It is time for my monthly summary of upcoming calls for entries for photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England, so please find below my list for July 2019. Things usually quiet down a bit this time of year, but there are still some good ones out there.
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.
The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next call up, entitled “From Dusk to Dawn” and due July 7th. They have another call for later in the summer entitled “Secondary Colors” that is due August 25th.
The Southeast Center for Photography has their next calls posted, with “Women by Women” due July 7th, “Flora” due August 4th, and “Forgotten” due September 8th.
The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has two upcoming calls…”Black and White: 2019″ due July 11th and “WHAT: Cars and Dogs” due August 9th. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.
Submissions will be open until July 15th for the 2019 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portaiture. The award includes a $20,000 prize.
Critical Mass, which I consider to be a particularly important call, is accepting submissions for this year with entries due July 15th. I’ve had a number of reviewers tell me that this contest is one that helps them quite a bit in finding new work.
The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled “Personal Narrative” due July 22nd. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.
The Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY, has a long line-up of upcoming calls for entries, ranging from group exhibitions to photobook competitions, and I encourage you to take a look at their many options.