TPS National Photography Award

TPS National Photography Award

Deadline: August 15, 2019
Location: USA
Entry fee: $45 for 10 images
Prizes: $2,000 Cash, Participation in the Exhibition, Promotion

Texas Photographic Society is delighted to announce the TPS National Photography Award for artists residing in the United States who have a consistent body of photographic work. The recipient will be awarded a $2,000 cash prize. In addition, the one recipient will have a solo exhibition at the Sabine Street Studios during FotoFest 2020, the international festival of photography in Houston, Texas. This call is open to all subject matter, aesthetic approaches, and photographic processes. Two-dimensional work is preferred, and submissions from artists of all levels are encouraged.


Entries due August 15, 2019 (midnight CST). All applicants will be notified no later than September 15, 2019.

Awards & Recognition

  • $2,000 cash prize
  • Solo exhibition at Sabine Street Studios during FotoFest 2020 in Houston, TX
  • Inclusion in the Biennial publication guide
  • Printed exhibition postcards for the FotoFest 2020 Meeting Place reviewers’ bags
  • International visibility via the FotoFest 2020 website and promotional materials
  • Jurors may select up to 10 “Finalists,” providing additional recognition to entrants

Entry Fee

Entry fee is $45 for 10 images. Join or renew your membership with TPS while entering the TPS National Photography Award competition and save $10 on your membership fee!


The TPS National Photography Award is open to artists of all levels residing in the United States who are developing or have completed a consistent body of photographic work. All photographic-based art is welcome, including digital, silver and alternative processes. You do not need to be a member of the Texas Photographic Society to enter this competition. Current members of the TPS Board of Directors are NOT eligible for entry.

About the Juror

Natasha Egan is an internationally renowned curator and administrator who has served as the executive director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago (MoCP), since 2011. She has been associated with MoCP since 2000 as associate director and curator. She has organized over fifty exhibitions, some with a focus on contemporary Asian art and artists concerned with societal issues, such as the environment, war, and economics. Egan was a guest curator for the 2010 FotoFest Biennial in Houston, the 2016 Dubai Photo Exhibitions, UAE, and is a guest curator for the 2019 Lianzhou Foto Festival in Lianzhou, China. Egan has contributed essays to numerous publications and periodicals and lectures internationally. For over a decade, she taught in the photography and humanities departments at Columbia College Chicago, and holds a BA in Asian studies, an MA in museum studies, and an MFA in fine art photography.



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