Call for Entries: Holga Out of the Box

The 3rd Annual Holga Out of the Box International Call For Entry is now under way with a great and inspirational photographer and author Ted Orland. 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 3rd during ArtWalk and continues through November 22, 2013 here at TCC PHOTO |GALLERY located at 207 N. Center St., Longview, TX 75601 and on the web at

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Deadline for Holga Out of the Box call for entry is July 18, 2013, 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.

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 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
Send one exhibition print for each accepted photograph.

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.

Include return postage for prints to be shipped back to you after the exhibition. Most include a check for $15 (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
207 N. Center St.
Longview, TX 75601

Important Dates:
Call for entry begins: May 1, 2013
Deadline: July 18, 2013
Announce Winners: August 29, 2013
Exhibit opens: October 3, 2013 with ArtWalk
Exhibit closes: November 22, 2013

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