Colors of the Commonplace

Opportunity type:  Prize

For:  Photographers

Deadline: 12/02/24, 8 am.

Rewards:  Total of $4,000 cash prize

Location Eligibility:  Worldwide

About this opportunity

The challenge for this call is in creating photographs where the “COLORS of the  Commonplace” generate an image with impact and makes it pop. The word “commonplace” suggests things we see without really noticing them.  Some synonyms are vanilla, customary, every day, mundane, with examples like doors, buildings, benches, cars, teacups, glasses that you come across everyday while out walking, on the train, in the car, at the supermarket, or even in your own house.


Winners will receive $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the COLORFUL WORLD OF THE COMMONPLACE catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.

  •             Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $1,100.  
  •             First Prize:3 photographers will each receive $400.
  •             Second Prize:3 photographers will each receive $325. 
  •             Third Prize:3 photographers will each receive $250.


This Call for Entries is open worldwide to both amateur and professional photographers.  NYC4PA invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only 2-D work is eligible.

Entry Fee

The entry fee is $35 for the first three images. Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images submitted. 

How to Apply

Apply using the link: Colors of the Commonplace

All questions regarding this award should be sent to  .


Feb 12 2024

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