Submissions accepted through February 24 at 11:59pm MST

Image Credit © Daisuke Takakura

REVIEW SANTA FE PHOTO FESTIVAL

CENTER’s premier juried portfolio review event is a weekend conference and festival for photographers who have created a project or series and are seeking audience expansion, critical issues, and community gathering connection in a profoundly unique sense of place.

EVENT DATES: October 17 – 20, 2019

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

FINAL DEADLINE:
February 24, 2019

Image Credit © Daisuke Takakura

Review Santa Fe – General Guidelines

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Please submit:
// 15-20 images from a body of work
// A project statement limited to 325 words

Q: WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
A: January 29, 2019 for discounted entry fees and February 24, 2019 for the final deadline.

Q: WHERE DO I APPLY?
A: You will apply on our online application.

CRITERIA & THE JURY PROCESS

Q: WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF GETTING IN?
A: Approximately 1 in 5 applicants are accepted into Review Santa Fe.

Q: IS THERE A WAIT LIST?
A: Yes, the wait list is chosen by the selection committee and photographers must be invited to be on the wait list. If you did not submit by the deadline you will not be included in the selection process.

Q: HOW DO THE SCHOLARSHIPS WORK?
A: Open to all national and international photographers who are INVITED to attend. Scholarships are in the amount of the full tuition ($835) or half tuition scholarships. Shortly after receiving the acceptance letter the applicant will need to submit the following in under 150 words 1. Your name and 2018 total household income. We do not need your tax forms. 2. Describe the circumstances around your financial need. 3. Share your goals for attending Review Santa Fe.

Q: HOW DOES THE SELECTION PROCESS WORK?
A: Three photography professionals rank every project. The highest in the points receive invitations to attend, and the next 50 highest are invited on the wait list. *Please note, Review Santa Fe is not a competition, it is a selection of projects best suited to take advantage of the opportunities the flagship event offers.

Q: WHO IS THE SELECTION COMMITTEE?
A: Three photography professionals representing different aspects of the field (ex: a curator, a gallerist and an editor). Two of the committee members have attended Review Santa Fe as reviewers and have a keen understanding of the types of work that fit best with this particular review event. Read 2018 Selection Committee statements here.

Q: SHOULD I SUBMIT IF I HAVE APPLIED BEFORE AND DID NOT GET INVITED?
A: The selection committee and reviewers change each year, so yes. Also it may be helpful to consider getting some editing advice for your work and artist statement. Write to us at programs@visitcenter.org for a list of editors and advisors to help prepare your submission.

Q: WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA?
A: The selection committee is looking for cohesive, compelling bodies of work that may be relevant for the reviewers and that may benefit from wider recognition.

Q: HOW IMPORTANT IS MY PROJECT STATEMENT?
A: The project statement is very important. A poorly executed statement can jeopardize your chances of securing a spot in Review Santa Fe.

Q: WHAT SHOULD THE STATEMENT ADDRESS?
A: The statement should address the “why” more than the “what.” For example, address why you decided to photograph the subject and what your photographs are meant to convey. You should also indicate the process and medium used.

Q: WILL I RECEIVE FEEDBACK ON THE WORK?
A: Due to the number of submissions the committee is unable to provide specific feedback.

Q: IS THERE A TIME LIMIT WITHIN WHICH THE PHOTOGRAPHS SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN?
A: No, you may submit any photograph regardless of the date it was taken.

Q: MAY I SEND MY BOOK, POSTER, EXHIBITION ANNOUNCEMENT, ETC.
A: Websites, books, posters, announcements and other materials will not seen by the judges and will not be reviewed.

Q: CAN WE APPLY AS A DUO OR GROUP?
A: Yes, please use one artists name and information on the application, and in your project statement note that this is a collaboration and include all names. Please note that the group will receive one slot at Review Santa Fe, either one artist can come as a representative from the group or the group would sit together in front of each reviewer.

THE EVENT

Q: IF I AM ACCEPTED AND ATTEND HOW MANY REVIEWS WILL I RECEIVE?
A: 9 twenty minute formal reviews over two days.

Q: WILL I HAVE A CHOICE AS TO WHICH REVIEWERS I WILL SEE?
A: Yes, you will be asked to put all reviewers in order of your preference into an electronic lottery system. It is likely you will receive at least one reviewer from your top 3 reviewer picks, a few more reviewers from your 4-8 ranking picks, and a few more reviewers from your 9-15 ranking selections on your list. It is possible to get one reviewer lower on your list but very likely not more than one.

Q: WHEN DO I CHOOSE MY REVIEWERS?
A: After you have been accepted, you will have the opportunity to enter in your reviewer preferences approximately two weeks prior to the event date.

