APA NY’s 1st Annual Juried Gallery Exhibition - Submit your very best work!

Tue 16th Aug, 2022

Posted by Chairman APA/NY in Calls for Entries

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The Odds are in your favor to be showcased and win cash awards up to $1000!

APA NY invites all APA Members, (and those photographers who would like to be members) to participate in its very first juried, open photography competition and exhibition at the renowned Soho Photo Gallery. 

• This one-week, open-gallery event, to be held December 6-11, 2022, will give each artist a chance to promote their work. And to assist, we will be inviting art buyers and editors from all around the New York area.

• APA members' selected work will be featured on the gallery walls at this special event. A promotion effort has been created for this event that includes: a feature on the APA website, social media, advertising, a catalog, and gala opening night.

About the competition Juror: Elizabeth Avedon

We are honored to have Elizabeth Avedon as the juror for our show. Elizabeth is a photography book and exhibition designer, independent curator, and writer. She is a sought-after consultant for photographers; editing, sequencing, and advising towards their exhibition, book, and portfolio projects. She serves as faculty for the Masters in Digital Photography department at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Read more about Elizabeth here.


The competition is open to all members of APA, regardless of chapter.  If you are not yet a member of APA, if you join now at any Level, your annual membership fee will include a 1 FREE entry into the single image competition. With your new membership you will be joining our community of photographers and the education, inclusion and inspiration that comes with it. Get more information about joining here.

Competition submission requirements:

Please read contest terms and follow these guidelines carefully to ensure proper submission of your entries.

The competition is open only to current Members of APA in good standing. You can join at any level to enter the contest
You can upload as many images as you would like during the process to either or both categories.

All files must be JPG, no smaller than 1200 pixels on the longest side, and at most 1800 pixels, 72 PPI, sRGB color profile, 
Image files should have a unique file name (not your name) for the single image submission. For Series images, files should have a unique file name (not your name) Series 1of1 or series submissions 1of5; ie (aoweu1837_1of1) or (abcd123_1of4)  all submissions (single or series) MUST be submitted in a containing folder bearing your Full Name. Names will be stripped before being submitted to Elizabeth Avedon for "blind" judging.

Once you have submitted, your submission is final, and you will not be able to edit your images.

 All types of photography are eligible for entry, regardless of subject matter or photographic technique. And you may enter individual images or a series.

The upload link will be sent to you after you have completed the image/series entrance fee process.

Entry Fee:

1 image: $25.

2-5 images from a narrative or thematic series: $50


Check out these PRIZES!:

There will be awards for First, Second, and Third Place, in both the single image and series images categories. Those prizes will be $1000 for First Place, $500 for Second Place, and $250 for Third Place in each category. APA will also be handing out several Honorable Mentions awards.

The Chosen Photographs:

Your work will be juried from the digital files you submit. If your work is juried (selected) into the show, you will be contacted; from there you will receive further instructions. You will need to prepare it for hanging and deliver it to the gallery on drop-off day. Photographs must be suitably prepared for gallery presentation (matted and framed, etc) or will not be accepted. The maximum height or width (including frame) of exhibited work cannot exceed 26 inches. It is preferred for large framed pieces to use Plexi rather than glass. Delivery instructions will be emailed to participants. Printing, mounting, and framing of each piece must be gallery quality. Work must be wired for hanging (no sawtooth hangers). APA reserves the right to publish the winning photographs on our website and social media to publicize the show. The Copyright is retained by the photographer.

• If you do not print or mat your own images, besides being able to recommend several print houses,  we also have a printer associated with the gallery, who does excellent, reasonably-priced work, and is a photographer himself, so he speaks our language. He can also cut your mats for you.

• If you do not live in New York and cannot get to the gallery in-person, you will be responsible for shipping your framed pieces to the gallery, and the cost of returning them to you.

Commission and Insurance:

You can price your work at whatever amount you choose. Your work does not have to be for sale, but if it is, we will facilitate those sales during show hours. There will be no commission on the sale of any prints (APA will only deduct transaction fees from the sale).

Although we will make reasonable efforts to protect your work while it is in our possession, we are not legally responsible for it. Consider insuring your work for the time it is in the gallery.


 If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Gilbert at Director@apany.com

Important Dates:

• Deadline for submissions: We've extended the deadline to September 14, 2022

• Notification: October 5, 2022

• Accepted Work Due At the Gallery: December 5, 2022

• Exhibition: December 6 - 11, 2022

• Opening Reception: December 6, 2022

About APA:

APA’s mission is to advocate, educate and elevate the professional photographic community.

American Photographic Artists (APA) is an organization dedicated to the success of professional photographers. Our organization’s foundation is built upon creating a diverse and inclusive photographic community that supports all photographers at every level in their careers and champions the rights of image-makers worldwide. To achieve our mission, our goals are to establish, endorse, and promote professional practices, standards, and ethics in the photographic community; to mentor, motivate, educate and inspire in the pursuit of excellence. APA strives to provide the tools and connections that photographers need to run a successful business. APA New York is the Northeast regional chapter of American Photographic Artists (APA) which also includes Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.



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