CALL FOR ENTRY - Picture This: What We Photograph

Mpls Photo Center, LLC
2400 North Second Street,
Second Floor 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411

Submission Deadline: November 4th, 2012


Prize Awards: First Place - $400, Second Place - $300, Third Place - $200 and Three Honorable Mentions. Prizes and Awards include a free full-color Exhibition Book.
Accepted Images: All images selected by juror will be exhibited throughout the Mpls Photo Center Galleries and published in a full-color Exhibit Book for purchase.
Cost for Entry: $35 first 5 images, $10 each additional
Submission Deadline: November 4th, 2012
Exhibit Juror: Cig Harvey
On Exhibit: January 13th, through March 2nd, 2013
Opening Reception: January 13th, 2013 - Mpls Photo Center Second Floor Galleries

This Call for Entry is unique to Mpls Photo Center as it has no specific theme like previous ones. That is exactly what we’re looking for in your images submitted for “Picture This”. The concept is to showcase broad mix of genres and processes, which we believe, will create one of our most compelling exhibits to date.

We want to see what you photograph and how you process those images. Portraits, documentary, landscapes, architecture, nature, wildlife, modernist and traditional trends and processes. Digital, film, alternative process, pinhole, iPhone, multi-media (as long as it’s a photograph), anything goes.

We suggest you submit a variety of subject matter, rather then a series of the same. It’ll benefit you and offer a greater chance of your images selected for the exhibit.

Submitting Your Entries:

Submit your work via the online tool, Smarter Entry System.

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.

When preparing images for uploading, please adhere to the following file specifications:

  • sRGB or RGB color space (standard) - NOT CMYK (typically used by printing industry)
  • Save files to 72 ppi resolution; flatten layers, 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 level 8 (medium). Compression level will not affect the quality of viewed images.
  • Use period preceding jpg in the file name. Characters (!@#$%^&*()_+) will result in uploading problems.

Results Announced: November 12th, 2012

Acceptance: 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.

Exhibit Prints: Mpls Photo Center will only accept framed prints with a bright white mat and traditional black wooden or metal frame (nothing ornate). Printing, framing, and shipping/ repacking fees are the responsibility of the exhibiting artist. For the convenience of those not living in Minnesota we offer optional fine art printing and framing services at an additional cost to the photographer. For additional artist information, please contact us at