Q: SHOULD I ENTER EVEN IF I CAN NOT AFFORD THE $745 EVENT FEE?
A: Absolutely, if you are accepted we will work with you on a payment plan. There are also scholarships available to those who make under $40k annually.

APPLICATION FAQS

DIGITAL FILES:
All images must be uploaded through our online submission system. Files must be a jpg, sized 1400 pixels on the longest side. Files should be 500k or smaller in size, with a minimum of 72dpi.

Q: WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY IMAGE SIZE IS TOO LARGE?
A: Use a jpg quality level of 10 or high when saving. If you follow these guidelines, the size of your images will typically fall between 100-500k when it is closed. When the image is opened the file might be larger than 500k and that is acceptable.

Q: WHY DO MY IMAGES NOT HAVE THE CORRECT COLOR OR CONTRAST AND LOOK VERY SMALL ON THE APPLICATION?
A: Once you have uploaded the images to the online application form, you are now viewing them through an internet browser which does not recognize color profiles. Your images are unaltered by this process.

Q: MAY I ENTER PRINTS?
A: We no longer accept prints.

Q: HOW DO I TITLE & ORDER MY IMAGES?
A: Begin the filename with a lower-case alphabetical letter. Include the title in the filename after the letter and underscore. (ex: a_Title.jpg, b_Title.jpg, c_Title.jpg).

PROJECT STATEMENTS:
The first sentence of your project statement should include a short synopsis of the project. Please limit your statement to 325 words, and indicate the process or medium used and the final exhibition dimensions (ex: 8×10 black and white negative, 20×24 gelatin silver prints, or 35mm slides).

Q: WHERE DO I UPLOAD MY STATEMENT?
A: You will upload your project statement on our online application form.

Q: DO I HAVE TO SUBMIT THE EAXCT AMOUNT OF IMAGES PER THE GUIDELINES?
A: We will not disqualify entries that have less than the specified amount (15-20). However, do keep in mind that submitting fewer images may put you at a disadvantage.

Q: MAY I ENTER TWO OR MORE BODIES OF WORK?
A: Yes, you can submit more than one project, however, you MUST pay for and submit a NEW application for each body of work.

Q: MAY I ENTER THE SAME BODY OF WORK THAT I DID LAST YEAR?
A: Yes, each year the selection committee is different.

Q: MAY I ENTER WORK THAT HAS BEEN PUBLISHED?
A: Yes.

Q: MAY I COMBINE BLACK AND WHITE AND COLOR IMAGES INTO ONE BODY OF WORK?
A: Yes, as long as they are a part of the same body of work.

Q: WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY PROCESS OR MEDIUM?
A: Examples – C-print, Archival digital print, Selenium-toned gelatin-silver print, digital image, mixed media, etc.

Q: TO WHICH DIMENSIONS ARE YOU REFERRING?
A: The dimensions of the final product. For instance, if you print 20″x24″ Cibachrome and are submitting 8″x10″ digital prints please indicate the final version of the work.

If you have additional questions, please see our General Guidelines page or contact us at programs@visitcenter.org

Image Credit ©  Adam Reynolds

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT GRANT

Supports fine art or documentary projects that are still in progress and have been minimally not been widely exhibited or published.

JUROR: Lucy Gallun, Associate Curator, Museum of Modern Art

GRANT PACKAGE:
-$5,000
-Inclusion in the Award Winners’ Exhibition
-Complimentary Review Santa Fe Tuition
-Presentation at Review Santa Fe
-Lenscratch Feature and & more!

FINAL DEADLINE:
February 24, 2019

Image Credit © Adam Reynolds

Project Development Grant – General Guidelines

Submit

// $45 members / $55 non-members
// 6-10 digital files of a body of work in progress
// Project Statement limited to 325 words

ELIGIBLE WORK

Work derived from all photographic processes are accepted, as well as mixed media work that is photo-based (only still images are accepted except for the Producer’s Choice category which accepts multimedia). Images can have been made at any time and work that has been submitted previously may be re-submitted.

See our Project Development FAQ page for more information.

CRITERIA

// The images, as well as all submitted text, should be examples of excellence within the discipline, both visually and conceptually.
// The grant winners should be at a place in their work and career where they can benefit from the exposure, networks, and opportunities that CENTER offers.
// The photographer must be committed and able to ensure the advancement of the project with the grant funds and support received.

GRANT ELIGIBILITY

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 a major international photographic agency they are ineligible for the Project Launch and Project Development Grants. The grant funds may be used for most expenses related to the project. Please be aware that no funds in addition to the $5,000 are available for exhibition or travel expenses to Santa Fe. However, you may use the $5,000 for those expenses. The cash award is the total amount dispersed.

