CALL FOR ENTRIES

– Founded in 1994, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Santa Fe, NM, CENTER has been advancing projects for 28 years. Through our grants, awards, exhibitions, and portfolio review programs, CENTER can provide direct funding to projects and offer professional development opportunities.

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General Eligibility: All of CENTER’s Call for Entries opportunities accept submissions from national and international photographers and lens-based artists. Work can have been made at any time, and work that has been previously submitted may be re-submitted as we invite new jurors each year. Work derived from all photographic processes is accepted, as well as mixed media that is photo-based. The Multimedia Award and Review Santa Fe applications accept video, multimedia files, and/or still images for submission.

EXTENDED DEADLINE:
03.03.22

$5,000 PROJECT DEVELOPMENT GRANT

Provides financial support to a fine art, documentary, or photojournalistic work-in-progress.
Image Credit © Guanyu Xu
“Inside of my Drawer”, from the series Temporarily Censored Home © Guanyu Xu – 2021 Project Development Grant recipient

Juror:
Karen IrvineChief Curator & Deputy Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography
Grant Package:
• $5,000
• Mentorship
• Group Exhibition
• Publication with Lenscratch
• Professional Development Workshop Admission
• Review Santa Fe Tuition & Project Presentation
• Inclusion in the CENTER Image Library & Archive

Extended Submission Deadline: March 3, 2022

HOW TO APPLY:
1). Fill out the application form and pay for your desired categories
2). Prepare files and project information

  • 6 – 10 images
  • Project statement limited to 325-words

3). Upload your submission before the final deadline

ELIGIBILITY:
• GRANT REQUIREMENTS: The Project Development Grant funds and package are provided to a work-in-progress only.
• ELIGIBLE: All of CENTER’s Call for Entry opportunities accept submissions from national and international photographers and lens-based artists. 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.
• NOT ELIGIBLE: If the photographer is represented by a major international photographic agency.
• FUNDS: Provided grant funds may be used for most expenses related to the project.

Learn more about the Development Grant.

ENTRY FEES:
$35 CENTER Member // $45 General | Submission Fee Waivers are available on a case-by-case basis for those that cannot afford the entry fees for whatever reason. To apply, you must fill out the Submission Fee Waiver Request Form before the deadline of February 25, 2022. More information about why CENTER has entry fees and details about the Fee Waiver can be found at the bottom of our FAQ webpage.

Please note, as we are a small 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, application fees for all categories are non-refundable after the submission deadline.

Visit our FAQs & Guidelines or How-To ENTER CENTER Webinar for more information. Questions? Contact us before submitting.

$5,000 PROJECT LAUNCH GRANT

Provides financial support to a complete or nearly completed, documentary project, or fine art series.
Image Credit © Jane Whitmore
“This image was included with Will Whitmore’s memorabilia. It was made remotely from Bikini Island”, from the series The Bikini Project © Jane Whitmore – 2021 Launch Grant recipient

Juror:
Grace DeveneyAssociate Curator of Photography & Media, Art Institute of Chicago
Grant Package:
• $5,000
• Mentorship
• Group Exhibition
• Publication with Lenscratch
• Professional Development Workshop Admission
• Review Santa Fe Tuition & Project Presentation
• Inclusion in the CENTER Image Library & Archive

Extended Submission Deadline: March 3, 2022

HOW TO APPLY:
1). Fill out the application form and pay for your desired categories
2). Prepare files and project information

  • 15 – 20 images
  • Project statement limited to 325-words

3). Upload your submission before the final deadline

ELIGIBILITY:
• GRANT REQUIREMENTS: The Project Launch Grant funds and package are provided to a complete or nearly completed project or series only.
• ELIGIBLE: All of CENTER’s Call for Entries opportunities accept submissions from national and international photographers and lens-based artists. Work can have been made at any time, and work that has been previously submitted may be re-submitted as we invite new jurors each year.
• NOT ELIGIBLE: If the photographer is represented by a major international photographic agency.
• FUNDS: Provided grant funds may be used for most expenses related to the project.

Learn more about the Launch Grant.

