Thursday, July 31, 2008

FotoWeek DC Announces Call for Entries for First Annual Photography Competition

Juried Exhibition during Inaugural FotoWeek DC
November 15–22, 2008, culminating in gala awards ceremony

FotoWeek DC, Inc., issues a call for entries to the first annual FotoWeek DC Photography Competition, as part of its mission to establish itself as the nation’s premier photography festival. The first annual FotoWeek DC celebration will take place between November 15 and November 22, 2008.
In addition to the photography competition, FotoWeek DC will feature gallery openings, lectures, educational workshops, portfolio reviews, book signings, and special offers on photographic services and merchandise from local area retailers.
The FotoWeek DC Photography Competition is open to all professional, amateur and student photographers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia and will feature over $37,000 in cash and prizes, including a $5,000 cash award for ‘Spirit of Washington, DC’, and will culminate in a gala awards ceremony and dinner to be held at National Geographic’s Headquarters in downtown DC on Saturday, November 22. National Geographic is one of the principal sponsors of FotoWeek DC. Competition finalists will have their work displayed at the FotoWeek DC Gallery and Welcome Center in Georgetown.
Prominent professionals in photography will serve as judges, including fine art photographer Joyce Tenneson, the Corcoran Gallery of Art photo curator Philip Brookman, Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice and many others. For information on eligibility, entry fees, categories, entry requirements, prizes and deadlines, and the complete list of judges, please visit the FotoWeek DC website at:

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