Project Development Grant is for a WORK-IN-PROGRESS. Project Launch Grant is for a COMPLETED or nearly completed body of work. Photographic projects that may be a work in progress but may also be considered as a cohesive body of work. You may choose to submit to both the Project Launch and Project Development Grant. However, if the situation arises that the project is awarded from one grant, it would be disqualified from the other.
Grant recipients will be required to sign a contract and must fulfill contractual obligations in order to receive full funds. A grant report will be due at the end of the contract. Submission to the Project Launch and/or Project Development Grant indicates acceptance of the terms.

If you have a question about your eligibility for an award or grant, please email programs@visitcenter.org before submitting your application.

IMAGE FORMAT

All images must be uploaded through our online system. Files must be in jpg, sized 1400 pixels on the longest side. Files must be 500kb or smaller in size, with a minimum dpi of 72.

FAQs

Q: WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
A: January 29, 2019 for discounted entry fees and February 24, 2019 for the final deadline.

Q: WHERE DO I APPLY?
A: You will apply on our online application.

CRITERIA & THE JURY PROCESS

Q: WHAT ARE THE SELECTION CRITERIA?
A: 1) The images, as well as all submitted text, should be examples of excellence within the discipline, both visually and conceptually.
2) The grant winners should be at a place in their work and career where they can benefit from the exposure, networks, and opportunities that CENTER offers.
3) The photographer must be committed and able to ensure the advancement of the project with the grant funds and support received.

Q: DO YOU “PRE-SCREEN”?
A: No, all work is submitted to the juror.

Q: WHAT SHOULD THE PROJECT STATEMENT ADDRESS?
A: The statement should address the “why” more than the “what.” For example, address why you decided to photograph the subject and what your photographs are meant to convey. You should also indicate the process and medium used. Your project statement should also address where the project is headed and how you would use the award funds.

Q: WILL I RECEIVE FEEDBACK ON THE WORK?
A: Due to the number of submissions the committee is unable to provide specific feedback but we will let you know if the work advances to the higher rounds of judging.

Q: IS THERE A TIME LIMIT WITHIN WHICH THE PHOTOGRAPHS SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN?
A: No, you may submit any photograph regardless of the date it was taken.

Q: MAY I SEND MY BOOK, POSTER, EXHIBITION ANNOUNCEMENT, ETC.?
A: Websites, books, posters, announcements and other materials will not seen by the judges and will not be reviewed.

Q: CAN I SUBMIT TO BOTH THE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND PROJECT LAUNCH?
A: We understand that sometimes projects are a work in progress but may be also be considered as a cohesive body of work. You may choose to submit to both the Project Launch and Project Development Grants, however, if the situation arises that the project is awarded in one category, it would be disqualified from the other category.

Q: WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY ELIGIBILITY?
A: Please send an email to programs@visitcenter.org with a description of where the work has been seen and/or published.

Q: CAN WE APPLY AS A DUO OR GROUP?
A: Yes, please use one artists name and information on the application, and in your project statement note that this is a collaboration and include all names. Please note that winners will receive one slot at Review Santa Fe, so the group would sit together in front of each reviewer.

APPLICATION FAQS

DIGITAL FILES
All images must be uploaded through our online system. Files must be in jpg, sized 1400 pixels on the longest side. Files should be 500kb or smaller in size, with a minimum dpi of 72.

Q: WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY IMAGE SIZE IS TOO LARGE?
A: Use a jpg quality level of 10 or high when saving. If you follow these guidelines, the size of your images will typically fall between 100-500k when it is closed. When the image is opened the file might be larger than 500k and that is acceptable.

Q: WHY DO MY IMAGES NOT HAVE THE CORRECT COLOR OR CONTRAST AND LOOK VERY SMALL ON APPLICATION FORM?
A: Once you have uploaded your images to the application form, you are now viewing them through an internet browser which does not recognize color profiles. Your images are unaltered by this process.
TITLES

Q: HOW DO I TITLE MY IMAGES?
A: There is a title box on the submission form you can fill out when uploading images. You can also use the filename as an opportunity to title your images.

Q: HOW DO I ORDER MY IMAGES?
A: To successfully order files during upload, begin the filename with a lower-case alphabetical letter. (Ex: a_filename.jpg, b_filename.jpg, c_filename.jpg).

PROJECT STATEMENTS
The first sentence of your project statement should include a short synopsis of the project. Please limit your statement to 325 words, and indicate the process or medium used and the final exhibition dimensions, ex. 8×10 black and white negative, 20×24 gelatin silver prints, or 35mm slides.

