Photography Contest

The Found Object

Deadline |

CLOSED

Theme |

The Found Object

Territory |

Worldwide

Eligibility |

All entrants must be 18 years of age or older

Entry Fees |

$35.00

Prizes |

Exhibition
Juror: Elizabeth Flinsch
A 'found object' is a material artifact discovered by chance and assigned esthetic value in an artists hand. Found art may include a wide array of objects and items either discarded, forgotten, dropped, or misplaced such as shoes, a fork, shopping carts, signs, doll heads, abandoned cars, clocks, mementos, or any object that can be reimagined through the lens of a camera so long as the artist believes that the discovered object possesses a certain aesthetic or talismanic quality - stemming from its appearance, social or personal history.

Submissions may be a study of the found object as pure visual form, detached from its history or utility. Conversely, the representation of the object may be a catalyst for exploring broader issues such as subjectivity and socialization, memory and loss, or love and death. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

ACCEPTANCE: AWARDS
Fifty images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Juror's Choice, three Honorable Mentions, and a Directors Choice will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog, and the online exhibit gallery. Juror's Choice will receive free entry into three juried calls for entry of their choice and a complimentary exhibit book. Directors Choice will receive free entry into two juried calls for entry of their choice.