It is time for my monthly summary of upcoming calls for entries for photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England. There are many choices, so choose wisely unless you have unlimited resources of time and money!
This list is certainly not exhaustive and usually reflects ones of particular interest to me for the most part, but hopefully it will be helpful to many of you as well.
The Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA has their annual Winter Solstice show coming up, with framed pieces due December 2nd. The exhibition is free and open to all members (not juried).
Aperture has their annual Portfolio Prize coming up very soon, with entries due December 2nd (at noon, oddly enough).
The Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery has a call for entries entitled “A Celebration of Trees” due December 7th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.
The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has a few upcoming calls, one entitled “Landscape:Photography Now” due December 8th, and another entitled “Black and White: 2016” due January 6th, 2016. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.
The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO, has an upcoming call entitled “FAUX” due December 16th, 2015.
Lensculture, the big online magazine, has their annual Exposure Awards coming up, with entries due December 21st. This is a good one if your work is a good fit.
Flash Forward has their annual call for entries coming up, with entries for the 2016 version due December 29th, 2015. This is for emerging photographers age 34 and younger.
B&W Magazine has their 2016 annual portfolio contest with entries due December 31st.
The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next call, entitled “Macro 2015” due January 10th, 2016.
The Perspective Gallery in the Chicago area has their Lens 2016 Juried Exhibition coming up, with entries due January 17th, 2016.
The annual Maine Photography Show is coming up again, with entries due between December 1st and January 22nd, 2016.
Center in Santa Fe has their annual Choice Awards coming up with entries due January 22, 2016.
PDN has their big Photo Annual 2016 coming up, with entries due February 3rd, 2016.
The Elizabeth Moss Gallery in Falmouth, ME is having its annual New Artist Search for consideration for exhibitions and/or representation, due sometime in February 2016.