CHOICE AWARDS FAQs

CHOICE AWARDS FAQs

Photo (detail) Credit David Gardner

CALL FOR ENTRIES

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.

First, second, and third place awarded in each category.

AWARD PACKAGE:
// Group exhibition of Award winners
// Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe
// Lenscratch publication
// Online exhibition at VisitCenter.org

Please Submit:
// Up to 6 images ($5 for additional images over 6)
// Title your images

Q: WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
A: January 29, 2019 for discounted entry fees and February 24, 2019 at 11:59pm MST for 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: 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.

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 a 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 & ORDER 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. Begin the filename with a lower-case alphabetical letter. Include the title in the filename after the letter and underscore (ex: a_filename.jpg, b_filename.jpg, c_filename.jpg). 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 (ex: ‘from the project Borderline, His Name is Juan, 30 x 40 in”).

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

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

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