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TPS 29: The International Competition

Texas Photographic Society   /   Deadline: 08/10/20

Texas Photographic Society is thrilled to announce our flagship traveling exhibition, TPS 29: The International Competition, which will be juried by Elizabeth Avedon, independent curator and consultant. This call is open-themed and submissions from artists of all levels internationally are welcomed. The show opens in Houston at The Silos at Sawyer Yards, then travels to The Center for Contemporary Arts, Abilene, Texas.


The TPS 29: The International Competition exhibition opens at The Silos at Sawyer Yards, Houston, TX, then travels to The Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, TX.


The entry fee for Current TPS Members is $30 for 5 images, plus $6 for each additional image. The Non-Member entry fee is $38 for 5 images, plus $6 for each additional image. You may enter up to 12 images. You do not have to be a member of TPS to enter. However, you may enter the competition, join TPS or renew as a member at the same time and pay the Current TPS Member entry fee of $30.


TPS 29: The International Competition is open to artists at least 18 years old, of all levels internationally. All photographic-based work is encouraged including digital, silver and alternative processes. Works exhibited previously in a TPS show are not eligible. Current members of the TPS Board of Directors are permitted to enter but are not eligible for awards.


Please submit digital JPG files only, minimum of 1200 pixels on the longest side and 5 MB maximum. Please remove watermarks from images. For each image you will need to provide the image title and the process (medium) used to make the image/print (Archival Digital Print, Silver Gelatin Print, Platinum/Palladium Print, Wet Plate Collodian, etc.) Only digital files are accepted for submission.


First Place = $500
Second Place = $300
Third Place = $200
Up to 5 Honorable Mentions may be awarded.

The juror will select 50 images for the exhibition.

Evaluation Criteria

Statement from Juror Elizabeth Avedon:

It is an honor to be invited to jury Texas Photographic Society's 29th Annual International Competition. With an 'open theme' I feel privileged to be able to view the many different types of photography genres we'll receive from the hundreds of photo submissions. One of the most difficult tasks will be to edit down the entries to a gallery sized exhibit.

I have always been drawn to the magic of photography and I value the exposure photographers gain by entering and exhibiting online and in gallery exhibitions. By showcasing their work, they gain exposure and build their audience, moving the work forward professionally. Even if not chosen, I view the websites and photographs of those emerging and mid-career photographers who have taken the time to enter and to show me their work.

In this call for entry, I am looking for exceptional photography with a perspective and vision seen as uniquely their own; images with a fresh approach I would like to look at again and again.

Contact Information

Susan Edgley


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