Weekly Calls for Photographers and Graphic Designers

Specto believes in artists having as many opportunities available to them as possible. Below you will find a list of upcoming deadlines for artists working in photography, digital art, and graphic design. Have an opportunity to add? Contact us!

Calls for Art Ending This Week

Gimme Shelter

We all need shelter be it a physical place to lay our head or the resilience to weather the storms of life.  Please submit your 3D, 2D or video artwork relating to any inspirations around Gimme Shelter!

Deadline: June 23, 2017

Entry Fees: $30

Awards: $1000


Texas Photographic Society National Photography Award

exas Photographic Society is delighted to announce a new award program for artists residing in the United States who have a consistent body of photographic work. The recipient will be awarded a $2,000 cash prize; a solo exhibition at Red Maple Gallery, a new Participating Space during FotoFest 2018 in Houston, Texas; a solo exhibition at LHUCA in Lubbock, Texas; and international exposure in the photo community! This call is open to all subject matter, aesthetic approaches, and photographic processes. Two-dimensional work is preferred, and submissions from artists of all levels are encouraged.

Deadline: June 23, 2017

Entry Fees: TPS Members pay $35 for up to 10 images. Non-Members pay $45 for up to 10 images. The entry fee can be paid online or by check



Looking for works dealing with childbirth. 

Deadline: June 25, 2017

Awards: In addition to being part of the collection, the prize winner will be awarded a two-week residency at the BRC, and will also obtain a stipend of 250 pounds.

Entry Fees: Possibly, Unclear

Website: http://www.birthritescollection.org.uk/


The book for which it calls for the participation of photographers and graphic designers want to be an occasion for reflection on cultural codes and behavioral patterns that restrict an authentic approach to reality, a subject that sees a direct connection on the role of the image and its sharing in the contemporary society.

Deadline: June 25, 2017

Entry Fees: Free

Awards: Publication.



Submit work exploring this theme inspired by the writer Maggie Nelson, who has written that to love the color blue was to fall “under a spell, a spell I fought to stay under and get out from under, in turns.” Blue is commonly associated with harmony, faithfulness, confidence, distance, infinity, the imagination, cold, and sometimes with sadness. References to the color include blue chip, blue collar, the wild blue yonder, having the blues, singing the blues, out of the blue, once in a blue moon. The color blue has been said to physically calm and sedate, cool, and aid intuition. “There is no blue without yellow and without orange” — Vincent Van Gogh.

Deadline: June 26, 2017

Entry Fees: $35

Awards :Juror’s Award: The opportunity to be featured as a guest artist in a future GearBox Gallery exhibit. GearBox Gallery Award: An opportunity to exhibit in the Inner Room at GearBox Gallery.


Renaissance Photography Prize 2017

The annual prize discovers talent and celebrates the best in photography, giving image makers access to new opportunities and a world-wide audience for their work. By entering you will support charity, and you could enjoy valuable international exposure and excellent prizes. With judges from The Photographers' Gallery, HOTSHOE Magazine, Foam, The Guardian and many more, entering gives photographers the chance to have their work seen by a panel of some of the industry's most influential photography critics.

Deadline: June 26, 2017

Entry Fees: £18 (€22 / $25)

Awards: Renaissance Photography Prize 2017



For our purposes, a portal can be an architectural feature: a gate, a doorway, a window, a mirror, or a tunnel, that frames or isolates or adds a new dimension to the image. In a fictional sense, a portal is also a magical doorway that connects two locations in space or time.

For “Portals,” we’re looking for images that use these devices in intriguing ways. All capture methods and processes are welcome.

Deadline: June 26, 2017

Entry Fees: $35 for up to 5 images, $6 each additional

Awards: Aline Smithson will jury Portals. She will select 35 images for exhibition in the gallery, and an additional 45 images for exhibition in our online gallery. 
The Juror’s and Director’s Awards and up to three Honorable Mentions will be awarded.
All 75 selected images will be reproduced in the exhibition print catalog and remain permanently on our website, with links to photographer’s URL. Gallery exhibition opens August 16, 2017. 


The Natural World

For this competition artists and photographers are invited to submit any art and photography that depicts elements of the natural world. Natural and/or geographical objects and environments, wildlife, or anything that is from nature and/or not created by or substantially altered by man are all acceptable subject matter for this art competition.

Deadline: June 26, 2017

Entry Fees: $25

Awards: Cash Awards


Water 2018

Water is a prominent theme in the art of photography both visually and conceptually and across a multitude of photographic genres. We welcome images about water issues and images of water in all it’s many forms, e.g. fog, oceans, snow, drought, etc. All artist renditions on the water theme, genres, capture types and photographic processes are eligible for the exhibition.

Deadline: June 28, 2017


Honorable Mention Awards: 1-year membership and submission to a Call for Entry.

Entry Fees

MEMBERS | $29 for the three images.
NON-MEMBERS |  $36 for the first three images.
ADDITIONAL IMAGES may be submitted for $9 each for members and $10 each for non-members. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted.

Website: http://www.c4fap.org/exhibitions/water-2018/?

As always, Specto has several calls for photographers, digital artists, graphic designers, and more each month. This month we are excited to announce our Anything Art Grant, a $1000 grant for artists to do anything they want. Check out our calls for art for more information!


Black & White 2017

Deadline: July 10th, 2017

Entry Fees: $30

Awards: $700 in awards!


The Surreal Show

Deadline: August 10th, 2017

Entry Fees: $30

Awards: $700 in awards!


Anything Art Grant

Deadline: Rolling Basis

Entry Fees: $35

Awards: $2000 in awards!


Featured Artists Solo Exhibition 2017-2018 Season

Deadline: Rolling Basis

Entry Fees: $35

Awards: Solo show exhibition + curate/juror an international juried show. 



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