Call for Entries

MD photo exhibition with cash prizes, strong juror…short deadline

Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition –
Cumberland 2019
9 N. Centre St.
Cumberland, MD 21502


Event Dates: 4/6/19 – 4/27/19
Entry Deadline: 2/8/19
Days remaining to deadline: 10


Images – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6 
Video – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6 
Total Media – Minimum: 2, Maximum: 6 

Entry Fee (Allegany National Photographic Competition and Exhibition – Cumberland 2019 (up to two entries)): $30.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $15.00

This 5th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition will meld the region’s rich concentration of photographic artists with an influx of national photographers in a juried competition for over $5000 in cash prizes. In previous years, artists from more than 35 states have submitted work to be juried. Typically, between 60-70 works are selected for exhibit in the exhibition. The 2019 juror is Dan Leers, Curator of Photography, Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA. The Public Opening & Awards Ceremony will take place Saturday, April 6, 2019,  from 6-8 pm. The exhibition will run from April 6 through Saturday, April 27.

Application Rrequirements and Restrictions
Maximum 6 entries per photographer. (No maximum per category.)
All artwork must be for sale, have been created by the submitting artist within the past three (3) years, and may not have been previously exhibited at the Allegany Arts Council’s Galleries.

Categories and Descriptions

Category 1: Color

Two-dimensional photographic works of art printed in color on any medium/substrate (paper, canvas, metal, etc.) and using any process (wet darkroom, computer, etc), max 48” in width, professionally presented and wired for hanging.

Category 2: Monochrome/Black and White

Two-dimensional photographic works of art printed in black and white or monochrome on any medium/substrate (paper, canvas, metal, etc.) and using any process (wet darkroom, computer, etc), max 48” in width, professionally presented and wired for hanging. 

Category 3: ExperimentalThree-dimensional artwork comprised of one or more of the artist’s photographic images. Texture on the surface of a two-dimensional image is not enough to include it in this category. The artwork can combine other media, but must be fundamentally photography-based. The work must be ready for display; free-standing, placed on a pedestal, or wired for hanging. Overall size may not exceed 48 inches in any dimension and weight may not exceed 30lbs. If needed, standard electrical AC power (60Hz, 120V) is available. To best represent the work, we encourage the artist to submit a short video under 5MB or a single image incorporating multiple views of the artwork. This category is about presenting photography in a non-traditional way.________

You may enter up to six works into this competition and there is no maximum per category. Be sure to check your Image Category Selector page to specify which of the three categories for which each image will be entered.

You may enter a single video for each experimental, multi-dimensional work submitted instead of a digital image. Each visual representation of your work you submit, whether a digital image or a video, will count as a single entry.

If you want to enter only one piece, you will be required to upload that same piece twice, both in your CaFE portfolio and in your entry application.  

$1500 for Best of Show
$800 for 1st Place Color
$800 for 1st Place Monochrome/Black & White
$800 for 1st Place Experimental
$400 for 2nd Place in each category
$200 for People’s Choice

The judge reserves the right to not present an award in any category if insufficient quantity or quality is in evidence. 

Important Dates                                                

Entry deadline               2/8/2019
Notifications                  3/1/2019     
Delivery by                    3/29/2019                      
Exhibition                      4/6/2019 – 4/27/2019 
Reception                     4/6/2019               
Pick-Up / Return           4/27/2019-5/1/2019

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