Call for Entries: Texas Photo Society 19 – The International Competition

TPS 19: The International Competition

The juror is Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She will award $1,800 in Cash prizes (First Place $ 750, Second Place $350, Third Place $200, and at her discretion, up to 5 Honorable Mention awards at $100 each). A color catalogue of the exhibition will be printed and sent to all entrants, select museum curators and photography magazines. The exhibit will tour the state of Texas for one year.

Calendar of Events 2010

July 30
Entries due in San Antonio.

September 01
Notification to accepted entrants sent by mail and posted on the TPS website,

September 27
Prints due in San Antonio, TX.

October 23
TPS 19: TIC opens at the A. Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX.

November 17
TPS 19: TIC closes in Johnson City, TX.

• First Place $ 750.00
• Second Place 350.00
• Third Place 200.00
• Up to 5 Honorable Mentions at the juror’s discretion – $100 each.

• Color exhibition catalogue to all entrants. Accepted entrants get 3 copies.

How to Enter
You do not need to be a member current member of TPS to enter the show. You may join TPS and enter the show.

Enclose one check to cover the entry fee of $35 plus $5 for each additional image and membership fee if joining TPS. Photographers may enter up to 10 images.

When emailing digital files:
1. Files should be 1000 pixels in the longest dimension saved in the JPEG format on high quality setting (not maximum). Images should be sampled at 72ppi.

2. Label each file with consecutive numbers followed by your name. ie 1SamJones, 2SamJones. Also, from a networking standpoint, do not use spaces in the title of the JPEG (use underscores if needed) and limit to only alpha-numeric characters (do not use :.:’”/?}{()[ ]+-=*&^ %$#@!.).

3. In the body of an email, number each image so that it matches the above numbering system. For each image: provide the title, process, image size, and sale price. Images without a sale price will be considered not-for-sale. Include a Visa or Mastercard number along with the expiration date, 3 digit security code, your name, address, city, state, zip code and telephone numbers.

4. If you chose, you may call Clarke with your credit card number 210-824-4123.

5. Email files to

When sending digital files on a CD:

1. Files should be 1000 pixels in the longest dimension saved in the JPEG format on high quality setting (not maximum). Images should be sampled at 72ppi.

2. Label each file with consecutive numbers followed by your name. ie 1AmyJones, 2AmyJones.

3. Fill out Entry & Membership Form and List of Entries form. Make certain that numbers and titles on forms match those on the CD. Mail payment, CD, entry form, and one SASE for return of CD to the address below. This is due by July 30, 2010.

Send to:

Texas Photographic Society
6338 N. New Braunfels # 174
San Antonio TX 78209


TPS encourages the sale of exhibited photographs. 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. If your print is Not-For-Sale (NFS) state so, but list a dollar amount for insurance. If you do not list a dollar amount, the art work will be listed as Not-For-Sale.

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

Reproduction TPS 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 amateur and professional artists internationally. You may join TPS and enter the competition. Entries must not have been exhibited previously in a TPS show and must have been taken within the last four years. Because of gallery limitations, three-dimensional work cannot be accepted. Artwork must be represented by digital files.

If your work is accepted:
1. Send one exhibition print for each accepted photograph.

2. Prints must be mounted and overmatted using white matte board 16˝x 20˝ with at least 2˝ of border showing on all sides of the print. Maximum print size is 12˝x16˝. Smaller prints, 3˝x5˝ for example, are acceptable as long as they are mounted and overmatted to the 16˝x20˝ size.

3. Include return postage for prints to be shipped back to you after the exhibition. Prints WITHOUT postage will not be returned. Prints will be returned in the container in which they were received. Do NOT frame the print.

4. Send $5 for each print accepted to defray exhibition expense.

5. No peanuts.

6. The print must reach us by September 27, 2010. Send your print to:

Texas Photographic Society
6338 N New Braunfels # 174
San Antonio TX 78209

Questions? Call Clarke at 210-824-4123