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Submitting Your Images

It’s easy to create an account and submit images to a PhotoPlace Gallery exhibit. The first time you submit, you’ll need to create an account, which includes creating a user ID and password. When you return, just log in with your email address, click on the exhibit you want to submit to, and drag and drop your image files. Your profile is identified by a unique number rather than your email address. You can change your email as needed, and your account remains otherwise unchanged.

When you create your account, we strongly suggest you provide in your profile your social media IDs, and your website URL, if you have one. Without them, we cannot promote your work if it is selected by the juror.

The juror will select two different sets of images. All images selected for the Exhibition Gallery will hang in our physical gallery in Middlebury, Vermont for the duration of the exhibit, while those selected for the Online Gallery will be viewable in the gallery by continuous-loop projection. All images from both galleries will remain permanently on our website, be reproduced in the exhibit catalog, and be actively promoted on social media.

PhotoPlace Gallery can provide free frames and standard mat windows for Gallery selections. We can also make an exhibition print of your image at reasonable cost. See details here.

All photographers submitting work will be notified of juror selections about 14 days after the close of the exhibit to submissions. At that time, all selected images will be displayed on our website under Exhibition Gallery or Online Gallery. Please be sure to add [email protected] to your contacts, to be sure your notification email is delivered.

Jurying is a selective process. Please understand that not all who submit their work will be selected for exhibition in either gallery. We are unable to offer individual feedback  for either those images that were selected or those who were not. The juror's statement for each exhibit may offer some insight into their selection process. We also suggest reviewing the images that were selected to understand how your work does or does not fit in the eyes of the juror. If you would like thoughtful and knowledgable feedback about your work, we would be glad to suggest some excellent reviewers to contact.

Submission

The non-refundable submission fee is $39 for up to 5 digital images, and $6 for each additional image. There is no limit to the number of images you may enter. You can add images to your submission for an exhibit at any time until it closes, but you cannot change or remove images once they're submitted.

By submitting images, you agree that:

  • You own all rights to the images.
  • You take full responsibility for the content of all images, including the likeness of recognizable individuals.
  • The images are your own work. We recognize the legitimate use of work by others incorporated into your image, but the final image must be essentially your own. 
  • While human-controlled digital editing is entirely OK, the use of artificial intelligence is prohibited.

Photographs accepted for other PhotoPlace exhibitions are not eligible for re-submission to PhotoPlace for three years from the opening date of the exhibition for that exhibition. Please do not re-submit any images that have been selected for an exhibit within the last three years.

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Image files

We accept only digital files, with the following recommended specs:

  • JPG/JPEG files only for submission. File size for each image cannot exceed 5MB. A jpeg file is in a compressed state when it's closed, and opens to a larger file size when opened in an application. The 5MB limit refers to the file size when CLOSED.
  • Image should be approximately 2100 pixels (7 inches) on the longest side at 300 ppi (pixels per inch) resolution.
  • We suggest a compression setting of 7 or 8 when saving in Photoshop or Elements. sRGB color space is recommended, whether black and white or color. 
  • Be sure to save reduced files with a name different from your original. Otherwise, the high resolution of the original file will be lost forever!

Our jury process and file names

We use a “blind” jury process. To ensure impartiality, your identity is concealed from the juror. To do this, your image file is renamed, eliminating the information in your image file name. We can easily identify the images that belong to you, but the juror cannot. Therefore, the file name you give your images is not important. The title you provide when you upload each image is important for our use should one of your images be selected by the juror. 

Your images will be viewed by the juror sequentially, in the order in which you uploaded them. They will always be considered as individual images. Diptychs and triptychs should be assembled and uploaded as a single image.

Uploading your images

You’ll find files easy to upload within our submission system. Upload problems are almost always traced to out-of-date software, oversized images or file types other than JPEG. Correctly sized images generally run between 150K and 3MB when the file is closed (not open in an application). Maximum file size for submissions is 5MB.

If you have questions about specs or have trouble sizing correctly, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email. We’ll respond quickly, and we're glad to help!

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Artists’ rights

You retain all rights to your work. Our mission is to promote photographers and photography in general; we will never exploit your work or use it without your permission. Should your work be accepted by the juror, you grant PhotoPlace Gallery the specific right to reproduce your image in the exhibition catalog, on the PhotoPlace Gallery website, on social media (tagging you when possible), and, where appropriate, to help promote other PhotoPlace Gallery exhibitions. We will always credit you and your copyright wherever feasible. We will use your image for no other purpose whatsoever without your specific permission. 

Notification of juror selections

Everyone who submits images will be notified by email of the juror’s selections. Selected images will also be posted at the same time on the exhibit’s web page. Notification is usually about 14 days after the exhibition closes for submissions. If you have not received an email, it may have gone to your spam. Be sure to add [email protected] to your contacts.

We can print, mat, and frame your image at low cost

We encourage submissions from photographers anywhere in the world. Our goal is to help you avoid the very high costs printing and framing for exhibition. Our free matting and framing services are available to anyone selected for the Exhibition Gallery, which will make exhibiting your work easy and inexpensive. We can also print your images at a very reasonable cost, saving you the money and time involved in international shipping. Of course, you are also welcome to ship a print, matted print, or framed print as well. The choice is yours.

Please note: we are unable to return work outside the U.S. and Canada. Having us print, mat, and frame your work is by far the lowest-cost way to participate in PhotoPlace juried exhibitions.