13th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers

juried by Elisabeth Biondi

 

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Both Winners in the Pro and Non Pro Sections will have a fully-paid solo exhibition (including printing and framing) in Valid Foto Gallery in Barcelona on October 2019 plus$1,500 each for travel expenses to attend the opening reception.

© Natalie Lennard (UK). Winner of the 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, Professional Section. From the Series Birth Undisturbed

© Margarita Mavromichalis (Greece). Winner of the 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, Non Professional Section. From the series Lesvos, the Arrival

eligibility

Open to women photographers, pro and non pro, working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought.
Age: > 13 yers old.

Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements will be welcome.

juror

Elisabeth Biondi.
After seven years as Director of Photography for Vanity Fair, Elisabeth worked in Germany as Head of Photography for Stern, returning to New York to become Visuals Editor of The New Yorker for 15 years until she left in 2011 to work as an independent curator, writer, and teacher.

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deadline

Final Deadline: February 27, 11:59pm PST

If you have already registered but are pending to upload your files, please use the prepaid upload form. 
For Pro Section Prepaid form,
click here
For Non-Pro Section Prepaid form,
click here 


RULES OF ENTRY

The Gala Awards, with the sponsorship of the Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography invites women photographers worldwide to submit images to 13th Edition of The Julia Margaret Cameron Award.

This Award is open to women photographers, professional and amateur, working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements will be welcome.

CLICK TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE RESPECTIVE REGISTRATION FORM:

PROFESSIONAL SECTION     NON-PROFESSIONAL SECTION


JUROR
Elisabeth Biondi
Visuals Editor, The New Yorker, 1996-2011
Independent Curator, Writer and Teacher, New York
(please click in the name to read a short bio of the Juror)


CATEGORIES

The Julia Margaret Cameron Award is addressed to professional and non professional women worldwide, who will compete in this 13th edition in two different sections (Professional and Non-Professional) in the following categories:

Abstract - Alternative Processes - Architecture & Interiors - Children - Cell Phone - Cityscapes - Culture & Daily Life - Digital Manipulation & Collage - Documentary & Reportage - Editorial & Current Affairs - Fine Art - Landscapes & Seascapes - Motion - Nature - Nude & Figure - Open Theme - People - Portrait - Segregation & Human Rights - Self Portrait - Still Life - Street Photography - Wild Life - Women Seen By Women

(A professional photographers is defined as anyone who earns more than 50 percent of her annual income from photography.)


DATES

Finale Deadline: February 27, 2019 at 11:59pm PST

Jurors’ announcement: 45-60 days after the final deadline.

If you have already registered but are pending to upload your files, please use the prepaid upload link (only  if you have registered and  paid your entry fees previously): 
For Professional Section, go to
https://form.jotformeu.com/90153088017352
For Non-Professional Section go to https://form.jotformeu.com/90152488858368

AWARDS AND EXHIBITION SELECTION:

The Jurors of the 13th Julia Margaret Cameron Award will select one Winner in the Professional Section and One Winner in the Non-Professional Section.

The Gala Awards will organize a solo exhibition for each overall Winner in the respective sections (Pro and Non Pro) taking care of all exhibition expenses, including printing and framing of up to 20 photographs each. The exhibition will be held in the Valid Foto Gallery in Barcelona on October 2019. The organization will have the right to change the venue and date in case of unforeseen circumstances. A curator designed by The Gala Award will assist the Winners in the selection of the work to be exhibited and will take care of the exhibition setup.

The two overall winners in the Pro and Non Pro sections will receive -on top of the fully-paid solo exhibition- US$1,500 each to cover travel and lodging expenses to attend the opening reception.

Collective exhibition of category winners and category honorable mentions. The Jurors will also select, in both Pro and Non-Pro Sections, runners up and honorable mentions, as well as a short list of finalists. All these selected photographers will be invited to exhibit (with the category winners) in a collective exhibition in a space contiguous to the solo exhibition of the two the overall winners. In the collective exhibition, the exhibition organization and venue costs will be borne by The Gala Awards, while the exhibitors will be charged for printing and framing as well as setup costs (hanging, labelling, and insurance) in the amount of $250, approximately, per piece. To participate in the exhibition artists will have to be able to submit high resolution files of 300dpi suitable for fine art printing.

Images of all awardees (Winners, Runner Ups, Honorable Mentions, and Finalists) will be exhibited online in The Gala Awards' website during a minimum of two years.

All winners and honorable mentions will receive certificates of award. 

ENTRY FEES

$60 for the first 3 images -the minimum of images to submit is 3.
$13 each additional image. Same fee applies to additional category of the same image.

Series:
$65 for 1 series of 3 to 6 images.
$18 each additional series. Same fee applies to additional category of the same series.

Please note that an image or series can be submitted to more than one category, counting as an additional image or series.

All submission can be only done online using the respective Registration Form (for Pro or Non Pro).

SUBMISSION SPECIFICATIONS: 

Filename has to be the following format:  

For Single Images: Filename has to be: Your First Name_Your Last Name _ Image Title.jpg

For Series: Filename has to be: Your First Name_Your Last Name_Series Title_ Image Title_Sequence number.jpg, where sequence number indicates how do you want the order of the images to be seen by the jurors.

Please do not use characters and symbols such as ß, á, å, è, ö, ø, ž, ´, ©, &, ", etc.

Please start naming the file with your name, as indicated, no with number or another data.

File Type should be: profile sRGB or Adobe RGB, jpg, resolution = 72 dpi

The maximum largest dimension should be max 1800 pixels in the largest side (width or height) and no less than 1200 pixels

IMPORTANT: Before uploading your submission please check that both filename, file size, resolution and filetype complies with the specifications; otherwise your submission could be rejected.

COPYRIGHT:
All submitters warrant that they own the work submitted and that they have the exclusive copyright. The Gala Awards recognizes that the author retain full ownership of the image copyright.

USAGE:
Submitters warrant that their photographs may be reproduced for the purpose of marketing and promoting The Gala Awards’ competitions and Awards, as well as in catalogues, posters, postcards, publications, and on the Internet. Such use is granted for no more than two years after the announcement of the works selected in this competition. Such use is granted without any payment to the photographer or featured models. Photographers will receive credit with each use, and allow The Gala Awards to sublicense their photographs to the press for reproduction in connection with The Gala Awards’ competitions and awards.

The Gala Awards has the right to reject and remove any entry that contains defamatory, racist, obscene or pornographic content, or that may be considered a criminal offence or violate any law.
 

GO TO THE REGISTRATION FORM TO REGISTER AND TO DO THE PAYMENT OF THE ENTRY FEES:

PROFESSIONAL SECTION                   NON-PROFESSIONAL SECTION

If the link does not work, please copy and paste in your browser:
https://form.jotformeu.com/90152440022339  for the Professional Section, and
https://form.jotformeu.com/90152501786354 for the Non_professional Section.