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Fellowship 12 International Photography Competition

The Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh announces a call for entries for Fellowship 12, our international photography competition.

Now in its 12th year, this juried competition identifies and recognizes both rising talent and established photographers from all corners of the globe and from the state of Pennsylvania.

In 2012, the first prize International Award is $3,000 and a solo exhibition at Silver Eye Center for Photography. The $1,000 Keystone Award is open to any eligible photographer currently living and/or working in the state of Pennsylvania. The jurors will also select up to five artists for Commendation Awards.

Submit Exhibition-Ready Works Created Withing the Past Three Years

The Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh is inviting you to submit eight images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work created within the past three years. Or, if an ongoing project, the portfolio must include imagery created within the past three years.

It is important that the submitted work have not been previously exhibited at Silver Eye (online or onsite) or widely seen in the greater Pittsburgh region.

Award recipients will be selected by the jurors on the basis of exceptional, distinctive talent as evidenced by the strength of their submitted portfolio.

Win A Solo Exhibition at Silver Eye Center for Photography!

The following prizes will be awarded for Fellowship 12:

  • One (1) International Award Winner receives a solo exhibition at Silver Eye opening in mid-May 2012; $3,000 for exhibition-related expenses; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and extensive media outreach and promotion.
  • One (1) Keystone Award Winner receives a spotlight exhibition at Silver Eye; $1,000 for exhibition-related expenses; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and media outreach and promotion.
  • Five (5) Jurors’ Commendation Winners will be named on Silver Eye’s website and press releases.

Fellowship 12 is Open For Entries from Amateur and Professional Photographers

  • All U.S. and international amateur and professional photographers, ages 18 and older, may apply. Silver Eye staff and their relatives, Board members, current interns, and past Fellowship winners are not eligible to apply.
  • Pennsylvania artists are eligible for consideration for all awards.
  • You need to be the sole owner and author of each entry.
  • You must be able to supply high-resolution images suitable for print media and for personal, non-commercial electronic viewing.
  • Fellowship 12 winners will be notified by phone immediately following the decision of the jurors.
  • Non-selected photographers will be notified by email by the beginning of February 2012.

Entries are Accepted Online

To enter go to

  • Complete the online application form.
  • Provide information and upload media as specified.
  • Submit payment.
  • Become a member and enter at the discounted rate.

Smaller Entry Fees for Silver Eye Members

  • $15 fee for current Silver Eye Members at the $70 level and above, with membership valid through 31 January 2012.
  • $65 fee for Non-Silver Eye Members.