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Dates: 08/06/2013 - 31/07/2013

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 $2,500 in cash awards and be featured in a New York Gallery Show and on the NYC4PA Online Gallery. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.

We are very excited that Winners and Juror’s Selections will have the opportunity to participate in a cutting edge gallery show, September 23 thru October 7, 2013, at the SOHO GALLERY FOR DIGITAL ART in the hot new Lower East Side gallery district of Manhattan. This new gallery features 16 40” screens to show off your images in the best light. For Prize Winners we will have a small number of images that will rotate on the screens and for Juror’s Selection a slightly larger number.

Grand, First, Second and Third Prize Winners as well as Juror’s Selections will be invited to send matted prints of the winning images to be displayed in racks and be available for sale. Display prints will be limited to 20 inches on the longest side, matted.

In addition, an exhibition catalog of the group show will be available.

RURAL IMPRESSIONS
You can almost feel the difference when you travel out of a city. Rural evokes scenes of horse country with rolling hills, houses with rusted cars on the lawn and chickens in the yard, a desert with cactus, or the serene setting of a pond crowded with birds. Whatever images you have that speak to the architecture, landscape, or life in rural areas around the world we would love to see them.

EXHIBITION AND AWARDS:
Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $750. The image will be part of the New York gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and the exhibition catalog. It will be featured on the home page of NYC4PA website.

• First Prizes: 3 photographers will receive $250. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
• Second Prizes: 3 photographers will receive $200. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
• Third Prizes: 3 photographers will receive $150. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
• Jurors’ Selections: 20 additional images will be included in the New York Gallery show, 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.

ELIGIBILITY:
This Call for Entries 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.

ENTRY FEE:
The entry fee is $35 for the first three images. Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images submitted.

JUROR: ALINE SMITHSON

Aline Smithson, renowned teacher and photographer, discovered photography after a career as a New York Fashion editor, where she worked alongside the greats of fashion photography. She is now represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe and published throughout the world, continuing to create her award-winning photography with humor, compassion, and her 50-year-old camera.

Aline's work has been widely exhibited, including solo shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Lishui Festival in China, the Tagomago Gallery in Barcelona and Pairs, and the Wallspace Gallery in Seattle and Santa Barbara. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including PDN (cover), the PDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Eyemazing, Soura, Visura, Fraction, Artworks, Lenswork, Shots, Pozytyw, and Silvershotz magazines.

In 2012, she received the Rising Star Award from the Griffin Museum for her writing and teaching. She also received Honorable Mention in Center’s 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award. Aline founded and writes the blogzine, Lenscratch, has been the Gallery Editor for Light Leaks Magazine, was a contributing writer for Diffusion, Too Much Chocolate, Lucida, and F Stop Magazines, has written book reviews for photoeye, and has been curating and juroring exhibitions for galleries, magazines, and photographic organizations.

Aline considers her children her greatest achievement.

www.alinesmithson.com www.lenscratch.com

TO ENTER:
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.


AWARDS:
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.

MAILING LISTS:
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.