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Calls to Artists April-October Deadlines

April 04, 2021 – EARTH.ORG GLOBAL WILDLIFE & NATURAL WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY 2021

Earth.Org invites explorers, professional photographers and photographers working on the front line of wildlife conservation across the world to submit their photographs for the following categories: • Overall Best Environmental Photo • Wildlife in Peril • Human Impacts on the Environment No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3dLrcOw

April 11, 2021 – NOAPS 2021 SPRING INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EXHIBIT

The National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters 18 years and older from around the world to apply to this exhibition.Current 2021 membership is NOT required. $4500 in awards. Best of Show $1000, 2nd Place $500 3rd Place $300 & more 200 paintings will be accepted & eligible for awards. $30 for one image and $10 for each additional image up to a maximum of 5 Entry Fee. Details: 226-246-7607 OR http://www.noaps.org/2021-spring-on-line-prospectus OR [email protected]

April 12, 2021 – IMAGINE 2200: CLIMATE FICTION FOR FUTURE ANCESTORS

Welcome to Imagine 2200 – a new climate-fiction contest by Fix, Grist’s solutions lab. What we’re seeking: short stories that envision the next 180 years of equitable climate progress. What will our planet look like in the year 2200 – or anywhere between then and now? How will we move around the cities of the future? What will we eat, drink, wear, use, and live in? No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/38NyGPN

April 13, 2021 – LATIN AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY FINE ART COMPETITION

The Competition is an ideal way to exhibit your talent to a wider international audience. With a distinguished panel of jurors and more than $70,000 in valuable prizes, it is open to visual artists from around the world at any stage of their careers. Painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media, and print are the accepted mediums. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3nEFsNd

April 14, 2021 – OPEN CALL: “NFT NOW” INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION EXHIBITION

Techspressionism refers to a contemporary, digital take on Expressionism. NFT Now will be drawn from submissions referencing Expressionism or any art-historical period that inspires you. The show will open May 5 during Frieze Week and will be presented on Techspressionism.com using the Kunstmatrix VR Platform. Artists identifying as women are especially encouraged to apply. Entry Fee. Details:http://nftnowshow.com/

April 15, 2021 – “YELLOW” CALL FOR ENTRY ONLINE ART SHOW

Theme- “Yellow” This primary color is often associated with happiness, spontaneity, amusement, gentleness, but also with envy, jealousy, and cowardice. In Iran it has connotations of sickness, but also wisdom. Yellow symbolizes many things and has different meanings in different cultures. Pay It Forward- We will be donating 10% of all entry fees from this show to Soles4Souls. Entry Fee. Details:http://www.colorsofhumanityartgallery.com/Yellow-2021/Yellow-2021-Prospectus-Entry/n-HD96VK OR [email protected]

April 15, 2021 – SOCIAL ART AWARD

Applications are welcome that focus on this year’s theme “New Greening” providing hopeful prospects towards climate change, resource saving, environmental protection, ecosystem recovery, water conservation, biodiversity, resilient cities etc. No Entry Fee. Details:http://social-art-award.org/open-call-social-art-award-2021 OR [email protected]

April 18, 2021 – STILL LIFE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2021

The competition is organised by Agrupació Fotográica de La Rioja, Spain. The theme of the competition is “Still Life”. A still life, also known as dead nature is a composition that represents still objects, generally brought from daily life, that can be natural (animals, fruits, flowers, food, plants, rocks or shells), or made by men (cutlery, antiques, books, jewels etc.) in a determined space. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3lmh1nn

April 18, 2021 – “SHINE: CATCHING THE LIGHT” AT ANNMARIE SCULPTURE GARDEN

This exhibition will explore the myriad ways artists consider light in their practice. What does it mean to shine? Or to “be the light?” How can light reveal an attitude, a person’s character, express a transformative experience, or a reflect on social issues and current events? How can artwork physically catch the light and shine? Application Fee. Details: 410-326-4640 OR http://annmariegarden.wufoo.com/forms/shine-catching-the-light OR [email protected]

April 25, 2021 – KNOXVILLE PHOTO | CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKS

A dazzling, annual juried exhibition celebrating photographic works of all styles and subject matter. We hope to continue honoring and encouraging photography that runs the gamut from innovative to timeless. $1,000+ in cash awards, 40-45 works selected for display at The Emporium Center, July 2-30, in downtown Knoxville, TN’s Arts District. A pay-what-you-can entry fee option is new this year! Entry Fee. Details: 865-523-7543 OR http://www.knoxalliance.com/knoxville-photo OR [email protected]

April 27, 2021 – CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

The Competition is an ideal way to exhibit your talent to a wider international audience. With a distinguished panel of jurors and more than $55,000 in valuable prizes, it is open to photographers from around the world at any stage of their careers. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/31IUs1t

April 28, 2021 – MERGE: NATION’S BEST EMERGING ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES

The VSA Emerging Young Artists Program amplifies the voices of visual artists with disabilities through career development and professional empowerment. The competition seeks excellent work from emerging artists with disabilities, ages 16-25. Grand Prize is $20,000, First Prize is $10,000, Second Prize is $6,000, and the remaining Awards of Excellence are $2,000 each. No Entry Fee. Details:http://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7457

April 29, 2021 – F(R)ICTION’S SPRING 2021 WRITING CONTESTS

We accept work, written in English, from anywhere in the world-regardless of genre, style, or origin-and welcome speculative writing and experimental literature. Strange is good. Strange with a strong character arc is even better. Keep it weird, folks. Entries must not have been previously published in print or online, been broadcast or won a prize. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2XVO75f

April 30, 2021 – NIKON SMALL WORLD COMPETITION 2021

The Nikon Small World is the world’s preeminent photographic competition for images TAKEN THROUGH THE MICROSCOPE. There are two contests: • Nikon Small World Contest is for images taken through the light microscope. • Nikon Small World In Motion Contest is for movies and digital time-lapse photography taken through a light microscope. Photomicrographs must be taken using a light microscope. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/31wvSmB

April 30, 2021 – LET’S TALK ABOUT WATER | INTERNATIONAL FILM PRIZE 2021

The International Film Prize is open to anyone around the world over the age of 18. Let’s Talk About Water is soliciting short films-up to two minutes-that inform, educate, inspire and motivate people to come together and embrace our ubiquitous need to value water and to share compelling narratives about water issues and solutions. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3loaAQz

April 30, 2021 – INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE PHOTO COMPETITION 2021

This annual photography competition is part of the International Wildlife and Nature Photo Festival in Montier, France. The aim of this competition is to show still or filmed images of wild flora, fauna, landscapes, as well as accounts supporting the conservation of habitats, species and biodiversity. There are 9 photo categories and 1 video category. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3lnftcI

May 01, 2021 – MUDHOUSE RESIDENCY ON CRETE SUMMER SESSIONS: APPLY NOW!

We will be holding three summer residency sessions in 2021; JUNE 14 -JUNE 28, JULY 5 -JULY 19, and JULY 26 -AUGUST 9. The Mudhouse Residency includes the artist’s accommodations, the artist’s studio facilities, and breakfast, lunch and dinner each day in the village. We are inclusive to studio and non-studio based artists. We are accepting ten artists per session, apply on our website. Entry Fee. Details:http://www.mudhouseresidency.com/about OR [email protected]

May 01, 2021 – ALLARD PRIZE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Entries should reflect themes of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the rule of law, and of human rights and/or anti-corruption generally. We also particularly welcome entries that depict corruption and human rights violations in the developed world. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2Z7lWgL

May 07, 2021 – TRANSVERSALIDADES 2021: PHOTOGRAPHY WITHOUT BORDERS

The pictures collected under this contest should portray the diversity of territories, societies and cultures of different continents in order to allow crossed looks on the changes which are taking place in different parts of the world, show different styles of social organization and space, capture signs of continuity and change… There are 4 categories. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2V9JgHv

May 15, 2021 – 2021 LANGE TAYLOR PRIZE WORDS + IMAGES

An award from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University supports documentary artists, working alone or in teams, who are involved in extended, on-going fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit the interplay of words and images. Application Fee. Details:http://documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards/lange-taylor

May 21, 2021 – OPEN CALL: THE WEIGHT OF TIME

‘The Weight of Time’ is an exhibition that explores the social and economic effects from government quarantine orders, as a direct result, of the novel virus COVID-19. We invite artists to submit their introspective works that examine the solitude of quarantining during the global pandemic and the shutdown’s lasting effects on vulnerable populations. No Entry Fee. Details: 216-282-3826 OR http://www.kaisergallery.com/opportunities

May 23, 2021 – CLOSE UP PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2021

All images entered in the competition should be close-up, macro or taken with a microscope. Any image that shows the subject closer and in greater detail than would be seen with the naked eye is counted as a close-up photograph and can be entered in the competition. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2vJ6xZQ

June 30, 2021 – NORTH STREET BOOK PRIZE FOR SELF PUBLISHED BOOKS

7th year. $13,750 in cash prizes for self-published books, including a top prize of $5,000. Any year of publication eligible. 7 categories including Art Book (new!) Final judges: Jendi Reiter and Ellen LaFleche. Sponsored by Winning Writers and co-sponsored by BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Winning Writers is a partner member of the Alliance of Independent Authors. Entry fee: $65 per book. Entry Fee. Details: 413-320-1847 OR http://winningwriters.com/north OR [email protected]

August 31, 2021 – AESTHETICA CREATIVE WRITING AWARD 2021

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that is a hotbed for new talent in Poetry and Short Fiction. Now in its 15th year, the Prize supports both emerging and established writers. By entering, writers can showcase their work to key industry figures and organisations including The Poetry Society, Granta, VINTAGE and more. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2LZtJLh

October 06, 2021 – EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCES | 2022 EXHIBIT

Artists, professionals, amateurs, students are asked to submit their interpretation of the theme ”enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.” All art must have a horizontal orientation. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/37ExM7Z

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