International Call for En...


The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color etc.). Winners will receive $3,000 in cash awards and be featured in a New York Gallery Show and on the NYC4PA Online Gallery. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.




We are very excited that Winners and Juror’s Selections will have the opportunity to participate in a gallery show, September 16-28, 2014 (Opening reception September 18), at SITE 109 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side gallery district.In addition, acatalog of winning images will be available.






Animals have been central to life as far back as prehistoric times, and have been the subject of artwork in all formats.  The wall carvings in Ayers Rock, and other ancient caves, depict animal figures, as have two and three-dimensional art throughout the ages.  As beasts of burden, feared predators, farm workers, battle steeds, sources of food, objects of beauty and of course, beloved pets, we see them everywhere.




For this call we invite photographers to send us their images of animals of any kind – those that walk the earth, soar through the air, and are at home in the rivers, lakes and oceans. Be creative, there is so much out there beyond your kitten sitting on the counter.




Grand Prize:
One photographer will receive $750. The image will be part of the New York gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and the exhibition catalog. In addition, it will be featured on the home page of NYC4PA website.




·       First Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $300. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.


·       Second Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $250. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.


·       Third Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $200. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.


·       Jurors’ Selections: 10additional images will be included in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.


·       Honorable Mention:20 additional images will be exhibited in the Online Gallery and listed in the exhibition catalog.




All prize-winning photographers will be presented with certificates of achievement for each image.












This Call for Entries is open worldwide to both amateur and professional photographers.  NYC4PA invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only 2-D work is eligible.






The entry fee is $35 for the first three images. Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images submitted.  


Prepare your images as JPG, TIF, or PNG files not greater than 2MB. The longest side should be 1,280 pixels or greater, then please go to: 






Kay received her BFA and MFA from Syracuse and her MA from Rutgers (all in Visual Arts). She is the author of numerous articles for arts magazines, has been a photography instructor for over eighteen years at NYU and the International Center of Photography in New York and a curator of photography exhibits. Her work is included in several museum and corporate collections.




Kay has received numerous awards including Honorable Mention in Fine Arts Photography Lucie Awards in 2009 and was a three-time recipient of the NJSCA fellowship award.  She has had many international one-person shows including recent ones in Columbia, Taiwan, Texas and New York City. Recent publications about her work include Photography’s Antiquarian Avant-Garde, by Lyle Rexer, Light & Lens,Photography in the Digital Age, & Photographic Possibilities by Robert Hirsch, as well as several other photography books.




Her co-curated exhibit (with Orville Robertson) “Manifestations: Photographs of Men”, opened at the Southeast Museum of Photography in 2004. Collections include Pfizer Corporation; The Buhl Collection; Southern Alleghenies Museum; Colombo Centro Americano, Medellin, Colombia; Prudential Insurance Company; Milwaukee Art Museum; Bristol-Meyers Squibb; Taiwan Photo-Fest, Taipei, Taiwan; Nantong Museum, China; Brooklyn Museum Artist Books Collection; Newark Public Library Artist Books Collection; Philadelphia Free Public Library; PNC Corp.; and Provident Bank.








All entrants to NYC4PA Open Calls for Entry, by virtue of their submission, are attesting that the images submitted are their own work and there has been no copyright infringement.  NYC4PA will not be held liable for any infringement of rights that might surface during the jurying or displaying of any image. 




By submitting you grant NYC4PA the right to use your image(s) for promotion and advertisement of NYC4PA. We also produce and offer for sale a catalog of winning and juror selection images – if you prefer that your image not be included in the catalog you need to let us know via return E mail as soon as you receive your prize notification.




Images selected by jurors for Prizes, Juror's Selection or Honorable Mention in a previous NYC4PA international call for entry are not eligible. Images previously submitted but not selected may be resubmitted as often as you wish.








Should your award notification or prize be returned as undeliverable, NYC4PA will not resend the notice (whether by the same or another method,) research your address nor make any further attempts at delivery, and your submission will be deemed ineligible. Please be careful when entering all your contact information.




NYC4PA would prefer to remit cash awards through a PayPal transfer. If you do not have a PayPal account to which we can remit your award, please contact us for alternate arrangements.






As a submitter NYC4PA will include you in future mailings and announcements. If you would prefer NOT to be on our mailing list please log onto!contact and ask to be removed.






Our entry software has an address field for the state you live in.  This applies to the US and several other countries - if you do not have “state” as part of your address simply leave that field blank - it is not mandatory.






If you have questions or issues please contact us as  We will make every effort to get back to you as soon as possible.  We will specifically be available via email, until 11:00PM EST on the last evening of the call.


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