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Doors Open Denver Photo Competition: Y/OUR DENVER 2019
Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204

Contact Email:
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: Local
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 10/7/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3


The Denver Architecture Foundation and the Colorado Photographic Arts Center are pleased to present their 2nd annual Doors Open Denver Photography Competition, Y/OUR Denver. This is your opportunity to find and photograph your favorite areas of Denver, and enter your images into a juried competition. This call is looking for all forms of architectural imagery: black & white, color, exterior, interiors and detail images are welcome from photographers of all skill levels. Thirty images will be showcased on the Denver Architecture Foundation (DAF) and Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) websites for this online exhibition.


Call for Entry opens: August 15, 2019
Applicant submission deadline: Monday, October 7, 2019
Notice of Acceptance: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Online Exhibition dates: November 1 - December 31, 2019
Exhibition juror: Samantha Johnston

Fees: Free
Upload limit: 3 images


Winners will be notified in a separate email after notifications are sent out (see Liability & Agreement below).

Best in Show

  • 30-minute portfolio review with Samantha Johnston
  • CPAC individual membership
  • Denver Architecture Foundation family membership
  • Copy of Guide to Denver Architecture

One prize will be awarded in each of the following categories: Exterior, Interior & Detail

  • CPAC individual membership
  • Denver Architecture Foundation family membership
  • Copy of Guide to Denver Architecture
  • Denver Architecture Foundation T-shirt

Samantha joined CPAC as Executive Director in September of 2015. A photographer, arts administrator and educator, she made the move west to Denver from the East Coast in 2010. Prior to joining CPAC, she taught photography and visual arts for 12 years at high schools in Boston and Denver. She is a longtime member of the Society for Photographic Education, and served as Treasurer of the Southwest region from 2013-2016 and Co-Chair of a Southwest regional conference in Denver (Letters to an Emerging Artist). Her photographs have been shown in numerous exhibitions nationally, and she continues to be an active artist in the community. She has reviewed portfolios at Houston FotoFest, Review Santa Fe, Medium and PhotoPlus New York, and was a juror for Critical Mass and The Fence. She holds a certificate in Arts Development and Program Management from the University of Denver, an MFA from Lesley University College of Art & Design and a BFA from Alfred University. She was named one of Colorado’s Top 100 Creatives 3.0 by Westword and featured in Lenscratch in April 2016.

Entry is open to Colorado residents, age 18 or older. The following media are eligible: film; scanner; screen-capture; digital camera; and any means of mobile photography. No video submissions allowed.

Photos are not limited to Doors Open Denver 2019 open sites, but must be sites within the City of Denver. (Please be aware that some sites have restrictions on interior and/or exterior photography, so please ask first.)

Please use the Call for Entry Media Prep for image upload guidelines. If you have any questions about the guidelines, please call 303-837-1341 or email

The mission of the Denver Architecture Foundation is to inspire people to explore our dynamic city, experience the importance of design to our quality of life and envision an exceptional future for Denver. Learn more at Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center is dedicated to fostering the understanding and appreciation of excellent photography in all forms and concepts through exhibitions, education and community outreach. Learn more at Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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