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2024 National Competition

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Entry Deadline: 5/20/24
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $55.00
Media Fee(Additional Media Fee): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 12
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 12
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: National
State: New York
Jury Dates: 5/21/24 - 6/2/24

Our Juror: Lyle Rexer is an internationally recognized critic, writer, and curator.  Educated at Columbia University and Merton College, Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, he is the author of many books on art and photography, including The Critical Eye: Fifteen Pictures to Understand Photography (2019).  In addition, Lyle Rexer has published hundreds of catalogue essays and articles on art, architecture, and photography appearing in  The New York Times, Harper’s, Art in America, and others He teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate programs at the School of Visual Arts.

Prizes: Juror Rexer will choose approximately 40 photographs for the exhibition. Cash prizes for first ($400) and second ($200) place will be awarded. Third place and up to 4 Honorable Mentions will also be recognized and will receive gifts from our sponsor, Archival Methods. The photographers chosen, as well as the award winners, will be notified by email on or about May 20, 2024.

Important Dates:
Deadline for submission: May 15, 2024
Notification: No later than June 2, 2024
Accepted Work Due at the Gallery: June 29, 2024
Exhibition: July 3, – July 21, 2024
Opening Reception: July 6, 2024
Pick Up Work: Monday, July 22 , 2024

Application Requirements

Winning photographs must be suitably prepared for gallery presentation or will not be accepted. Maximum height or width (including frame) of exhibited work should not exceed 48 inches. Packing and delivery instructions will be emailed to participants. Printing, mounting and framing of each piece must be gallery quality. All accepted works must wired, or otherwise ready for hanging. Soho Photo Gallery reserves the right to publish the winning photographs on our website and social media. Copyright retained by the photographer.

Eligibility Criteria

The Competition is open to all photographers, 18 years old or older, who are residents of the United States, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery. All photo-based works are eligible, with no limitation as to subject matter or technique with one exception: no A.I. generated work will be accepted. Please note: If you have been accepted into previous National Competitions, we expect you to submit a different photograph. No previous winning photos will be allowed.