APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR THE 2021 CALLS FOR ENTRY

Application Information

DEADLINE
// Final Submission Deadline – April 20, 2021

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
Includes discounted entry fees, invitations to special exhibitions and events, VIP passes to select Art Fairs, and more! Sign up below and discounts apply immediately. *Becoming a member does not count as submission to the Calls for Entry.

HOW TO SUBMIT
Once you have filled out the application form and selected your categories below, you will be prompted to pay, after payment you will receive a confirmation email that includes a LINK to our online submission system. From there you will be instructed to upload your images and statement.

ELIGIBILITY
We accept submissions from photographers and artists around the world. Work can have been made at any time and work that has been submitted previously may be re-submitted as we have new jurors each year. Work derived from all photographic processes is accepted, as well as mixed media that is photo-based. Please note, only the Multimedia Award accepts video and multimedia files for submission.

Please visit our Application FAQs & Guideline pages for more information. Have additional questions? Feel free to contact us directly.

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Select Awards

Entry Fee: $195 Members/ $255 Non-Members
The ‘All Inclusive Package’ includes submission to ALL categories listed below to which you are eligible:

// Review Santa Fe Photo Festival
// $5K Project Development Grant
// $2,500 Project Launch Grant
// $5K me&EVE Grant
// Excellence in Multimedia Storytelling (For more than 6 files, select below)
// The CENTER Awards: Personal, Social, & Environmental (For more than 6 images, select below)

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Entry Fee: $45 Member // $55 Non-Member

The Review Santa Fe portfolio reviews take place October 12 – 17, 2021. Invited photographers receive 9 formal portfolio reviews, inclusion in the Review Santa Fe 100 online index, access to the Presentations, Discussions, opportunity for Mentorship and more. Click here for more info.

Submit:
• 15 – 20 images
• 325-word project statement
• Full and half Scholarships available for application after invitations go out in June
Entry Fee: $35 Member // $45 Non-Member

Provides financial support to a fine art or documentary work-in-progress. Click here for more info.

Juror: Arpad Kovacs – Assistant Curator, Department of Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum

 
Submit:
• 6 – 10 images from a work in progress
• 325-word project statement

Entry Fee: $35 Member // $45 Non-Member

Supports a complete or nearly complete documentary or fine art series from New Mexico-based individuals. Click here for more info.

Juror: Marisa Sage – Director & Head Curator, New Mexico State University Art Museum

 
Submit:
• 5 – 10 images from a project or series
• 325-word project statement
Entry Fee: $35 Member // $45 Non-Member

Providing financial support to a female-identified, non-binary, transgender, and/or non-conforming photographer, 40 years of age and over. Click here for more info.

Juror: Annick Shen – Head of Editorial, Adobe Stock

 
Submit:
• 15 – 20 images from a project or series
• 325-word project statement
Entry Fee: $35 Member // $45 Non-Member

Recognizing outstanding storytellers using lens-based media to create narrative-driven projects, open, but not limited to, photography, video, new media, installation, and web-based works. Click here for more info.

Juror: Cosima Amelang – Senior Producer, Mobile Storytelling, National Geographic

 
Submit:
• Up to 6 files* from a project or series. *Additional files are $5 each
• 325-word project statement
• Accepted file types – PDF, JPG, MP3, MP4, and MOV
• Select number of files below. Please note, payment for additional files is required, any files that have not been paid for will not be reviewed.
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Entry Fee: $85 Member // $115 Non-Member

The CENTER Awards Package recognizes outstanding images in three categories: Personal, Social and Environmental. All submissions will become part of the CENTER archive, servicing as an ongoing resource of mission-driven fine art and documentary imagery. Click here for more info.

Personal Award Juror: Merry Scully – Head of Curatorial Affairs, Curator of Contemporary Art, New Mexico Museum of Art
Social Award Juror: CENTER Jury – Jury of panelists from the CENTER Team
Environmental Award Juror: Melissa Dale – Interim Director of Photography, The Nature Conservancy

 
Submit:
• Up to 6 images*, can be singular or from a project or series. *Additional files are $5 each
• 325-word project statement
• Select number of files below. Please note, payment for additional files is required, any files that have not been paid for will not be reviewed.

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Entry Fee: $35 Member // $45 Non-Member

Recognizes work engaging in the exploration, expression, and/or advocacy of oneself drawing awareness to the power of self-representation or underrepresented experiences.  Projects related to identity, self-improvement, mental health, individualism, accessibility, disability, or other topics exploring self-empowerment are encouraged to apply. Click here for more info.

Juror: Merry Scully – Head of Curatorial Affairs, Curator of Contemporary Art, New Mexico Museum of Art

 
Submit:
• Up to 6 images*, can be singular or from a project or series. *Additional files are $5 each
• 325-word project statement
• Select number of files below. Please note, payment for additional files is required, any files that have not been paid for will not be reviewed.
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Entry Fee: $35 Member // $45 Non-Member

Recognizes work engaged in amplifying social issues. This category highlights projects in which the artist has a vested interest in, is a member of, or is an advocate for a specific social cause and/or community. Click here for more info.

Juror: CENTER Jury – Jury of panelists from the CENTER Team

 
Submit:
• Up to 6 images*, can be singular or from a project or series. *Additional files are $5 each
• 325-word project statement
• Select number of files below. Please note, payment for additional files is required, any files that have not been paid for will not be reviewed.
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Entry Fee: $35 Member // $45 Non-Member

Recognizes work focusing on the state of the ecological environment. Topics may include but are not limited to, conservation, biodiversity, ecology, climate change, or other issues concerning the natural world. All projects exploring ecological relationships, topics, or themes are eligible. Click here for more info.

Juror: Melissa Dale – Interim Director of Photography, The Nature Conservancy

 
Submit:
• Up to 6 images*, can be singular or from a project or series. *Additional files are $5 each
• 325-word project statement
• Select number of files below. Please note, payment for additional files is required, any files that have not been paid for will not be reviewed.
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