All About Photo Awards 2017
  All entries must be submitted via the CaFE System.
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"To take photographs means to recognize - simultaneously and within a fraction of a second - both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis".
Henri Cartier-Bresson


Our second edition of the All About Photo Awards invites photographers from around the world to submit their best work for consideration. In reference to Henri Cartier-Bresson's photo essay, The Mind's Eye investigates the depth and thoughts behind each image.


All About Photo Awards 2017 Jury

Sabine Weiss
Photographer

Judy Walgren
Pulitzer Prize Winner, Photographer & Editorial Director, ViewFind
Julien Chatelin
Photographer & All About Photo Photographer of the Year 2016
Aline Smithson
Photographer, Founder & Editor Lenscratch

Eileen Gittins
Founder and Executive Chairman of Blurb

James Dooley
Executive Administrator Alexia Foundation
Susan Dooley
Photographer, Educator & Curator

Ann Jastrab
Gallery Director RayKo Photo Center, Photographer & Educator
Beatrice Chassepot
Founder & Editor be-Art magazine

Sandrine Hermand-Grisel
Photographer, Founder & Editor All About Photo

All About Photo Awards 2017 Prizes

Winners will receive $15,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition. The grand prize is $10,000, the 2nd prize is $2,000, the 3rd prize is $1,500, the 4th prize is $1,000 and the 5th prize is $500!

All winners will have their work published/showcased on Lenscratch, ViewFind, Be-Art Magazine, Daylighted and All About Photo in 2017. (details below)

A selection of entrants of particular merit will also be invited to display their work in the Winners Gallery of www.all-about-photo.com and on Daylighted.

Who are the judges?

Beatrice Chassepot: Founder & Editor be-Art magazine.
Julien Chatelin: Photographer & All About Photo Photographer of the Year 2016.
James Dooley: Executive Administrator Alexia Foundation; Former Director of Photography, Newsday; Former assistant photo editor, The Los Angeles Times.
Susan Dooley: Photographer, Educator & Curator.
Eileen Gittins: Founder and Executive Chairman of Blurb.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel: Photographer, Founder & Editor All About Photo.
Ann Jastrab: Gallery Director RayKo Photo Center, Photographer & Educator.
Aline Smithson: Photographer, Founder & Editor Lenscratch.
Judy Walgren: Pulitzer Prize Winner, Photographer and Editorial Director, ViewFind.
Sabine Weiss: Photographer.


© Sabine Weiss

© Sabine Weiss


Deadlines and Entry Fees

Here are the details about entry fees and deadlines for 2017 edition of All About Photo Awards.

Entry fees

$30 for 3 images.
$5 for each additional image.

Deadline

The deadline for entering the competition is January 31st, 2017 - 11:59 P.M. (MT)
The winners will be announced around March 31, 2017.


© Susan Dooley

© Susan Dooley


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can enter?

All About Photo Awards, The Mind's Eye is open to all individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. It is open to professional and amateur photographers alike.


Is there a theme?

No. What your mind sees and decides to photograph is totally up to your intuition.


How many photos can I enter?

Up to 20 images.


What is the cost of participating?

$30 for 3 images. $5 for each additional image.


What is the schedule?

Competition opens: November 1st, 2016.
Competitions closes: January 31st, 2017.
Judging process starts: February 8, 2017.
Judging process ends: March 15, 2017.
Winners will be notified by email around March 31, 2017.
Winning images will be available online at www.all-about-photo.com after March 31, 2017.


© Julien Chatelin

© Julien Chatelin

What can I win?

The First Place winner will receive:

  • US$10,000 cash prize.
  • Title: All About Photo Photographer of the Year 2017.
  • Story along with a body of work or portfolio published on ViewFind*.
  • A body of work showcased on Lenscratch*.
  • An exclusive interview on be-art Magazine*.
  • Ten photographs showcased during the Daylighted's Digital exhibition in San Francisco in May 2017.
  • Winning work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo.
  • Portfolio published on All About Photo.

