Call for Entries
Communication Arts 2017 Photography Competition call for entries…
Deadline: March 10, 2017
Enter the most prestigious competition for creativity in photography, the Communication Arts Photography Competition. Any photograph first published or produced from March 2016 through March 2017 is eligible. Selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and photographers, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Photography Annual, in print and digital editions, and on commarts.com, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work. As a service to art directors, designers and art buyers, a comprehensive index will carry contact information of the photographers represented.
Each winning entrant will receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum, and award certificates issued for firms, individuals and clients.
CA’s Award of Excellence is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry. If chosen, winning places you in the highest ranks of your profession.
2017 Photography Jury
Anna Alexander, director of photography, WIRED, San Francisco, CA
Jon Arnold, executive creative director, Bohan Advertising, Nashville, TN
Chris Buck, photographer, New York, NY
Carol Chu, creative director, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, MA
Coni Kennedy, creative director and partner, L.A. Inc., Toronto, Canada
What to Enter: Information on eligibility, categories and fees.
How to Enter: Information on preparation of entries and forms.
Photography Competition FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions about applications and file formats.
Student Category FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions about submitting student entries.
Tips for Success: Seven things you should remember when entering our competitions.
What to Enter
Any photograph first published or produced from March 2016 through March 2017 is eligible. Entries may originate from any country. Explanation of the function in English is very important to the judges. Submission of entries acknowledges the right of Communication Arts to use them for publication and exhibition.
Photography Competition Categories/Fees
These categories are judged by the Photography jury and will appear in the Photography Annual:
Advertising: $40 single entry/$80 series
Books: $40 single entry/$80 series
Editorial: $40 single entry/$80 series
For Sale: $40 single entry/$80 series
Institutional: $40 single entry/$80 series
Motion/Cinematography: $90 single entry/$180 series
Self-Promotion: $40 single entry/$80 series
Unpublished: $40 single entry/$80 series
Student Work: $20 single print entry/$40 print series/$45 single video entry/$90 video series
Entries must be registered no later than Midnight (Pacific Standard Time), March 10, 2017. Entries registered after that date require a late fee of $10 per entry. No entries can be registered after March 24, 2017.
Each photograph is a single entry. A printed piece with several photographs must have a dot or some other mark indicating which specific single photograph is to be judged. If a single photograph isn’t indicated, the entry will be disqualified.
Campaigns or series are limited to five photographs. If the entry has more than five photographs, indicate which five are to be judged. If this isn’t indicated, the entry will be disqualified.