19 Jul 2017

Competitions The Chelsea International Photography Competition

Agora GalleryNew York, New York, United States

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: September 13, 2017 – Photographers at both the amateur and professional level are invited to enter the Chelsea International Photography Competition.

With a fierce dedication to promoting the arts and discovering and exposing new talent, the CIPC will honor selected artists with an exhibition at Agora Gallery, providing invaluable exposure to promote career growth and boost recognition.

There are two competition categories: Amateur and Professional. National and international submissions are welcome. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

JURORS [Visit us for complete bios]

  • Karen Irvine – Chief Curator and Deputy Director for the Museum of Contemporary Photography
  • Salvatore Vitale – Photographer and Editor
  • Sarah Tanguy – Independent Curator and Critic

This year’s competition awards are valued at over $55,000 and are designed specifically to support our larger mission: to promote the spread of extraordinary and innovative art in our modern world and to ensure the future productivity and enhance the careers of selected artists.

Selected photographers will participate in the collective exhibition and receive valuable PR opportunities. A portion of the gallery’s proceeds from artwork sales will be donated to the Children’s Heart Foundation.


  • Amateur Photography: $25 for up to 5 images with a fee of $5 for each additional image.
  • Professional Photography: $45 for up to 5 images with a fee of $5 for each additional image.

Ready to enter for the chance to exhibit in New York’s famous Chelsea art district?

Visit us for competition details and instructions on how to enter. You can also contact us at competition@agora-gallery.com.

Results are announced on October 24, 2017, with the competition exhibition scheduled for January 27 – February 7, 2018.

Founded in 1984 by a fine artist, Agora Gallery is a contemporary art gallery dedicated to the promotion of national and international artists who seek the exposure that will establish them in the most significant art market in the world while providing a platform that connects them and their artwork to the most discerning collectors worldwide. Located in the heart of the famous Chelsea art district, Agora Gallery occupies both the ground and second floor of 530 West 25th Street.

Agora Gallery
530 W 25th St
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (+1)212-226-4151

Opp Categories: + Open to One Medium and Photography Only. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards and Exhibition – Group. Opportunity expires in 28 days.

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