2001, and Artistic Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival since 2004. An independent curator since 1998, she has initiated commissions, publications, mass participation, art, film and photography exhibitions. She is a juror, portfolio reviewer, workshop leader, speaker and award nominator throughout Europe, America and Asia.

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Founded in 2004 by photographers, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) photography organization. We provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, solo exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals. Open Tues-Sat, Free.

HONORS | AWARDS
An international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography will view the chosen artist’s work throughout the exhibition. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition.

Juror’s Selection: $400.00
Director’s Selection: $200.00
Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks
Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and image submission to a Call for Entry at C4FAP.

In addition artists’ selected for the exhibition will also receive:
Promotion on The Center’s large social media platforms.
Professional installation images for your use.
Invitation to complimentary portfolio reviews, lunch and portfolio sharing on the reception weekend.
In-gallery and online exhibition with links to artists’ websites
Press releases are sent to artists’ choice of media outlets.

SUBMISSION | ENTRY FEE
MEMBERS | $24 for the three images.
NON-MEMBERS | $38 for the first three images.
ADDITIONAL IMAGES may be submitted for $8 each for members and $10 each for non-members. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted.
NEW! Submission of 12 images and over qualifies the artist for a 20 minute review of the work submitted. This review will be conducted by the Executive Director of C4FAP, Hamidah Glasgow.

IMPORTANT DATES
Entries Due | December 16, 2015
Notice Of Acceptance | January 6, 2016
Exhibition Dates | April 1-30, 2016
Public + Artists’ Reception | April 1, 2016 6-9 pm

Eligibility: Our calls for entry are open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate.

Exhibit Prints: In order to be included in the online gallery or to receive an award, you must provide a professionally printed and presented image for gallery exhibition. The Center recognizes that some work is non-traditional and the presentation type is integral to the work. Colorful frames must be pre-approved. To encourage participation by photographers from around the world, the Center offers optional, professional, printing and framing services. Additional details will be provided upon request.

Acceptance Notice: Everyone who submits will receive an email notification of which images were accepted. Accepted images will be posted on the Center’s website.

USE RIGHTS: Each artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant The Center for Fine Art Photography the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, promoting the Center’s programs, promoting exhibitions and subsequent display on the Center’s website of current and past exhibitions. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks for The Center for Fine Art Photography with artist credit. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from the Center.

Image Credit: Mass Consumption by Katherine Long

Questions?
Visit: http://www.c4fap.org | Email: coordinator@c4fap.org 970.224.1010 | Closed Sunday and Monday

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: HONORS | AWARDS
An international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography will view the chosen artist’s work throughout the exhibition. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition.

Juror’s Selection: $400.00
Director’s Selection: $200.00
Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks
Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and image submission to a Call for Entry at C4FAP.

In addition artists' selected for the exhibition will also receive:
Promotion on The Center's large social media platforms.
Professional installation images for your use.
Invitation to complimentary portfolio reviews, lunch and portfolio sharing on the reception weekend.
In-gallery and online exhibition with links to artists' websites
Press releases are sent to artists' choice of media outlets. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Each artist retains all copyrights to their own images. USAGE RIGHTS: Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant The Center for Fine Art Photography the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, promoting the Center’s programs, promoting exhibitions and subsequent display on the Center’s website of current and past exhibitions. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks for The Center for Fine Art Photography with artist credit. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from the Center.

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