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Color Play: Photo Competition and Exhibition

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Copyright Policy

Photographers whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant Dallas Center for Photography (DCP) the non-exclusive right to display the images on DCP’s website and social media platforms as well as to promote DCP’s exhibitions, programs, and in promotional and fundraising materials. Photographer grants DCP the non-exclusive right to reproduce any photo(s) chosen for the exhibition in a printed catalog in book form that will be available for sale through an online publisher. All proceeds from the book will benefit DCP’s educational programming. The choice of whether to publish an exhibition catalog is in the sole discretion of DCP. Application and payment to this competition will constitute an agreement to all these terms and conditions. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact from DCP..

Image Usage Rights

Each photographer retains copyright to their submitted images.

Call for Entries for Photographers

Color in a photo has its own personality. Choosing the placement and quality of those colors gives the image character and energy. Whether it’s vibrant hues or subtle pastels, the use of color can help tell your story through photography. We invite photographers of all ages and skill levels to submit to DCP’s Color Play call for entry. Show how you utilize color in a powerful way to create emotion, tell a story, and add depth to your photographs.

Images can be abstract, playful, or still life, but all must feature color as a defining characteristic of the frame. Photoshop and other manipulation is allowed but keep it in the background. Let the voice of the photo be the loudest thing in the image, manipulation should play a supporting role.

Selections will be presented in an exhibition in the DCP Gallery in October 2022. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third places in the general category. For the youth category, first and second place winners will receive prizes.

Entry fees help support our mission as a 501c3 nonprofit to operate our community gallery and to serve as a focal point for creators and appreciators of all forms of photography through education, mentorship, exhibitions, and community outreach.


July 29 – Call opens
August 25 – Call closes
Week of August 29 – Selections and winners announced
August 30 – October 7 – Delivery of framed artwork
October 20 – In-person gallery reception at DCP
October 20 – November 4 – Exhibition will be open at DCP Gallery


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