Q: WHERE DO I UPLOAD MY STATEMENT?
A: You will upload your project statement on our online application form.

Q: DO I HAVE TO SUBMIT THE AMOUNT OF IMAGES PER THE GUIDELINES?
A: We will not disqualify entries that have less than the specified amount (6-10). However, do keep in mind that submitting fewer images may put you at a disadvantage.

Q: MAY I ENTER TWO OR MORE BODIES OF WORK?
A: Yes, you can submit more than that if you fill out a second application.

Q: MAY I ENTER THE SAME BODY OF WORK THAT I DID LAST YEAR?
A: Yes, each year the juror is different.

Q: MAY I COMBINE BLACK AND WHITE AND COLOR IMAGES INTO ONE BODY OF WORK?
A: Yes.

Q: WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY PROCESS OR MEDIUM?
A: Examples – C-print, Archival digital print, Selenium-toned gelatin-silver print, digital image, and mixed media.

Q: TO WHICH DIMENSIONS ARE YOU REFERRING?
A: The dimensions of the final product. For instance, if you print 20″x24″ Cibachrome and are submitting 8″x10″ digital prints please indicate the final version of the work.
If you have additional questions, please see our General Guidelines page or contact us at programs@visitcenter.org

Image Credit © Mike Williams

PROJECT LAUNCH GRANT

Supports a complete or nearly completed fine art, reportage, or documentary, or photojournalistic project to be published, exhibited, or launched to reach wider audiences.

JUROR: Virginia Heckert, Curator of Photography, The Getty Museum

GRANT PACKAGE:
-$5,000
-Inclusion in the Award Winners’ Exhibition
-Complimentary Review Santa Fe Tuition
-Presentation at Review Santa Fe
-Lenscratch Feature and & more!

FINAL DEADLINE:
February 24, 2019

Image Credit © Mike Williams

Project Launch Grant – General Guidelines

Submit

// $45 members / $55 non-members
// 15-20 images from a complete or nearly complete body of work
// Project Statement limited to 325 words

ELIGIBLE WORK

Work derived from all photographic processes are accepted, as well as mixed media work that is photo-based (only still images are accepted except for the Producer’s Choice category which accepts multimedia). Images can have been made at any time and work that has been submitted previously may be re-submitted.

See our Project Launch FAQ page for more information.

GRANT ELIGIBILITY

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 a major international photographic agency they are ineligible for the Project Launch and Project Development Grants. The grant funds may be used for most expenses related to the project. Please be aware that no funds in addition to the $5,000 are available for exhibition or travel expenses to Santa Fe. However, you may use the $5,000 for those expenses. The cash award is the total amount dispersed.

Project Development Grant is for a WORK-IN-PROGRESS. Project Launch Grant is for a COMPLETED or nearly completed body of work. Photographic projects that may be a work in progress but may also be considered as a cohesive body of work. You may choose to submit to both the Project Launch and Project Development Grant. However, if the situation arises that the project is awarded from one grant, it would be disqualified from the other.

Grant recipients will be required to sign a contract and must fulfill contractual obligations in order to receive full funds. A grant report will be due at the end of the contract. Submission to the Project Launch and/or Project Development Grant indicates acceptance of the terms.

If you have a question about your eligibility for an award or grant, please email programs@visitcenter.org before submitting your application.

IMAGE FORMAT

All images must be uploaded through our online system. Files must be in jpg, sized 1400 pixels on the longest side. Files must be 500kb or smaller in size, with a minimum dpi of 72.

FAQs

Q: WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
A: January 29, 2019 for discounted entry fees and February 24, 2019 for the final deadline.

Q: WHERE DO I APPLY?
A: You will apply on our online application.

CRITERIA & THE JURY PROCESS

Q: WHAT ARE THE SELECTION CRITERIA?
A: 1) The images, as well as all submitted text, should be examples of excellence within the discipline, both visually and conceptually.
2) The grant winners should be at a place in their work and career where they can benefit from the exposure, networks, and opportunities that CENTER offers.
3) The photographer must be committed and able to ensure the advancement of the project with the grant funds and support received.

Q: DO YOU “PRE-SCREEN”?
A: No, all work submitted is seen by each of the jurors.

Q: WHAT ARE JURORS LOOKING FOR?
A: The jurors are looking for cohesive, compelling bodies of work that are ready for international recognition.

Q: HOW IMPORTANT IS MY PROJECT STATEMENT?
A: The project statement is very important and it will often move a submission forward in the judging or conversely, a poorly executed statement will eliminate the project.