© Aline Smithson

© Aline Smithson


The Second Place winner will receive:

  • US$2,000 cash prize.
  • Winning image along with work from runner ups showcased in a collective
    story of top images published on ViewFind*.
  • Winning image along with work from runner ups showcased in a collective
    story of top images published on Lenscratch*.
  • Winning image along with work from runner ups showcased in a collective
    story of top images published on be-art Magazine*.
  • Five photographs showcased during the Daylighted's Digital exhibition in San Francisco in May 2017.
  • Work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo.
  • Portfolio published on All About Photo.


The Third Place winner will receive:

  • US$1,500 cash prize.
  • Winning image along with work from runner ups showcased in a collective
    story of top images published on ViewFind*.
  • Winning image along with work from runner ups showcased in a collective
    story of top images published on Lenscratch*.
  • Winning image along with work from runner ups showcased in a collective
    story of top images published on be-art Magazine*.
  • Five photographs showcased during the Daylighted's Digital exhibition in San Francisco in May 2017.
  • Work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo.
  • Portfolio published on All About Photo.


The Fourth Place winner will receive:

  • US$1,000 cash prize.
  • Winning image along with work from runner ups showcased in a collective
    story of top images published on ViewFind*.
  • Winning image along with work from runner ups showcased in a collective
    story of top images published on Lenscratch*.
  • Winning image along with work from runner ups showcased in a collective
    story of top images published on be-art Magazine*.
  • Five photographs showcased during the Daylighted's Digital exhibition in San Francisco in May 2017.
  • Work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo.
  • Portfolio published on All About Photo.


The Fifth Place winner will receive:

  • US$500 cash prize.
  • Winning image along with work from runner ups showcased in a collective
    story of top images published on ViewFind*.
  • Winning image along with work from runner ups showcased in a collective
    story of top images published on Lenscratch*.
  • Winning image along with work from runner ups showcased in a collective
    story of top images published on be-art Magazine*.
  • Five photographs showcased during the Daylighted's Digital exhibition in San Francisco in May 2017.
  • Work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo.
  • Portfolio published on All About Photo.


* Dates to be determined by both parties after the winners are announced.

The next twenty winners (from 6 to 26) will have one of their photographs showcased via Daylighted at the Hotel Phoenix in San Francisco in May 2017.

In addition, a selection of entrants of particular merit will be invited to display their work on the website www.all-about-photo.com.


© Judy Walgren

© Judy Walgren

© Julien Chatelin

© Julien Chatelin

© Sandrine Hermand-Grisel

© Sandrine Hermand-Grisel

© Ann Jastrab

© Ann Jastrab


How do I send my images?

Create a FREE profile at www.callforentry.org (CaFÉ). Upload images to your portfolio. Apply to this call: All About Photo Awards.


What size and format should I upload photos in?

Images must be sized to the following dimensions (as required by the CAFÉ online application system).
Dimensions: 1920 pixels horizontal or vertical, i.e. 1320 x 1920 pixels.
File Format: Baseline JPEG (do not use progressive JPEG format) JPEG images cannot be saved as progressive JPEG files. Progressive JPEG files will appear on the CAFÉ web site, but will not display properly during the jury process.
Compression: Please size each image to be no more than 5 MB in file size in RGB.
Media: Internet submissions only.
File Name: CAFÉ will automatically rename files.


© Aline Smithson

© Aline Smithson


What about copyright?

All About Photo recognizes you, the author of the image, retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry.

Who pays taxes?

The winner is responsible for paying any taxes in his/her country.


© Sabine Weiss

© Sabine Weiss

When will the winners be announced?

Winners will be notified by email around March 31, 2017.
Winning images will be available online at www.all-about-photo.com after March 31, 2017.

By entering the All About Photo Awards you accept these Terms and Conditions.

© Judy Walgren

© Judy Walgren


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