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Belfast Photo Festival 2023 Open Submission

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Described as “One of the best photography festivals in the world” (Capture Magazine), the annual Belfast Photo Festival provides the perfect platform for gaining exposure to an international audience, with previous editions having welcomed over 150,000 visitors from all over the world.

Belfast Photo Festival is offering artists/photographers the opportunity to exhibit their work in the main Festival gallery alongside some of the biggest names in the field of photography and have their work taken on tour to be exhibited at the 2023 Photo Schwiez (Zurich, Switzerland), with a number also having the opportunity to be featured in the arts magazines Abridged and Aesthetica. The winners will be eligible for a number of awards, including a cash prize of £2,000 (e.s.t $2,712 / €2,321).

The theme has been left open to remove any restrictions; submissions must be photographic or lens-based but can include incorporations of other art forms with the photographic medium (i.e. performance, painting, sculpture, music, literature etc).

Individuals and collectives are welcome to apply; individuals should select and enter between 1 and 15 photographs from a particular series or body of work AND/OR submit their Photo-book for exhibition by providing a link to a single PDF (stored on for example: Google Drive or Dropbox)

(Note: You can submit both a photo-book and photographs of the same project, but a fee will need to be paid for both. If submitting only a photo-book and not photographs, it will be your photo-book that will be selected for presentation and not photographic prints for exhibition)

Collectives are also welcome to apply; as a collective, you can submit up to 15 photographs (a €23 / €29 submission fee will apply for every 15 images submitted)

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AWARDS / PUBLICATION / EXHIBITION / CASH PRIZE
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WHAT DO YOU WIN?

All submitting photographers will benefit from:

  • Submission review by Photo Industry Professionals

  • Opportunities for Immediate Exposure (e.g. across festival / partner social networks and websites)

 

Between 20 and 40 photographers / artists will benefit from:

  • awards and cash prizes (See Awards listed below)

  • exhibition exposure at the Festival's main city centre gallery

  • exhibition exposure at the 2024 Photo Schwiez Festival (Switzerland)

  • inclusion in the special Festival issue of Abridged Magazine

  • long term Festival representation and promotion

  • an opportunity to participate in an Instagram Residency

  • exhibition alongside some of the biggest photographic names as part of the major photographic event

  • publication and inclusion in the Festival programme

  • inclusion in the Festival’s award winning marketing & PR campaign, which has an estimated reach of 30+ million

  • international press exposure

  • being seen by over 80,000 visitors, including a substantial number of visual arts professionals and the media

  • dedicated feature on the Festival website and online gallery

     

All finalists who submitted photographs will have their work produced by the Festival for exhibition outdoors at no cost to the photographer/artist

Deadline: 
03/February/2023

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€23 / €29
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National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 2022 Fall International Online Exhibition

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National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters from all across North America and International Artists to apply to our exhibit honoring the Best in oil and acrylic painting. NOAPS has been showcasing the talents of oil and acrylic painters since 1991.

  • This is an INTERNATIONAL juried online competition open to ALL artists 18 years of age and older working in Oil and ACRYLIC medium. Both members and non-members of NOAPS may apply. 

  • 200 Artworks accepted into the show and eligible for awards

The TOP 200 artists will be given recognition on www.NOAPS.org with Artist name, artist website address, and image selected for this exhibit.

Prize Summary: 
$4500 in cash and awards
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Best of Show: $1000

Second Place: $500

Third Place: $300

Best Landscape:  $200.00

Best Still Life:  $200.00

Best People:  $200.00

Best Use of Light & Color:  $200.00

Most Innovative: $200.00

Narrative Excellence:  $200.00

Ten Awards of Excellence: $100

Ten Merit Awards: I year membership to NOAPS - $52.00 value

Deadline: 
23/October/2022

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$30
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The 37th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

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The 37th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is a wonderful opportunity for artists at any stage of their career to gain exposure in the New York art scene and receive valuable awards.

The 2022 competition awards are valued at more than $70,000. In addition to cash
prizes, winners will be selected for a group exhibition in New York, receive international exposure through our promotional channels, and be considered for participation in an art fair. 

