3rd Annual FotoWeek DC is Approaching
Deadline for Entries September 20
Amateur and professional photographers take note — the deadline for D.C.’s premier photography competition looms large. The groundbreaking photography festival FotoWeek DC has set the cut-off date for submissions to its 2010 International Awards Competition as September 20. Such an opportunity for photographers to get their work out and claim cash prizes among 12 different categories is too good to pass up.
Currently in its third year, the competition has seen over 2,000 submissions from 20 different countries, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, France, and Saudi Arabia. The categories consist of Best Single Image in Photojournalism/Social Documentary, Best Series of Photographs in Fine Art, Best Mobile Phone Image, and Multimedia among others. However, the most coveted award remains The Spirit of Washington, honoring the photo that best captures the essence of the nation’s capital.
Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of renowned judges, among whom are Jean-Francois Leroy, founder of Visa Pour L’Image, Mary Anne Golon of AARP, Nick Nichols of National Geographic, and David Scull of The New York Times. Many of these professionals will be performing portfolio reviews as well, offering appraisals as well as criticisms to amateur photographers looking for a professional opinion.
Winning images will be put on display in the Corcoran Gallery of Art for the full span of the festival, from November 6 to 13. The same gallery will feature exhibitions, lectures and workshops, and a launch party, where the winners will be featured — and there’s sure to be dancing. Needless to say, dress your best. Be sure to submit your work, and mark your calendar. Festival founder Theo Adamstein aims to make this year’s FotoWeek the best celebration of “the transformative power of photography” yet. Come play your part in breaking artistic barriers and widening perspectives. If nothing else, you’re sure to have a visually enjoyable week.
For more information, check out FotoWeek DC’s Website here!