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National Photography Award

Texas Photographic Society   /   Deadline: 08/15/19

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Texas Photographic Society is delighted to announce the TPS National Photography Award for artists residing in the United States who have a consistent body of photographic work. Our juror is Natasha Egan, is an internationally renowned curator and administrator who has served as the executive director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago (MoCP), since 2011. The recipient will be awarded a $2,000 cash prize. In addition, the one recipient will have a solo exhibition at the Sabine Street Studios during FotoFest 2020, the international festival of photography in Houston, Texas. This call is open to all subject matter, aesthetic approaches, and photographic processes. Two-dimensional work is preferred, and submissions from artists of all levels are encouraged.

Entries due August 15, 2019 (midnight CST). All applicants will be notified no later than September 15, 2019.


Sabine Street Studios in Houston, Texas.




The TPS National Photography Award is open to artists of all levels residing in the United States who are developing or have completed a consistent body of photographic work. All photographic-based art is welcome, including digital, silver and alternative processes. You do not need to be a member of the Texas Photographic Society to enter this competition. Current members of the TPS Board of Directors are NOT eligible for entry.


Prepare Your Files
1. Files should be 1200 pixels in the longest dimension and saved in JPEG format on the highest quality setting. Images should also be saved in RGB color space.

2. Label each file as FirstName_Lastname_ followed by consecutive numbers. For example: Sam_Jones_1.jpg, Sam_Jones_2.jpg, etc. Please don't forget to include the "jpg" extension.

3. Do NOT use spaces in the file name, and do NOT use special characters such as :;'"/?}{()[ ]+=*&^%$#@! (use only alpha-numeric characters).

4. Please prepare the following information for each image: (1) print title; (2) process [Digital print,Silver-Gelatin, Mixed Media, Cyanotype, Gum Bichromate, Platinum/Palladium, etc.]; (3) Size of works; (4) price or NFS.


Awards & Recognition
$2,000 cash prize • Solo exhibition at Sabine Street Studios during FotoFest 2020 in Houston, TX • Inclusion in the Biennial publication guide • Printed exhibition postcards for the FotoFest 2020 Meeting Place reviewers' bags • International visibility via the FotoFest 2020 website and promotional materials • Jurors may select up to 10 "Finalists," providing additional recognition to entrants.

Contact Information

Sarah Sudhoff
P.O. Box 667116
Houston, TX 77266

P: 646-338-3997

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