Q: WHAT SHOULD THE STATEMENT ADDRESS?
A: The statement should address the “why” more than the “what.” For example, address why you decided to photograph the subject and what your photographs are meant to convey. You should also indicate the process and medium used.

Q: WILL I RECEIVE FEEDBACK ON THE WORK?
A: Due to the number of submissions the committee is unable to provide specific feedback but we will let you know if the work advances to the higher rounds of judging.

Q: IS THERE A TIME LIMIT WITHIN WHICH THE PHOTOGRAPHS SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN?
A: No, you may submit any photograph regardless of the date it was taken.

Q: MAY I SEND MY BOOK, POSTER, EXHIBITION ANNOUNCEMENT, ETC.?
A: Websites, books, posters, announcements and other materials will not seen by the judges and will not be reviewed.

Q: CAN WE APPLY AS A DUO OR GROUP?
A: Yes, please use one artists name and information on the application, and in your project statement note that this is a collaboration and include all names. Please note that winners will receive one slot at Review Santa Fe, so the group would sit together in front of each reviewer.

APPLICATION FAQS

DIGITAL FILES
All images must be uploaded through our online system. Files must be in jpg, sized 1400 pixels on the longest side. Files should be 500kb or smaller in size, with a minimum dpi of 72.

Q: WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY IMAGE SIZE IS TOO LARGE?
A: Use a jpg quality level of 10 or high when saving. If you follow these guidelines, the size of your images will typically fall between 100-500k when it is closed. When the image is opened the file might be larger than 500k and that is acceptable.

Q: WHY DO MY IMAGES NOT HAVE THE CORRECT COLOR OR CONTRAST AND LOOK VERY SMALL ON APPLICATION?
A: Once you have uploaded your images to online application, you are now viewing them through an internet browser which does not recognize color profiles. Your images are unaltered by this process.
TITLES

Q: HOW DO I TITLE & ORDER MY IMAGES?
A: Begin the filename with a lower-case alphabetical letter. Include the title in the filename after the letter and underscore. (Ex: a_Title.jpg, b_Title.jpg, c_Title.jpg).

PROJECT STATEMENTS
The first sentence of your project statement should include a short synopsis of the project. Please limit your statement to 325 words, and indicate the process or medium used and the final exhibition dimensions, ex. 8×10 black and white negative, 20×24 gelatin silver prints, or 35mm slides.

Q: WHERE DO I UPLOAD MY STATEMENT?
A: You will upload your artist statement on our online application form.

Q: DO I HAVE TO SUBMIT THE AMOUNT OF IMAGES PER THE GUIDELINES?
A: We will not disqualify entries that have less than the specified amount (15-20). However, do keep in mind that submitting fewer images may put you at a disadvantage.

Q: MAY I ENTER TWO OR MORE BODIES OF WORK?
A: Yes, you can submit more than once, just fill out another application.

Q: MAY I ENTER THE SAME BODY OF WORK THAT I DID LAST YEAR?
A: Yes, each year the selection committee is different.

Q: MAY I ENTER WORK THAT HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN A MAGAZINE?
A: You may submit work that has been published in a magazine to Project Launch.

Q: MAY I COMBINE BLACK AND WHITE AND COLOR IMAGES INTO ONE BODY OF WORK?
A: Yes.

Q: WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY PROCESS OR MEDIUM?
A: Examples – C-print, Archival digital print, Selenium-toned gelatin-silver print, digital image, and mixed media.

Q: TO WHICH DIMENSIONS ARE YOU REFERRING?
A: The dimensions of the final product. For instance, if you print 20″x24″ Cibachrome and are submitting 8″x10″ digital prints please indicate the final version of the work.
If you have additional questions, please see our General Guidelines page or contact us at programs@visitcenter.org

Image Credit © Marcus DeSieno

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, Director’s Choice, and Editor’s Choice.

CURATOR: Makeda Best, Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museum
DIRECTOR: Monica Allende, Artistic Director, Getxo Photo and Independent Curator
EDITOR: Maryanne Golon, Director of Photography, Washington Post

AWARD PACKAGE:
-Inclusion in the Award Winners’ Exhibition
-Complimentary Review Santa Fe Tuition
-Presentation at Review Santa Fe
-Lenscratch Feature and & more!

FINAL DEADLINE:
February 24, 2019

Image Credit © Marcus DeSieno

The Choice Awards – General Guidelines

Submit

// $40 members / $55 non-members
// $85 members / $115 non-members – All 3 categories
// Up to 6 singular images ($5 each additional image)

Eligible Work

Work derived from all photographic processes are accepted, as well as mixed media work that is photo-based (only still images are accepted except for the Producer’s Choice category which accepts multimedia). Images can have been made at any time and work that has been submitted previously may be re-submitted.

