Lighthouse Stories and Ta...



“Lighthouse Stories and Tales of the Sea”


The National Lighthouse Museum

In association with the Creative Photographers Guild

This is a fundraising event for

The National Lighthouse Museum




Title: Lighthouse Stories and Tales of the Sea


EXTENDED Final Deadline for Submissions: February 15th, 2015

REVISED Gallery Exhibition Dates: March 7th - through March 29th, 2015


National Lighthouse Museum 5 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10301

NLM Gallery Hours: Wednesday 10 A.M. – 4 P.M., Saturday & Sunday 1-5 P.M.


Creative Photographers Guild: 814 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

CPG Gallery Hours: Saturday & Sunday 1-5 P.M


Opening Reception National Lighthouse Museum:

Saturday March 7th, 2015 1-5 P.M. (Meet the artists and awards presentation)


JURORS:  Janice Giacalone-Stoffers & Charles Stoffers / The Hall of Frames



Claire T. Wilbert: NLM Curator – Site Manager

Fritz (Steven) Weiss - President Creative Photographers Guild & CPG Gallery



BEST of SHOW: $1000.00 The photographer whose work is juried as ‘Best of Show’ will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a certificate,.

Best Lighthouse Story: $500.00 The photographer whose work is juried as ‘Best Lighthouse Story’ will receive a $500 cash prize and a certificate.

Best Tales of the Sea: $500.00 The photographer whose work is juried as ‘Best Tales of the Sea’ will receive a $500 cash prize and a certificate.

Curator’s Choice: $250.00 The photographer whose work the Show Curators, choose for excellence will receive a $250.00 cash prize and a certificate 


SHOW DETAILS: “Lighthouse Stories and Tales of the Sea”: Is a celebration of the great lighthouses and the bays, waterways and seas -, coastal and inland -, located throughout the world.  This exhibit seeks, through photography, to pay homage to the great visual stories, tales, and history of lighthouses and waterways throughout the world.


ELIGIBILITY: This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in traditional, non-traditional and digital photography. All work must be original in concept, design and execution. All accepted work must be shipped via UPS or hand delivered by artist. All work purchased must be deliverable via UPS, unless being hand delivered by artist or picked-up by buyer.


JUDGING: All judging will be online. Entries that differ significantly from their digital images may be rejected. Decision of the judges is final.



Only original works or limited editions may be submitted. They must be in a JPG, TIFF or PNG format. All work must be submitted online via Smarter Entry.


Final Submissions: Must be received by 11:59 P.M. (PST) February 15, 2015:  $45.00 for up to five (5) images plus $5.00 for each additional image, not exceed a total of twelve (12) images. All entries must be received by 11:59 P.M. (PST) February 15th, 2015.  All entry fees are non-refundable.


Sign Up Now!



1.     Click on the Sign Up Now! link.

Follow the directions on the Site Login Page to create a new profile. You will need to create a new profile, unless you applied to another competition that licensed the Smarter Entry system after August 27, 2012 – you then can just login) Your username is your e-mail address.

2.     Click on Lighthouse Stories and Tales of the Sea to register. (It’s under the heading AVAILABLE SHOWS). You will be taken to a secure site where you can pay your entry fee.

3.     Once you have paid your entry fee, you can upload your images. Submit your images as JPG, TIFF, or PNG files not greater than 2MB. The longest dimension should be 1,280 pixels or greater.


Click on the Choose File button to browse for the file you want to upload. The actual file name is the image file title you see in a directory/folder. File names cannot have special characters as they present security risks or are not compatible with programming. When you browse your folder to select your file and then it inserts into the Smarter Entry system, you may see something like this: c:\my_hardrive%5\filename.jpg. The c:\my_hardrive%5\ is the computers path to the file. It can/will have special characters, and that is ok. It is only the filename.jpg part that cannot have special characters.


4.          Upload your image as directed. Please note that all fields marked with an asterisk are required. Use the Additional Notes box for information you think the juror might consider. These notes may be used as part of the exhibition.

Click Add Image to upload it to the show. While the image is uploading do not press the back button or otherwise interfere with the upload process. When the image appears below, it has been submitted to the competition. You may have to scroll down to see all images.


Repeat this process, from steps 2 through 4, for all of your images. You can delete and resubmit a new image at no additional cost. You can edit the information submitted up to the final submission deadline.


ACCEPTANCE: Notification of acceptance of work will be made via e-mail by February 21, 2015.



