MidWk Updates: Photography Contests…


Good Afternoon! This is for the photographers amateur and veteran. Read below…

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The Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, September 4-25, 2020. Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director. Nostalgia is often triggered by something reminding us of a happier time, a feeling of pleasure, and also slight sadness when we think about the way things used to be. We are seeking photographs that show a form of nostalgia using the snapshot aesthetic, images of how time is interpreted thinking about things that happened in the past, memories that shape our lives. Nostalgia is an exhibition of photographs that elicit or display the binary of remembering and melancholy as a way to document memories, a wistful desire to return in thought to a former point in life, a somewhat sentimental yearning for the happiness of another place or position in time. A brief artist statement is optional. Selected artists will have their work featured in the gallery exhibition and online. $40 entry fee. Deadline: September 3, 2020More info. Contact: email



2020 Botanical

Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA is now accepting submissions of artwork for a juried art exhibition, October 1-31, 2020. The gallery is seeking works that show flowers, plants, trees, leaves, cactus, or succulents. Open to all artists, professional and amateur. There are no restrictions on style, medium, or context. Works in Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), Printmaking, and Watercolor, will be considered. $35 for up to 3 images. Deadline: September 6, 2020More info. Contact: email or call 949-505-0950.



“Architecture” Online Juried Painting and Photography Competition

Camelback Gallery seeks entries for an online art competition and exhibition. Cash Award + More to Best in Show. All award winners receive a 3-month online exhibition, social promotion & award certificate. Open to all artists 18 years and older. All painting mediums allowed including colored pencil & pen, digital paintings, mixed media, and photography. Artwork may be buildings, communities, universities, and other artificial constructions and environments such as bridges, houses, cabins, an arrangement of parts or elements, something that is built or constructed. $18 for two art pieces. Deadline: September 6, 2020More info.



Dynamic: Shadow and Light

Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, October 1-20, 2020. Juror: Todd Johnson. 24 photographs will be selected for an exhibition at the gallery. An additional 30 photographs will be displayed online. Open to all photographers. $35 entry fee. Deadline: September 10, 2020More info. Contact: email or call 503-804-5032.



Paris Aerial Photography Awards 2020

Created in tribute to one of the first aerial photos taken in 1858 over Paris by Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, the Paris Aerial Photography Awards is inaugurating its first edition in 2020 by inviting all professional and amateur photographers, whether they take photos from a high point of view or use tools such as drones, helicopters, hang gliders, paragliders, kites, winders, masts, balloons and all sizes of aircraft, to submit their best photographs online, in 6 main categories (and 24 sub-categories): Urban, Nature, Fine arts, People, Editorial, Real Estate. Cash prizes and awards valued at $15,000. The winning photographs will be exhibited in a gallery in the heart of Paris on November 14th and 15th, 2020, during Paris Photo (the biggest photo fair in the world) and in the Instagram feeds of our media partners who have over 1 million cumulative followers. $30 entry fee. Deadline: September 20, 2020More info. Contact: email



Photographic call for entry “unique: alternative processes 2020”

A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, November 6, 2020, to January 3, 2021. Thirty to thirty-five images will be selected. Receptions will be held on November 28 and December 19, 2020. A Blurb full-color catalog of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase. $825 in awards. Juror: Jill Enfield. Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme “unique: alternative processes.” Eligible prints include but are not limited to cyanotype, lumens, Van Dyke, salt, chemigram, tintype, bromoil, gum bichromate, platinum/palladium, photogravure, albumen, liquid emulsion, ziatype, image transfers, kallitypes, lith prints, silver gelatin prints, encaustic, and mordoncage. Unique prints made from digital negatives are eligible. The camera used for capture is immaterial. $38 for the first 5 images and $7 for each additional image. Deadline: September 21, 2020More info. Contact: email or call 512-422-4080.



Focus Wall – Call for Public Art

The Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas seeks photography submissions that will provide the focus of a public art presence largely featured as a billboard art piece mounted outdoors on the side of the brick and mortar MWCP building. Focus Wall will be an outstanding platform to make a statement with powerful work that will be highly visible for viewers to experience as they pass by in the city while driving or walking past the building on the sidewalk. Focus Wall will provide the opportunity for one selected photographer to showcase a photographic work prominently at the Midwest Center for Photography, and an online component for patrons of the gallery to go online and view, learn about you and your work through your images and biography and artist statement and have the opportunity to purchase your photographs. Open to all photographers internationally. All photographic media and genre. A brief artist statement and bio are required. Selection will be based upon individual images of photographic work. $75 for 12 images. Deadline: September 25, 2020More info. Contact: email



Portfolio Platform – Fall 2020

The Midwest Center for Photography Flat File Feature has shifted online to the new Portfolio Platform providing the opportunity for photographers to showcase a portfolio of photographic work prominently online at the Midwest Center for Photography website. The portfolios will be available for patrons of the gallery to go online and view, learn about you and your work through your images and biography and artist statement and have the opportunity to purchase your photographs. Each portfolio will consist of 12 – 20 images. Selected artists will have their work featured for a period of 6 months online (October 2020 – March 2021). Open to all photographers internationally. All photographic media and genres are welcome. Selection will be based upon the portfolio of work submitted by each artist rather than solely on individual images. A brief artist statement and bio are required. $75 for 12 images. Deadline: September 30, 2020More info. Contact: email



The Bakhita Prize for the Visual Arts

Dappled Things is calling on visual artists to help us see more clearly: to help us honor and highlight the infinite worth inherent within each victim of racial violence. To do so, we are establishing the Bakhita Prize for the Visual Arts, which will be awarded for a photograph, painting, illustration, or sculpture that helps us better see the humanity and God-given worth of victims of racial violence. Saint Josephine Bakhita, after whom the prize is named, was a Sudanese slave brutalized by her captors, who later became a religious sister renowned for her joyfulness, gentleness, and charity. Today she is the patroness of Sudan and survivors of human trafficking. The Bakhita Prize will pay $1000 to the winner and $250 to the runner-up. The two winning pieces, plus up to eight honorable mentions, will be published in Dappled Things, and the artists of all published pieces will also receive a year’s subscription to the journal and the opportunity to participate in potential exhibitions that may be organized once social-distancing restrictions no longer apply. No entry fee. Deadline: September 30, 2020More info.


I know a few are due in the next few days, but let’s hope you got your work-ready. Click on the links above to get all information.


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