See our Choice Awards FAQ page for more information.

Image Format

All images must be uploaded through our online system. Files must be in jpg, sized 1400 pixels on the longest side. Files must be 500kb or smaller in size, with a minimum dpi of 72.

Producer’s Choice Guidelines

The Producer’s Choice Award is open to multi-media projects that include video, sculpture, or other alternatives methods of presenting still photography. The accepted file types are PDF, JPG, MP3, Mp4, and MOV. Please keep video and audio files to under 3 minutes in length and under 200MB. We have increased the word limit for the project statement to 325 so that you can clearly describe the scope and details of the project. Please be sure to include information about how the piece would be installed were it chosen to be exhibited.

FAQs

Q: WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
A: January 29, 2019 for discounted entry fees and February 24, 2019 for the final deadline.

Q: WHERE DO I APPLY?
A: You will apply on our online application.

CRITERIA & THE JURY PROCESS

Q: WHAT ARE THE SELECTION CRITERIA?
A: 1) The images, as well as all submitted text, should be examples of excellence within the discipline, both visually and conceptually.

Q: WILL I RECEIVE FEEDBACK ON THE WORK?
A: Due to the number of submissions the committee is unable to provide specific feedback but we will let you know if the work advances to the higher rounds of judging.

Q: IS THERE A TIME LIMIT WITHIN WHICH THE PHOTOGRAPHS SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN?
A: No, you may submit any photograph regardless of the date it was taken.

Q: MAY I SEND MY BOOK, POSTER, EXHIBITION ANNOUNCEMENT, ETC.?
A: Websites, books, posters, announcements and other materials will not seen by the judges and will not be reviewed.

Q: CAN WE APPLY AS A DUO OR GROUP?
A: Yes, please use one artists name and information on the application, and in your project summary note that this is a collaboration and include all names. Please note that winners will receive one slot at Review Santa Fe, so the group would sit together in front of each reviewer.

APPLICATION FAQS

DIGITAL FILES
All images must be uploaded through our online system. Files must be in jpg, sized 1400 pixels on the longest side. Images should be 500kb or smaller with a minimum dpi of 72.

Q: WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY IMAGE SIZE IS TOO LARGE?
A: Use a jpg quality level of 10 or high when saving. If you follow these guidelines, the size of your images will typically fall between 100-500k when it is compressed closed. When the image is opened the file might be larger than 500k and that is acceptable.

Q: WHY DO MY IMAGES NOT HAVE THE CORRECT COLOR OR CONTRAST AND LOOK VERY SMALL ON APPLICATION FORM?

A: Once you have uploaded your images to the application form, you are now viewing them through an internet browser which does not recognize color profiles. Your images are unaltered by this process.


Q: HOW DO I TITLE MY IMAGES?
A: We ask that you title your images prior to uploading them to the application form. Titles are recommended for the Choice Awards. If your work is part of a larger project please include “From the project” followed by the name of your project as well as dimensions of the works. Example: ‘from the project Borderline, His Name is Juan, 30 x 40 in”.

Q: HOW DO I ORDER MY IMAGES?
A: To successfully order files during upload, begin the filename with a lower-case alphabetical letter. (Ex: a_filename.jpg, b_filename.jpg, c_filename.jpg).

Q: MAY I COMBINE BLACK AND WHITE AND COLOR IMAGES INTO ONE BODY OF WORK?
A: Yes, all types of image processes are allowed into each submission.
If you have additional questions, please see our General Guidelines page or contact us at programs@visitcenter.org

Image Credit © Tomas Van Houtryve

EXCELLENCE IN MULTIMEDIA AWARD

Supports a project that utilizes photography, video, installation, or other elements that expand on traditional methods of displaying and experiencing photography.

JUROR: Josh Raab, Director of Instagram, National Geographic; formerly Multimedia Editor, TIME Magazine

AWARD PACKAGE:
-Inclusion in the Award Winners’ Exhibition
-Complimentary Review Santa Fe Tuition
-Presentation at Review Santa Fe
-Lenscratch Feature and & more!

FINAL DEADLINE:
February 24, 2019

Image Credit © Tomas Van Houtryve

Excellence in Multimedia – General Guidelines

Submit

// $40 members / $55 non-members

// Up to 6 singular files ($5 each additional file)

Eligible Work

The Excellence in Multimedia Award is open to multi-media projects that include video, sculpture, or other alternatives methods of presenting still photography. The accepted file types are PDF, JPG, MP3, Mp4, and MOV. Please keep video and audio files to under 3 minutes in length and under 200MB. We have increased the word limit for the project statement to 325 so that you can clearly describe the scope and details of the project. Please be sure to include information about how the piece would be installed were it chosen to be exhibited.

