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The Julia Margaret Cameron Award
The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards (WPGA), with the sponsorship of Save the Children, ZOOM Magazine and Professional Women Photographers (PWP) invites women photographers worldwide to submit images to The Julia Margaret Cameron Award.
The winner images will be published in ZOOM Magazine. As in other contest organized by WPGA who partner with Save the Children, a portion of the proceeds (entry fees and sales of works in exhibitions) will be donated to that humanitarian organization.
The photographers Mary Ellen Mark, Kim Weston, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Olivia Arthur, Vanessa Winship; Carols McCusker, curator form The San Diego Museum of Photography Carol McCusker, Rosanna Checchi, the Editor in Chief of Zoom.
The Julia Margaret Cameron Award is addressed to professional and non professional women worldwide, who will compete separately in the following categories:
Portrait, People and Figure.
Documentary – Reportage, Current affairs and Editorial
Fashion and Advertising (only Professional section)
Architecture and Interiors
Landscapes and Citiscapes
Abstract and Still
WPGA will be inviting in this occasion photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements will be welcome.
Early Bird Deadline (with discounted entry fees): December 13th.
Final Deadline: February 7th, 2010.
Jurors’ selection: during the month of February and March.
Jurors’ announcement: April 6th 2010.
Before the early Bird deadline: $25 for the first 3 images (the minimum of images to submit is 3); $7 each additional image.
After the Early Bird deadline and until the final deadline: $35 for the first 3 images; $10 each additional image.
An image can be submitted to more than one category, counting as an additional image without discount.
All submission can be only done online.
The Julia Margaret Cameron Award will be given to the best photographer in the professional section.
The best photographer in the non professional section will be awarded as The Julia Margaret Cameron New Talent Award.
Both winners will receive a cash prize of $3,000 each, and their works will be published in Zoom Magazine durig 2010.
The winners in each category will receive a diploma from The Julia Margaret Cameron Award as Outstanding Photographic Achievement in her category.
In every category Honorable mentions will be awarded at discretion of the Jurors. Zoom Magazine will give additional special Honorable Mentions
All awardees, including the honorable mentions of each category will be published in the book “The Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2010”.
All awardees will be invited to exhibit their selected images in Berlin, Germany during the month of September, 2010. The works will be sold -in limited editions of 3- at the exhibition: artists will receive 40% commission; another 40% will be donated to Save the Children, and the remaining 20% will be used for exhibition organizational and promotional costs. Awardees will also be invited to post and sell their images online, in large edition, at affordable prices, where they will get a 60% commission.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 28TH FEBRUARY 2010
Contest Prize & TERMS
COPYRIGHT: Submitted photographs may be reproduced for the purpose of marketing and promoting WPGA contests, in catalogs, posters, postcards, publications, and on the Internet. Such use is granted for not more than two years after the announcement of the awards, and without payment to the photographer or featured models. Photographers will receive photo credits with each use, and will allow WPGA to sub-license their photographs to the press for reproduction in connection with the contest and WPGA exhibitions.
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