Call for Entry | Thin Line

The 2016 Call for Entries began on September 1st. The Call for Entries will end on the below dates.

Early Bird Deadline is September 30, 2015

Regular Deadline is November 30, 2015

Late Deadline is December 22, 2015

As long as you complete the online submission process and pay by the deadline, your submission will count. You then must ensure physical delivery of your submission (if applicable) ASAP. We MUST receive all submission materials by the end of business on December 30, 2015. Otherwise, your submission will not be considered.


Submission fees are in US Dollars and are non-refundable. Thin Line reserves the right to disqualify a submission, without a refund or credit, if eligibility requirements are not met or if eligibility status changes. Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate fee. One submission is defined as one film, one band or musician, and one photo. Submission fees may be paid by credit card only (Visa, MasterCard, Discover).

NOTE: Students get 50% off Film, Photo and Music submission fees. Your submission must be flagged as ‘student’ when asked and you must e-mail a photo/copy of your student ID to


Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.

Student works are accepted.

The exhibition is open to all photographers worldwide, both amateur and professional. All genres accepted. You will have the chance to specify a category during submission. However, Thin Line reserves the right to place your images in any category.

Essentially, festival preference is for minimal editing; and any editing should “maintain the integrity of the photographic images’ content and context.” Cropping is allowed in all categories. Absolutely NO editing (other than cropping) is allowed in the Light Painting sub-category. If you have any questions related to this point, please feel free to e-mail us

Copyright: By entering, you retain copyright and remain the owner of your images. You agree that the images you submit may be used in printed publications, on Thin Line’s websites, in a slideshow and screensaver, may be uploaded on Thin Line’s social media channels, or in any other media, and may be copied and displayed in any country provided that you are afforded appropriate attribution as the photographer.

  • All entrants will be notified by e-mail or phone of their submission status no later than January 20th, 2016.
  • Multiple entries are allowed. If submitting multiple works across different festivals; you will be required to submit two transactions, one for each festival.
  • Make sure to tell us any special information about you or your submission. Some key points could be that you are a Texas-based artist. Or does your work have anything to do with the University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University, or Denton County?
  • Submission materials will not be returned, nor will they ever be used for any purpose other than what is stated in these rules.

Photographs submitted during the process should be no more than 1000px on its longest side @ 72dpi and in the JPG format. Name your photo submissions using the following naming convention: last-first-photo_title-desiredcategory-TL2016.jpg

  • Where “last” is your Last name.
  • Where “first” is your First name.
  • Where “photo title” is a brief description of the photograph
  • Where “desiredcategory” is the category you think your submission falls under.
  • Please make sure to include TL2016 at the end of your file name.

Entrants are encouraged to submit a series of photographs (up to 5 in a series).
Thin Line cannot be responsible for lost, damaged, late or misdirected entries, or for faulty uploading connections or technical malfunctions.

If You Are Selected

  • You must execute a release agreement wherein you (i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film, photo, or music at Thin Line 2016; (ii) warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film, photo, or music at Thin Line 2016; and (iii) indemnify and hold harmless Thin Line Fest, its parent company, its affiliates, and subsidiaries and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, and representatives against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film, photo, or music at Thin Line 2016.
  • You authorize Thin Line Fest to exhibit your selected work during the 2016 festival.
  • You authorize Thin Line Fest to use your selected work for festival promotion purposes.

If your photo is selected for print, the Photo Program Committee will determine print-size and format for display at the various photography exhibitions. You must provide a high-resolution, print-ready format of the selected photo(s).  If your photo is selected for a digital gallery, you must provide a lossless 1920×1080 file of your photo(s).

If selected, you may opt in or out of the Photo Sale program. For Sales, all interested parties will be asked to contact at which point we will work with the artists to determine print requirements and pricing. Net proceeds will be split 50/50 with the artist.

Invited Works/Artists

  • Thin Line, at its sole discretion, may invite select films/musicians/photographers to participate in the festival.
  • All invited works are ineligible for competitive awards.


  • Unless otherwise agreed by the Festival in writing, awards will be fulfilled approximately 10-14 weeks after the closing date of the festival.
  • Award eligibility is subject to any restrictions or conditions imposed by applicable laws and regulations (international, federal, state or otherwise), and the award recipient is responsible for all applicable taxes, customs, tariffs, insurance and similar charges or costs (if any).
  • 2016 Awards listed in the below Festival sections are subject to change.