1.          Minimum Size: 10” X 12” including frame, maximum size is 16 X 20 including frame.

2.           Actual work must have the signature or initials of the artist on the front.

3.           All work must be suitably framed to a professional standard. No clip frames or taped

edges. All framed conventional work must use Plexiglas, except hand-delivered work.    

Photography printed on canvas, fabric, ceramics, glass and metal are acceptable and do not require framing as long as they have clean edges and are ready to hang.

4.           Work must be wired and ready for hanging. No special installation requirements unless agreed to beforehand by NLM/CPG.

5.           A Label must be affixed to the back of the work which indicates which end is the top and which includes the following: Artist Name, Title, Medium, Dimensions, and Price. This information must correspond with the Accepted image as listed on Notification

6.           All work must be priced for sale. Any work marked POR (Price on Request) or NFS (Not For Sale) will not be eligible for entry into the exhibition.

7.           Work cannot be withdrawn, nor sales shipped, before the end of the exhibit.



All Work  can be hand delivered to National Lighthouse Museum between 10 A.M. and 4 P.M. on February 24, 2015 through February 27, 2015 and Saturday February 28 between 1-5 P.M.

All Work that cannot be hand delivered can be shipped via UPS for delivery to National Lighthouse Museum, 5 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10301, between 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. on February 24th, 2015 through February 27th, 2015. All work must be delivered ready to hang. Storage space for shipping packaging is available on-site.  If shipping via UPS please include repacking instructions, label and UPS paperwork for return shipment in your original package/carton.


LATE ARRIVAL AND RETURNS: NLM/CPG reserves the right to reject work that is late, is deemed unstable upon arrival, is not properly presented, or differs from the submitted digital image. Returns will be solely at the artist’s expense.



NLM will retain a 25% commission on all exhibition sales. The price represented on the artist entry form will be the sale price. No changes will be allowed. Sold works will remain until the end of the exhibition. All sold works not picked-up by the buyer at the end of the show, will be shipped by NLM/CPG at the expense of the buyer.



Hand delivered artwork must be removed by the artist on April 1, 2015, April 2, 2015, April 3, 2015 between 10 A.M. and 4 P.M. or April 4, 2015 between 1-5 P.M. Any work not removed during this specified time period will be shipped to the artist at artist’s expense, or disposed of at NLM/CPG discretion.



NLM/CPG is not responsible for any damage, breakage, replacement or cost associated with any damage or breakage that may have occurred during transport or unpacking. Every precaution will be taken in handling the entries, but NLM/CPG assumes no liability for loss or damage to any artist’s work while in our care, custody, or control, before, during or after the exhibition. Each artist, if they wish, needs to provide their own insurance.



Any image submitted may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include use in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain those of the artist.



A coalition of leading lighthouse preservation and membership organizations from Maine to California selected the original U.S.  Lighthouse Service Depot on Staten Island, NY in 1998 as the location for the National Lighthouse Museum.

What was once the national center of operation for the U.S. lighthouse services, this museum and its beautiful location overlooking New York Harbor will become a destination for the world’s lighthouse enthusiasts and preservationists, an exciting attraction for the millions of visitors who yearly take the Staten Island Ferry and a lasting treasure for the Staten Island community.

The ten-acre site is directly adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry terminal in St. George. Staten Island. Train and bus services link the museum to an expanding array of related maritime activities and institutions in the harbor and around the island. More than a dozen lighthouses, including one of the most famous in the world, are less than an hour’s boat ride from the museum pier. This First National Photography Juried Show for the National Lighthouse Museum is part of a large national effort to raise funds for launching this museum and opening the site to the public.

The National Lighthouse Museum is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.



The Creative Photographers Guild is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of photographers from the novice to the professional whose sole interest is to provide a vibrant avenue for the promotion and appreciation of the creative and innovative world of photography to the greater New York community, especially Staten Island. The CPG Gallery, located at 814 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301, hosts nine photography shows each year featuring the work of member photographers.  With the addition of this national juried competition to the regularly scheduled exhibitions, CPG brings an increased awareness and appreciation of diverse perspectives in photography to a greater New York community. We are honored to be part of the effort in raising funds for the National Lighthouse Museum.



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With the submission of artwork into the “Lighthouse Stories and Tales of the Sea” NLM/CPG First National Juried Photography Show, the artist agrees to all the terms and conditions set forth in this prospectus.

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