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Call for Entries: Fellowship 17 International Photography Competition

Deadline: October 31, 2016

 

Submissions Accepted through Monday, October 31, 2016
JUROR: Rebecca Senf, Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ, Norton Family Curator of Photography, Phoenix Museum of Art
Silver Eye Center for Photography announces a Call for Entries for Fellowship 17, our international photography competition. Now in its 17th year, this competition recognizes both rising talent and established photographers from all corners of the globe and from the state of Pennsylvania. This year’s juror is Rebecca Senf, Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ, Norton Family Curator of Photography, Phoenix Museum of Art.

Deadline for submissions via Silver Eye’s website is Monday, October 31, 2016, 11:59:59 pm EST.

Awards

  • One (1) International Award Winner receives a solo exhibition at Silver Eye opening early 2017; $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 early 2017; $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.

Eligibility

All U.S. and international amateur and professional photographers, age 18 and older at the time of submission, may apply.
Silver Eye staff and their relatives, board members, current interns, and past Fellowship winners are not eligible to apply.

Selection Criteria
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.

 

Jurying
There are two (2) rounds of evaluation. Winners will be notified via phone immediately following the decision of the juror. Non-selected photographers will be notified by email shortly thereafter. Decisions of the juror are final and binding.

 

What to Enter

The submission you are entering is comprised of three individual items: 1) a one-page Artist’s Statement in PDF format; 2) your biography or CV in PDF format, and 3) your work sample.

You may submit up to ten (10) images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work created within the past three years. Or, if from an ongoing project, the portfolio must include images created within the past three years.

Submitted work may not have been previously exhibited at Silver Eye or in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

For the best image quality and fast upload, image files must be no larger than 1,500 pixels wide, and saved as a .JPG size 8.

 

How to Enter

Submissions will be accepted via Silver Eye’s website, silvereye.org/fellowship17.
Complete the online application form, upload media, and submit fees.
For technical assistance, applicants may access JotForm support, the form host.

 

Fees

Free for current Silver Eye members at the $50 level and above, with membership valid through October 31, 2016
$50 for submission + membership at the $50 level
$55 for non-Silver Eye members
If you have questions about membership levels or your membership status, please contact Juliana Zipay at 412.431.1810, ext. 12 or jzipay@silvereye.org.

 

Deadline for Submissions

Monday, October 31, 2016, 11:59:59 pm EST

 

Exhibition Guidelines

Awards are given as prizes to the winning artists, and artists are not required to cover the cost of exhibition expenses.

If chosen as an award recipient, artists must provide work that is already printed, matted, if necessary, framed, and exhibition-ready. Silver Eye Center for Photography will not print, matte, or frame work.

The artist pays for one-way shipping with an agreed-upon carrier such as FedEx and for expenses related to the packing of the work.

Silver Eye Center for Photography will cover return shipping using a price-match of the cost of shipping for initial delivery. Receipts must be submitted by the artist to Silver Eye to verify shipping costs. If the price of return shipping exceeds the price-match, the artist will cover the difference for the cost.

 

Terms & Conditions/FAQs

For further information about the competition’s rules and regulations, awards, and exhibitions, check out our Fellowship Guidelines.

 

Still Need Help?

Have questions about your membership status or how or what to submit? Please email info@silvereye.org.

Opportunity posted on: August 30, 2016