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Images submission information 

Please read this page in its entirety before you submit your work or direct questions to our office. If you submit an inquiry which can be answered here, you will be directed back to this page.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Open to all Connecticut residents

  • Photographers must submit at least 3 and no more than 10 works 

  • An artist statement (max. one page) in the form of a Microsoft Word Document must accompany all submissions.

    • This should be written in the first person and provide some insight into your artistic philosophies and/or creative practice. Please do not send us a CV or a list of your professional accomplishments.

  • All photographic media and processes are welcome as long as photography is the *primary focusof the submission.

  • Work must be original and created by the submitter. 

Ineligible Work 

  • Work previously juried into the IMAGES exhibit 

  • SLIDES, CDs, DVDs, physical submissions

Submission Process

  1. Submit your application form online

    • The application form will be live from January 18th to August 7th, 2023 at 12 noon.

    • If you need help submitting, contact Please place "seeking IMAGES help" in subject line.

  2. Submit payment here 

  3. Fee-waivers are available for those who need them, please contact our CEO Eric Dillner at for more information. Your email will remain confidential.

Member & Student Submission Fees

3 Photos -   $38
4 Photos -   $43
5 Photos -   $48
6 Photos -   $53
7 Photos -   $58
8 Photos -   $63
9 Photos -   $68
10 Photos - $73

non-member submission fees

3 Photos -   $49
4 Photos -   $55
5 Photos -   $61
6 Photos -   $67
7 Photos -   $73
8 Photos -   $79
9 Photos -   $85
10 Photos - $91

Preparing your work for submission

  • Your images must be resized to fit the requirements of our form. Individual files cannot be larger than 10MB. If you need help with this process, or do not have access to a program to resize or process your images, please contact us.

  • We do not list image resolution requirements (pixels) to allow for photographers to make their own decisions regarding the digital formatting of their body of work. We recommend processing your images at the highest resolution possible within the file size requirement of 10MB. This number will likely come to around 2000 x 2000 pixels.

  • The work itself should not display your name anywhere. The files must be named accordingly: Last Name_First Name_Number_Title. "Number" indicates the order in which you would like the works viewed. JPEGs only.

  • The work will be viewed by the judges with monitors using an RBG ICC profile. Please keep this in mind when preparing your images for submission.

  • If you choose to have your work for sale, please price your work as you would for the physical copy you intend to print. In the case of a sale, Shoreline Arts Alliance will work with both the artist and the buyer to help facilitate the sale and delivery of the work.*

  • REVIEW YOUR APPLICATION BEFORE PRESSING 'SUBMIT'. We will not accept alterations to your application once it has been submitted except in extenuating circumstances.

Preparing your work for In-Person Exhibition

  • You will be asked on the form to indicate the size you intend to print your work at; the total size of your work including the frame may not exceed 60" x 60" unless special permission has been requested.

  • If you are selected to have your work displayed in the gallery, you will be notified, by Thursday, August 17th and may drop it off at the gallery on August 27th between 11am and 3pm or August 31st between 4pm and 8pm. Earlier dates to drop off artwork may be added.

  • Works accepted must be matted, framed and be ready to hang. The gallery in which the work will be displayed requires two D-ring hooks, one on each side of the work, near the top. Works fitted with sawtooth hangers or french cleats are not permitted. You do not need to add wire to your work. Examples of D-ring hangers can be found here. They are inexpensive and easy to install.

  • We cannot accept works with heavy or ornate frames for this exhibition. Please keep your mats free of smudges or dirt, and your mat colors neutral. We prefer silver, black, white or simple wood-grain frames in order to maintain a clean and unified look for the exhibition.

Artist Responsibilities and Project Support

  • For 43 years, CT Photographers have taken pride in coming together to mount IMAGES and to encourage each other as a community. Each exhibiting artist supports the exhibit by gallery sitting, hanging, or deinstalling and moving some of the exhibit to CT Hospice. Choose your oppotunity to support the team today:

    • To gallery sit click here

    • To assist hanging, deinstalling, receiving art, or moving exhibit to CT Hospice click here

  • Consider becoming a member of the IMAGES Committee. Enjoy the creative process of supporting Connecticut Photographers and the arts community strategically. Join the team who really makes IMAGES continue to develop and grow.  Discuss and improve the competition and exhibition goals, trends, process, and much more. Contact or discuss with a committee member. We meet as needed throughout the year.

Picking up work following Exhibit at Lyme Academy

  • Saturday, September 30th from 4pm to 6pm

  • Sunday, October 1st from 12pm to 4pm

  • NEW LYME ACADEMY AGREEMENT: $50 fee per day will be charged to each artist leaving their work in the gallery past 4pm on October 1st.

Picking up work following Exhibit at CT Hospice

  • Friday, January 5, 2024 from 2pm to 6pm

  • Thank you for offering your work for exhibit at CT Hospice.

  • You will be notified if your work will be accepted into the CT Hospice Exhibit by Friday, September 22

  • Not all work offered will be chosen for exhibit.

  • Invited works for CT Hospice Exhibit will be transferred by IMAGES volunteers, Sunday, October 1st, between 10am and 2pm.


Additional Fees and Forfeiture of Ownership of Work


To avoid additional fees and forfeiture of ownership of work, contact two weeks in advance of exhibit closing if you are unable to arrange for pickup of your work by designated date and time. All unclaimed work will become the property of Shoreline Arts Alliance.

Selection Criteria and jury process

  • Photographs chosen for exhibition are based on IMAGES judges’ interpretation of creativity, photographic excellence, and ability to evoke reaction 

  • Entries that conform to the submission requirements are reviewed through a blind jurying process

  • Jurors conduct three rounds of critical review to determine the photographs to be featured in the IMAGES exhibition

  • Selected works from the exhibit may also appear at an additional exhibition at CT Hospice 



  • Four $250 First Honor prizes

  • One Ann Christensen prize, named in honor of our former Executive Director (1984-1996),  is chosen by the jurors and awarded to a photographer “whose work makes a lasting impression.”

  • Honorable Mention recognition

  • One Peoples' Choice Award is awarded to the audience favorite and receives free admission for their first three photographs into the next year's IMAGES competition

*All rights to the photographs will be retained by the photographer. SAA will select photographs for reproduction to publicize IMAGES. A 40% commission will be retained by Shoreline Arts Alliance on all sales.

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