Image announcing ‘Fresh 2019 Annual Summer Photography Exhibit in New York’ with image by Adriene Hughes.
Photograph of an exhibition installation at the Klompching Gallery, New York.

CALL FOR ENTRIES
DEADLINE: *** extended to MAY 24th, MIDNIGHT PST ***

The FRESH Annual Summer Show, now in its 8th year, is produced and presented by the Klompching Gallery. Through an Open Call for submissions, five photographers are selected and curated into a group exhibition. A further ten photographers are highlighted as finalists.

The five exhibiting artists, are also shortlisted for the RHONDA WILSON AWARD, announced as a new initiative in 2017, in honor of Rhonda Wilson MBE (1953–2014).

What is FRESH looking for? We are looking for the very best examples of new contemporary fine art photography. We're looking for single bodies of work with a consistent vision and originality — photography that is FRESH!

Reflecting how photography is understood across different platforms, FRESH thoughtfully incorporates the three elements of display, publication and dissemination: an exhibition, a printed catalogue, and an online showcase.


FRESH 2019 AWARDS

FIVE photographers selected for a month-long exhibition in New York.
TEN finalists selected and featured online.
• A printed catalogue features all selected exhibitors and finalists.
• Online promotion, editorial and interviews.

FRESH 2019 SUMMER EXHIBITION DATES: July 17 – August 10, 2019.

The exhibited photographers are shortlisted for the 2019 Rhonda Wilson Award.


RHONDA WILSON AWARD 2019

• $2,000 cash – provided by Klompching Gallery.
• One spot at the 2020 Houston FotoFest Meeting Place – provided by FotoFest International.
• Portfolio of prints + clamshell box – provided by Genesis Imaging.
• 5 hours of mentoring/consultancy with Darren Ching.
TOTAL PRIZE VALUE: $5,500


FRESH 2019 SCHEDULE

MAY 22: Submission Deadline, Midnight PST.
MAY 31: Selected photographers (Finalists and Exhibitors) notified by email/‘phone.
JUNE 26: Public announcement of Finalists and Exhibitors.
JUNE 28: Deadline for delivery of framed photographs to Klompching Gallery.
JULY 10: Public announcement of the winner of the 2019 Rhonda Wilson Award.
JULY 18: Opening Reception and Presentation of the Rhonda Wilson Award.
JULY 17–AUGUST 10: Exhibition Open.
AUGUST 12–16: Artworks returned to photographers.


FRESH OVERVIEW

JURORS

AWARDS

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

FRESH 2011 – 2018 ARCHIVE

This competition submission process is powered by LensCulture.

Photographers will be invited to login, or create a new LensCulture account before submitting their work.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

DEADLINE: May 22, MIDNIGHT PST.

SUBMISSION PLATFORM: LensCulture.

SUBMISSION FEE: $50 USD

REQUIREMENTS:
Open to all photographers worldwide. One project per submission. 6–10 photographs from one body of work. Completed online Submission Form.

DIGITAL FILE SPECIFICATIONS:
Image files must be sRGB jpegs, 72dpi, with a 1500 pixel minimum height or width.
FILES TO BE NAMED AS: surname_initial_#.jpeg
EXAMPLE: Smith_J_01.jpeg, Smith_J_02.jpeg, Smith_J_03.jpeg

SUBMISSION STEPS:
Prepare and name image files as instructed above.

Prepare a Project Statement: maximum 100 words. This is about the work submitted.

Prepare Submission Statement: maximum 100 words. This is statement about your art practice.

Prepare a short biography: this is an optional statement about your background.

Prepare Project Information: Image Date(s), Image+Sheet +Framed size (e.g. 10”x10 image on 12”x12” sheet in 14”x14” frame), Medium (e.g. Pigment Print), Edition size (e.g. 10+2AP).

Complete the online Submission Form via LensCulture.

FRESH 2019 JURORS & RHONDA WILSON AWARD SELECTION PANEL

FRESH 2019 TERMS AND CONDITIONS

SPONSOR
The sponsor of the FRESH 2019 Annual Summer Show is Klompching Gallery, 89 Water Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201.

