Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Call For Submissions: 2009 New York Photo Festival

The 2009 New York Photo Festival, taking place May 13-17 in DUMBO, Brooklyn, is currently accepting submissions for their annual Photo Awards. Anyone interested in submitting work has until May 1st to do so.

"The New York Photo Awards 2009 will once again honor talented photographers from all over the world whose exceptional work breaks new grounds visually, intellectually and aesthetically. The Awards will give these visual artists the opportunity to reach key decision makers in the photographic community and the editorial, fine art and commercial worlds. Submissions will be accepted starting March 2nd through May 1st, 2009. The Award winners will be announced in May during the second edition of the Festival."

Photography Submissions

-JPEG format saved at level 10 compression
-Images must be no greater than 1600 pixels on the longest dimension
-Images must be saved at 100dpi
-Maximum file size: 5MB
-Color Profile: Adobe RGB (1998)

Short Film/Video Submissions

-Maximum Length: 5 minutes
-Maximum file size: 30 MB
-File type: Quicktime (.mov)

Image File Names & Category Codes

Prior to uploading please rename your image files as follows:

Individual files should be titled with the Photographer’s last name, a sequential image number (whether for multiple submissions in a single category or for a series submission), and the appropriate category code - see below.

Editorial - Single (Category Code: ED)
Editorial - Series (Category Code: ES)
Short Film/Video (Category Code: SF)
Fine Art - Single (Category Code: FA)
Fine Art - Series (Category Code: FS)
Advertising (Category Code: AD)
Photo Book - Published or Unpublished (Category Code: PB)
Social Documentary - Essay (Category Code: SD)

For example:
A photographer whose last name is Smith and is submitting a series of 3 single editorial images should name his files as follows: smith1ED.jpeg; smith2ED.jpeg; smith3ED.jpeg
A photographer whose last name is Smith and is submitting a series of 4 fine art images as part of a series should name his files as follows: smith1FS.jpeg; smith2FS.jpeg; smith3FS.jpeg; smith4FS.jpeg

For more info or questions on the submission process, please contact