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 August 16th to October 3rd.

  2. Submit Payment online here. Fee-waivers are available for those who need them, please contact our CEO Eric Dillner at eric@shorelinearts.org for more information. Your email will remain confidential.

The Early Bird Deadline has passed. The regular deadline is October 3rd at midnight.

 


 

Member & Student Submission Fees
Regular Deadline

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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
Regular Deadline

3 Photos -   $49
4 Photos -   $55
5 Photos -   $61
6 Photos -   $58
7 Photos -   $64
8 Photos -   $70
9 Photos -   $76
10 Photos - $82

*Tech support will be limited between September 18th and 26th. Please fill out the application to the best of your ability during this time, there will be opportunities to revise your application after the 26th.*

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 extentuating circumstances.

Preparing your work for In-Person Exhibition

  • IMAGES will be hosted both virtually and in person this exhibition cycle. 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 in advance and given an appropriate amount of time to prepare your work.

  • 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 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.

Selection Criteria and jury process

  • Photographs for both virtual and physical 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 virtual exhibition for the patients at CT Hospice 

 

Awards

  • 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 favortite and recieves free admission 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.*