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Biggs Shot 2016 Photography Competition

Deadline Extended! Applications Now Due May 6, 2016!

Competition
The Biggs Museum of American Art presents Biggs Shot 2016, the fourth juried photography competition and exhibition featuring the work of professional and emerging photographers, working and/or living in the Mid-Atlantic region. The theme for Biggs Shot 2016 is open, and any photographic medium can be submitted for consideration, including film, video and digital formats.

Juror
Charles A. Guerin is the Executive Director of the Biggs Museum of American Art. Guerin, a Chicago native, recently came to the Biggs Museum from The Hyde Collection in Glen Falls, New York, where he was the Executive Director. Guerin’s other museum experience includes serving as the Executive Director at the University of Arizona Museum of Art, Acting Director of the Center for Creative Photography, the Commissioner of Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources,

and the Executive Director of University of Wyoming Art Museum. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and Art History, a Master of Arts degree in Painting, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking, all from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

Awards
The selected photographs will be showcased in the Biggs Shot 2016 exhibition at the Biggs Museum from June 3– Sept. 25, 2016. First Place – $1,500 Purchase Prize.

Deadline
All entries must be received or postmarked by May 6th, 2016. Completed entries must include the entry form, payment of entry fee, submitted electronic files and a copy of the entrant’s resume/artist statement.

Fees – Applications will not be considered without payment
A non-refundable fee of $35 entitles the photographer to submit three works to the competition. Additional works may be submitted for $5 per work. The Biggs Museum accepts Cash, Check, VISA, MasterCard or Discover. Find a link for payment at the bottom of this page or mail in a check to the address listed below.

Eligibility
The competition is open to all photographers, both amateur and professional of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

Notification
The selected photographs will be announced on the Biggs Museum
web-site on May 13th, 2016. Photographers with selected photographs will also be notified by mail/email and will receive details for delivery and presentation of work for the exhibition. Selected works must be delivered to the Biggs Museum by April 29th, 2016.

Specifications
All works must be submitted electronically via the form below or CD. Only submissions following the proper format as outlined below will be accepted.

  1. Label the electronic file with your last name and title of the work
  2. Send the submitted image must be between 2 and 4 MB in either Tiff or JPEG format

*The Biggs Museum reserves the right to amend a selection if an actual print differs significantly from a slide or digital representation.

 LIABILITY
The Biggs Museum will insure the selected works against theft, damage and loss while on view. The Biggs Museum reserves the right to reproduce selected works for marketing purposes. Photographers retain all other rights.

Works for Sale
Applicants must indicate prior to the selection process if their works are for sale. The Biggs Museum retains a 25% commission on all works sold in the galleries and will issue checks to the photographers after the exhibition closes. Exhibited works must be removed from the museum no later than October 1, 2016.

Fill out the form below or download the PDF application and mail submissions to:

Biggs Museum of American Art
Attn: Biggs Shot 2016
PO Box 711
Dover, DE 19903
E-Mail: Ryan Grover, Curator: rgrover@biggsmuseum.org

Photographer Contact Information

First Name (required)

Last Name (required)

Street Address (required)

City (required)

State (required)

ZIP Code (required)

Phone Number (required)

Email Address(required)


*Image size should be inches, height before width.

*Please indicate Retail Value only if work is for sale.

*Please limit file upload size to 2-4 MBs

Entry I

Title

Medium

Retail Value

Image Size

Framed Size

Attach file


Entry II

Title

Medium

Retail Value

Image Size

Framed Size

Attach file


Entry III

Title

Medium

Retail Value

Image Size

Framed Size

Attach file


Entry IV

Title

Medium

Retail Value

Image Size

Framed Size

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Entry V

Title

Medium

Retail Value

Image Size

Framed Size

Attach file


Entry VI

Title

Medium

Retail Value

Image Size

Framed Size

Attach file


Where did you hear about the Biggs Shot 2016 Competition?

Photographer Agreement

I agree to the eligibility terms and grant the Biggs Museum permission to reproduce submitted work for marketing purposes.

PLEASE NOTE: Your application will not be considered until payment is received. To pay online, follow the link below.


Biggs Shot Online Payment Option

If you have not yet paid your entry fee, please click here to do so or click on the button below.

Click here for your Biggs Shot application payment

The entry fee must be paid no later than May 6, 2016 for artwork to be considered.

NEW Competition Calendar – Updated!

Application Deadline: May 6 2016
Selection Notification: May 13 2016
Last Day for Delivery of Selected Works: May 28, 2016
Exhibition Open: June 3– Sept. 25, 2016
Retrieval of Unsold Works: Sept. 26– Oct. 1, 2016

Questions?

Contact Ryan Grover, Biggs Museum Curator at (302) 674-2111 Ext. 108 or rgrover@biggsmuseum.org

How to Apply:

1) Download the application (PDF)

Click here to download the Biggs Shot Application 2016

OR

2) Fill out the online form below