Image Format

All images must be uploaded through our online system. Files must be in jpg, sized 1400 pixels on the longest side. Files must be 500kb or smaller in size, with a minimum dpi of 72.

FAQs

Q: WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?

A: January 29, 2019 for discounted entry fees and February 24, 2019 final deadline.

Q: WHERE DO I APPLY?

A: You will apply on our online application.

CRITERIA & THE JURY PROCESS

Q: WHAT ARE THE SELECTION CRITERIA?

A: 1) Projects, as well as all submitted text, should be examples of excellence within the discipline, both visually and conceptually.

Q: WILL I RECEIVE FEEDBACK ON THE WORK?

A: Due to the number of submissions the committee is unable to provide specific feedback but we will let you know if the work advances to the higher rounds of judging.

Q: IS THERE A TIME LIMIT OF A PROJECTS CREATION?

A: No, you may submit any photograph regardless of the date it was taken.

Q: MAY I SEND MY BOOK, POSTER, EXHIBITION ANNOUNCEMENT, ETC.?

A: Websites, books, posters, announcements and other materials will not seen by the judges and will not be reviewed.

Q: CAN WE APPLY AS A DUO OR GROUP?

A: Yes, please use one artists name and information on the application, and in your project summary note that this is a collaboration and include all names. Please note that winners will receive one slot at Review Santa Fe, so the group would sit together in front of each reviewer.

APPLICATION FAQS

DIGITAL FILES

All images must be uploaded through our online system. Files must be in jpg, sized 1400 pixels on the longest side. Images should be 500kb or smaller with a minimum dpi of 72.

Q: WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY IMAGE SIZE IS TOO LARGE?

A: Use a jpg quality level of 10 or high when saving. If you follow these guidelines, the size of your images will typically fall between 100-500k when it is compressed closed. When the image is opened the file might be larger than 500k and that is acceptable.

Q: WHY DO MY IMAGES NOT HAVE THE CORRECT COLOR OR CONTRAST AND LOOK VERY SMALL ON APPLICATION FORM?


A: Once you have uploaded your images to the application form, you are now viewing them through an internet browser which does not recognize color profiles. Your images are unaltered by this process.

Image Credit © Dorie Hagler

NEW! me&EVE Award

CENTER is pleased to offer a new $5,000 award for a female photographer, 40 years of age and over, who uses their camera to address social justice.

JUROR: Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography, The New York Times Magazine

AWARD PACKAGE:
-$5,000
-$500 gift card to Adorama
-Inclusion in the Award Winners’ Exhibition
-Complimentary Review Santa Fe Tuition
-Presentation at Review Santa Fe
-Lenscratch Feature and & more

FINAL DEADLINE:
February 24, 2019

Image Credit © Dorie Hagler

me&EVE Award – General Guidelines

Submit

// $30 members / $40 non-members
// 15-20 images from a complete or nearly complete body of work
// Project Statement limited to 325 words

ELIGIBLE WORK

Female photographers, 40 years of age and over, who uses their camera to address social justice. We welcome submissions from transgender and non-binary individuals. Work derived from all photographic processes are accepted, as well as mixed media work that is photo-based. Images can have been made at any time and work that has been submitted previously may be re-submitted.

AWARD ELIGIBILITY

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 a major international photographic agency they are ineligible for the me&EVE Award. The award funds may be used for most expenses related to the project. Please be aware that no funds in addition to the $5,000 are available for exhibition or travel expenses to Santa Fe. However, you may use the $5,000 for those expenses. The cash award is the total amount dispersed.

A project that wins the me&EVE award is disqualified from any other CENTER awards it is submitted to in the same year. Grant recipients will be required to sign a contract and must fulfill contractual obligations in order to receive full funds. A grant report will be due at the end of the contract. Submission to the me&EVE award indicates acceptance of the terms.

If you have a question about your eligibility for an award or grant, please email programs@visitcenter.org before submitting your application.

IMAGE FORMAT

All images must be uploaded through our online system. Files must be in jpg, sized 1400 pixels on the longest side. Files must be 500kb or smaller in size, with a minimum dpi of 72.
FAQs

Q: WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?

A: January 29, 2019 for discounted entry fees and February 24, 2019 final deadline.

Q: WHERE DO I APPLY?

A: You will apply on our online application.

CRITERIA & THE JURY PROCESS

Q: WHAT ARE THE SELECTION CRITERIA?

