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11 Jan 2024

Compete NYC4PA: Colors of the Common Place

New York Center for Photographic Arts New York City, New York, United States

New York Center for Photographic Art

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: February 11, 2024 – 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, etc.).

The word “commonplace” suggests things we see without really noticing them. Some synonyms are vanilla, customary, every day, mundane, with examples like doors, buildings, benches, cars, teacups, glasses that you come across everyday while out walking, on the train, in the car, at the supermarket, or even in your own house. The challenge for this call is in creating photographs where the “Colors of the Commonplace” generate an image with impact and makes it pop.

Show us how you choose to meet this challenge.

Winners will receive $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the ‘Colors of the Common Place’ catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.

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.

Debra Klomp Ching is the co-owner of the Klompching Gallery, New York. The gallery specializes in the exhibition and sale of contemporary fine art photographs, representing an international roster of artists. The gallery is active in placing artworks into important private, corporate and public institutions, and has had its exhibitions reviewed in notable publications such as The New Yorker, Art Review and The Wall Street Journal. In addition to owning and operating the gallery, she is a freelance consultant to artists and collectors, a writer, curator and educator. Her writing has been published in several publications, including being a guest editor for Photography Quarterly (issue No. 99) and the commissioning editor/publisher of (re)collect – Jonathan Shaw (2006)… see more


  • Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $1,100. The image will be featured on the home page of the NYC4PA website.
  • First Prize: 3 photographers will receive $400.
  • Second Prize: 3 photographers will receive $325.
  • Third Prize: 3 photographers will receive $250

All prizewinners will be included in both the online gallery and catalog and be presented with a certificate.

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.

Visit us online for further details and to apply.

The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe, and to take photographers around the globe for exciting photo opportunities.

NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog and New York City gallery exhibit.

Opportunity Categories: Photography Only. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition - Online, and Publication.

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