Calls for Entries January 2015

"Pyrotechnic #141", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Pyrotechnic #141”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Happy New Year to all! It is time (actually, past time) for my monthly summary of upcoming calls for entries for photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England.

This list is certainly not exhaustive and usually reflects ones of particular interest to me, but hopefully it will be helpful to many of you as well.

Good luck!


The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has a number of upcoming calls for entries, “Black and White” due January 7th, “Focus: The Portrait” due February 10th, and “Taking Pictures” due March 11th. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

SohoPhoto Gallery has their upcoming portfolio competition with entries due January 8th, 2015.

The Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco has their 8th Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show with entries due January 10th, 2015.

The Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery has a call for entries for their annual Photoplace Open with entries due January 12th, 2015 and another entitled “On the Street Where You Live” due February 9th, 2015.  They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

Acadia National Park has applications due for their Artist-in-Residence program due January 12th. You can read about the program (including my role as one of the artists last year) on the Acadia on my Mind blog here.

The Still Point Art Gallery has their next call for entries entitled “Chasing the Light (Finding the Shadow)” with entries due January 12th, 2015.

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO, has their next call for entries entitled “H2O” that is due January 14th, 2015 and another entitled Landscapes due February 11th, 2015.

Lenscratch, the popular photography blog, has its next free call for work entitled  “What You Looked Like as a Child” due January 15th and “Who or What I Love” due February 4th.  All submissions are posted on the blog…

Center in Santa Fe has its suite of contests and juried portfolio review events coming up, with a deadline of January 22nd, 2015.

The Maine Photography Show has their 2015 show coming up, jurored by Tillman Crane and with entries due January 23rd, 2015.

The B&W Spider Awards has their annual call for entries coming up, with early entries due January 23rd and final entries due April 24, 2015.

The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards has two upcoming calls for entries, one for the 7th annual Julia M Cameron Award due February 2nd, 2015 and one for the 7th annual Pollux Awards due February 15th, 2015.

PDN has its prestigious 2015 Photo Annual coming up with entries due February 3rd, 2015.

PX3 has their second call for entries in their Three Colors Trilogy, entitled “White”, with entries due February 15, 2015. The prestigious 2015 Px3 Annual Competition has entries due March 20th, 2015. Please note that discounts may be available for early entries — I can’t figure out exactly how much from their confusing website.

The Center for Photography Woodstock has their annual Photography Now contest, jurored by David Bram, with entries due February 15th.

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