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TPS 26: The International Competition

The Texas Photographic Society is thrilled to announce that TPS 26: The International Competition will be juried by Alison Nordström, independent scholar and former Senior Curator of Photographs at the George Eastman House. This call is open-themed, and submissions from artists of all levels are encouraged.

Calendar of Events
01-23-17 Call for entry announced
03-13-17 Deadline for entry
04-05-17 Exhibiting artists announced and emails sent to all entrants
05-08-17 Matted and framed prints due in College Station, Texas
05-18-17 Show opens at Stark Galleries at TAMU, College Station, Texas
07-16-17 Show closes and travels to other venues

About the Juror
Alison Nordström, independent scholar and former Senior Curator of Photographs at the George Eastman House.

Prepare Your Files
1. Files should be 1200 pixels in the longest dimension and saved in JPEG format on the highest quality setting. Images should also be saved in Adobe RGB color space.

2. Label each file as FirstName_Lastname_ followed by consecutive numbers. For example: Sam_Jones_1.jpg, Sam_Jones_2.jpg, etc. Please don't forget to include the "jpg" extension.

3. Do NOT use spaces in the file name, and do NOT use special characters such as :;’”/?}{()[ ]+=*&^%$#@! (use only alpha-numeric characters).

4. Please prepare the following information for each image: (1) print title; (2) process [Archival Digital Print, Gelatin Silver Print, Platinum/Palladium Print, etc.]; and (3) price or NFS.

Submit Your Entries and Make Payment via Online Entry Form
Please select the “Enter Now” button and follow the prompts to make your payment online (or by check) and then upload your files. If you experience difficulties with this online entry form, please notify TPS Executive Director Amy Holmes George at amy@texasphoto.org.

Sales
TPS encourages the sales of exhibited work. In support of our artists, we will not seek commission from print sales. Please print your name, address, telephone number(s) and price on the back of each accepted print. If your print is Not-For-Sale, simply note NFS but provide a dollar amount for record-keeping purposes. If you do not indicate a dollar value, the artwork will be listed as NFS.

Liability
TPS and the venues will exercise all due care when handling your work but will not be held responsible for loss, damage or replacement.

Reproduction
TPS and the venues retain the right to display, project and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes only. Individual photographers still retain copyright to his/her own individual images. Also, an exhibition catalog will be created to showcase the selected works.

If Your Work is Accepted
* Remember, our friends at Frame Destination in Dallas, Texas, have prepared a special all-in-one kit for TPS artists that meets our matting, framing and presentation requirements. This package can be purchased online here for only $47.26.

1. Send one exhibition quality, matted AND framed print for each photograph that is accepted.

2. Prints must be mounted and overmatted using 16" x 20" 4-ply (minimum) white museum quality mat board with at least 2" of mat visible on all sides of the print. Maximum print size is 12" x 16". Smaller prints, 3" x 5" for example, are acceptable if they are mounted and overmatted to the 16" x 20" size. To ensure consistency in presentation, please frame your work using simple black metal frames with Plexiglass ONLY (no glass). Also, please use hanging wire on the backside of your print. TPS reserves the right to exclude works from the exhibition that are not matted and framed according to specifications.

3. Include return postage for prints to be shipped back to you when the exhibition concludes. Prints WITHOUT postage will NOT be returned. Prints will be returned in the container in which they were received.

4. No packing “peanuts,” and please be considerate of our limited storage space when choosing your packaging.

5. Prints must arrive at Stark Galleries at College Station, Texas, no later than May 8, 2017.

If you have questions after reading all the guidelines, please contact us at shows@texasphoto.org.

Fees:

Free

Prizes:

First Place = $500
Second Place = $300
Third Place = $200
Up to 5 Honorable Mentions may be awarded

Eligibility:

TPS 26: The International Competition is open to artists of all levels internationally. All photographic based work is encouraged including digital, silver and alternative processes. You do not need to be a member of the Texas Photographic Society to enter this competition. However, you may join TPS and enter this show at the same time (read more about TPS member benefits). Works exhibited previously in a TPS show are not eligible, and all entries must be submitted digitally. Current members of the TPS Board of Directors are permitted to enter but are not eligible for awards.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

TPS and the venues retain the right to display, project and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes only. Individual photographers still retain copyright to his/her own individual images. Also, an exhibition catalog will be created to showcase the selected works.

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