Call Detail
Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition
9 N. Centre St.


Contact Email: csloan@alleganyarts.org
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: National
State: Maryland
Event Dates: 4/7/17 - 4/29/17
Entry Deadline: 2/27/17
Application Closed
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 6
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition-Cumberland): $30.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$15.00

The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce the call for entries into the Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition, to be held at the Saville and Schwab Galleries in downtown Cumberland through the entire month of April 2017. 


This 3rd Annual event will meld the region’s rich concentration of photographic artists with an influx of national photographers in a juried competition for over $5000 in cash prizes. The juror is Shannon Thomas Perich, Curator in the Photographic History Collection, Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 8th from 6-8 pm. Prizes will be awarded at the reception.

Application requirements and restrictions
Maximum 6 entries per photographer. (No maximum per category.)

Categories and Descriptions

Category 1: Color

Two-dimensional photographic works of art printed in color on any medium/substrate (paper, canvas, metal, etc.) and using any process (wet darkroom, computer, etc), max 48” in width, professionally presented and wired for hanging.

Category 2: Black and White

Two-dimensional photographic works of art printed in black and white on any medium/substrate (paper, canvas, metal, etc.) and using any process (wet darkroom, computer, etc), max 48” in width, professionally presented and wired for hanging. 

Category 3: Multi-dimensional

Any work that contains as it’s primary element a photograph or photographs in any format or medium, but does not fit into either of the other two categories. The photograph(s) can be time-varying or static and may be embedded in an external construct of the artist’s creation. The overall construct and presentation will have equal weighting with the photographic image in judging the merits of the entry. The work must be ready for display; free-standing, placed on a pedestal, or wired for hanging. Works should not weigh more than 30 lbs. or exceed 48 inches in any dimension. No video entries will be accepted. If needed, standard electrical AC power (60Hz, 120V) is available. We strongly urge that if the multi-dimensional nature of your entry is not obvious in a single image that you consider submitting a video showing your entry instead. Videos can provide a juror with a much better sense of a multi-dimensional piece.

Fees
Entry Fees: $30 for up to 2 entries, $15 for each additional entry

Awards
$1500 for Best of Show
$800 for 1st Place Color
$800 for 1st Place Black & White
$800 for 1st Place Multi-Dimensional
$400 for 2nd Place in each category
$200 for People’s Choice


The judge reserves the right to not present an award in any category if insufficient quantity or quality is in evidence. 

 
Important Dates                                                

Entry deadline               2/27/2017
Notifications                  3/13/2017      
Delivery                         4/03/2017                      
Exhibition                      4/07/2017 – 4/30/2017 
Reception                     4/08/2017               
Pick-Up / Return           5/6/2017 
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