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This photography competition is open for entries in six categories, including: Portraits, Still Lifes, Abstract/Mixed Media, Landscapes, Urban Scenes, and Student Work.
Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality and effectiveness in expressing the contest theme.
An entry can consists of one image or one photo series but you may enter as many entries as you like. A photo series includes two to six images that convey a story around a particular theme. A series must be cohesive, if it is not from the same photographic series or project, a visual relation that ties the imagery together is key.
Digital images should have a long dimension of at least 2,000 pixels and be saved at 300 dpi (Around 7" or larger) jpeg. It's recommend the uncompressed file size not be larger than 4 megabytes to ensure a fast upload experience.
Winners will be contacted in July 2016 and the winning entries will be published in PDN's August 2016 Issue.
The entry fee for this competition is $45 (US) for either single or series work of up to six visually related images.
Entries received after 3 May 2016 and no later than 17 May 2016, at 11:59 pm PST, require an additional late fee of $10 per entry.
Six winners will exhibit their work in a summer show with an opening reception. Their work will be published in the Fine-Art Issue of PDN (August) and in an online gallery on pdnonline.com, promoted to our network of more than 250,000 followers.
One exceptional photographer will receive $3,500 to continue their work, and all the winners will receive $200 gift card from B&H, VIP Expo Pass to PDN PhotoPlus Expo 2016 and the PHOTO+ Premium Portfolio Membership.
One selected photographer will be considered for The New Yorker's Photo Booth blog.