ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

Last Days of CENTER’s 2020 Calls for Entry Opportunities

By February 21, 2020 March 3rd, 2020 Strictly Business Blog

© Cody Cobb 2019 Alum

ONLY FOUR DAYS REMAINING for you to enter CENTER’s 2020 Calls for Entry opportunities!

Final Submission Deadline: 02.25.2020 at 11:59pmMST

Photographers including Alec Soth (2003), Julie Blackmon (2006), Sam Comen (2010), Tamas Dezso (2011) and dozens of others have benefitted from participating in the Santa Fe programs. Submit to one or any combination of categories.

CENTER accepts submissions from photographers and artists around the world. Work can have been made at any time and work that has been submitted previously may be re-submitted as we have new jurors each year. Work derived from all photographic processes is accepted, as well as mixed media that is photo-based.

PROJECT LAUNCH GRANT – $5,000, Exhibition ++
Juror: Dr. Rebecca Senf – Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography & the Norton Family Curator of Photography, Phoenix Art Museum

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT GRANT – $5,000, Exhibition ++
Juror: Erin O’Toole – Associate Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Art

ME&EVE AWARD – $5,000, Exhibition ++
Juror: Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel – Photo Editor, National Geographic

THE CHOICE AWARDS – Exhibition ++
Jurors: Marina Chao – Assistant Curator, ICP; Rubén Esparza – Director, Queer Biennial; Nicole Werbeck – Senior Supervising Editor for Visuals and Engagement, NPR

Juror: Carrie Levy – Creative Director, The New York Times

 Juried portfolio review and photo festival in Santa Fe, NM.


The not-for-profit organization CENTER, founded in 1994, honors, supports, and provides opportunities for gifted and committed photographers. CENTER – it is a noun and a verb. It is an action and a destination.

CENTER provides platforms where the creative impulse can be engaged and challenged. Characterized by a community of gifted and committed photographers, CENTER has proven for the last 25 years that it can help photographers grow into their full potential. CENTER programs foster insights and actualizations that ripple and impact all involved.

The annual programs include the Project Launch, Project Development, Choice Awards, Multimedia Award, Santa Fe Prize, Excellence in Teaching Award, and Review Santa Fe. Public exhibitions, educational presentations and expositions of the work are held in conjunction with the Awards and Portfolio Reviews. CENTER Awards, Grants, Review Santa Fe, and ALL other programs are open to international photographers and artists as well as national.

CENTER is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Gumbo Foundation, and the support of our members.

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