Archive for the ‘Contest’ Category

Notable: Mary Anne Mitchell, Finalist for Julia Margaret Cameron Award

In Black and White Photography, Contest, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 12, 2016 at 2:22 pm
Image courtesy of Mary Anne Mitchell

Image courtesy of Mary Anne Mitchell

 It is with great cheer that we are able to inform of Mary Anne Mitchell’s most recent move forward, being a finalist for the eighth  Juliet Margaret Cameron Awards.

The award is open to all female photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought. Depending on what that contrives itself to, photographers can submit to the following categories: Portraits, People, Landscapes, Fine Art and Alternative Processes. Cell Phone Photography was added this year as a new field.

Mitchell was nominated in the Fine Arts category, which includes Nude and Figure photography, Still Life and Abstractions. This years award winners were juried by Laura Noble, a gallerist, writer and artistic figure in the United Kingdom arts world.

The award is aptly named after one of England’s first notable female photographers. Cameron, whose style was underappreciated in her time, has become well respected in particular for her portrait work. She called the Isle of Wight home in the 19th century, where one of her neighbors was Lord Tennyson.

Congratulations once again to Mary Anne Mitchell on being recognized for her work out of thousands of submissions.

For More Information: The Gala Awards


Notable: Greater Philly Photo Day

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Contest, Exhibits, Photographer on September 15, 2015 at 11:23 am
Image Courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

Image Courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

This one is for all of our readers near the City of Brotherly Love. Get ready to put your cameras to good use next month so everyone’s perspective of the region can be available.

Take a picture on Greater Philly Photo Day, October 9th, and send it to us on our website. It will be included in the huge gallery exhibition, online exhibition, and the Philly Photo Day book – PLUS 3 photos will be chosen for display on Septa regional rail posters across the Delaware Valley!
One photo will be chosen to wrap an entire car – maybe yours!?
To embrace every viewpoint, PPAC will offer free photo workshops so everyone’s perspective is included. With your help, PPAC will send hundreds of cameras and 20 teaching artists to schools, homeless shelters, retirement homes, and community centers in all 11 counties! 
Again, the fun will take place on October 9th. Furthermore, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is running a Kickstarter campaign to make sure that October 9th goes as planned. Check it out here.
For More Information: Photo Day

Preview: 2015 Photo Review Photography Competition

In Black and White Photography, Contest, Photographer on May 6, 2015 at 10:26 am
Issue 31:1, Cover Photo by Paul Cava

Issue 31:1, Cover Photo by Paul Cava

For those who believe they might have the right stuff, the Photo Review Photography Competition is up and running once more. This year, New York gallerist Laurence Miller will be on the jury.

The Photo Review, a highly acclaimed critical journal of photography, enables thousands of people across the country to see the accepted work in our 2015 Competition print issue and on our website. Thus, entrants will be able to easily share their accepted work and they will have a tangible benefit from the competition.

Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the photography gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. And we are excited to offer a special opportunity this year: Mr. Miller will select one photographer for inclusion in the summer group show at his gallery.

Awards include an Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera kit with 12-50mm lens and FL-LM2 electronic flash; SilverFast Ai Studio 8, SilverFast HDR Studio, SilverFast SE Plus 8, from LaserSoft Imaging; a 24″x50′ roll of Museo Silver Rag; a 20″x24″ silver gelatin fiber print from Digital Silver Imaging; a ToughTech Duo hard drive from CRU; numerous camera bags from ThinkTank Photo; an Alpine Labs Michron time-lapse device; and flash drives from USB Memory Direct. In addition, William Earle Williams, the Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in Humanities; Professor of Fine Arts and Curator of Photography, at Haverford College, will select an image for a$500 purchase prize for inclusion in the Haverford College Photography Collection, one of the largest and most comprehensive college photography collections in the United States.

An entry fee of $35 for up to three prints or images and $8 for each additional image entitles all entrants to a copy of the full-color catalogue. In addition, all entrants will be able to subscribe to The Photo Review for $36, a 20% discount. (Higher rates apply for non-US subscribers.)

Appearances in the Photo Review have provided high levels of exposure for artists in the past, so those that are looking to break out should considering submitting. Entries must be in by June 15.

For More Information: 2015 Competition Page

Notable: Deadline Approaches for Fellowship 15 International Photography Competition, Silver Eye Center of Photography

In Article, Black and White Photography, Contest on September 19, 2014 at 3:15 pm



Special note: We are please to post item 400 for your viewing pleasure. Check out the archives today at BWGallerist!!

Cameramen and women eager to get their competitive juices flowing have one month left to enter Fellowship 15, Silver Eye Center’s competition to recognize promising photographers from Pennsylvania to the far corners of the Earth. While the fee for non-members of the center is $65 dollars, the potential rewards should be worth it for those who believe they have the goods.


  • One (1) International Award Winner receives a solo exhibition at Silver Eye opening late-January 2015; $3,000 cash prize; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and media outreach and promotion.
  • One (1) Keystone Award Winner, reserved for a Pennsylvania artist, receives a spotlight exhibition in late-January 2015; $1,000 cash prize; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and media outreach and promotion.
  • Five (5) Juror’s Commendation Winners will be named on Silver Eye’s website and press releases.




