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Deadline: April 14, 2014
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: $40 per 6-image series


THE FENCE 2014 Photographers of all levels are invited to submit their best image series that capture the essence of “community” for inclusion in THE FENCE 2014.

Each year, THE FENCE – Brooklyn’s premiere summer-long, outdoor photographic exhibition – invites photographers from around the world to explore and define the meaning of community across cultural boundaries and geographical lines.

After an incredibly successful inaugural exhibition at Brooklyn Bridge Park in 2012, UPI and PDN invited Flash Forward Festival as a partner and the FENCE was extended to include a special curated version at the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in Boston.

Armed with the task of curating such a large, public exhibition, we assemble a jury of more than 30 highly-respected photography professionals from around the world, who offer their time, energy and years of experience to curate this monumental outdoor exhibition.

THE FENCE presents the work of 40 talented photographers from around the world to a combined audience of over 1.5 million visitors each summer.

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit their best image series that capture the essence of “community” and fit into one or more of the competition categories:

Streets: The shared spaces we walk, bike, drive, protest, and travel – streets are the lively conduits of community.

People: Unique individuals form communities – linked together by common interests and characteristics.

Home: A dwelling place and an everyday retreat – home is the place of most intimate community.

Play: Spontaneous or planned, PLAY is a physical or mental activity that we engage in for enjoyment.

Creatures: Whether domestic, wild, mythical, or alien, creatures play an integral role in our “ecosystems” – both personal and universal.

Please note: Each submission may consist of up to 6 images that share a thematic or narrative connection between them.


Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Featured Series on up to three FENCES (Brooklyn Bridge Park, Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Atlanta BeltLine) throughout the summer of 2014

A solo exhibition at the United Photo Industries Gallery in DUMBO, NYC as part of their 2014/15 Season (JURORS’ CHOICE GRAND PRIZE)

A 1-year subscription with PhotoShelter – including a special live webinar, offering guidance on how to make the most of your membership and grow your business and brand.

Exclusive featured interview on World Photography Organization website

Full-page feature in PDN Magazine (JURORS’ CHOICE GRAND PRIZE)

Premium special edition camera package from Lomography

Recognition at the Photoville 2014 Opening Party slideshow
ELIGIBILITY: International / 18+ .

JPG files, Images should measure 1400px on their longest side and saved at 72dpi (If it’s a wide photo, 1400 pixels across. If it’s vertically oriented, 1400 pixels tall). Images should have a color profile of Adobe RGB (1998) or sRGB Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Copyright over each entry remains the property of its respective entrant USAGE RIGHTS: By participating, ALL ENTRANTS grant United Photo Industries and their designees, licensees or affiliates (the “Authorized Parties”) the right to reproduce, distribute, display and post the entries online, and in promotions directly related to the 2014 FENCE Photo Contest, so that viewers may view all competing entries.

By participating, each WINNER grants to the Authorized Parties a non-exclusive license for use of his/her winning entry in connection with the FENCE Photo Contest and promotion of the FENCE Photo Contest, including but not limited to print or digital publication and public exhibitions showcasing the winners. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.

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