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The Chelsea International Photography Competition 2018

The Chelsea International Photography Competition — Opens August 21, 2018

Photographers are invited to enter the second annual 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.

Competition awards are valued at over $55,000 and designed specifically to support Agora’s mission: to promote extraordinary and innovative art in the modern world, and enhance the careers of the selected artists. Selected photographers will participate in the collective exhibition and receive valuable PR opportunities.

The 2018 Chelsea International Photography Competition is accepting entries now through October 9. Results are announced on November 6, 2018, with the competition exhibition scheduled for February 20 - 28, 2019.

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-The work of selected artists will be presented at Agora Gallery
-One (1) photographer will be awarded with the participation in an Art Fair sponsored by FAI - Fine Art Initiatives.
-$500 cash prize will be awarded to five (5) selected photographers and their work will be shown on our websites.
-Five (5) photographers will be awarded one year of exposure on, which includes assistance by our talented art writers with composing a professional artist statement.


The competition is open to entries from throughout the world, of all backgrounds and experience levels. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

All of the images submitted are original works of art created by you or are photographs created by an artist who authorized you to submit the images on his or her behalf. Images submitted by you do not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyright or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity. You may not post, distribute, or reproduce, in any way, any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Without limiting our rights, it is our policy to terminate all relations with any artist who infringes copyrights upon our receipt of notice of infringement from the copyright owner or the copyright owner’s legal counsel.


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