Best of Category Awards – $250 in Cash and prizes- One for each category. One photo will be chosen from each of the four themes. This award is given to the photograph that most well represents each category. The 2016 categories are:

  • Natural Beauty
  • It’s About People
  • What Moves Us
  • There’s a Thin Line
  • Zef

Instant Film Award $250 in Cash and prizes. One photo will be chosen from the Instant Film event that will occur during the Thin Line 2016 Festival.

A Thin Line of Light – This award is given to the most outstanding Light Painting. Absolutely no editing is allowed. Images will be judged on originality, technical mastery, difficulty, and visual aesthetics. One photographer will receive $250 in cash and prizes.

Photo entries will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit. The story behind the photo may influence the judges’ decisions. Decisions made by the judges are final.

Photo Sales: All interested parties will be asked to contact at which point we will work with the artists to determine print requirements and pricing. Net proceeds will be split 50/50 with the artist.


Outstanding Graduating Senior | Madeline Potter

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Congratulations to Madeline Potter for being featured as an Outstanding Graduating Senior in the Texas Woman’s University paper, The Lasso.

Take a look at the feature here.

Madeline currently attends Texas Woman’s University working on her BFA in Visual Arts, Photography Concentration. She will graduate in Fall 2015.

Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Exhibition, Division Gallery | Claire A. Warden

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Congratulations to Claire A. Warden for having her work included in Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Exhibition at Division Gallery. The exhibition runs October 1 through October 13, 2015.

45 Ernest Avenue
Toronto, ON, M6P 3M7

Exhibition Dates: October 1 – October 13, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 8, 2015 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Open Hours:
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Claire is an artist working in Phoenix, Arizona. She received her BFA in Photography and BA in Art History from Arizona State University and completed one year of coursework towards an MFA at Texas Woman’s University.

Neighbors SPESC Regional Juried Educators Exhibition | Jana C. Perez and Angilee Wilkerson

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumnae, Jana C. Perez, and Angilee Wilkerson for being selected by juror Katherine Ware for the Neighbors SPESC Regional Juried Educators Exhibition at MAINSITE Contemporary Art Gallery in Norman, OK. The exhibition runs September 21 through October 2, 2015.

Jana  is an artist, graphic designer, photographer and educator. She currently holds the rank of Associate Professor, Department of Visual Arts, Graphic Design at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas.

Angilee holds an MFA in Photography and a Minor in Intermedia. She is an artist, adjunct professor, and professional editorial photographer.

Photograph, Miracosta College | Claire A. Warden


Congratulations to Claire A. Warden for her two-person exhibition, Photograph, with David Emitt Adams at Miracosta College – Kruglak Gallery. The exhibition runs October 13 through November 5, 2015.

Miracosta College – Kruglak Gallery
A two-person exhibition with David Emitt Adams and Claire A. Warden

One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056

Exhibition Dates: October 13 – November 5, 2015

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Thursday, October 22, 2015 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Gallery talks at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM

Open Hours:
Monday – Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Diane Adams, Gallery Director

Claire is an artist working in Phoenix, Arizona. She received her BFA in Photography and BA in Art History from Arizona State University and completed one year of coursework towards an MFA at Texas Woman’s University.

Call for Entry | Illuminate

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Due: August 28, 2015
Illuminate | The Center for Fine Art Photography
Juror: Elizabeth Avedon

THEME | Illuminate
All types of subject matter, capture types and photographic processes are eligible to submit.

JUROR | Elizabeth Avedon
Elizabeth Avedon is an independent curator and book + exhibition designer. The former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe and Creative Director for The Gere Foundation, she has received awards and recognition for her exhibition design and publishing projects, including the retrospective exhibition and book: Avedon: 1949–1979 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among many others. She recently curated the exhibitions of Nicholas Vreeland and Magdalena Solé at New York’s Leica Gallery. Elizabeth is a regular contributor to L’Oeil de la Photographie.

All selected artists are invited to join us at the reception with Elizabeth Avedon. An international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography will view the chosen artist’s work throughout the exhibition. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition.

Juror’s Selection: $500.00
Director’s Selection: $250.00
Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks
Honorable Mention Awards: 2-year membership and image submission to a Call for Entry at C4FAP.

In addition artists’ selected for the exhibition will also receive:
Promotion on The Center’s large social media platforms.
Professional installation images for your use.
All exhibiting artists’ are invited to complimentary portfolio reviews with the Director, Hamidah Glasgow, lunch and portfolio sharing on the reception weekend.
In-gallery and online exhibition with links to artists’ websites
Press releases are sent to artists’ choice of media outlets.

Founded in 2004 by photographers, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) photography organization. We provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, solo exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals. Open Tues-Sat, Always Free, public welcome.

