NYC4PA Patterns And Shadows Photography Competition

Opportunity type: Competition

For: Photographers 

Deadline: 16/04/23

Rewards: Up to $1,100 + feature on the NYC4PA website

Location Eligibility: Worldwide

About this opportunity

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers worldwide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color, etc. Walking anywhere in the world at different times of day you can see dramatic changes as the light goes from midday bright to dusk.  Early morning/late afternoon light can transform a simple scene into one of great interest as shadows grow longer and shorter. Consider city streets with shadows of tall buildings crossing sidewalks, cars, buses, and people.  Similarly, bright light casting shadows on a flight of stairs creates a canvas of black and white stripes. Just as powerful are shots where the impact of the image is derived from patterns in the composition such as the line-up of palm trees in the tropics with the shadows cast along a sandy beach, rows of theater chairs, etc. Different images and interesting interpretations of your own shadow are welcome as well.   



Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $1,100.  The image will be featured on the home page of the NYC4PA website.

First Prize: 3 photographers will receive $400.

Second Prize: 3 photographers will receive $325.

Third Prize: 3 photographers will 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.

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Apr 16 2023

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