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        • 11th Semiannual Competition    
               
               
           
               
               
Prospectus
Photography Competition 2015

Cash Prizes
Total: $5,000 USD
1st Place: $2,500 USD
2nd Place: $1,500 USD
3rd Place: $1,000 USD

What our past prize recipients (photographers) are saying
"receiving an unrestricted monetary award is extra money, and extra money is art money. i didn't spend it slowly. i spent it immediately. i bought two things that i needed: 5 days in a darkroom and a roll of 40" photographic paper. the large photographs that i've created recently have become some of my most successful work thus far."
— Liz Nielsen

“With the prize you gave me last year [2014] at Dave Bown Projects I was able to make two trips (one to Poland and one to France) this year [2015] to continue with the theme of silence, in which I've been working during the last years. Thank you once again!!”
— Gabriela Torres Ruiz

Click here to read more about What our past prize recipients are saying.

Selection Process
We are limiting the number of submissions.  Specifically when one, two, or all three of the buttons to pay for your Entry Fee says Sold Out for Today (instead of Pay Now) ... you will need to check back tomorrow.

Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown Projects as submissions are received.

Selection will be based on merit (your skills and abilities, via images of your work). All images will be considered and viewed by Dave Bown Projects. Dave Bown Projects reserves the right to reject a submission (images of work) at any time and for any reason.

The jurors are interested in viewing images of work from all styles, mediums, themes ... as long as the work is within the discipline of photography. The jurors have agreed to set aside their personal bias when making their selections. The jurors will only have access to the images of your work and a document that list a reference number, medium, and dimensions per image. We will change the file names of each of your images (e.g., photo-1_0123.jpg) so that the jurors will not have access to your name, gender, ethnicity, or any impermissible criterion or circumstance.

Jurors
Dave Bown Projects will review your submission for completeness, and an anonymous panel of photography experts will review your submission.

What our past jurors are saying
"It was an honor ... The variety of submissions was impressive ... The creative impulse evident across the works was inspiring. I hope this important program will continue to grow and reach more artists in the future. It is a rare, generous, and much needed support for artists."
— Diane Mullin, Senior Curator, Weisman Art Museum

"It was truly a pleasure to review the submissions for the Dave Bown Projects 10th Semiannual Competition. The twenty-five finalists reflect the incredible breadth and quality of work being generated today. Of particular interest were the works that tackled traditional genres in innovative ways. In Joyce Ho’s Prelude, the fiberglass legs of a young girl peek from behind a rose-colored monochrome 'painting' while Matthew Cronin’s Combined Landscape, a black-and-white photograph of tangled branches, recalls the 'all-over' paintings of Jackson Pollock. It was such a rewarding experience to give these artists well-deserved recognition. Thank you Dave Bown for the opportunity and congratulations to all of the finalists!"
— Anna Stothart, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, San Antonio Museum of Art

Click here to read more about What our past jurors are saying.

Dave Bown Projects
The initiatives of the privately held U.S. company focus on advancing the field of visual arts by conducting research, buying works of art for the Collection of Dave Bown Projects, and providing unrestricted monetary awards to visual artists.

Click here to read more about Dave Bown Projects.


Dave Bown maintains a few professional memberships at various levels that include, but are not limited to the following:
American Alliance of Museums, Washington, DC
Supporting Patron, International Center of Photography, New York
Young Collectors Council - Acquisitions Committee, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Publication
The Top 10 Photographers (1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and 7 Finalist) will be selected by the jurors and featured under Competitions on this website. Each artist will have their own page that will feature an image, caption information, and a link to their website (click here to see what that will look like). You will retain the copyright to your images.

Publicity

Currently we have over 27,000 fans (Likes) on the Dave Bown Projects page on Facebook ... click here to check it out. Each of the Top 10 Photographers will have their own page that will feature an image, caption information, and a link to their website ... click here to see what that will look like. You will retain the copyright to your images.

And currently the Dave Bown Projects network reaches over one hundred thousand people who are committed to the visual arts. The Top 3 Photographers (1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place) will be archived on the About page under Unrestricted monetary awards to visual artists (past prize recipients) on this website ... click here to see what that looks like.

We will produce a press release (click here to view a past press release) and organize opportunities for dialogue. We will not handle the sale of your work. All inquiries will be forwarded to you.

Note: Gallery owners have contacted artists that we featured.

Eligibility
This competition is open to all photographers who are 18 years of age or older.
During the previous competition, we received submissions from over 40 countries.

Deadline
5 September 2015, 11:59 p.m. EST

Notification
All artists that enter a submission will be notified on 19 September 2015 via email. The 3 prize recipients will receive a phone call.

Entry Fee
A non-refundable entry fee is required with your submission. There are no additional fees.
2 images for 45 USD, 4 images for 65 USD, 8 images for 95 USD

We are limiting the number of submissions.  Specifically when one, two, or all three of the buttons to pay for your Entry Fee says Sold Out for Today (instead of Pay Now) ... you will need to check back tomorrow.

Please note the following options for payment of your entry fee:

You can pay your entry fee using PayPal. You don't need a PayPal account to use your debit or credit card to pay your entry fee using PayPal, simply click on one of the Pay Now buttons below. A new secure browser window will open up, which may take a few moments depending on your internet connection speed. If you have a PayPal account, you can send money to info@davebownprojects.com or 917-365-5265
         
..2 images
..45 USD
4 images
65 USD
8 images
95 USD
   
   
               
You can call us at +1 (917) 365-5265 and we can securely process your debit or credit card. Or we can call you at your preferred time. Send an email to info@davebownprojects.com with your name, phone number, time zone, and the best time to call (e.g., morning, afternoon, evening).

Images
After you pay your entry fee, copy and paste your Unique Transaction ID (e.g., 2JJ26549JM340074E) or Receipt Number (e.g., 1782-5181-1974-4707) into the Subject line of a new email from you to info@davebownprojects.com

Attach 2, 4, or 8 images of your work. JPEG format and no larger than 2 MB each.

Please name your files after the following manner:
FirstName_LastName_01.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_02.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_03.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_04.jpg
FirstName_LastName_05.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_06.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_07.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_08.jpg

Caption Information
After you attach your images, copy and paste the caption information (title, year, medium, and dimensions) for each of your images into the body of the email and click send.

We look forward to viewing images of your work.

Acceptable Optional Information
Your phone number.
Prices for your work.

Checklist
Pay your entry fee.
Send an email to info@davebownprojects.com with your images attached and the caption information in the body of the email.
Tell your friends and colleagues about this competition.

We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your submission.

Dave Bown
+1 (917) 365-5265
info@davebownprojects.com
         
         
         
       
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