MEMBERS | $24 for the three images.
NON-MEMBERS | $38 for the first three images.
ADDITIONAL IMAGES may be submitted for $8 each for members and $10 each for non-members. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted. Applicants signing up for membership at the time they submit will receive the automatic discounted entry fee.
Note: Images selected by jurors for exhibition at the Center in the previous 12 months are NOT eligible. Images previously submitted but not yet selected for exhibition may be resubmitted.

Image Upload Guidelines
All images are submitted online on our website. To submit images visit our home page, create an account or Login to your existing account to begin. Further instructions are available in the Calls for Entry Section of our website.

Entries Due | August 28, 2015
Notice Of Acceptance | September 12, 2015
Exhibition Dates | December 4, 2015 – January 23, 2016
Public + Artists’ Reception | December 4, 2015 6-9 pm

Eligibility: Our calls for entry are open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate.
Exhibit Prints: In order to be included in the online gallery or to receive an award, you must provide a professionally printed and framed/mounted image for gallery exhibition. The Center recognizes that some work is non traditional and incorporates the framing as an integral part of the presentation. To encourage participation by photographers from around the world, the Center offers optional, professional, printing and framing services. Additional details will be provided upon request.
Acceptance Notice: Everyone who submits will receive an email notification of which images were accepted. Accepted images will be posted on the Center’s website.

USE RIGHTS: Each artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant The Center for Fine Art Photography the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, promoting the Center’s programs, promoting exhibitions and subsequent display on the Center’s website of current and past exhibitions. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks for The Center for Fine Art Photography with artist credit. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from the Center.

Visit: | Email: 970.224.1010 | Closed Sunday and Monday

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Call for Entry | Open Call Guate Photo 2015

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Due: August 21, 2015
Open Call Guate Photo 2015


Renewed, inspired and stronger, the International Festival of Photography GuatePhoto reaches its third edition, now with a wider scope and participatory.

The cities of Guatemala and Antigua Guatemala will become during the month of November 2015 in scenarios dedicated to contemporary photographic creation; gathering the talent of established and emergent artists, critics, cultural agents, institutions and the general public.

GuatePhoto International Festival of Photography aims to educate, promote, document and celebrate contemporary photography through diverse exhibitions, artist talks, portfolios reviews and other dynamic events and positions itself as one of Latin America’s top photography festivals.

We are experiencing a fortunate moment for the arts and photography in Guatemala with the emergence of new talents, young aesthetics, transgressive ideas and fresh spaces. These happenings have paved the way to generate the ideal conditions for artists of diverse latitudes to find a platform through GuatePhoto Festival to collaborate, promote their work, and exchange their ideas.

This is why starting November 12th, 2015 the cities of Antigua and Guatemala will be immersed in photography; exhibitions in museum, galleries, gardens, warehouses, streets, bus stations and public spaces will be flooded by the work of internationally acclaimed photographers and the best local talent.

GuatePhoto 2015 is a project produced by La Fototeca and

Thank you for being part of this epic encounter!

There is no specific theme for the Open Call or festival. We accept proposals from all individual photographers or collectives of all nationalities.


There are 2 categories to participate in, based on what we consider to be the most relevant in contemporary image production:


We are looking for a series of 10 to 15 images. These images can range in style, categories include: artistic, documentary, journalistic, personal images or the mix of them. We are interested in bodies of work that contain a narrative, tell a story or convey a strong message.

We accept proposals that combine the image with other visual arts such as videos and installations that complement the work to be presented.


We are looking for finished photobooks and dummies from individuals or publishers. They may be independent, commercial, published, self-published, or unpublished.

A hard copy must be sent before August 21st, 2015 to our offices.


Of all the entries received at the Open Call, 15 artists and 30 photobooks will be selected from each category to exhibit. The work selected will showcase in two of the main exhibitions during GuatePhoto 2015, from November 12th to the 30th.

GuatePhoto will cover printing and exhibition expenses for all 15 finalists.

The selected series and photobooks will be announced on September 18, 2015 through this website.

If you are selected, you will be notified directly via e-mail with any additional instructions.
For more information, click here.

Call for Entry | Going Places

PhotoPlace Gallery

Due: August 10, 2015
Going Places | PhotoPlace Gallery
Juror: Carlan Tapp

Travel gives us the freedom to explore, change, experiment, and grow, while our photographs recall for us a sense of the places we visit. “Going Places” is about what you saw, and how it felt to be there.


