Calls for Entry

In Motion: Smithsonian Video Contest

Entries will be accepted from February 1st, 2014 through May 31st, 2014 at 5:00 PM, EST.

Call for entries: This is a call for original documentary videos that explore and document the world around us. The top videos chosen will be featured as part of our new video series, Smithsonian In Motion. The winners may also be interviewed and highlighted by Any entry, even those not selected as winners, may also be showcased and eligible for additional prizes. Rules and Guidelines is looking for original videos that explore and document the world around us:

  • Documentaries — Find a subject and tell us a story
  • Time-lapse — Use this technique to capture everything from cityscapes to plant life
  • How-to — Capture how things get accomplished, designed or fabricated
  • Profiles — Document an artist or craftsman along with their area of expertise
  • Interviews — Capture people’s stories and experiences
  • Animation — Set an interesting personal or historical event to animation
  • American Experience — Shoot a story that captures something uniquely American

What to Enter: Eligible videos are documentaries of up to up to 10 minutes in total length and 2 GB in size. File formats to be used: MOV, MP4, MPG, WMV. The videos must have been created (filmed and edited) since January 1st, 2013. The Smithsonian reserves the right to ask any entrant to provide written consent for certain or all persons appearing in the entered documentary or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian and provide it to the Smithsonian upon request.


103rd Annual Exhibition of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts

Entry Deadline: April 4, 2014

Mystic Arts Center Water St.
Mystic, CT 06355-0127  860 267 6023

Juried Exhibition, June 13 through July 26, 2014 All media including: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Printmaking, Graphics (traditional and digital). Mystic Arts Center Gallery, 9 Water Street, Mystic CT. Monetary Awards and Active Sales. You can enter on-line until April 4 or carry in June 8 & 9. Complete exhibition information and all entry forms on our web site:


The seventh annual CT+6 regional juried exhibit

Entry Deadline: April 11, 2014

The seventh annual CT+6 regional juried exhibit is open to artists in all mediums from CT, New York and New England, and will be on exhibit from May 1 – June 15 in the West Hartford Art League’s two galleries.
Best of Show prize is $1,000 cash, plus a one person exhibit in one of the Art Leagues two galleries during the 2014- 2014 exhibition calendar. There is also an additional $1,000 worth of cash prizes and awards.
A prospectus will be available for download on the West Hartford Art Leagues website, under call for artists, starting February 20th. click here for prospectus 


Soulcology in Metals at Guilford Art Center

411 Church Street
Guilford, CT 06437203-453-5947

Entry Deadline: April 11. 2014

Soulcology (n): a word to describe the emotional and psychological component of how personal lives affect artists’ work, design, and process. This is a juried fine metals show that will display a broad spectrum of the many works that can be made of metal. Expressively displaying the many techniques used to conform metal into items from the organic to the angular, from jewelry to sculpture, to functional art and beyond. Awards. Submit up to three images. Juror: Robert Dancik. Visit for all application information.


City of Norwalk, Norwalk Redevelopment Agency,

Submission deadline: April 14, 2014

Norwalk, Connecticut Budget: $ 100,000 | The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency, Norwalk CT, invites all professional artists or teams of artists, with experience in executing public art projects to apply for a public art commission. Artists are asked to submit qualifications and design proposals for a permanent artwork(s) to be installed on the West Avenue Corridor, a public arterial linking downtown and south Norwalk.

The West Avenue Corridor includes I-95/Route 7 overpasses and retaining walls. The commission will support design, creation, installation and maintenance of artwork on the concrete retaining wall in order to create a more hospitable point of connection between the neighborhoods of the nearby 16,000 residents and the 40,000 daily vehicle trips that pass through the corridor. This commission is one element in a larger master plan for the transformation of the West Avenue Corridor, which includes streetscaping, landscaping, bicycle lanes underpass and pedestrian lighting.


