Call for Entry: The 2009 Photo Review Photography Competition


Lesley Martin, Publisher of the Aperture Book Program, will be the juror for the 2009 Photo Review Photography Competition. The Photo Review, a highly acclaimed critical journal of photography, is sponsoring its 25th annual photography competition with a difference. Instead of only installing an exhibit that would be seen by a limited number of people, The Photo Review will reproduce accepted entries in its 2009 competition issue and on its website. Thus, the accepted photographs will be seen by thousands of people all across the world and entrants will have a tangible benefit from the competition.

Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the photography gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. And a major traveling exhibition in 2010 will feature entrants from 25 years of The Photo Review Competition.

Because their work was seen in The Photo Review, past winners have been given one-person exhibitions, have had their work reproduced in other leading photography magazines, and have sold their work to collectors throughout the country.

Awards include a $500 purchase prize for The Philadelphia Museum of Art, a copy of SilverFast HDR Studio digital camera RAW conversion software from LaserSoft Imaging ($499), a $270 gift certificate from Lensbabies for a Composer lens or other items on the Lensbaby.com webstore, a $250 gift certificate from Calumet Photographic, a 24"x50' roll of Museo Silver Rag ($240 value), camera bags from Lowepro, and $250 in cash prizes.

An entry fee of $30 for up to three prints, slides, or images on CD and $5 each for up to two additional images entitles all entrants to a copy of the catalogue. In addition, all entrants will be able to subscribe to The Photo Review for $35, a 20% discount.

All entries must be received by mail between May 1 and June 1, 2009.

You can download a prospectus - and view the 2008 and past winners - at http://www.photoreview.org/compete.htm. Or send a self-addressed, stamped business-size (#10) envelope to: The Photo Review, 140 East Richardson Avenue, Suite 301, Langhorne, PA 19047. For further information call 215/891-0214.

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