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2020 Open Call

Close on June 30, 2020
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2020 Open Call
Territory: Worldwide
Theme: Departing and Arriving
Eligibility: Open to all
Entry Fees: $30
Prize: Book
The theme for this year's festival is Departing and Arriving, which addresses the sense of identity, belonging and journey in artistic creation. The theme connects to the heart of Singapore, a nation built up of migrants over the last two centuries. As a young nation we question, search, trace and grow into being "Singaporean" – a nationality of diverse religion, beliefs, and languages.

From a global perspective, Departing and Arriving also points to ongoing human movement, of commonalities between the experiences and encounters of different societies around the world. The festival hopes to uncover stories from communities and individuals of the past and present, as well as the characteristics of the artistic journey—where an idea or vision is expanded to a myriad of possibilities expressed through installation, videos, drawings and multimedia works.

In the festival's last edition in 2018, over 500 photographic works and 68 photobooks by 131 artists from 31 countries were featured across 7 different locations in the city. During this period, the festival exhibition and programmes (mostly free admission) received 258,227 visitors from within Singapore and all over the world.

Ultimately, the theme is open to interpretation, and SIPF seeks diverse proposals from the international community for showcase in Singapore.

The submission is open to all nationalities and are based on any subject in these two categories:
International Portfolio Open Call
Unrestricted by any subject, the International Portfolio Showcase is likened to a survey of the preoccupations of the practitioners, issues that can lend a new perspective to the world we are living in. All approaches and genres of photography are welcome, from documentary, staged to conceptual or abstract photography.
One grand prize winner will be awarded USD$2,000, while selected works will be displayed prominently in art and public spaces across the city as part of SIPF 2020. All applicants will also enjoy discounts for festival programmes, portfolio review and merchandise. Photobook Open Call
The SIPF Open Call for Photobooks hopes to foster greater creative exchange and bring fresh inspiration to the local scene, by assembling a collection of the most creative photobooks from all over the world in one exhibition. It features two categories for submission, Published Photobook and Photobook Maquette. Two grand prizes stand to be won, including cash and publishing opportunities. Works of the top 50 finalists will also be showcased during SIPF 2020.
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Deadline: July 06, 2020
Vistas
JUROR: S Gayle Stevens will be the juror for “vistas”. Ms. Stevens has worked in antiquarian photographic processes for over twenty years. Her chosen medium is wet plate collodion for its fluidity and individuality. She exhibits extensively across the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and China. Ms. Stevens received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. She is an educator, speaker, juror, curator and an active member of the photographic community. Named on
Deadline: July 06, 2020
Solo exhibition opportunity
PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a solo exhibition. Please submit a coherent portfolio suitable for a solo exhibition, an artist statement and a short bio. The portfolio should consist of at least 15 and at most 35 images. The submission may include one or two series, provided that the two series are suitable for a joint presentation in a single exhibition. There are no generic, stylistic or thematic constraints; photographers working in all photographic areas and styl
Deadline: July 07, 2020
The Performer
In the next exhibition the figure of the performer will be our gaze's protagonist . The gathered works will once again make explicit the role of the photographic medium, already highlighted with the experiences of the performing arts since the 1960s, in the process of creation and diffusion, as well as documentation, analysis and interpretation of the performative act. The key element is the "gesture", as in any type of performative performance: artistic, theatrical, choreographic, musical, et
Deadline: July 07, 2020
WPPI’s First Half Online competition
The goal of WPPI's First Half Online competition is to encourage, educate and motivate wedding and portrait photographers committed to their craft. It is the first of three WPPI Awards, which includes First and Second Half online competitions and The Annual: 16x20 Print, Album and Filmmaking competitions. Each image receives personal and meaningful feedback from our world-renowned judges. The feedback prepares entrants for each phase of the awards program as well as helps entrants progress on t
Deadline: July 09, 2020
Prix Virginia 2020
Awarded every two years and now in its 5th edition, the Prix Virginia is the first photography prize exclusively reserved for a woman photographer, regardless of her age or nationality. The work submitted must never have yet been exhibited in France and must not be the result of an editorial assignment or advertisement commission. The candidate must submit 12-18 photographs (black and white and/or colour. Each photograph has to be at format Jpeg, 72 dpi and no more than 1.5
Deadline: July 09, 2020
Lab.16 art contest
The Lab.16 art contest is a call for submissions that is open to all kinds of artists. Artists may submit the following to the art competition: paintings, drawings, mix media, sculptures, photographs, graphics, video, Net art, and other (all visual works that can be reproduced through a picture are allowed). This is a great opportunity for the artists, who can win a cash prize, have the opportunity to exhibit the artworks in October 2020 in Rome and much more. PRIZES: 5000,00€ -
Deadline: July 10, 2020
FIF - International Festival of Photography of Belo Horizonte Open Call
The Brazilian festival is inviting artists from all around the world to submit works for the opportunity to be part of the exhibition program in its fourth edition later this year. Selected works will be showcased in various cultural spaces around the city of Belo Horizonte, with the aim of intensifying the exchanges and visual dialogue between the city's population and contemporary image-making.
Deadline: July 10, 2020
Vision: Black and White
Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a black and white juried group photo show. There is often a classic, nostalgic and dynamic translation to black and white photography. Black and white has an important tradition of luminous, well-crafted and thoughtfully composed imagery. Contemporary photographers are involved in this dialog of history and tradition, but with their own modern voice, visions and aesthetics of imagery. Juror: Todd Johnson Todd Johnson is the founder a
Deadline: July 10, 2020
Verde
We are interested in images that contain - or are about - the color GREEN. Show us your photos of leaves of green, verdant vegetation and fresh spring green – or whatever image you have that represents green. All photo-based work will be considered. This exhibit is open to artists in the greater Bay Area. Accepted work must be hand delivered and picked up. We can’t accept shipped photos – however if you live outside the Bay Area and have a friend who can deliver and pick up –
Deadline: July 12, 2020
127 Film Photography
127 Day comes three times a year. January 27 (1/27, in American-style notation), July 12 (12/7, in European-style notation), December 7 (12/7, in American-style notation) It's a day to celebrate 127 format by making pictures with the quirky old cameras that use it. The next 127 Day is the July 12, 2020. You're invited to celebrate this day by sending 127 Film Photography one photograph that you make on 127-format analogue media on July 12, 2020. 127 Film Photog
Deadline: July 12, 2020
Debauchery
It is that time of the year again when we are looking for an amazing photographer to be awarded a Solo exhibition and an accompanying Book during our Winter season. Submit your best work expressing your view/perspective of what debauchery means to you. This exhibition is open to all photographic styles and techniques. Please submit work via the from below, 10 jpegs sized to 72dpi and 1500px on the longest side (not to exceed 1MB in size), with an introductory $15 entry fee ($30 af
Deadline: July 13, 2020
Urban
A PH21 Gallery Exhibition in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Urban spaces have always been significant sources of inspiration for photographers for a very good reason; the dwelling places of much of humanity provide intensified experiences of how we shape our environment and how we live in the environment we create for ourselves. Cities offer a bounty of visual stimuli for the eye and the camera to catch. The structural beauty of the still lines and shapes of the buildings and street

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