PWP Spring 2014 International Women’s Photography 

 International Deadline: April 15, 2014 -

Professional Women Photographers (PWP) announces its Spring 2014 International Women’s Photography Call For Entry. Andrea Meislin, Owner and Director of Chelsea’s Andrea Meislin Gallery, will award $5,000 in cash, an article in IMPRINTS Magazine, a one-year online exhibition, and valuable prizes from Datacolor, global leader in color calibration technology.
Winners will be selected in each of the following four categories:

  • Portraiture
  • Black and White
  • The Environment (Nature, Cityscapes, Street Photography, etc.)
  • IPhonography (any image created on an IPhone or other mobile device)


  • Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $1,000, plus a Datacolor Spyder4PRO color calibration system and SpyderCube raw calibration tool ($225 value.) Her image will appear in the 2014 IMPRINTS Magazine and the online exhibition.
  • First Prizes: 4 photographers (one in each category) will receive $500, plus a Datacolor SpyderCHECKR PRO camera calibration system ($139 value.) Their selected images will appear in the 2014 IMPRINTS Magazine and the online exhibition.
  • Second Prizes: 4 photographers (one in each category) will receive $300. Their selected images will appear in the 2014 IMPRINTS Magazine and the online exhibition.
  • Third Prizes: 4 photographers (one in each category) will receive $200. Their selected images will appear in the 2014 IMPRINTS Magazine and the online exhibition.
  • Jurors’ Selections: These 12 images will appear in the IMPRINTS Magazine and online exhibition.
  • Honorable Mention: 50 additional images will appear in the online exhibition.

This Call for Entry is open worldwide to all women photographers; non-members and members of pwp, amateur and professional., working in any photography medium or style. click here for guidlines


Celebrations Gallery “BIG Works: Garden Treasures”

Deadline:  April 16th.

  • 330 Pomfret St
  • Pomfret Center, CT 06259
  • 8609285492

May 31-August 17: Featuring large & colorful al fresco art. Any medium, any size as long as it can be displayed in the outside elements. Deadline to commit/postcard images due: April 16th.  Submission form here  


The Vernon Community Arts Center

Exhibit Dates: May 4 – 31

Entry Deadline: April 23, 24, 26

  •  Opening Reception: Sunday May 4, 1:00 – 4:00: Awards Ceremony 3:00
  • Drop Off Dates: Wed. April 23, 4 – 8 Thurs. April 24, 1- 5, Sat. April 26, 1 – 5
  • Pick-up of Unaccepted Work: Fri. May 2, 2 – 6  Sat. May 3, 1 – 5
  • End of Show Pick-up: Sun. June 1, 1 – 5, Tues. June 3, 2 – 6

Open to artists 18 years of age and older working in any medium including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, and multimedia. No giclee prints or photography please. (The VCAC hosts a separate annual juried photography exhibit.) Each artist may enter up to 3 pieces. All work must be wired and ready to hang. No saw tooth hangers. All work must be original. Work must be hand delivered. (For installation or multimedia, please call with details.) There is a one-time, non-refundable entry fee for submissions. $20 for one entry. $30 for up to three entries. Make checks payable to the Vernon Community Arts Center. Work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibit.

  • 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066  (860) 871-VCAC (8222)
  •  For more information please email: or call (860) 871-8222.

click here for entry form


Gallery on the Green at the 35th Annual Long Meddowe Days

The Longmeadow Historical Society
Submission Deadline: April 25, 2014
Submission Fees: $75 for a 15′ X 15′ space (spaces may be shared for this fee by two artists)
City/Town: Longmeadow
Graphic artists and photographers are invited to exhibit in this always popular and well attended Gallery on the Green. Prints and note cards can be sold. Drawing or painting is encouraged on site. The Gallery will be advertised and publicized extensively. Applications on website. Gallery dates: Sat-Sun, May 17 (9am-5pm) and May 18 (11am-5pm). Free pancake breakfast on Saturday for exhibitors.

