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Photography Award:
Submission Guidelines

The Working Artist Grant /
Art Purchase Award
Call for Artists
Submissions Deadline:
January 31, 2023
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$1000.00 Working Artist Photography Award
Call for Photographer Submissions -- Spring Deadline: March 31, 2023

We are pleased to offer the Working Artist Photography Award, a regular one-time art purchase award dedicated solely to photography and photo-based artwork. This award works in tandem with our bi-monthly general discipline Working Artist Grant / Art Purchase Award.

The Working Artist Photography Award is available to all photographers and photo-based artists working worldwide in all traditional and non-traditional photography mediums, genres, and styles. Work accepted for review includes but is not limited to film, digital photography, digitally manipulated photography, straight and abstract photography, landscape, still life, fashion, documentary, street, black and white, and color photography, and all methods concerning the finished photographic print.

If selected as our winner, we ask that the award recipient be willing to exchange one of their original works or smaller series of original works for inclusion in our collection in return for our award. Work considered by the artist as of equal value, and available for acquisition can be negotiated upon receipt of the award. We do pay the artist's shipping costs. Please send us your best work for review.

We want to make it super simple to submit your work to us : send us your website, or 5 images (each under 1 mb), along with your name and contact information to: No written proposals or CV's are required unless the artist would like to include them. There is no application form.

There is a submission review fee of $25.00, payable here:
which helps offset the costs of this effort to fund meaningful work by serious artists.

Participants agree by completing their submission to limited use of their images or other representation of their artwork and general information to be featured on this site and corresponding promotional media. All rights will be retained by the artists.

Submissions for the next deadline of the Working Artist Photography Award should be submitted by midnight of March 31, 2023. We do notify all participants of results, and are usually around 45 days out from your deadline to select a recipient, so keep an eye on your inbox! Or sign up for our Newsletter or follow us on Facebook and Instagram for process and updates. Thanks to all of you for your participation. It's our pleasure to spend time with your work!

This is our submissions guidelines page for our monthly call for entries opportunity for photographers and photo based artists working in all formats, new and traditional, film and digital, in all styles including abstract, street, fine art, black and white, color, portrait, landscape, still life, fashion and documentary photography themes and concerning the final display and print process.