Call Detail
2024 Photography Award Contest: NCOA—Aging Well for All: Celebrating Our Colors and Diversity
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Entry Deadline: 3/15/24
Days remaining to deadline: 20
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: National
State: Virginia
Event Dates: 12/19/23 - 3/15/24
Jury Dates: 3/18/24 - 4/15/24


Aging Well for All: Celebrating Our Colors and Diversity

“We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, and different dreams.”
—President Jimmy Carter

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is committed to ensuring that all older adults—regardless of race or ethnicity—have access to the resources they need to age with health and financial security. As part of this effort, NCOA is organizing a photo contest to showcase the wide diversity found among older adults ages 60 and over living in the United States. The contest invites photographers to share
images of older adults of varying backgrounds celebrating their unique family culture, engaging in their communities, and living their own experience of aging well in America.

“Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness.” 
—Author Ola Joseph.


ENTRY FEE:     Free



NCOA  will grant the following awards:

1 First Prize: $1,000

1 Second Prize: $500

1 Special Jury Award: $500

1 Public Vote Award: $500

6 Awards of Merit: $250 each

10 Honorable Mentions: $100 each



. Applicant submission deadline: 03/15/24 (midnight ET)
. Announcement of award winners: 04/15/24
. Opening of NCOA Online Gallery for Public Vote: 05/6/24
. Onsite Exhibition at NCOA Age+Action Conference in Washington, DC: May 6—8, 2024
. Announcement of award winners for public vote: 5/15/24
. Awards mailed to winners: 6/15/24
. Onsite Exhibition at mosaicARTs Gallery in Fairfax, VA: June—July 2024


Special invited Jury
NCOA: Age+Action Committee

Application Requirements

How to Enter

1. All entrants must use the online entry system.
2. Color photography only (no B&W), no AI-generated images.
3. A short statement/story of the artworks.
4. Entrants social media handles, including Instagram and Facebook.
5. Image resolution: high-resolution, 300 dpi, no larger than 5M, jpeg/jpg format.
6. Name the file containing only the following info:
Artist’s First name-Last-name_Image title.jpeg ( Ex: Andrea-Smith_My Grandmom.jpeg )
You MUST name and title each image; “untitled” is not allowed.

Eligibility Criteria

National Call: U.S. citizen only. Professional and amateur photographers/visual artists are eligible to apply to this Call for Entry