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The Curator 2016 – PDN Fine Art Photography Contest

The Photo District News (PDN) magazine is seeking emerging fine-art photographers for The Curator, an annual competition that will culminate in a group show at Foley Gallery in New York City.

The competition is open for entries in six categories, including: Portraits, Still Lifes, Abstract/Mixed Media, Landscapes, Urban Scenes, and Student Work.

Six winners will exhibit their work in a summer show with an opening reception. Their work will be published in the Fine-Art Issue of PDN (August) and in an online gallery on, promoted to our network of more than 250,000 followers. One exceptional photographer will receive $3,500 to continue their work, and all the winners will receive prizes from B&H, Moab Paper and more.

Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality and effectiveness in expressing the contest theme.

Photo District News (PDN) in an award-winning monthly magazine for professional photographers and has been covering the photographic industry for more than 30 years.

The Curator 2016 Fine Art Photography Contest Entry Fee

The entry fee is $45 (US) for either single or series work of up to six visually related images.

Entries received after 3 May 2016 and no later than 17 May 2016, at 11:59 pm PST, require an additional late fee of $10 per entry.