Call for Entries: Urban View / Rural Sight, Minneapolis Photo Center

Download the Call for Entries PDF Flyer: Urban View/Rural Sight Call for Entries
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2010

When artists think about place, whether it be rural or urban, they often think of it as a point of departure. One path may lead deeper into the site itself and its character, a sense artists want to absorb and express. Another path may lead away, beginning its course from connections that originated there. Perhaps a third is more fantastical, one suggested by the unexpected, yet significant, connections that the imagination creates. All of these ways are journeys and explorations that do not feel complete until they are shared.

Results Announced: November 18, 2010
On Exhibit: January 7 – February 14, 2011 at the Mpls Photo Center
Opening Reception: January 7, 2011
Cost for Entry: $35 for the first 5 images submitted; $10 for each additional image
Exhibition & Awards

If selected your work will hang in the Mpls Photo Center galleries along with photographers from throughout the world. The exhibit will hang for 6 weeks: First place Award: $300; Second place Award: $200; Third place Award: $100. All exhibitors are included in the Mpls Photo Center’s online gallery

The exhibition is open to amateur and professional photographers worldwide.
Submitting Your Entries

Follow this link to submit your work: Mpls Photo Center Smart Entry System

To submit click on Account Login to begin. Create an account if you don’t already have one. Simply pay online then upload your images.

All entries are submitted via our on-line system. When you see the image thumbnail under Submitted Images, you image has been received for the show/contest. You will be able to change an image or add additional information regarding that image, at no cost, by logging into your account. Changes may be made up to the appropriate deadline.

To prepare your images for uploading, please adhere to the following image file specifications:

* sRGB or RGB color space (standard) – NOT CMYK (typically used by printing industry)
* save files to 72 ppi resolution; any layers flattened, 8 bit JPEG files (16 bit will not upload.)
* sized to 1,280 pixels on the longest side, the other size width or height proportional
* JPG format, compression at level 7 (medium). This compression level will not affect the quality of images viewed on a monitor.
* Use period preceding jpg in the file name. The following characters will lead to image uploading problems: !@#$%^&*()_+


All entrants will receive an e-mail notification. Accepted images will be posted on the Mpls Photo Center’s website along with instructions for gallery presentation.

If your work is for sale you will receive 60% of the sales price with 40% going to the Center.
Exhibit Prints

Mpls Photo Center traditionally frames images with a bright white mat and a black wooden frame. For the convenience of those not living in Minnesota we offer optional printing and framing services. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance into the exhibit.
Use Rights

By submission to this Call for Entry, artists who are accepted grant Mpls Photo Center the right to use their images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition, exhibition catalog, and subsequent display on the Center’s website of exhibitions. Artists grant the use of their images as stated without further contact or compensation from the Center. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use.
About the Juror

David Travis is the retired Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago where he directed photography exhibitions, programs, and acquisitions from 1972 until 2008. He was the founding curator of the Department of Photography in 1975, and directed and designed the major state-of-the art renovation of the galleries, study room, laboratory, and vaults in 1982.