L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet'

Image: 'Red Grid'' by Laurie Freitag

L.A. Photo Curator Call for Entry: 'Self-Portrait'  curated by Laurie Freitag.  (Founder- L.A. Photo Curator, N.Y. Photo Curator & L.A. Photo Curator PRINTWORKS newsletter/marketplace-Sales of your work)
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Deadline to enter: October 27, 2018
Freitag says, “We show the world who we are through our work. Sometimes we are in control of what we reveal. Sometimes the revelations come after the work is done and we sit with it for awhile.

This call for art, “Self-Portrait” seeks work that explores your visual nature at any given moment in time. All genres, capture types and photographic processes and post production processes are eligible for entry. You are in control of what you want to share."
20% of artist fees go to charity. 10% to the curator's charity and 10% to the first place winner's charity.
Freitag has chosen- The Seva Foundation
(Low cost, high-quality surgeries cure blindness. Over 50% of blindness is caused by cataracts which can be cured by a 15-minute surgery costing as little as $50.)
$20 for 3 images. ALL entrants work is shown on their own page with their artist statement, website info, bio and parts of their CV.
First Place winner receives Q & A with curator. Curator reviews first place winner. One or more past curators may contribute reviews as well. 10% of artist fees goes to the first place winner's charity. The first place image is on our splash page for a month.

Early entries are featured on L.A. Photo Curator's Facebook and Instagram pages by Laurie Freitag (Founder- L.A. Photo Curator & N.Y. Photo Curator)

The curator chooses the winners after the competition ends.

We will waive the fee for 2 entrants per competition based on need. Just contact us at and make the request.
ALL entrants work is exhibited in a group online exhibition. Each entrant is asked to submit 3 images so they can have their own page with their images, bio, artist statement and contact info. In keeping with our mission of creating exposure opportunities and PR, we are proud to offer this feature.  We hope this creates a vehicle that can take your work further and be seen by more people. No fewer than three images will be accepted to keep with the format of our website. Submitting less than three images will disqualify your entry.

The curator chooses one first place winner, one second place winner and three-five honorable mentions. The first place winner will receive a review by one or more curators including a Q&A about the photographer's work. In addition, their image will be on our home page for a month. Second place and honorable mentions will have their image shown along with their bio, artist statement, C.V. and a link back to their website.

Submit work deadline: October 27, 2018 (Midnight PST)
How to Apply:

1- Hit BUY NOW button to check out using paypal as well as credit cards. Cost of submission is $20 for 3 images. It's recommended you submit 3 images so the website formatting is compatible, which basically means that you will have your own page with 3 images and text. If you submit less there is chance your images will be split up and viewable on 2 pages.


2- Send your paypal transaction ID # with your images to
(You won't get an acknowledgement email from us until you send all your work.)

3 - Enter in the email Subject box: L.A. Photo Curator + Your name + Self-Portrait

4 - It is imperative that you include the name of the person paying on the paypal account when you submit your work. We have had many problems trying to figure out who paid for who.

5 - In the body of the email please include the following info:

Monthly theme 
Your name
Artist Statement -We encourage your story. Please don't copy Artist Statement onto your entry. Just write your artist statement.
Bio -Please don't copy Bio onto your entry. Just write your bio.
Career Highlights (We no longer are accepting entire CV's.
Please  list CAREER HIGHLIGHTS & capitalize- e.g. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS.
Website or contact info (e.g. Please don't write website or contact info titles just add your link.

Please cut and paste your artist statement, bio and CV. Make sure when you cut and paste your CV it lines up the way you want to see it. We cannot format your CV. Please don't send separate documents, pdfs or zip folders. 

Do not list the above subjects or numbers. Make sure your website info is at the end of the list. List any photography info before the images not in between the images. Thanks for understanding. This will be a big help. Reformatting work submitted can be very tedious.

6 -Titles of included photographs (Titling is very important. The titles must be the same on your image as what you submit here. The titles on your image entry are the titles that will be used for the exhibition so please make sure those are correct. Photographs will not be accepted if titles don't match the labeling.) See example below.

Name Files: 
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS. First name must be first, second name second. First letter of first name and second name MUST BE in capitol letters. Do not write your last name first please.


7- File set-up- Jpeg files, 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI, not to exceed 1 MB.

8 - Please tell us how you found out about us. It helps with ad costs.

All information requested, including CV, bio and images must be sent before the contest deadline to be eligible for contest. Non-payment disqualifies an entrant unless they have made arrangements for the entry fee waiver.

Eligibility:  The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. 

Please do not contact the curator under any circumstances. If you want to get a message to them email us at and we will get a message to them. Thanks.

By submitting your work to our competitions, you agree to the Terms and Conditions below.


"Laurie Freitag is a talented photographer and community builder. I was honored to serve as the first juror for her L.A. Photo Curator photo
competition. By having the juror and additional curators write commentary about the selected work, Laurie has given something back to photographers that few photo competitions even consider."
Jane Szabo: Fine Art Photographer,
Artist & Production Manager

"Chosen or not, entering your competitions is a win-win situation for photographers ... a BIG thank you for this opportunity!  And also thank you for donating part of the entry fees to charity. I really appreciate that you do
that." - Maureen Haldeman

"If you don't know about L.A. Photo Curator then you should! This great project is run by Laurie Freitag and it allows photographers exposure AND generates donations to great causes!"- Michael Kirchoff (juror: Critical Mass, Editor: BLUR Magazine, Editor-in-Chief: Analog Forever Magazine, and Founder: Catalyst: Interviews.)
Terms and Conditions for L.A. Photo Curator (LA Photo Curator)

All sales are conducted solely between the artist and the buyer.

LA Photo Curator does not handle any part of sales or commissions.

By entering, entrants automatically accept the conditions of the competition; they grant LA Photo Curator nonexclusive rights to use and reproduce submitted photographs for promotional (e.g.: website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and competition advertising  purposes. No royalties or compensation will be paid for these purposes. We also use your image and info to promote your work at random times on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. 

All copyright rights to the photographs remain with the photographer. 

Work and entry fee must be submitted by the prospectus deadline date or otherwise not be eligible to participate in competition. There are no refunds.

L.A. Photo Curator reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any photograph that does not comply with the following requirements, even after the photograph appears on the website. You warrant, in respect of the photographs submitted by you, as follows:

1- You are the sole copyright owner and creator of the photographs
2- You have the right to enter your photographs in this competition.
3- To the best of your knowledge, the photographs do not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content.
4- To the best of your knowledge, the photographs do not contain any material that could constitute or encourage conduct which would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.
5- The photograph does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person's rights of privacy or publicity, and your photograph does not include: trademarks owned by third parties, copyrighted materials owned by third parties, entries in which you have purchased or secured the rights to use stock images.
6- Due to the limitations of this webhost Icompendium, your images in our online competitions may appear in Google Image Search without your credit.  Sometimes Google Image Search will link information to associate images to search results, and other times it will be ignored. 
Your image will appear in google and may list the source of the image only; the source being the competition that your image is viewable in. 

You agree to fully indemnify LA Photo Curator in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person by reason of your breaching any of the foregoing.

You indemnify LA Photo Curator from and against all claims, suits, demands, actions, liabilities, costs and expenses (including legal costs and expenses on a full indemnity basis) resulting from your participation in this competition.
In no event will LA Photo Curator be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense including legal costs and expenses (whether direct or indirect) incurred by you in connection with this competition.

By submitting to this competition you understand and agree to the terms & conditions stated above.

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