Contact: Stuart A. Warshaw
413-531-9414  click here for application


64th Annual Art of the Northeast Exhibition

Deadline for ALL Entries: April 25, 2014

May 31 – July 26, 2014
Open to All Media

Awards: Best in Show: $3,000 prize and a solo exhibition at Silvermine Arts Center. The juror has, at his discretion, an additional $4,000+ in cash awards.

Artists must reside in CT, DE, MA, MD (D.C.), ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

 Apply Here


2014 PDN Great Outdoors  Photography Competition

Deadline: April 28, 2014


  • Professionals: $35 | Amateurs: $12
  • PhotoServe/WPPI members will receive a discount: (Professionals: $24.50 | Amateurs: $8.40)


  • Plants, Animals
  • Insects and Gardens
  • Beaches, Islands and Underwater
  • Parks and Safaris
  • Outdoor Sports and Activities
  • Motion

PRIZES:  One professional grand-prize winner will receive:

  • $500 gift card from Adorama
  • GoPro Hero Black Edition camera
  • More prizes to come!

All professional first-place winners will receive:

  • portfolio
  • one-year subscription to PDN

One amateur grand-prize winner will receive:

  • $500 gift card from Adorama
  • GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition camera
  • Free tuition to
  • MatadorU’s Travel Photography Course
  • one-year subscription to MatadorAccess

All amateur first-place winners will receive:  one-year subscription to MatadorAccess

Eight professional and amateur
first-place winners will receive:

  • $100 Adorama gift card

Click here for contest rules


PJ Library

Deadline: April 30, 2014 (Received)

We are looking for someone to create one (1) original female and one (1) male human character that will appeal universally to children between 0 – 8 years old. The artwork should be fun, bold, contain highly saturated colors, and strong lines. The characters should be standing on a white background, and be at least 10 inches high. If you have the winning submission, you will be asked to provide the characters in other poses approved by HGF. All art must be submitted by email or a large file transfer program to, in at least 1200 DPI, along with a signed work-for-hire contract, and signed W-9. The grand prize winner’s artwork will receive a cash prize of $2,500.
The second runner-up will receive a cash prize of $1,000.
The third runner-up will receive a cash prize of $500.   (413)276-0730


Manchester Art Association:the 41st annual “Show in the Park”

Deadline: May 16, 2014

Sunday, June 8th, 2014 in Center Park. The show will feature arts, crafts, and antiques.
Located in the heart of downtown Manchester, the show is well attended and greatly anticipated as a yearly tradition in Manchester. click here for entry form


Attleboro Arts Museum National Juried Exhibition

National Deadline: May 20, 2014 -

2014 National Juried Exhibition at the Attleboro Arts Museum – See The Light. Open to all mediums, sizes and concepts that explore light both as a tool for emphasis, and as medium. Consider portrayals of sunlight, transparency, highlights … silhouettes, sundials … See The Light will be on display at the Attleboro Arts Museum from June 25th–July 23rd. Six prizes of $100 each will be awarded.

All mediums & expressions of “See The Light” from US artists will be juried. There is no size limit for 2D, however all entries (both 2D and 3D) cannot weigh more than 100 lbs each.

Each artist may submit up to 2 entries. $18 covers payment for up to 2 entries for Museum members; $25 covers up to 2 entries for non-members. All fees are non-refundable. Make checks payable to Attleboro Arts Museum.

We accept CD or hand-delivered entries. Work must not have been previously exhibited at the Attleboro Arts Museum. Artists are required to provide entry fees & completed forms with submission(s).  


PDN (Photo District News) Magazine on-line Contest

DEADLINE: May 27, 2014


  • A $500 gift card to a major camera retailer
  • A digital camera
  • iPad Air
  • More prizes to come


  • A PhotoServe Portfolio ($860 value)
  • One-year PDN subscription ($65 value)

All FIRST PLACE winners will receive:

  • A digital camera
  • A $100 gift card to a major camera retailer

Winning images will be featured in PDN ’s August issue which has an additional print circulation to 5,000 photography industry creatives, and in an extended online gallery.


  • Animal Portraits
  • Celebrities
  • Babies/Children
  • Commercial/Editorial/Assignment
  • Personal Work


Art in the Courtyard 2014: Art and Fine Crafts at the Lowell Folk Festival
 A Collaboration Between the Lowell Folk Festival and the Brush Art Gallery

Applications Due: May 30, 2014 (delivered, not postmarked).

Artists and artisans are invited to apply to exhibit at Art in the Courtyard 2014, the arts and fine crafts component of the 28th annual Lowell Folk Festival. Each year over 100,000 visitors enjoy the country’s largest free festival. Art in the Courtyard provides an opportunity for them to visit and purchase some of the finest art and craftwork being produced.

Art in the Courtyard is held in the shaded, brick-lined courtyard conveniently located between the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center and the Brush Art Gallery and Studios. The courtyard is adjacent to one of the main music and dance stages at the Festival. Tents are set up for the artists to provide a welcoming place, rain or shine. The Brush Gallery & Artists’ Studios is coordinating Art in Courtyard 2014 in collaboration with the Lowell Folk Festival and the Lowell National Historical Park.

  • Dates of event:
• Saturday, July 26, noon – 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, July 27, noon – 6 p.m.
  • Applications Due:
• May 30, 2014 (delivered, not postmarked).
  • For application, instructions and more information on this exciting event:
  • Questions?
  • Click here for application form


52nd On the Green Fine Art & Craft Show

Deadline: June 1, 2014

Sept.6&7, 2014 10am to 5pm

Historic Hubbard Green will once again be transformed into an Open Air Gallery on September 6 & 7, 2014, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, both days, rain or shine. Every year, Glastonbury’s picturesque Hubbard Green changes from a quiet oasis of shade trees and open space into a bustling marketplace for original fine art and hand-made craft. click here for Application form 


Friends of the Agawam Public Library1st Open Juried 3D Art Object Show at the Agawam Public Library

Mon. June 2 – Mon. June 23, 2014

Three day drop off of 3D Objects:  Thur., May 29, 2014 3-8; Fri., May 30 1-5; and Sat., May 31, 2014 10-1

  • During Library Hours – Mon.-Thur. 9-9, Fri. 10-6, and Sat. June 7 & 14 10-5. Closed Sat. June 21, 2014
  • Judging:  Sat. May 31, 2014 2 PM Closed to public
  • Pick up 3D Art Objects not accepted in the Show:  Mon., June 2, 2014 3 PM – 8 PM
  • Reception & Awards:  Fri. June 13, 2014 7 PM – 9 PM
  • Pick up 3D Art Objects at end of show:  Wed. June 25, 2014 3-8 and Thur. June 26, 2014 3-8.  If can’t come, call 413-789-1550 x8855 or email
  • Fees:  Early-bird registration fee $25 per entry, if mail entry form & check by Thur., May 29, 2014; $30 after Thur., May 29
  • Entry:  Multiple Entries per Category Allowed.  All 3D Art Objects must be original and made by the artist/artisan.  Fee applies to each entry.

Five Categories:

  1.   Sculpture – Traditional/Single Media – object created using a single material, such as, but not limited to, stone, bronze, cast, wood, ceramics, plastic
  2.  Sculpture – Contemporary/Mixed Media – object combines more than one material including recyclables and found objects
  3.  Artisan/Craft – Jewelry/Metals/Glass
  4. Artisan/Craft – Furniture/Wood/Fabrics
  5. Artisan/Craft – Ceramics/Gourds

Proposal for an Outdoor Sculpture:  An entry may be submitted as a model of what an outdoor sculpture item would look like.  The Friends will review and decide if they want to purchase the full size sculpture for outside display.  There are no guarantees that any proposal will be accepted by the Friends.  This is an additional opportunity when entering a sculpture item in the show.  The model will still be considered as an entry in its sculpture category

Awards:  Total $2,550 – Best in Show ($300) and 1st ($200), 2nd ($150), 3rd ($100) in each Category plus 10 Honorable Mentions for a total of 26 awards

A category must have five or more submitted and accepted entries to qualify for awards.  Friends of the Agawam Public Library reserves the right to eliminate a category, if there are not at least five entries submitted and accepted.  3D Art Object entry fee will be refunded.

Location:  Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper Street, Agawam MA, 01001

Download Prospectus/Entry form


 Momentum: Images of Dance — the tenth annual Sanford L. Rosenberg Memorial Dance Photography Competition.

June 1, 2014

  • Each contestant may submit up to 3 entries (black and white or color)
  • Each photograph must be 8″ x 10″ borderless – submitted works not following this instruction will be immediately disqualified (please use high quality photographic paper – matt or gloss)
  • Each photograph must be numbered on the back corner to correspond with the listing on the application form (use soft pencil)
  • Do not write on back of photo except to provide number in a corner as described above
  • All contestants must submit a completed application with their entries

The 2014 contest will award six prizes: First, Second, Third and Fourth place; C.V.R.B. Commendation Prize and Honorable Mention. All six winners will receive graduated monetary awards and frameable certificates.

In addition, six juried winners will be awarded a frameable certificate.

All 12 winning images will be displayed on the website in 2014. Copy protection will be provided.


Connecticut Audubon Society - Center at Fairfield - Birds and Their Habitat

Deadline: June 14, 2014

As the title suggests, works must feature birds and/or the beauty of nature, from bird life and their habitats to the diversity of natural landscapes specific to Connecticut and the Northeast. Works must be original and current. Mediums include: ceramics, painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, wood carving and fine art crafts.

click here for prosepctus


Connecticut Women Artists
 - 85th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition

Online Registration deadline is Monday, July 14, 2014

  • August 30 – September 26, 2014
  • Opening Reception and Award Ceremony:
  • Saturday, September 6, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

This show is open to all women artists regardless of your place of residency. Original work in painting, mixed media, drawing, collage, printmaking, fiber art, photography, sculpture. Photomechanical reproductions of original work (giclee prints) are not eligible. Three entries per artist. Please note: Work submitted must have been completed within the last two years.

Entry Fees*:First entry $30, second entry $15, third entry $10*Members must have paid their 2014 dues in full

Awards: Up to $2,200 will be awarded in cash and prizes.   click here for prospectus


 “Emilee’s Art Dream:  In Her Honor, an Exhibition for MS Awareness”  Sponsored by Westfield State University

Entry deadline: 9/1/14

Date of event:  10/24 to 12/6/14

Send digital submissions to

Submissions are now being accepted for Westfield State University’s  juried exhibition entitled “Emilee’s Art Dream:  In Her Honor, an Exhibition for MS Awareness”  The exhibition is open to New England artists only, and will run from 10/24 to 12/6/14, with a reception on 11/6/14.  Artists may submit up to 3 works (preferred size under 5 feet).  All forms of media are accepted, and submissions/descriptions should be tied to MS awareness.  Submissions may be sent digitally to by September 1, 2014, with decisions out by September 15.   For any questions, please call Callie Hutchinson at (413) 572-5630.


“Small Works: Artful Treasures” Celebrations Gallery 

Deadline to commit/postcard images due: September 21st

Nov. 1-Jan. 4, 2015: Sixth Annual Holiday Exhibition and Sale where all work is under $200 and under 200 sq inches. Deadline to commit/postcard images due: September 21st. Submission form here


 Sony World Photography Awards 4 competitions

The Competitions:
Professional Competition – for serious photographers. Close 09/01/2014
Open Competition – for amateurs and enthusiasts. Close 06/01/2014
Student Focus – for those studying photography. Close 12/06/2013
Youth Award – for anyone aged 19 and under. Close06/01/2014


Open call, artists working in all media for future exhibitions.

