Call for Entries: Plastic Camera Show, Rayko Photo Center

This competition is open to artists working with plastic cameras with plastic lenses. The more obsolete, flawed, and lo-tech, the better. Images should be taken with cameras with limited controls, such as Diana, Holga, Lubitel, Lomo, Banner, and Ansco cameras. Beautiful prints from less-than-gorgeous cameras – that’s what we’re looking for! This is RayKo’s largest exhibition of the year with artists from all over the globe submitting work, and hundreds of attendees at the reception.

Best of Show – $400 cash prize and 4 Honorable mention juror awards.

Square Magazine will be publishing the first 10 winners in a special toy camera issue in March!
Square Magazine is a quarterly online publication dedicated to the square photographic format. It is multilingual, free and utterly devoid of rectangles.

Check out and be bowled over.

Ann Jastrab is currently the Gallery Director at RayKo Photo Center. The RayKo Gallery offers over 1600 square feet of exhibition space and presents eight to ten shows annually featuring many nationally recognized artists. Ann regularly participates as a juror and reviewer for a multitude of organizations: the Seoul International Photo Festival, GuatePhoto, Fotofest, Photolucida, Review Santa Fe, Review LA, PhotoAlliance, SPE, Fotovision, the Center for Fine Art Photography, the SFAC, the Academy of Art in SF, Artspan, SFAI, Click646, and Critical Mass. She has also been teaching at the Maine Photographic Workshops (now Maine Media Workshops) since 1994.

Deadline for Submissions: January 4th, 2013

Entry Fee (non-refundable):
$30/up to 3 images. $5/additional image up to 10 images.
Limit 10 images per person:
All entries must be jpegs or tiffs, not bigger than 2MB, longest side 1280 pixels
Save files with artist’s last name, first name and title of image
Example: Smith_Jane_Pigeons01.jpg
Any work deemed misrepresented by its digital file will be declined

Login, payment, and submission here.

Send files on CD or DVD
Include completed submission form
Check or money order payable to RayKo Photo Center

Mail or Deliver to:

RayKo Photo Center
c/o “Plastic Camera Show”
428 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Notification of juried results will be mailed or emailed on January 11, 2013.

Accepted artists will be invited to send or deliver actual work. All work must be framed or mounted with a wire affixed and ready to hang. NO SAW TOOTH HANGERS. Entries are handled with great care, however, RayKo assumes no liability for work on its premises. All selected works must be for sale. RayKo retains 40% commission on all photographs sold, so price accordingly. Selected images may be used for promotion of the exhibition.