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FotoWeekDC 2017 Photo Competitions

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Three Catergories, an incredible panel of judges, excellent prizes. We're kicking off the 10th anniversary of FotoWeekDC with a photo competition to showcase both local and international talent. Enter today!
FotoWeekDC will be November 11-19

Competition Categories:

Fine Art
FotoWeekDC is looking for extraordinary work! The 2017 Fine Art Competition will honor professional and emerging photographers from our region and around the world. We're not going to hold you back. Express your vision, your creativity, and your photographic eye.
2016 FotoWeekDC Competitions Fine Art Winning Photos, left to right: Starla Dawn Little // Pedro Ledesma III // Kaitlin Jensco

Photojournalism / Documentary
Storytelling at its finest. Join the ranks of 10 years of entrants with your finest newsworthy and timely images.

2016 FotoWeekDC Competitions Photojournalism / Documentary Winning Photos, left to right: Dina Litovsky // Sanwaree Sethi // Jared Ragland

Photographer's Choice
Portraits, streetscapes, still lives, live action shots, nature moments and more - all are welcome in the Photographer's Choice Category. Just keep in mind: a great imagery is everything, and letting your creative side REALLY shine is the key ingredient to success here.

2016 FotoWeekDC Competitions Photographer's Choice Winning Photos, left to right: Diavid Wissman // Peter Prato // Beamie Young

Competition Deadline: September 29th

*Enter now for special early bird pricing*

  • 1 images: $12/image

  • 1 photo per entry // you can purchase as many entries as you like

One Grand Prize winner will be chosen, and then from each category both a winner and an honorable mention will be chosen.

One Grand Prize Winner will recieve:

  • $2000 cash prize
  • Photograph featured in our gallery shown at FotoWeekCentral
  • Two Tickets to the FotoWeekDC Opening Celebration

From each category a winner will be chosen and will receive:

  • $500 cash prize
  • Photograph featured in our gallery shown at FotoWeekCentral
  • Two Tickets to the FotoWeekDC Opening Celebration

One honorable mention per catergory will receive:

  • Photograph featured in our gallery shown at FotoWeekCentral
  • One tickets to the FotoWeekDC Opening Celebration

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We are honored to have the following judging all three categories of the competition

Elizabeth Renstrom - Photo Editor - Vice Magazine // Andrea Nelson - Associate Curator of Photography - National Gallery of Art

Toby Kaufmann - Photography Director - Refinery29 // Sam Barzilay - Creative Director and Co-Founder - Photoville

Left to Right: Marcel Saba - Founder - Redux Pictures // Elissa Curtis - Deputy Photo Director- Wall Street Journal // Larry Rubenstein - Former Pictures Editor, Americas - Thomson Reuters

All images must be submitted before September 29th.
Instructions on how to submit images will be sent with the order confirmation.
Images created via any form of photography will be accepted for consideration (film, digital, mobile phone, and alternatives processes), but must be submitted electronically.
FotoWeek DC, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, is committed to raising awareness of the power of photography everywhere, in all its forms.
The winning images and honorable mentions from each of the categories will be shown online and exhibited during FotoWeekDC 2017 at the Former Spanish Ambassador's Residence and the Mexican Cultural Institute.

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