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Deadline: March 28, 2014
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: From $35 (plus $10 after March 14)

Communication Arts Photography Competition 2013

Communication Arts Photography Competition 2013 Enter the most prestigious competition for creativity in photography, the Communication Arts Photography Competition 2013. Any photograph first printed or produced from March 2013 through March 2014 is eligible. Selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and photographers, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Photography Annual and on commarts.com, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work. As a service to art directors, designers and art buyers, a comprehensive index will carry contact information of the photographers represented.

CA’s Award of Excellence is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry. If chosen, winning places you in the highest ranks of your profession. Ask any creative director which competitions rank as the most influential and they’ll place Communication Arts at the top of the list.Over 200 photographs from both well-known photographers and rising stars emerge from this prestigious Photography Competition.

Photography Competition Categories/Fees

These categories are judged by the Photography jury and will appear in the Photography Annual:

Advertising: (ads, posters, CDs, packaging, etc.) $35 single entry/$70 series

Books: (cover/jacket and/or interior, must be published) $35 single entry/$70 series

Editorial: (consumer or trade magazine, newspaper) $35 single entry/$70 series

For Sale: (poster, print, note paper, greeting card, licensing/stock, gallery sale, etc.) $35 single entry/$70 series

Institutional: (company/association publication, brochures, collateral, etc.) $35 single entry/$70 series

Multimedia: (time-based media for film, television, video or web) $80 single entry/$160 series

Self-Promotion: (promotion for photographers, creative firms and vendors) $35 single entry/$70 series

Unpublished: (commissioned but not published, personal or student work, etc.) $35 single entry/$70 series


The judging process is a two-part system: screening and finals. In screening, the jurors are divided into multiple groups and each category is distributed equally amongst them. Judges are not permitted to vote on work in which they were directly involved. Each juror views the entries independently. Print entries are spread out on rows of tables and digital entries are projected on a large screen. Any juror can put a print entry into the final voting by picking it up from the table. Digital entries are selected by checking an “in” or “out” column on prepared scoring sheets. For the final round the judges are brought back together as one group. Each judge votes “in” or “out” on each entry. After the judges make their selections, their votes are tallied. A simple majority is usually required for a finalist to be selected a winner.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The winners are featured in one of our annuals distributed worldwide, in both print and iPad editions, and on commarts.com, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work. Each winning entrant will also receive one personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum, and printed award certificates for all creative contributors. ELIGIBILITY: Open to All

RGB (not CMYK) JPG format (maximum 1024 pixels wide X 768 pixels high @72dpi) Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: You retain all rights to your images. USAGE RIGHTS: If selected, you will need to grant us the right to reproduce the image or images for both our digital and print-based publication.

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