Call for Entries *Photographic Center Northwest* — application due May 9th —

25 Apr

After seeing such great art work on display at the ArtsExpo(sed) event this Friday, I know a few UW photographers would be viable competitors in this competition.

My favorite photo I saw on sale was this larger print of a young girl with a brunette bob-cut– she was almost out of the frame, walking to the right of the viewer. You couldn’t even see her face. In her hands were a bundle of the purest red balloons, also floating out of the frame. The beautiful colors of both her dark hair and the balloons subdued by the high grass that blurred the majority of the image.

So puzzling, yet enchanting.



The Photographic Center Northwest’s 13th Annual Photographic Competition Exhibition , Please Ring Bell, will be chosen by Rod Slemmons. Selected entries will be exhibited at the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle from July 11 – August 28, 2008. First, second, and third prize winners will take home $1000, $750, and $500 respectively. PCNW gratefully acknowledges Getty Images for sponsoring the cash awards. The competition is open to all photographers, all photographic processes, and all themes. PCNW Faculty, Board Members and staff are allowed to submit entries, but are not eligible for the cash awards. The juror is looking for work that represents a larger, cohesive body of work and will be selecting a short series from each photographer chosen. A short artist statement is required. The entry fee is $40 for four jpegs. Additional jpegs will be accepted if accompanied by a seven dollar per jpeg fee, up to ten jpegs total. Entry fees are non-refundable. All entries must be received by Friday, May 9th, 2008 at 9:00 pm.

Juror: Rod Slemmons

Rod Slemmons has been the Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago since 2002 where he has curated several exhibitions and teaches undergraduate photo history and graduate theory seminars. Slemmons previously taught at the U.W. in Seattle for 12 years. He was the National Chair of the Society for Photographic Education from 1990 – 1994. Slemmons was the Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Seattle Art Museum for 14 years, producing 35 exhibitions and numerous catalogs.

How To Enter

  1. Submissions accepted via CD only. Must be readable on a PC. Jpegs only.
  2. Images must be no larger than 720 pixels (or 10 inches) at 72 dpi in the longest dimension, and saved as jpegs.
  3. Each jpeg must be titled with the correlating letter to match the entry form, the photographer’s name and the title of the image (for example: A_John Doe_Untitled.jpg)
  4. An artist statement must be submitted on the CD in a word document file or pdf statement no longer than two pages. (do not send hard copy of the statement-it will not be used)
  5. The CD and CD case must be labeled with the photographer’s name.
  6. Notification: A list of accepted artists will be posted on our website: by June 2008,
  7. Acceptance notice & materials will be sent only if a SASE with sufficient postage accompanies your entry.
  8. Work submitted may not have been previously exhibited at the Photographic Center Northwest Gallery.

Submission information here:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: