2020 Call for Entry - Photography Award Contest

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At the National Council on Aging (NCOA), we believe everyone deserves to age well. NCOA is inviting photographers to submit work exploring the artistic expression of Aging Well for All—how older adults are making the most of their longevity.

There are no limitations as to the subject matter. Share your favorite photographic shots of older adults! Open to all ideas, all styles, and genres, all perspectives on craftsmanship and photographic creativity. This is a great opportunity for street, portraiture, lifestyle, documentary, conceptual, color, and black and white. This will be a fun show with a great diversity of photographs!

16th Street Series (C) Raul Jarquin
Great for Portraiture
This is a great opportunity for photographers that have portrature work depicting persons in their golden years.
16th Street Series (C) Raul Jarquin
Documentary / life style / street
Do you have images that tell a story or inform us about the aging process and/or how people in their later years inform us all?
16th Street Series (C) Raul Jarquin
color & black and white
This call for entries is open to both color and black and white work. Both digital and traditional darkroom prints (submit digital files).

What Makes this event different?

  • No Fee to Submit. You will submit your images online through this online system.
  • If you do not have an account you will need to create one. Online account creation is easy and free.
  • Call to Photographers based in the USA
  • Call Type: Photography
  • Eligibility: National
  • Home State: Virginia
  • Entry Deadline: May 4, 2020
  • Artist Eligibility: Any artist at least 18 years old
  • Entry Fee: None

THEME

At the National Council on Aging, we believe every person deserves to age well. NCOA invites photographers to submit work that explores the artistic expression of Aging Well for All—how older adults are making the most of their longevity.

Show us your favorite photographic shots of older adults! Open to all ideas, all perspectives on craftsmanship and photographic creativity. Great opportunity for portraiture, documentary, lifestyle, street, color, and black & white.

$2,500 AWARDS

First Place: $1,000

Second Place: $500

Four Awards of Merit: $250

IMPORTANT DAYS

Applicant submission deadline: May 4, 2020

Notification of Acceptance: May 18, 2020 (artists will be notified of acceptance via email)

Exhibition dates: June 2020

Where:

1) Images will be exhibited at the NCOA Age + Action Conference, Dallas, TX, Summer 2020.

2) Images will be exhibited at Galleries, VA, Fall 2020 (day and time will come)

JURIED EXHIBITION

Professional guest judges and the NCOA Communication Department will select the finalists.

GUIDELINES

NCOA will manage both print and digital displays.

Photographers selected into the exhibition must provide high-resolution JPEG files.

Contact van.nguyen@ncoa.org if you have questions about this project.

No submissions will be accepted at this email address.

PERMISSION AND COPYRIGHT

By submitting an entry, the Artist grants permission for National Council on Aging (NCOA) and form & concept to use the accepted image on its website at NCOA Conference and exhibitions, for brochures, promotional materials, and publicity about the exhibition, both physical and virtual. Every effort will be made to maintain quality true to the submitted image, recognizing that the print or electronic medium may affect how the viewer receives the image. Artist will be given attribution for the work.

The Artist hereby certifies that he or she holds the copyright for this material and the copyright remains with said Artist. NCOA will display a notice that material must not be downloaded or copied, but will not be held responsible if artwork is copied. The Artist also certifies that the work submitted is original and does not infringe on any existing copyright. If artwork includes image of any person, artist certifies that a model release for such people has been obtained.

Furthermore, if the accepted work differs dramatically from the image submitted, NCOA reserves the right to eliminate the work from the conference and exhibitions.

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