Entry deadline: December 1, 2014

at W @ The Whit  42 Wendell Ave   Pittsfield, MA 01331  4136958431

W @ the Whit is seeking submissions of art from artists working in all media for possibly placement in upcoming events and exhibitions. W @ the Whit is located in the main gallery of the Whitney Center for the Arts in a mansion in the historic Berkshires. Just down the Road from Tanglewood and Historic Lenox and a scenic drive from Mass MOCA. The Whitney Center for the Arts is in downtown Pittsfield, MA, Referred to as “The Brooklyn of the Berkshires” it is the largest city in the Berkshires and a growing artistic and cultural hub with several theaters and arts institutions within a few steps of the gallery.

Seeking submissions by artists working in any media for consideration for future exhibitions.

All submissions are to be done via email to .
Please include within the email-

-5 examples of your work and/or a link to where your work can be viewed on the internet.
-A description of each of the 5 images submitted including, name, dementions, year completed and retail price.
-Artist Bio
-Artist statement
-Contact information


Mystery Build 2014 Challenge

Monday, October 20, 2014

Create a work of art using ONLY the materials provided in a Mystery Build kit! What’s inside? We can’t tell you, but you can expect to find some common art materials like wood, clay, canvas, metal, and plenty of surprises. All 2014 kits contain the same materials, so each creator faces the same challenges and limitations. It’s a project that combines the creation of art, the challenge of a puzzle, and the fun of a game.

Mystery build is ideal for anyone looking to go beyond the standard art contest, to not only showcase their strongest talents and skills but also stretch their creative muscles and think and work in entirely new ways. The theme this year is “Build a Dream”. What does that mean? You tell us.

Purchase a Mystery Build kit and your project materials will be shipped to your door. Create an original project using only the materials provided, that relates to the contest’s theme. Share your creation online. Upload images and/or video of your project, as well as images/video of your work in progress.

The Payoff: Fortune and Fame.  Judges and voters will select the winners of cash awards! Winning artists get nationwide exposure on our website!  2014: $21,000 in cash awards


More Calls for Entry:

Vermont, Saint Michael’s College

Seeking video art (no films please) for public display at Saint Michael’s College in Vermont. Please submit vimeo, youtube or personal website links or send hard copies to the address below as high definition H.264/MPEG-­‐4 on a dvd or flash memory stick. Work submitted as links are required to send hard copies if selected. Any length work will be considered. No submission fee required, but hard copies of works will not be returned. Review of submissions will happen quarterly but are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Selected videos will be displayed either individually or as a curated group (depending on length and content). Works will be displayed for one month during the academic year on a 47″ HD flat screen TV located in the Saint Edmund’s Hall Lounge.


 The National Association of Women Artists, Inc

Entry deadline:  March 15, 2014

(N.A.W.A.) is inviting women artists to apply for memberships in three available categories: Regular Juried Membership, Student Juried Membership (BFA/MFA Students), Associate Membership—Non-Juried (emerging artists who are developing a professional body of work). Deadline for all applications: September 15 and March 15 of each year. (Excellent exhibition opportunities.) Please send SASE to: The National Association of Women Artists, Inc., 80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1405, NY, NY 10011 or download application from our website:


FotoFanatic Monthly Photo Contest Enter the FotoFanatic monthly photo contest to be in with a chance to win a cash prize. Every month the members vote on 3 of the 4 categories. $2 per entry. For more information, visit


Weekly Photo Com This photo competition is held weekly, with submissions from around the world. Entry fee is $1 per photo. Prize money depends on the amount of entries, since half of the entry fee is the dollar amount won. With 500 entries the winner will receive US$500.00, with 50,000 entries the winner will receive US $50,000. All participants are welcome. All work must be submitted online. Visit for more information.


Illuminations at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center Illuminations at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center A rotating exhibit, for patients, families, friends and staff, intended to offer encouragement and shed light on the human experience. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Open to all artists, mediums, and styles. For prospectus contact the program manager at (617)


Daily Photo competitions Check out this site for daily photo

For art events and classes visit our other informational pages. click here for classes and here for events

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Pat Conant January 31, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Nice collection of competitions. Website very informative.

Nancy@goneinc February 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Thank you, Pat. Let others know about it!

Lynn Salem July 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Thanks for posting, Nancy

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