This is an opportunity to exhibit your work for one month at ViewPoint Gallery, a dynamic photography gallery located in historic Bedford, Nova Scotia, close to downtown Halifax. ViewPoint is dedicated solely to photography and is the only co-operative photography gallery in Atlantic Canada
The International Photography Competition is open to photographers worldwide. There are no restrictions on subject matter. The images will be reviewed by an independent jury of established photographers who will select 12 images for exhibition at ViewPoint Gallery.
Entries must be submitted electronically with an entry fee of $25 US. A maximum of three images may be submitted with each entry. Multiple entries are permitted. The entry deadline is April 15, 2023.
Eligible applicants may be located anywhere around the world. Current ViewPoint members and their immediate families are ineligible. Only images submitted by the artists who created them and hold sole copyright will be considered.
Twelve winning images will be selected for exhibition at ViewPoint Gallery – one image will be exhibited monthly. Each winning image will be exhibited for one month between June 2023 and May 2024 with the month to be chosen by ViewPoint Gallery.
Each winning image will be professionally printed, matted, and framed at no cost to the photographer. The framed image will be displayed as ViewPoint Gallery’s featured International Artist of the Month. The images will be promoted on ViewPoint's website and newsletter.
Winning entrants agree to give ViewPoint Gallery permission to print and exhibit the work and to use the submitted images in publicity and media promotion. Please note: The photographers retain copyright of submitted images.
Winning images will be available for sale (unframed) at a price set by the artist. If the image is sold in the Gallery, the artist will receive the full sale price minus a 15% processing fee. Any unsold prints will be disposed of in a confidential and safe manner within one year of exhibiting. Unsold prints will not be returned.
How to enter – please follow instructions carefully
Please complete the online submission form and send $25 US via PayPal. A maximum of three images may be submitted with each application. Multiple entries are permitted.
Name your images using the following format: “Photographer’s Name – Title of Image.”
Images must be in sRGB colour space with a long-side dimension of 1200 pixels.
Complete the International Photography Competition entry form, providing the following information:
your name, city, and country
titles of your images (if untitled, please use “Untitled #1, Untitled #2, or Untitled #3)
e-mail address associated with your PayPal account.
Upload your images as jpegs.
Submit the entry form and jpeg images. Please note: The PayPal link will appear after the entry form has been submitted. Each entry must include $25 US entry fee.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail message confirming that your entry was received. If you do NOT receive a confirmation message, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
All entries must be received by midnight on April 15, 2023. Entry fees are non-refundable.
If your images are selected as the winning entries
You will be notified by e-mail by May 5, 2023.
You will be required to provide a full resolution file for printing, to be submitted via ViewPoint’s FTP site. Detailed instructions will be provided when the winning images are selected.
Your full-resolution images must adhere to one of the following image size standards:
12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.7 cm) at 300 ppi (landscape or portrait orientation)
15 x 15 inches (38 x 38 cm) at 300 ppi
You will be required to provide a biography (150 word maximum), an artist statement (150 word maximum), your website URL (if applicable), and pricing and contact information.
Enter now and share your images with the world!
Please be patient with the submission form. Depending on your connection speed, uploads could take several minutes. Pressing the SUBMIT button more than once may cause your submission to fail. We ask for your PayPal email address so we can match submissions to payments. Do NOT provide your PayPal password
The PayPal link will appear after the entry form has been submitted.
Each entry must include $25 US entry fee.
To avoid difficulties with uploading your images, please ensure that your submitted images meet the following criteria:
1) Submitted images must be jpegs ONLY.
2) Images must be 1200 pixels on the long side to allow for proper viewing by judges.
3) 8 bits/channel
4) sRGB color space
5) Your jpeg file size for these dimensions should not exceed 1MB.