New School Abstract Juried Competition and Gallery Exhibition





Cutting edge Hermosa Beach gallery is looking for the best working abstract artists to feature in an upcoming group exhibition at ShockBoxx Gallery at the end of August. The top artist submissions will win a Cash Prize and Award Certificate, as well as receiving Featured Wall Space in the exhibition. Since Abstract is subjective, we leave it up to you to choose your best artwork to submit to this Competition and Group Show. All mediums are welcome. Submit only the work that you like best.

Artworks will be judged based on creativity, interpretation, originality, quality of work, composition, and overall artistic ability.

Jurors: Mike Collins (ShockBoxx gallery owner), Sarah Svetlana, Preston M. Smith and Astrid Parker

ENTRY DEADLINE: Submit your entries from now until July 31st, 2019.


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Global Nonviolent Film Festival




Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world and it takes place on its on-line TV Channel.

The 2019 and 8th edition of the Festival takes place September 19 - 29.

Submit a film via FilmFreeway.

The Festival was founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012 to showcase nonviolent motion pictures and to show that these movies are not only capable of great international success but they are also in high demand by the public.

Filmmakers from every corner of the globe are invited to submit their films, documentaries (shorts, features, animation) and music videos to this vanguard on-line festival that showcases the best in nonviolent cinema. 

For 11 consecutive days each year, the world viewers can watch the films selected at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival and enjoy them from the comfort of their homes. They can read about the filmmakers in the annual Daria! magazine and they can view, every day, the video presentations provided for every movie. This makes Global Nonviolent Film Festival the best place for producers to showcase their work. 

All films submitted must be nonviolent: the Festival does not accept films that showcase explicit or graphic violence; implied acts of violence may be accepted if they are justified by the message of the film.

The Festival is IMDb-accredited and it works with FilmFreeway, Withoutabox, Film Festival Life, Reelport and Click for Festivals.

Throughout the years, the Festival awarded new filmmakers and established film Stars such as Nicole Kidman, Woody Allen, Richard Gere, and Robert Redford. Some of the awarded films gained access to theatrical releases and have competed for Academy Award®’s nomination consideration.

In 2018, Global Nonviolent Film Festival showcased 32 features, documentaries and music videos from 20 countries.

The 2019 and 8th edition of the Festival takes place September 19 - 29.


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$40 - $100
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CENTER'S 2019 Calls for Entry - The Choice Awards






The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. Images can be singular or part of a series. The Awards are divided into three categories: Curator’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, and Director’s Choice.


-Entry Fee: $70 members - $85 nonmembers for ALL CATEGORIES

-Entry Fee: $30 members - $40 nonmembers for INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

-Exhibition, Presentation at Review Santa Fe, Award Winners Exhibition ++


CURATOR’S CHOICE: Makeda Best, Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museum


EDITOR’S CHOICE: MaryAnne Golon, Director of Photography, The Washington Post




Work derived from all photographic processes are accepted, as well as mixed media work that is photo-based (only still images are accepted, no multimedia components except for the Excellence in Multimedia Award). Work can have been made at any time and work that has been submitted previously may be re-submitted.

All work is eligible for Review Santa Fe. If a project has been part of a major metropolitan museum one or two person exhibition, published in book form by a major photographic publishing house with a print run of 2,000 or more; and/or the photographer is represented by an major international photographic agency they are INELIGIBLE for the Project Launch Grant, Project Development Grant, and the me&EVE Award. Submission indicates acceptance of the terms.

Save on entry fees as a CENTER Member.


image credit - © Marcus DeSieno

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$70 members - $85 nonmembers
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AOP Awards 2019







There are a great many photography competitions out there for professionals and non-professionals alike, but the AOP Awards continues to be regarded as the original and the best - a celebration of exceptional work by the Industry's elite.  Being selected for entry into the AOP Awards Book and accompanying exhibition is one of the highest accolades available to photographers around the world.

This year's Photography Awards, open to AOP Photographer and Assisting members, bring new categories, and commissioned and personal work will be judged together for each category for the first time. In the Open Awards, open to everyone, there's a new category, Innovation, celebrating the creative use of technologies and innovations for both still and moving imagery. And, of course, there's the Discovery Award for Assisting Photographer members.

Entries to the Photography Awards close on 21 January, and for the Open Awards it's 25 February 2019. Enter before 30 September to benefit from an early bird discount. Entry fees remain at last year's prices. You can find full details of entry prices and categories on the Awards website. 

Exhibition: 15 April - 31 May 2019. One Canada Square, Canary Wharf.

Entries Close: Photography Awards: 21 January 2019 / Open Awards: 25 February 2019


Deadline: 02/25/2019


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North Carolina Artists Exhibition



Welcome to the Raleigh Fine Arts Society’s 2019 North Carolina Artists Exhibition!


NEW LOCATION! We are excited to announce the Exhibition’s move to the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) in Raleigh.  CAM is located in the heart of Raleigh’s Warehouse District, which was recently described by USA Today as one of the "best art hoods in the nation.” 

LARGER AUDIENCE! With the move of the Artists Exhibition to CAM we expect to reach a broader audience of art lovers, art critics and art connoisseurs.   Every month, the  Warehouse District is a major draw  for Raleigh’s First Friday gallery walks, and CAM always hosts thousands of visitors for these events.    

JUROR: Chad Alligood, Independent Curator, previously Chief Curator of American Art at the Huntington and curator at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, in  Bentonville, Arkansas.

EXHIBIT DATES! March 10 through June 16.  







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World Illustration Awards 2018 Call for Entries is now open!



Illustrators in any country working in any medium or context can enter work created between January 2017 and February 2018.

Submissions can be made into eight categories as either a New Talent (students or those within 2 years of graduation or entering the illustration world) or as a Professional entry.

Work may be entered by the creator or third parties such as agents, colleges or commissioners.

In addition to the prestige of being recognised by the World Illustration Awards, there are many tangible benefits to entering:

Be seen by commissioners:

  • Selected entries will be promoted across our extensive industry networks as soon as they come in.
  • All entrants have their work seen and judged by industry professionals, which may lead to commissions.
  • All 200 shortlisted and winning entries are included in a full colour, 128-page catalogue, direct mailed to 1,300 major commissioners worldwide.
  • All shortlisted and winning entries will be showcased on the Awards site in dedicated online portfolios.
  • All shortlisted artists will have their work promoted across the AOI’s industry networks.
  • All shortlisted and winning entries will be presented in a high-profile exhibition at Somerset House, London held in June 2018.
  • All shortlisted entries have the opportunity to be selected for a touring exhibition which receives over 40,000 visitors every year.

Be in with a chance to win some incredible prizes:

  • This year there are cash prizes for the Overall Winners, sponsored by rOtring: £2,000 for the Overall Professional Winner, and £1,000 for the Overall New Talent Winner.
  • The Overall Professional Winner will receive 1 full page in Directory of Illustration No. 35. including an online portfolio with 100 images. The value is $2695 USD.
  • The Professional Advertising Category Winner will receive an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Procreate software package, courtesy of the Advertising Category sponsor Procreate.
  • The New Talent Advertising Category Winner will receive a Procreate software package, courtesy of the Advertising Category sponsor Procreate.
  • All category winners will be given a complimentary annual AOI membership, valued at £160

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 6 February 2018.

Fee Detail: 
Single entry: 1 image or 1 moving image link: £25 / $33 / €30 Multiple Entry: Up to 5 images (or combination of still and moving images): £45 / $60 / €54


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