Call for entries: CRU annual photo contest

CRU Photo contest now accepting entries…


CRU is proud to announce its annual photography contest, in which we solicit the work of professionals, passionate amateurs, and students alike. This year, we are asking for entries in three different subject categories:

PEOPLE. Capture the portraits that demonstrate the breadth of expression and emotion the human spirit can evoke.

STREET. Show us the beat from the street. The faces, activities, encounters, and candid moments that comprise the urban environment.

NATURE. Mountainscapes, gardens, waterways, weather, the sky-choose your best shots to illustrate the grandeur of nature.

Contestants have the opportunity to win storage devices used by professional photographers for storing and backing up their images and client projects.

Contest Guidelines

DEADLINE: December 31st, 2016

The CRU Photo Contest is open to photographers ages 18 and over. Each participant may submit an entry in each of the three categories described above (limit of one per category for a total of up to three total entries).

You may add an optional brief artist’s statement for each of your images.

The contest is open from August 30, 2016 until December 31, 2016.

The Grand Prize and Category winners will be selected by a panel of judges.

The People’s Choice award is given to the image with the most votes determined by number of Facebook likes, so share your entries and recruit your friends to like/vote for your image!

Among the prizes being offered:

A hard drive enclosure with a RAID 1 setting automatically creates 2 backups of your data. This is ideal for offsite storage, large file sharing, and for extra safety in case of drive failure.

To sign up and/or view prizes, follow this link:

While you are there, check out the gallery of entries!


Bryn Dunbar (Class of 2016) wins PDN award

Bryn Dunbar wins first place in PDN photo contest…

“USDA APPROVED!”   – Dunbar’s 2016 thesis work at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
MICA Photo is proud to announce that Bryn Dunbar (MICA Photo class of 2016) has won the FIRST PLACE award in PDN’s 2016 food photography contest entitled, “Taste”.  The winning submission was a single image selected from Bryn’s senior thesis body of work. Bryn’s image, “USDA APPROVED!” was selected as the first place winner in the category “Personal Work”. All of us here at MICA Photo want to extend our congratulations to Bryn, and her award-winning work!

Photographer’s Forum Magazine: Call for Entries

Photographer’s Forum Magazine
presents the


Sponsored by PENTAX

Over $8,500 in Cash Grants and Prizes
All Winning and Finalist Images Published



1st PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $2,000 plus PENTAX K-3 II camera and lens system*
1st PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $2,000 plus PENTAX K-3 II camera and lens system*

2nd PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $1,000 cash grant
2nd PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $1,000 cash grant

3rd PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $500 cash grant
3rd PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $500 cash grant

4th PLACE AWARDS (x5) :: COLLEGE :: Five $150 grants
4th PLACE AWARDS (x5) :: HIGH SCHOOL :: Five $150 grants

All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the May 2017 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.

The top 16 winning photos will be published in the May 2017 issue of Photographer’s Forum. All contest finalists (top 8% of all entries), will be published in the hardcover book Best of College & High School Photography 2017.

    • Early Entry Deadline entry fee is $4.95 per photo entered before October 17, 2016.
    • Rights remain with photographer.
    • Subject matter is open.

The AARON SISKIND FOUNDATION announces the 2016 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship

AARON SISKIND FOUNDATION 2016 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship…


***The 2016 cycle will begin in March 2016.***

***This grant is for people who have graduated  – not currently enrolled.***
Grant Information and Application Guidelines
Application Period: March 1 – May 30, 2016
Application Deadline: May 30, 2016 at 11:59pm Eastern Time

General Information and Eligibility Requirements

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field. The entry fee for this grant is $20USD.

Applications must be submitted through the Slideroom application portal

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents of the United States, who reside in the U.S., and who are at least 21 years of age. Recipients must provide legal proof of eligibility and a verifiable social security number.

Who May Not Apply: Students enrolled in a college degree program. Please note: students who will graduate before the 2016 application deadline are eligible to apply. Previous IPF recipients are not currently being considered for new awards. At this time, artists on temporary visas such as the F-1 or O-1 visa are not eligible to apply.

Eligible Work: Still photography regardless of subject matter, genre, or process. The use of the lens must be pivotal. The submission should consist of a mature, coherent body of work.

Fellowship recipients will be notified by September 2016. Names of recipients and panelists will be announced shortly thereafter. The decisions of the Aaron Siskind Foundation and its designated judging panel as to who receives fellowship support will be final, private, and without appeal. As required by law, award funds must be used to further the artist’s creative endeavors. Recipients will be asked to provide a summary of the uses to which award funds are put. Award funds will be taxable to recipients in Tax Year 2016.

Alexia Foundation Invites Student Submissions for Photography and Multimedia Competition

Alexia Foundation Call for Student Entries…


“The Alexia Foundation provides educational opportunities and cash grants to help students produce bodies of work that share its goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.

To that end, the foundation is accepting submissions from students of still photography and multimedia projects that explore cultural understanding in or near their local community. Prizes will be awarded in both undergraduate and graduate categories.

Undergraduate prizes include a first-place award that includes the full cost of tuition for the Syracuse University London Program for the fall 2016 semester, a grant of $1,000 toward production costs of the proposed project, and $500 for the student’s academic department; a second-place award of half tuition for the SU London Program and a $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed project; and one or more award(s) of excellence that provide grants of $1,500 to be used for tuition at the SU London Program and a $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed project.

Graduate prizes include a first-place award that includes tuition for three SU London Program classes and program fees up to a maximum of $15,000, a grant of $1,000 to help produce the proposed project, and $500 for the student’s academic department; and one or more award(s) of excellence that provide $1,500 to be used for tuition at the SU London Program and $500 to help produce the proposed project.” – Quoted from


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Call for Entries: The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

Call for Entries:


The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is pleased to launch its 6th International Photography Competition on the 1st of February in 2016. We invite worldwide photographers to take part in the competition. Many prizes up for grabs, and several different categories to enter.

Deadline for entries: April 17, 2016