ENTRY FEES:
$35 CENTER Member // $45 General | Submission Fee Waivers are available on a case-by-case basis for those that cannot afford the entry fees for whatever reason. To apply, you must fill out the Submission Fee Waiver Request Form before the deadline of February 25, 2022. More information about why CENTER has entry fees and details about the Fee Waiver can be found at the bottom of our FAQ webpage.

Please note, as we are a small 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, application fees for all categories are non-refundable after the submission deadline.

Visit our FAQs & Guidelines or How-To ENTER CENTER Webinar for more information. Questions? Contact us before submitting.

$1,000 ME&EVE GRANT

Provides financial support to a female, non-binary, transgender, gender non-conforming, or two-spirited identifying photographer, 40 years of age and over.
“Stage IV, 2019”, from the series As we play god © Leah Dyjak – 2021 me&EVE Grant recipient

Juror:
Sarah LeenFounder & Editor, Visual Thinking Collective
Grant Package:
• $1,000
• Mentorship
• Group Exhibition
• Publication with Lenscratch
• Professional Development Workshop Admission
• Review Santa Fe Tuition & Project Presentation
• Inclusion in the CENTER Image Library & Archive

Extended Submission Deadline: March 3, 2022

HOW TO APPLY:
1). Fill out the application form and pay for your desired categories
2). Prepare files and project information

  • 15 – 20 images
  • Project statement limited to 325-words

3). Upload your submission before the final deadline

ELIGIBILITY:
• GRANT REQUIREMENTS: The me&EVE Grant funds and package are provided to a female, non-binary, transgender, gender non-conforming, or two-spirited identifying photographer, 40 years of age and over.
• ELIGIBLE: All of CENTER’s Call for Entries opportunities accept submissions from national and international photographers and lens-based artists. Work can have been made at any time, and work that has been previously submitted may be re-submitted as we invite new jurors each year.
• NOT ELIGIBLE: Grant recipient must identify as a female, non-binary, transgender, non-conforming, or two-spirited individual in order to receive the Grant Package and funds. If the photographer is represented by a major international photographic agency.
• FUNDS: Provided grant funds may be used for most expenses related to the project.

Learn more about the me&EVE Grant.

ENTRY FEES:
$35 CENTER Member // $45 General | Submission Fee Waivers are available on a case-by-case basis for those that cannot afford the entry fees for whatever reason. To apply, you must fill out the Submission Fee Waiver Request Form before the deadline of February 25, 2022. More information about why CENTER has entry fees and details about the Fee Waiver can be found at the bottom of our FAQ webpage.

Please note, as we are a small 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, application fees for all categories are non-refundable after the submission deadline.

Visit our FAQs & Guidelines or How-To ENTER CENTER Webinar for more information. Questions? Contact us before submitting.

EXCELLENCE IN MULTIMEDIA STORYTELLING AWARD

Recognizes an outstanding storyteller using lens-based media to create narrative-driven projects. The award is open, but not limited to, photography, video, photojournalism, new media, installation, and web-based works.
Image Credit © Ana Cristina Vallejo
“Collage made with photograms of my blood, and a Xerox print of a medium format photo of a past lover”, from the series Neuromantic © Ana Cristina Vallejo – 2021 Excellence in Multimedia Award recipient

Juror:
Mary Anne ReddingCurator, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University
Award Package:
• Mentorship
• Group Exhibition
• Publication with Lenscratch
• Review Santa Fe Tuition & Project Presentation
• Inclusion in the CENTER Image Library & Archive

Extended Submission Deadline: March 3, 2022

HOW TO APPLY:
1). Fill out the application form and pay for your desired categories
2). Prepare files and project information

  • Up to 6 files* from a project or series; *additional files are $5 each
  • Project statement limited to 325-words

3). Upload your submission before the final deadline

ELIGIBILITY:
• ELIGIBLE: All of CENTER’s Call for Entries opportunities accept submissions from national and international photographers and lens-based artists. Work can have been made at any time, and work that has been previously submitted may be re-submitted as we invite new jurors each year. Work derived from all photographic processes is accepted, and mixed media that is photo-based. Only the Multimedia Storytelling Award and Review Santa Fe accepts video, multimedia files, or still images for submission.
• APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Submission of more than 6 files requires $5 for each additional file up to 20, applies to the Multimedia, Personal, Social, and Environmental Awards only. Jurors will only review paid-for images and files.
• FILE REQUIREMENTS: Accepted file types for only the Multimedia Award and Review Santa Fe includes PDF, JPG, MP3, Mp4, and MOV. Learn more about file sizing and naming on our FAQs page.