PhotoPlace Gallery’s mission is to support contemporary fine art photography as a means of creative expression and cultural insight. PhotoPlace Gallery sponsors exhibition opportunities through international juried exhibits in Middlebury, Vermont, through its published exhibition catalogs and on its website.

Fees: $30 for up to 5 images, $7 each additional

Eligibility: Open to all photographers working in any type of capture or process.

To encourage international participation, we offer printing of accepted work, as well as free matting and framing for the duration of the exhibit.

Requirements: See link below for details and submission. Submission deadline is midnight August 10, 2015.

Awards: Juror Carlan Tapp will select 35 images for exhibition in the gallery and an additional 40 images for the online gallery. All 75 images will be reproduced in the exhibition catalog and remain permanently on our website.

Contact Information

James Barker
PhotoPlace Gallery
3 Park Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

P: 802.388.4500

Call for Entry | The Constructed Image Photo Collage, Photo Montage, In-Camera/Scanner Assemblages

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Due: August 5, 2015
Portfolio Showcase: The Constructed Image Photo Collage, Photo Montage, In-Camera/Scanner Assemblages
Davis Orton Gallery

Portfolio Showcase: In each of five shows, the gallery features the portfolios of two photographers selected through a call for work. The theme of each call is directly related to the scheduled exhibition. Portfolios of up to 12 images are shown in two ways: prints (up to 22” on longest side) are displayed on a stand; above, an HD monitor presents a continuous slide show of the two portfolios.


Davis Orton Gallery
114 Warren Street
Hudson NY, 12534

Fees: $35

Eligibility: Calls for work are open to all photographers internationally over the age of 18.

Requirements: All processes, capture techniques and approaches to image construction are welcome: film, digital, scanner, b/w, color, collage/montage, alternative processes.

Awards: Portfolio Exhibition: September 5 to October 4, 2015

Evaluation Criteria: Cohesive portfolio, composition, adherence to theme, curatorial considerations

Contact Information:

Karen Davis
114 Warren St
Hudson, NY 12534

P: 518.697.0266
E: karen@davisortongallery

Call for Entry | SHOTS no. 129 Autumn Issue 2015


Due: August 3, 2015
SHOTS no. 129 Autumn Issue 2015
Theme(s): Reflections & / or Shadows

CALLS FOR WORK are open to all photographers internationally. All processes and techniques are welcomed. Color work will be reproduced in black & white. Please follow guidelines closely.

Send up to 12 images. No entry form is required, but please enclose a letter (or word document if submitting online) that includes your name, address, email, titles/captions, website, and any other information pertinent to your submittal. There are three ways to submit work: online, on a CD, or original prints.

SHOTS accepts files submitted online using (a free service for files up to 2GB). Please use as the recipient address, and include your name in all files. Prepare your files per the specifications** and send them in a single compressed file (zip, rar, or sit). File size is likely to be somewhat large, so a high-speed internet connection is recommended. If you are not a current subscriber, please make your payment directly before or after sending your files. (Note: SHOTS does not review work on websites, and does not accept emailed files.)

Save files to a CD that is Windows/PC compatible. See file specifications below.**

Send original prints, 8×10 or smaller, to the address above.

** FILE SPECIFICATIONS (for both CD and Online Submissions):
300 PPI JPEG files, sized to approximately 12” in the longest direction and saved to the highest quality possible. Please include your name and the title of the image in each file name (for example: First _Last_Title.jpg).

SUBMISSION FEES (for up to 12 images):

FREE for current, renewing and new subscribers (for subscription information, please visit the Order Page)

SUBMISSION FEE for non-subscribers (click here for rates and to pay online using PayPal, or include check with submission)**

SHOTS is an independent reader-supported publication that relies on the support and contributions of its readers. Thank you!


If submitting work by mail, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) if you wish have your submission returned to you. All images may be kept on file for possible use in a future issue if not chosen for the issue they are submitted to—please indicate if you prefer otherwise.

As a way to promote the photographers presented in the pages of SHOTS, and to encourage dialogue between contributors, locations (city/state/country), e-mail addresses and website URL’s are typically printed. If you wish to have any or all of this information withheld, please indicate so. Also, photographs selected for SHOTS may be presented on the SHOTS website. If you do not wish to have your work shown on this site, please indicate so.
Although reasonable care will be exercised in the handling of photographs submitted for review, SHOTS is not held responsible for loss or any damage of submitted materials.

NOTIFICATION: Since all photographers submitting work per the guidelines will receive a copy of the magazine (and will thus see whether or not their work was included), letters of notification are not sent.

** Non-subscribers who choose to pay the Submission Fee will be sent one complimentary copy of the issue they submit work to.

For more information, click here.