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Call for Entries: Woman As Photographer

Women have been actively involved with photography since the medium’s inception in 1839. The barriers to their participation were lower than in the other arts, and recognition often came faster. Yet women and their photographs have not been as visible as they should have been in view of their numbers and past influence.

This international call for entry invites women from around the world to submit photographs that demonstrate a smart, critical take on women with cameras in this day of a more open and subtle notion of gendered identity.

Submissions are only limited by your imagination and may cover a broad range of challenging, personal, emotional, and political issues facing women today.

Objective

This call is open to photographs taken by women. Submissions are only limited by your imagination and may cover a broad range of challenging, personal, emotional, and political issues facing women today. Their work-life, home, family, friends, relationships, life partners, homosexual, heterosexual, politics, equal rights, stereotypes, causes, roles and wishes.

Prizes

This call will result in an two week exhibition in March 2011. The best photos will be awarded with the following prizes:

  • First Place – $400
  • Second Place – $300
  • Third Place – $200
  • Honorable Mentions(3) – $100

Rules

  • This call is open to all women, worldwide.

How to enter?

Submit your work via the organizer’s online Smarter Entry System.

When preparing images for uploading, please adhere to the following file specifications:

  • sRGB or RGB color space (standard) – NOT CMYK (typically used by printing industry)
  • Save files to 72 ppi resolution; flatten layers, 8 bit JPEG files (16 bit will not upload.)
  • Sized to 1,280 pixels on the longest side, the other size width or height proportional
  • JPG format, compression level 8 (medium). Compression level will not affect the quality of viewed images.

Entry fee

$35 for the first 5 images, $10 each additional.