Black and White Call for Entry by New York Center for Photographic Art

Black and White Call for Entry by New York Center for Photographic Art

Deadline: November 15, 2020
Entry Fee: $35
Prizes: $250, $325, $400, $1,100, participation in the online exhibition, certificates

The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, etc.). Winners will receive $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the BLACK and WHITE catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.


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.

Images selected for a prize in an NYC4PA call for entry within the past two years are not eligible.

Black and White

It is time for NYC4PA to revisit one of our favorite themes, Black and White. It is our homage to the beginnings of photography before the dramatic change that came about when color film was introduced.

Send us your monochrome images where all the emotion, texture and beauty are expressed in shades from white to dark. No matter if your original image was shot with tri x, a digital SLR, or your phone, if the end product is a terrific Black and White, it fits the call. Sepia will be accepted.

As with all NYC4PA calls all 2D photo mediums are welcome.

Exhibition and Awards

There will be 10 cash prizewinners, 20 Juror Selections and 20 Honorable Mentions

Cash Prizes

  • 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 each receive $400
  • Second Prize: 3 photographers will each receive $325
  • Third Prize: 3 photographers will each receive $250

Online Gallery, Catalog and Award Certificate

All prizewinners will be included in both the online gallery and catalog and be presented with a certificate.

Juror: Dan Burkholder

Dan Burkholder is known for looking over photography’s horizon to discover new ways of capturing and expressing the photographic image. In the early 1990’s he wrote the groundbreaking book Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing. After Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast in 2005, Burkholder recorded the chaos of post-Katrina New Orleans in his poignant monograph The Color of Loss, the first coffee table book photographed entirely with high dynamic range (HDR) techniques. In 2012, Burkholder led the mobile photography revolution with his forward-looking book iPhone Artistry. Dan earned his BA and Master’s degrees in Photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. His platinum/palladium and pigmented prints are included in private and public collections internationally. Dan’s web site is

Entry Fee

  • $35 for the first three images
  • Additional images may be submitted for $10 each

There is no limit to the number of images submitted.

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