TERM
FRESH 2019 has a submission deadline of May 22, 2019 at 11:59 pm PST. All submissions must be received by the Submission Deadline.

WHO MAY ENTER
Open to all photographers worldwide.
Entrants must be at least 18 years of age, as of the date of entry.

COST OF SUBMISSION
Each submission costs $50 USD.

COST OF EXHIBITION *** IMPORTANT ***
Each photographer selected for the FRESH 2019 exhibition is responsible for all costs incurred in the printing, framing and shipping of artwork to the Klompching Gallery in New York. The Klompching Gallery is responsible for costs incurred in the return shipping of artworks, using the original packaging material, which must be adequate for the job. Klompching Gallery will curate, install, manage and market the exhibition. This will include an opening reception, followed by a dinner for all attending exhibitors with the Fresh 2019 Jurors.

HOW TO ENTER
Entry is via the LensCulture platform. Digital images should be jpeg, sRGB, 72dpi, minimum 1500 pixels for image height/width. Read the Submission Guidelines prior to beginning the submission process.

  • You may submit more than one Entry.

  • Each Entry consists of completed entry form, a series of 6–10 images with requested information and project statement, and an entry fee of $50 USD.

  • Each Entry, in its entirety, must be a single series of photographs, of original material made by the FRESH 2019 entrant. By submitting to FRESH2019, the entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted photographs are original works created solely by the entrant, that the photographs do not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photographs. 

  • The submissions will be judged in accordance with the Jurying Criteria, as defined below. The photographs must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Photographs deemed inappropriate will be disqualified. 

  • On-line entries must be made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, internet domain owner, or other person or organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

AWARDS
Five (5) photographers will be exhibited at the Klompching Gallery 

Ten (10) shortlisted photographers will be selected for the Online Showcase.

One (1) photographer from the exhibition will be awarded the Rhonda Wilson Award.

Exhibiting and shortlisted photographers will be published in the FRESH 2018 printed catalogue.

No alternative or exchanges are provided.

JURYING CRITERIA
Photographers and exhibition artworks will be selected by the two 2019 Jurors. 

Submissions will be selected on the basis of an original and consistent vision, contemporary work that is considered ‘fresh’, at the Juror’s discretion. Photographers selected will be notified by email or ‘phone and announced on the Klompching Gallery Website, Blog and social media.

The winner of the Rhonda Wilson Award will be chosen by the 2019 Rhonda Wilson Award Selection Panel. 

Decisions of the Jurors and Selection Panel are final and binding.

ENTRANT LICENSES/RELEASES
Selected Entrants authorize Klompching Gallery to reproduce, distribute, and display the photograph entry in connection with FRESH 2019 and promotion of the FRESH 2019 Exhibition and Online Showcase, in any media including but not limited to: publication on the Klompching Gallery website and blog, FRESH 2019 catalogue, LensCulture and At Length Mag.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Klompching Gallery and each of their respective partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in FRESH 2019 or any FRESH 2019-related activities.

Sponsors assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. Sponsors are not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone networks or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other persons’ computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to this contest.

CONDITIONS
This contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries void if the Sponsor determines the entry to not be an original, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.

Participants also agree (a) to be bound by these Terms & Conditions; (b) that the decisions of the jurors are final on all matters relating to FRESH 2019; (c) if he/she is selected, that Sponsor may use each selected photographer’s name and photographs in any publicity or advertising relating to FRESH 2019 and future promotions without compensation or approval (except in Tennessee and where prohibited by law); (d) In the event that a selected photographer(s) for Exhibition or Online Showcase are/is inelligable or refuses the opportunity, the opportunity will be forfeited and the Sponsor, in their sole discretion, may choose whether to award the opportunity to another entrant; (e) to provide for exhibition, selected artworks true to the description via the submission documentation; and (f) to meet the schedule as outlined on the Submission Guidelines, regarding shipping of artwork by dates specified for exhibition installing.

RIGHT TO CANCEL OR SUSPEND CONTEST
If for any reason FRESH 2019 is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsors that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of FRESH 2019, Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry proves, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend FRESH 2019. If Sponsors elect to cancel or terminate the FERSH 2019, Sponsors will not retain any rights in the submitted photographs and will return the entry fees. 

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