A: 1) The images, as well as all submitted text, should be examples of excellence within the discipline, both visually and conceptually.
2) The award winners should be at a place in their work and career where they can benefit from the exposure, networks, and opportunities that CENTER offers.
3) The photographer must be committed and able to ensure the advancement of the project with the grant funds and support received.

Q: DO YOU “PRE-SCREEN”?

A: No, all work submitted is seen by each of the jurors.

Q: WHAT ARE JURORS LOOKING FOR?

A: The jurors are looking for cohesive, compelling bodies of work that are ready for international recognition.

Q: HOW IMPORTANT IS MY PROJECT STATEMENT?

A: The project statement is very important and it will often move a submission forward in the judging or conversely, a poorly executed statement will eliminate the project.

Q: WHAT SHOULD THE STATEMENT ADDRESS?

A: The statement should address the “why” more than the “what.” For example, address why you decided to photograph the subject and what your photographs are meant to convey. You should also indicate the process and medium used.

Q: WILL I RECEIVE FEEDBACK ON THE WORK?

A: Due to the number of submissions the committee is unable to provide specific feedback but we will let you know if the work advances to the higher rounds of judging.

Q: IS THERE A TIME LIMIT WITHIN WHICH THE PHOTOGRAPHS SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN?

A: No, you may submit any photograph regardless of the date it was taken.

Q: MAY I SEND MY BOOK, POSTER, EXHIBITION ANNOUNCEMENT, ETC.?

A: Websites, books, posters, announcements and other materials will not seen by the judges and will not be reviewed.

Q: CAN WE APPLY AS A DUO OR GROUP?

A: Yes, please use one artists name and information on the application, and in your project statement note that this is a collaboration and include all names. Please note that winners will receive one slot at Review Santa Fe, so the group would sit together in front of each reviewer.

APPLICATION FAQS

DIGITAL FILES

All images must be uploaded through our online system. Files must be in jpg, sized 1400 pixels on the longest side. Files should be 500kb or smaller in size, with a minimum dpi of 72.

Q: WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY IMAGE SIZE IS TOO LARGE?

A: Use a jpg quality level of 10 or high when saving. If you follow these guidelines, the size of your images will typically fall between 100-500k when it is closed. When the image is opened the file might be larger than 500k and that is acceptable.

Q: WHY DO MY IMAGES NOT HAVE THE CORRECT COLOR OR CONTRAST AND LOOK VERY SMALL ON APPLICATION?

A: Once you have uploaded your images to online application, you are now viewing them through an internet browser which does not recognize color profiles. Your images are unaltered by this process.
TITLES

PROJECT STATEMENTS

The first sentence of your project statement should include a short synopsis of the project. Please limit your statement to 325 words, and indicate the process or medium used and the final exhibition dimensions, ex. 8×10 black and white negative, 20×24 gelatin silver prints, or 35mm slides.

Q: WHERE DO I UPLOAD MY STATEMENT?

A: You will upload your artist statement on our online application form.

Q: DO I HAVE TO SUBMIT THE AMOUNT OF IMAGES PER THE GUIDELINES?

A: We will not disqualify entries that have less than the specified amount (15-20). However, do keep in mind that submitting fewer images may put you at a disadvantage.

Q: MAY I ENTER TWO OR MORE BODIES OF WORK?

A: Yes, you can submit more than once, just fill out another application.

Q: MAY I ENTER THE SAME BODY OF WORK THAT I DID LAST YEAR?

A: Yes, each year the selection committee is different.

Q: MAY I ENTER WORK THAT HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN A MAGAZINE?

A: Yes.

Q: MAY I COMBINE BLACK AND WHITE AND COLOR IMAGES INTO ONE BODY OF WORK?

A: Yes.

Q: WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY PROCESS OR MEDIUM?

A: Examples – C-print, Archival digital print, Selenium-toned gelatin-silver print, digital image, and mixed media.

Q: TO WHICH DIMENSIONS ARE YOU REFERRING?

A: The dimensions of the final product. For instance, if you print 20″x24″ Cibachrome and are submitting 8″x10″ digital prints please indicate the final version of the work.
If you have additional questions, please see our General Guidelines page or contact us at programs@visitcenter.org

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CENTER’s Calls for Entry is a high quality and worthwhile process. The 24th Annual CENTER Awards, Grants and Portfolio Review are designed to bring exposure to outstanding photographers by providing financial support and professional development opportunities to committed photographers. If you have additional questions, please see our General Guidelines page or contact us at programs@visitcenter.org.

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SUPPORTERS

This project is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax:
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