Learn more about the Multimedia Award.

ENTRY FEES:
$35 CENTER Member // $45 General | Submission Fee Waivers are available on a case-by-case basis for those that cannot afford the entry fees for whatever reason. To apply, you must fill out the Submission Fee Waiver Request Form before the deadline of February 25, 2022. More information about why CENTER has entry fees and details about the Fee Waiver can be found at the bottom of our FAQ webpage.

Please note, as we are a small 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, application fees for all categories are non-refundable after the submission deadline.

Visit our FAQs & Guidelines or How-To ENTER CENTER Webinar for more information. Questions? Contact us before submitting.

THE PERSONAL, SOCIAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS

Recognizing outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter in three categories: Personal, Social, and Environmental. A broad and inclusive interpretation of the themes is highly encouraged.
Image Credit © Ella Morton
“Trees, Otamus #4, 2018, Chromira print from mordançage”, from the series The Dissolving Landscape © Ella Morton – 2021 Environmental Award recipient

Jurors:
Personal: Danyelle MeansExecutive Director, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe
Social: Jess T. Dugan – Artist & Co-Founder, Strange Fire Collective
Environmental: Paula TrottoPhoto Project Manager, Environmental Defense Fund
Award Packages:
• Mentorship
• Group Exhibition
• Publication with Lenscratch
• Review Santa Fe Tuition & Project Presentation
• Inclusion in the CENTER Image Library & Archive

Extended Submission Deadline: March 3, 2022

HOW TO APPLY:
1). Fill out the application form and pay for your desired categories
2). Prepare files and project information

  • Up to 6 images*, singular or from a project or series; *additional images are $5 each
  • Project statement limited to 325-words

3). Upload your submission before the final deadline

ELIGIBILITY:
• AWARD REQUIREMENTS: Submit to an individual category or all three Awards – Personal, Social, and Environmental. One recipient is awarded in each category.
• ELIGIBLE: All of CENTER’s Call for Entries opportunities accept submissions from national and international photographers and lens-based artists. Work can have been made at any time, and work that has been previously submitted may be re-submitted as we invite new jurors each year.
• APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Submission of more than 6 files requires $5 for each additional file up to 20, applies to the Multimedia, Personal, Social, and Environmental Awards only. Jurors will only review paid-for images and files.

Learn more about the three CENTER Awards.

ENTRY FEES:
$35 CENTER Member // $45 General | Submission Fee Waivers are available on a case-by-case basis for those that cannot afford the entry fees for whatever reason. To apply, you must fill out the Submission Fee Waiver Request Form before the deadline of February 25, 2022. More information about why CENTER has entry fees and details about the Fee Waiver can be found at the bottom of our FAQ webpage.

Please note, as we are a small 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, application fees for all categories are non-refundable after the submission deadline.

Visit our FAQs & Guidelines or How-To ENTER CENTER Webinar for more information. Questions? Contact us before submitting.

REVIEW SANTA FE: PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

CENTER’s premier juried portfolio review event and conference for lens-based artists seeking audience expansion, critical discussion, and community connection. | Event Dates: Nov 17-20, 2022
Image Credit © Luke Swenson & Jack Dash
“The Atascosa Highlands are an area of incredible biological diversity located within one of the most ecologically rich regions on the planet.”, from the series Atascosa Borderlands © Luke Swenson and Jack Dash – 2021 Review Santa Fe Alumni

Tuition & Scholarships:
Scholarships and payment plans are available for application to invited photographers.
Review Package:
• Portfolio Reviews with esteemed Reviewers
• Inclusion in the Photographers Listing
• Participation in the Portfolio Walk*
• Access to Photographer Presentations, Panel Discussions, & other Free Public Programs
• Inclusion in the CENTER Image Library & Archive

