Call for Entries: Holga Out of the Box

DEADLINE EXTENDED: August 10, 2014

The 4th Annual Holga Out of the Box International Call For Entry is now under way with a juror world renowned photojournalist David Burnett. Show us your best Holga image. “Out of the box” is about artistic creativity to produce an image starting with a Holga camera. Not that you have to photograph your Holga – out of the box – with out modifications.” . It is open to amateur and professional photographers around the globe that use a Holga camera or an element of it.

Holga Out of the Box opens October 2nd during ArtWalk and continues through November 14, 2014 here at TCC PHOTO |GALLERY located at 207 N. Center St., Longview, TX 75601 and on the web at

Cash prizes and exhibition opportunities. Holga Inspire is a sponsor for this competition, they not only are providing cameras for the top winners, but show case the winning images on the Holga Inspire website. http://

David Burnett said this about using the Holga, “The Holga is that extra camera, happily light, compact and always available, that is worth carrying with whatever “real” cameras you might have on the other shoulder. There is always a “Holga Picture” to be made if you look hard enough.”

Juror David Burnett
DAVID BURNETT (born Salt Lake City, Utah 1946)
David learned photography at the Olympus High yearbook, and later shot pictures (mostly sports) at Colorado College where he earned a BA in Poli Sci. He began working as a free lancer for Time, and later Life magazine in the late1960s spending two years covering the War in Vietnam. Following the demise of the weekly Life Magazine , he joined the French photo agency Gamma and subsequently, in 1975 he co-founded Contact Press Images, in New York. His work for newsmagazines in Europe and the US has included politics, sports, and portraiture as well as the news. He has covered every Summer Olympic Games since 1984, as well as the 2002 Winter Games, and photographed every American President since John F Kennedy.

His awards include ‘Magazine Photographer of the Year’ from the Pictures of the Year Competition, the ‘World Press Photo of the Year’, and the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club. He has produced photographic essays for Time, Fortune, GEO, Paris-Match and ESPN Magazine. He served on the World Press Photo Jury in 1997, 1999, and chaired the jury in 2011. He is the author of two photographic books: “Soul Rebel – An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley,” and “44 Days : Iran and the Remaking of the World,” with pictures taken during the 1979 Iranian Revolution. He is married to Iris Jacobson Burnett, whose family always wondered how come she ended up marrying a Jewish kid from Utah. His lone cinematic achievement is “The Gefilte Fish Chronicles” a documentary featuring Iris’ big Jewish family, and the traditions surrounding the preparation for the Passover Seder, which has been broadcast on more than 70 PBS stations around the country. The film has been an inspiration for “Gefilte Fish Chronicles — the Musical” – a funny & touching musical show written by Iris and New York songwriter Matty Selman. David calls Newburgh home, but is at home anywhere there is a good story.

We are the only fine art photography gallery in North East Texas, specifically in Longview, TX. TCC was first a commercial studio, then in 2006 we opened the gallery with the inaugural exhibit of Muhammad Ali, photographs by Sonia Katchian. We were the first US gallery to host the Holga Inspire traveling exhibit in 2009. We have also shown, Dan Burkholder, Dennis Fagan, O. Rufus Lovett, Scott C. Campbell, Blue Earth Alliance photographers, Polly Chandler, Mary Ann Lynch, Laura Pickett Calfee, Pat Brown, Danea Males, TCC, Orville Robertson, John Wrather, Tami Bone, Texas Photographic Society, Robert Langham, Jenny Ellerbe, and Susan Burnstine.

Deadline for Holga Out of the Box call for entry is July 10, 2014, Midnight CST !

Entry Fees
The entry fee of $35 for up to 5 images. Photographers may enter up to 10 images only
at $5 each additional.

Holga Out of the Box exhibit will consist of 30 prints in the physical gallery with an additional 30 images included in the online gallery, totaling 60 images selected. Best of Show – $500 plus a Holga TLR
2nd Place -” $250 plus a Holga N
3rd Place -” $150 plus a Holga N

When emailing digital files
1. Files should be 1080 pixels in the longest dimension saved in the JPEG format on high quality setting (not maximum). Images should be sampled at 72ppi and saved in the sRGB color space. Email entries to
2. Label each file with consecutive numbers followed by your Last name, and first name initial .ie CampbellT_01 – no spaces and only alpha-numeric characters.
3. Be sure and copyright your images in the “file info” of Photoshop or meta data.

Meta Data
In the meta data – found in PhotoShop under “File”, scroll down to “file info” fill in the fields. You can do this in the bridge on multiple files by selecting the files, hold down the control key and select “file info” then enter the multiple fields.

Place the title in the “title” field, Copyright Notice, your name, City and State. In the Author field add your name Select “Copyrighted” in the Copyright Notice pull down tab and copyright notice © Your Name ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. If you have trouble with this let me know. Click here to see screenshot http:// or I will be happy to do it for you. Email jpgs to

All accepted photographs are for sale. The commission charged will be 50% of the sales price. Print your name, address, telephone numbers (work and home), and sales amount on the back of each print accepted.

TCC will exercise all due care in handling prints, but will not be responsible for loss or damage or replacement.

TCC retains the right to display, project and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes only. Individual photographers retain Copyrights to their individual works.

The exhibition is open to all internationally Holga photographers. The photograph needs to exposed with a Holga camera or an element of it.

If Your Work is Accepted
1. Send one exhibition print for each accepted photograph.
2. Prints must be mounted and over-matted using white matte board with at least a 2″ border around print. Ideally, the photographs should be framed and
ready to hang – no sawtooth hangers please. If you are shipping your framed prints, please use plexiglass instead of glass. To save on shipping costs it is ok to send mounted and matted as described above in standard sizes ie: mounted to 16×20, 18×24, 20×24. Check with me on the size of your finished print if you are sending it only mounted and matted to make sure I have glass to cover it.
3. Include return postage for prints to be shipped back to you after the exhibition. Most include a check for $18 (more for international entries) which would include shipping and $300 insurance. Prints WITHOUT postage will not be returned. Prints will be returned in the container in which they were received. Do NOT use peanuts when shipping.

Our Address
TCC PHOTO | GALLERY 207 N. Center St. Longview, TX 75601 903.236.4686

Important Dates:
Call for entry begins:
April 22, 2014

Extended Deadline:
August 10, 2014

Announce Winners: 
August 29, 2014

Exhibit opens:
October 2, 2014 with ArtWalk

Exhibit closes:
November 14, 2014