The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color etc.). Winners will receive over $5,000 in cash awards and be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.
As with the theme, this call is the same but different from most of our others. We will still have a wonderful juror, great cash prizes, an online gallery and a winners’ catalog. That will be the same. The difference will be that cash awards will be larger in lieu of the gallery show we usually produce for Prize Winners and Juror Selections.
SAME BUT DIFFERENT:
The New York Center for Photographic Art is challenging photographers to pair 2 photographs and present them in diptych format (both images in one file). Not any 2 images; rather 2 that seem the same, but different enough to make each unique. They may be 2 versions of an image that you processed differently, or the same scene at different times of day. You might have two portraits of the same person with a feature or features that distinguish the 2 images. The possibilities are endless and the room for interpretation and creativity equally vast.
This call is a little different and one we hope you have fun with when selecting your submissions.
Using the diptych format, send us your pairs of images – two images that are THE SAME BUT DIFFERENT.
Feel free to contact us with questions of you need any clarification.
Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $1500. The image will be featured on the home page of the NYC4PA website, in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and the exhibition catalog.
· First Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $500. Their images will be exhibited in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
· Second Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $400. Their images will be exhibited in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
· Third Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $300. Their images will be exhibited in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
· Jurors’ Selections: 20 additional images will be included in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
· Honorable Mention: 20 additional images will be presented with a certificate of honorable mention, listed in the Online Gallery and the exhibition catalog.
This Call for Entry is open worldwide to both amateur and professional photographers. NYC4PA invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only 2-D work is eligible.
PLEASE NOTE – IMAGES SELECTED FOR A PRIZE IN A PREVIOUS NYC4PA CALL FOR ENTRY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE. IF THEY ARE SUBMITTED AND SELECTED BY THE JUROR THEY WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. IMAGES PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED THAT WERE NOT SELECTED FOR A PRIZE MAY BE RESUBMITTED AT ANY TIME.
The entry fee is $35 for the first three diptychs. Additional sets of images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of sets submitted.
JUROR: DARREN CHING
Co-Owner, Klompching Gallery
Darren Ching is the owner of the Klompching Gallery in New York, specializing in the sale and exhibition of contemporary fine art photography—representing an international roster of artists. Mr. Ching’s involvement in the photography world includes curating and juroring for various photo awards, presentations on the subject of photography. In 2010, Mr. Ching was on the photography judging team for the Society of Publication Designers annual competition. He has been invited to numerous notable portfolio review events including Filter Photo Festival, Photolucida, Review Santa Fe, Photo NOLA, and FotoFest in Houston. Mr. Ching is the former Creative Director of Photo District News magazine, responsible for establishing its visual design identity. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Klompching Gallery are members of AIPAD.
Prepare your images as JPG, TIF, or PNG files not greater than 2MB. The longest side should be 1,280 pixels or greater, then please go to: https://client.smarterentry.com/nyc4pa
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
All entrants to NYC4PA Open Calls for Entry, by virtue of their submission, are attesting that the images submitted are their own work and there has been no copyright infringement. NYC4PA will not be held liable for any infringement of rights that might surface during the jurying or displaying of any image.
By submitting you grant NYC4PA the right to use your image(s) for promotion and advertisement of NYC4PA.
Images selected by jurors for Prizes, Juror's Selection or Honorable Mention in a previous NYC4PA international call for entry are not eligible. Images previously submitted but not selected may be resubmitted as often as you wish.
Should your award notification or prize be returned as undeliverable, NYC4PA will not resend the notice (whether by the same or another method,) research your address nor make any further attempts at delivery, and your submission will be deemed ineligible. Please be careful when entering all your contact information.
NYC4PA would prefer to remit cash awards through a PayPal transfer. If you do not have a PayPal account to which we can remit your award, please contact us for alternate arrangements.
As a submitter NYC4PA will include you in future mailings and announcements. If you would prefer NOT to be on our mailing list please log onto http://www.nyc4pa.com/#!contact and ask to be removed.
NON U.S. APPLICANTS:
Our entry software has an address field for the state you live in. This applies to the US and several other countries - if you do not have “state” as part of your address simply leave that field blank - it is not mandatory.
If you have questions or issues please contact us as [Masqué]. We will make every effort to get back to you as soon as possible. We will specifically be available via email, until 11:00PM EST on the last evening of the call.