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#NewVisions2020: A Student Show

Texas Photographic Society   /   Deadline: 04/03/20

Texas Photographic Society is excited to announce our collegiate student competition, #NewVisions2020: A Student Show, which will be juried by Paul Thulin-Jimenez, Graduate Director and Assistant Professor in the Department of Photography and Film at Virginia Commonwealth University. This is an online, open-themed photo-based exhibition. Submissions from undergraduate and graduate students of all skill levels are encouraged. All entries must be submitted via CaFe.

The juror will select 50 images for the online exhibition. The selected images and student artists will be showcased on our website gallery and promoted to our extended TPS community including members and photo/social media contacts.


Online exhibition.


Entry fee is $30 for 5 images, plus $6 for each additional image. You can submit up to 12 images total. You do not have to be a member of TPS to enter. However, students may enter the competition and also join TPS as a member at the same time, for a discounted Student Member rate: $15 for 1 year (normally $20), or $33 for 3 years (normally $48).


#NewVisions2020: A Student Show is open to college students at least 18 years old, of all levels internationally (both undergraduate and graduate). All photographic-based work is welcome including digital, silver, alternative processes, mixed media incorporating photography, collage and book arts. Works exhibited previously in a TPS show are not eligible.


Please submit JPG files only, minimum of 1200 pixels on the longest side and 5 MB maximum. For each image you will need to provide the image title and the process used (Archival Digital Print, Silver Gelatin Print, Platinum/Palladium Print, Wet Plate Collodian, etc.)
All entries must be submitted via CaFe.


First Place = $300
Second Place = $200
Third Place = $100
Up to 5 Honorable Mentions may be awarded

Evaluation Criteria


For this exhibition, I will, of course, seriously consider images that are well-behaved, compositionally balanced and technically advanced. You know -- the images that are traditionally considered visually striking and should be included in any respectable photography exhibition. However, what I am deeply invested and hopeful in discovering is photography that purposely and creatively challenges convention --- artwork that explores the unknown, makes what is wrong so right and builds a foundation in the unsettled.

Put forward your most experimental and risk filled images. The work you have always loved in private but are scared it's too challenging, too political, too punk, too messy, too pretty, too funny, too forward thinking or even too backwards thinking. Feel free to shed your "I always need to be accepted" comfort zone in regards to your treatment of a subject matter, process, exposure, form and materiality. Nothing is off the table - full contact sheets with markings, found photos, blurry portraits and landscapes, rough cut magazine collages, images with text, unexposed paper and even cute puppy pictures! As long as the work attempts to establish an original style, reads as genuine, is aesthetically aware of itself and hints at the importance of being a publicly exhibited artist at this moment in history, I am fairly sure it will catch my eye and will be rebelliously amazing!

— Paul Thulin-Jimenez

Contact Information

Jennings Sheffield

P: 8042257828

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