Theme: Several categories
Eligibility: Open to women photographers, pro and non pro, working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought.
Entry Fees: Between $28 and $40
Laura Ann Noble
(UK, Founder and Director of LA Noble Gallery in London, Artist, Writer, Lecturer, Curator and Photo Reviewer)
(Ireland, Founder of the online gallery jennyrickets.com, Lecturer, Curator, Photo Reviewer)
Winners of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award: The Jurors of the 17th Julia Margaret Cameron Award will select four Winners, Women Photographers in the Professional Section (Series and Single Image) and Non-Professional Section (Series and Single Image), respectively.
Fully-paid Solo Exhibition: The Gala Awards will organize a solo exhibition for each of the above mentioned four Winners in the respective sections taking care of all exhibition expenses, including printing and framing of up to 20 photographs each. The exhibition will be held in the FotoNostrum Gallery in Barcelona in Q3 2021 (the date may change and is yet to be decided according to the sanitary conditions). A curator designated by The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards will assist the Winners in the selection of the work to be exhibited and will take care of the exhibition setup.
Travel & Lodging honoraries: The four winners in Pro and non-Pro sections will receive -on top of the fully-paid solo exhibition- US$1,000 each to help them cover travel and lodging expenses to attend the opening reception.
Gallery Representation: A consignation representation contract for 18 initial months with the gallery FotoNostrum will be offered to the four overall winners.
Exposure in Artsy and Artnet: Represented artists will be exhibited online for sale in Artsy and Artnet. Both sites attract 5.5 million unique visitors each month. In 2018, were the top-ranking art marketplace on Google with visitors from more than 160 countries.
Collective exhibition of category winners and category honourable mentions: The Jurors will also select winners, runners up, and honourable mentions in all categories. All these selected photographers will be invited to exhibit in a collective exhibition in a space contiguous to the solo exhibition of the two overall winners. In the collective exhibition, the exhibition organization and venue costs will be borne by The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards. At the same time, the exhibitors will be charged for printing and framing as well as setup costs (hanging, labelling, and insurance) in the amount of $280, approximately, per piece. The category winner will have a 50% discount on the printing and framing costs. By participating in this award, artists acknowledge that they will be charged for the printing in case of participating in the exhibition and that for that purpose will have to submit high-resolution files of 300 dpi suitable for fine art printing. In exceptional cases, artists selected for exhibitions will be able to send framed prints ready to hang, or prints to be framed by the organizers of the exhibition, at lower costs than the cost paid for printing and framing.
Images of all awardees (Winners, Runner Ups, and Honorable Mentions) will be exhibited online in The Gala Awards' website for a minimum of two years.