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2024 Photography Award Contest—AGING WELL FOR ALL: Celebrating Our Colors and Diversity

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5th Annual Call to Photographers!

What Makes this event different?

FREE to submit.

Copyright Policy

Ownership of work remains with the artist. Credits to the artists. No commission on any sale during the exhibitions. 100% profit go to the artists. Artists take full responsibility for all sales during the exhibitions and in NCOA artist showcase website at ncoaGallery.org.

Image Usage Rights

NCOA will provide attribution for selected artists included in the virtual Age+Action exhibition and featured in the online Age Well gallery and showcase website. By submitting images and statements, artists are giving NCOA the right to use the images for the purpose of promoting the arts and artists, as well as supporting the aging well mission on the NCOA website, Age+Action web- site, and sharing on NCOA social media sites.

Call for Entry for Photographers - THEME: Aging Well for All: Celebrating Our Colors and Diversity

“We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, and different dreams.”—President Jimmy Carter

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is dedicated to guaranteeing equitable access to resources for all older adults, irrespective of race or ethnicity, in order to facilitate aging with health and financial stability.

In pursuit of this objective, NCOA is orchestrating a photography contest aimed at highlighting the extensive diversity present among individuals aged 60 and above residing in the United States. The competition welcomes photographers to submit images capturing older adults from diverse backgrounds as they celebrate their distinctive family cultures, participate in community engagement, and embrace their individual experiences of aging well in America.

“Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness.”
—Author Ola Joseph.

HOW TO ENTER

Eligibility: U.S. professional and amateur photographers (National Call) are eligible to apply.
Total Media: Minimum: 2, Maximum: 10 

  1. All entrants must use the online entry system with SubmitArts for this contest. If you do not have a SubmitArts account you can create one for free.
  2. Color photography only (no B&W), no AI-generated images.
  3. A short statement/story of the artworks.
  4. Entrants social media handles, including Instagram and Facebook.
  5. Image resolution: high-resolution, 300 dpi, no larger than 5M, jpeg/jpg format.
  6. Name the file containing only the following info: Artist’s First name-Last-name_Image title.jpeg ( Ex: Andrea-Smith_My Grandmom.jpeg ) You MUST name and title each image; “untitled” is not allowed.

 

DEADLINES & INFORMATION:

. Applicant submission deadline: March 24, 2024 (midnight ET)
. Announcement of award winners: April 15, 2024
. Opening of NCOA Online Gallery for Public Vote: May 6, 2024
. Onsite Exhibition at NCOA Age+Action Conference in Washington, DC: May 6—8, 2024
. Announcement of award winners for public vote: May 30, 2024
. Awards mailed to winners: June, 2024
. Onsite Exhibition at mosaicARTs Gallery in Fairfax, VA: June—July 2024

JURIED EXHIBITION
Special invited Jury and NCOA—Age+Action Committee

AWARDS
1 First Prize: $1,000
1 Second Prize: $500
1 Special Jury Award: $500
1 Public Vote Award: $500
6 Awards of Merit: $250 each
10 Honorable Mentions: $100 each

To apply to this photography competition, please click the Event Website button.

 

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