All About Photo Awards 2019

It's All About the Light

Close on March 01, 2019
Territory: Worldwide
Theme(s): Light
Eligibility: Open to all
Entry: $15/image
Prize: Exhibition
It's All About the Light invites photographers to focus on the radiation or reflection of light as its subject.

Juror: Marc Muench About a successful photograph, Juror Marc Muench says, "A winning photograph should intrigue the viewer with a telling subject. The subject can be a first, second, or third read, but set in great light, and composed in such a way that highlights it. The proper use of contrast, color, and tonality are expected. Resolution, digital noise, and focus can all be used as tools, meaning they can be manipulated in clever ways to enhance the subject, story, and/or mood of the image." Marc Muench teaches photography workshops around the world with his company, Muench Workshops. Along with business partners, Marc has led over 200 expeditions to places such as Africa, Iceland, Greenland, Antarctica, and Norway. He is based in Santa Barbara, California. For more information:

Awards: Marc Muench will select the awards for Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Cash prizes will be as follows: Best of Show ($300), 1st Place ($250), 2nd Place ($200), and 3rd Place ($150) and four Honorable Mentions at $75 each. Awards will be presented at the opening reception on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 4 PM.

Eligibility & Media: It's All About the Light is open to all artists residing in the United States.

Entry Fee: Eligible artists may submit up to three images for a non-refundable fee of $15 per image for current SLOMA members or $20 per image for nonmembers. Entry form and payment must be received by 5 PM on March 1, 2019. Become a member at

Entry Requirements: Artwork cannot exceed 36 inches in any direction (framed). Artwork must be prepared for exhibition according to Museum standards. Please ensure that framed artworks are securely wired for hanging. No sawtooth hangers, please.

The Juror will select artworks from JPEG images supplied by the artists via e-mail. Each JPEG image must be labeled with the artwork title and dimensions (HxW) and no other information. (My Elegant Work.18X24.jpg). Images should be at least 300 dpi.

E-mail image(s) to with It's All About the Light in the subject line; attach the completed Entry Form (see below) in PDF format.

In addition, mail your check made out to SLOMA with It's All About the Light on the memo line, together with a printed copy of your completed Entry Form, to:
It's All About the Light
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
PO Box 813
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

Entry Deadline and Notification: JPEG Images and PDF Entry Forms must be e-mailed, and checks and Entry Forms must be mailed, to arrive by March 1, 2019. Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be made via e-mail by April 2, 2019. If you have not received notification by April 2, 2019, please contact
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