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Application Information

DEADLINES:
Early Discount Deadline: January 27, 2022 – 11:59 PM MST
Final Submission Deadline: February 27, 2022 – 11:59 PM MST

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. Please note, becoming a member does not count as payment to the Call for Entries.

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.

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 Submittable. From there you will be instructed to upload your images and statement.

Please visit our Call for Entries page for category details, or the FAQs & Guidelines page for general application information.

Have additional questions? Feel free to contact us directly.

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Early Bird Entry Fee: $165 Member // $210 Non-Member
General Fee: $195 Member // $255 Non-Member
The All-Inclusive Package includes submission to ALL categories listed below to which you are eligible:

// Review Santa Fe Portfolio Reviews
// $5K Project Development Grant
// $5K Project Launch Grant
// $1K me&EVE Grant
// Excellence in Multimedia Storytelling Award*
// The Personal, Social, & Environmental Awards*

*For submission of more than 6 files/images to the Excellence in Multimedia, Personal, Social and Environmental Awards, please select the amount below:

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Early Bird Entry Fee: $25 Member // $35 Non-Member
General Fee: $45 Member // $55 Non-Member

The Review Santa Fe portfolio review and conference will take place Nov 17-20, 2022. Invited photographers receive 9 formal portfolio reviews, inclusion in the Photographers Listing and Porfolio Walk, access to special Presentations and Panel Discussions, and more. Learn more!

Full and Half Scholarships are available for application after invitations have gone out.

Submit:
• 15 – 20 images or files
• Project Statement of 325-words

Early Bird Entry Fee: $25 Member // $35 Non-Member
General Fee: $35 Member // $45 Non-Member

Provides financial support to a fine art or documentary work-in-progress. Learn more!

Juror: Karen Irvine – Chief Curator & Deputy Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography
 
Submit:
• 6 – 10 images from a work in progress
• Project Statement of 325-words

Early Bird Entry Fee: $25 Member // $35 Non-Member
General Fee: $35 Member // $45 Non-Member

Supports a complete or nearly complete documentary or fine art series. Learn more!

Juror: Grace Deveney – David C. & Sarajean Ruttenberg Associate Curator of Photography & Media, Art Institute of Chicago
 
Submit:
• 15 – 20 images from a project or series
• Project Statement of 325-words
Early Bird Entry Fee: $25 Member // $35 Non-Member
General Fee: $35 Member // $45 Non-Member

Provides financial support to a female, non-binary, transgender, and/or non-conforming photographer, 40 years of age and over. Learn more!

Juror: Sarah Leen – Founder & Editor, The Visual Thinking Collective
 
Submit:
• 15 – 20 images from a project or series
• Project Statement of 325-words
Early Bird Entry Fee: $25 Member // $35 Non-Member
General Fee: $35 Member // $45 Non-Member

Recognize 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. Learn more!

Juror: Mary Anne Redding – Curator, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University
 
Submit:
• Up to 6 files* from a project or series. Accepted file types – PDF, JPG, MP3, MP4, and MOV *Additional files are $5 each
• Project Statement of 325-words

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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Early Bird Entry Fee: $70 Member // $85 Non-Member
General Fee: $85 Member // $115 Non-Member

The Awards Trio Package recognizes outstanding images in three categories: Personal, Social and Environmental. A broad and inclusive interpretation of the themes is highly encouraged. All submissions will become part of the CENTER archive, servicing as an ongoing resource of mission-driven imagery. Learn more!

Personal Award Juror: Danyelle Means – Executive Director, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe
Social Award Juror: Jess T. Dugan – Artist & Co-Founder, Strange Fire Collective
Environmental Award Juror: Paula Trotto – Photo Project Manager, Environmental Defense Fund
 
Submit:
• Up to 6 images*, can be singular or from a project or series. *Additional files are $5 each
• Project Statement of 325-words

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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Early Bird Entry Fee: $25 Member // $35 Non-Member
General Fee: $35 Member // $45 Non-Member

Recognizes work engaging in the exploration, expression, the power of self-representation and/or underrepresented experiences. Projects related to identity, self-improvement, mental health, individualism, accessibility, disability, or other topics are invited to apply. A broad interpretation of the theme is encouraged. Learn more!

Juror: Danyelle Means – Executive Director, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe
 
Submit:
• Up to 6 images*, can be singular or from a project or series. *Additional files are $5 each
• Project Statement of 325-words

Select number of images 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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Early Bird Entry Fee: $25 Member // $35 Non-Member
General Fee: $35 Member // $45 Non-Member

Recognizes work engaged in social issues. All projects exploring social topics or themes are eligible. A broad interpretation of the theme is encouraged. Learn more!

Juror: Jess T. Dugan – Artist & Co-Founder, Strange Fire Collective
 
Submit:
• Up to 6 images*, can be singular or from a project or series. *Additional files are $5 each
• Project Statement of 325-words

Select number of images 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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Early Bird Entry Fee: $25 Member // $35 Non-Member
General Fee: $35 Member // $45 Non-Member

Recognizes work focusing on 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. A broad interpretation of the theme is encouraged. Learn more!

Juror: Paula Trotto – Photo Project Manager, Environmental Defense Fund
 
Submit:
• Up to 6 images*, can be singular or from a project or series. *Additional files are $5 each
• Project Statement of 325-words

Select number of images 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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