Extended Submission Deadline: March 3, 2022

HOW TO APPLY:
1). Fill out the application form and pay for your desired categories
2). Prepare files and project information

  • 15 – 20 images
  • Project statement limited to 325-words

3). Upload your submission before the final deadline

ELIGIBILITY:
• ELIGIBLE: All of CENTER’s Call for Entries opportunities accept submissions from national and international photographers and lens-based artists. Work can have been made at any time, and work that has been previously submitted may be re-submitted as we invite new jurors each year. Work derived from all photographic processes is accepted, and mixed media that is photo-based. Only the Multimedia Storytelling Award and Review Santa Fe accepts video, multimedia files, or still images for submission.
• REVIEW PACKAGE: 9 portfolio reviews, inclusion in the Review Santa Fe 100 online index and archive, participation in the Portfolio Walk*, access to Presentations, Panel Discussions, and other programs. | *Please note, the scheduled in-person programming is subject to change, and CENTER reserves the right to make the necessary changes based on the latest studies and updates regarding the COVID-19 virus and its variants to ensure the safety of its staff, participants, and public.
• EVENT: You must receive an invitation via email from us to attend the review event. With this in mind, yes, there is a waitlist that is determined by the selection committee votes. After invitation, you will be provided an event schedule that includes a schedule for your portfolio reviews and a list of the available programs throughout the weekend.
• REVIEWER SELECTION: Reviewer preferences are selected via an electric lottery system 2-3 weeks before the scheduled event. Please note, occasionally, additional portfolio reviews become available during the weekend’s event and are available for as first-come-first-serve during the review weekend.
• SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarship applications open after invitations have been sent out. If selected for financial assistance, the provided scholarships range in either half or full tuition. Please be prepared to pay the remainder should you not receive a scholarship.

Learn more about Review Santa Fe.

ENTRY FEES:
$45 CENTER Member // $55 General | Submission Fee Waivers are available on a case-by-case basis for those that cannot afford the entry fees for whatever reason. To apply, you must fill out the Submission Fee Waiver Request Form before the deadline of February 25, 2022. More information about why CENTER has entry fees and details about the Fee Waiver can be found at the bottom of our FAQ webpage.

Please note, as we are a small 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, application fees for all categories are non-refundable after the submission deadline.

Visit our FAQs & Guidelines or How-To ENTER CENTER Webinar for more information. Questions? Contact us before submitting.

$5,000 CALLANAN EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD

Honors a high school, college, or postgraduate teacher’s dedication and commitment to their students and field. Educators in all areas of photographic teaching are eligible including fine art, documentary, history, and criticism.
Image Credit © Guanyu Xu
Image Detail From The Advanced Photography Workshop With Peter Brown © Marybeth Flaherty

Juror:
Peter Brown2021 Award Recipient
Grant Package:
• $5,000
• Review Santa Fe Tuition & Project Presentation
• Inclusion in the CENTER Image Library & Archive
• Featured Promotions on CENTER platforms
• CENTER Supporting Level Membership

Nomination Deadline: February 27, 2022

 

HOW TO NOMINATE:
1). Prepare nomination information

  • Educator’s title, affiliation and contact
  • Nomination statement limited to 3 paragraphs

2). Fill out the Award Nomination Form
3). Submit your free nomination before the deadline

ELIGIBILITY:
• AWARD CRITERIA: Educators must be nominated by their student(s) or colleague(s) to be considered and must possess the following: A genuine passion for teaching, an ability to excite students to learn, respect for students as individuals, and an enduring artistic curiosity.

Learn more about the Teaching Award.

Questions? Contact us before submitting your nomination.

Apply for the chance to join the prestigious CENTER Alumni. Entry fees start at $35 for CENTER Members!
Join us in 2022 as we embark on a new year of supporting photographers, lens-based artists, storytellers, and truth-tellers.

QUESTIONS?

Please visit our FAQs & Guidelines page, view the How-To Webinar, or feel free to contact us directly.

VIEW THE 2022 AWARD + GRANT WINNING PROJECTS

SUPPORTERS

CENTER’s Call for Entries, exhibitions, photographer presentations, and career advancement programs are made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, and the 1% Lodgers Tax:

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