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Visit
https://nyartcompetitions.com/cifac for more information and detailed instructions on how to enter. 
You can also contact us at cifac@nyartcompetitions.com
 

Prize Summary: 
Awards valued at more than $70,000
Prizes Details: 

Cash prize of $1,000 
Collective Exhibition
Online Promotion
Honorable Mention

Deadline: 
16/May/2023

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$55 entry fee which includes up to 5 images ($5 for each additional image)
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The 37th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

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The 37th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is a wonderful opportunity for artists at any stage of their career to gain exposure in the New York art scene and receive valuable awards.

The 2022 competition awards are valued at more than $70,000. In addition to cash
prizes, winners will be selected for a group exhibition in New York, receive international exposure through our promotional channels, and be considered for participation in an art fair. 

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Visit
https://nyartcompetitions.com/cifac for more information and detailed instructions on
how to enter. You can also contact us at cifac@nyartcompetitions.com

Prize Summary: 
Awards valued at more than $70,000
Prizes Details: 

Cash prize of $1,000 
Collective Exhibition
Online Promotion
Honorable Mention
Online Art Workshops

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Online
Deadline: 
16/May/2023

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$55 entry fee which includes up to 5 images ($5 for each additional image)
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July PleinAir Salon $33,000 Art Competition

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The PleinAir Salon $33,000 Art Competition is a monthly online competition consisting of 19 categories. We award over $33,000 each year for this competition. The Annual Grand Prize winner receives a check for $15,000 and is featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine. We award an additional $6,500 to the annual winners and award $1,100 monthly to the top three winners of each competition as well as a People’s Choice Award. Each of the 23 monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition. The annual awards are presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo each spring.

 

Because this competition is created by PleinAir magazine, which features not only plein air paintings, but also studio paintings, all types of paintings are eligible and do not need to have been completed in plein air. As we know, many studio paintings start with plein air sketches, and many plein air painters paint figures and still life. Our interest is in rewarding great paintings.

Prize summary: 
Win the $15,000 Grand prize, Over $33,000 cash prizes given away each year
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$15,000 Grand Prize with your painting featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine

$6,500 additional cash prizes awarded to the annual winners which include Second and Third Place, People's Choice Award and Three Honorable Mentions.

$1,100 in cash prizes awarded monthly to the First, Second and Third Place winners and the People's Choice Award Winner. 

Visit PleinAirSalon.com/jobs to learn more about the competition. It's free to create an account and then you'll pay for each of your entries. It's $38 for the first entry and $16 for each entry after that. Get an Early Bird Discount if you sign up before the 15th. You can enter as many paintings as you like in as many categories as you like. The more you enter the better your chances of winning!

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PleinAir Magazine
Deadline: 
31/July/2022

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The Early Bird Discount ends the 15th and 11:59 pm. Enter before then to receive 25% off your entries. Just $29 for your first and $12 for each additional painting. The regular price is $38 for the first painting and $16 for each additional painting.
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Pigeon Review Flash Fiction Competition

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Pigeon Review is one year old! The idea for Pigeon Review was sparked on a park bench in the Spring of 2021 inspired by the quirky, resourceful, beautiful, and often overlooked little creatures wandering around us. We felt camaraderie in that way with our feathered friends. We knew we couldn't be the only ones who felt this way; quirky, resourceful, creative, and overlooked, trying to break barriers by flying headfirst into them.

We set out to be a place for stories and art that evoke a sense a place; pieces that may have been overlooked for their simplicity or deemed mundane. Most of all, we set out to foster community. We wanted be a place that values its contributors and every person who submits; a place that promotes honesty and kindness.​

It’s been just over a year since Pigeon Review was born and we can’t be more proud of where we are and what our more than 130 contributors have accomplished! ​

To celebrate Pigeon's first birthday, we are hosting our first competition! From the beginning, Pigeon Review has been a leap of faith. We had no idea if anybody would like Pigeon Review, if anyone would submit, or would even be able find us in the masses of art and literary journals. Every part of Pigeon Review comes from us, no pre-formatted web pages or form emails, which sometimes includes the less glamorous aspects like typos and broken web links. We put ourselves into each detail and our favorite part of that is that we get to make genuine connections with our contributors. We continue to take these leaps and are pleasantly surprised as we grow.

Prize Summary: 
$225 in cash prizes
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1st place: $100 and publication

2nd place: $75 and publication

3rd place: $50 and publication

Deadline: 
31/August/2022

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$5
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