Allison Grant is a curator, artist, writer, and teacher based in Chicago, IL. Since 2008, she has worked at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, where she is an assistant curator. Grant holds an MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago and a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Media Studies. She currently teaches as an Adjunct Faculty member in the Photography and Art & Design departments at Columbia College Chicago.



Again, the deadline to enter is October 13th, plenty of time to get everything ready – except maybe for you procrastinators out there.

To enter, check out the following link: Silver Eye Fellowship 15

Notable: Aperture Gallery, Summer Open Photography Contest, New York City

In Black and White Photography, Contest on February 24, 2014 at 8:46 pm













The Aperture Foundation is catering to the masses this summer, inviting anyone with some love behind the lens to submit their photographs. With no theme but the entries themselves, this July event promises to be quite ubiquitous. Executive Director Chris Boot will select the photos that will be exhibited.

Interest in photography has exploded. The world no longer divides between producers and consumers of photographs—we’re all photographers. With the Aperture Summer Open, we want to create an inclusive experience that explores photographic possibility and makes a statement about the character of the medium now.

-Chris Boot

Entries are being accepted now through April 9, 2014

For More Information: Aperture Foundation

Notable: Light Work Grants in Photography

In Black and White Photography, Camera, Contest, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photographer on February 6, 2014 at 10:32 pm



Since 1975 Light Works has offered grants to CNY artists to encourage new work from up and coming artists in the region, and this tradition continues with its announcement of the 2014 Light Work Grant in Photography! Three $2000 grants will be awarded to photographers who reside in an approximately 50-mile wide radius of Syracuse, NY. All applicants must reside in one of the following Central New York counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Tioga or Tompkins.

Recipients of these grants are invited to display their work in a special exhibition at Light Work, and their work will be reproduced in Light Work’s award-winning publication, Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual.

Since its inception, LightWorks has helped more than 110 artists, some on multiple occasions, to continue and grow their work through aiding with equipment purchases, framing costs, promotional materials, collaborations, and other project expenses.

Deadline: April 1, 2014

For more information: Light Works

Notable: Fellowship 14 International Photography Competition

In Camera, Contest, Gallerist, Gallery, Photographer on August 16, 2013 at 9:56 am

Fellowship 14

Silver Eye Center for Photography is running its 14th annual international photography competition to recognize and promote talent from both rising and established photographers from all over the globe.

Award recipients will be selected by the juror on the basis of exceptional, distinctive talent as evidenced by the strength of their submitted portfolios. The juror is especially interested in seeing portfolios with a strong narrative thrust and highly individual, original points of view.

Submissions Accepted through October 21, 2013

For More Information: Silver Eye Center for Photography

Notable: Portfolio Reviews, NYC

In Black and White Photography, Contest, Photographer on June 14, 2013 at 3:18 pm


In case you missed it, Fall is approaching and the PDN expo teams with the Palm Springs Photo Review:

The Palm Springs Photo Festival and Photo District News have again teamed up to present over 1600 reviews in our fourth annual program during this year’s PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, October 24-26.

Registration is now open for the Official PhotoPlus Expo Portfolio Review Program. By registering, you’ll be able to schedule one-on-one, 20-minute sessions with difficult to meet, New York-based book publishers, magazine photo editors, gallery and museum directors and curators, reps, industry consultants, advertising agency creatives and more. Imagine trying to meet with 5, 10, 15 or more key people in New York in three days!

For more information: Photo Reviews

Notable: 2010 Photo Review International Competition Winners

In Black and White Photography, Contest, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm


Tami Bone, “Ponderoso”


The important 2010 Annual International Photo Review competition winners are now online for your viewing.

Great contemporary approaches to color and black and white photo images are on display.

Our congratulations to the winners.

To see the winners: Photo Review

To see our previous 2010 winners on site coverage: Winner’s Exhibit

Remember to subscribe to Photo Review, a great publication,  and consider a donation as well: Photo Review Subscription

Noteworthy: Black and White Photography Spider Awards, 2010

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Contest, Photographer on June 26, 2010 at 9:10 am


Just a quick note on the entries call for the 2010 Spider Awards for Black and White photography.

Submit your entries by July 15.

Black and White Spider Awards
Celebrating its sixth year, Black and White Spider Awards is the leading international award honoring black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers in a prestigious annual competition and globally webcast event, reaching photo fans in over 154 countries.

With a collective Judging Panel of the world’s most recognized experts from SOTHEBY’S, TATE, MAGNUM PHOTOS, FRATELLI ALINARI, ARMORY SHOW, BONHAMS of London and more, the awards are the industry’s most authoritative and important photographic event for black and white and mono art. Judging Panel

Nominees vie for 132 title awards representing the best work of the year. Receiving a Black and White Spider Award is an endorsement of distinction from the most trusted names in the business.

For more information and online submission: Spider Awards