"The Portrait" WomenInPhotography.org Juried Call For Entries for 25th Anniversary Archive

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Women In Photography International celebrates it's 25th Anniversary with a final juried Call for Entries for 2006. Submission Deadline: Minimum 2 images, through November 25, 2006 Notification by e-mail of Juror Selection: December 15th Online Exhibition, December 30, 2006 All submissions, online JPEG's, only

Women In Photography International celebrates it's 25th Anniversary with a final juried Call for Entries for 2006. Submission Deadline: Minimum 2 images, through November 25, 2006.

Founded in 1981, Women In Photography International (WIPI) has progressed over the years to become one of the most recognized organizations for women photographers worldwide. WIPI completes the twenty-fifth year in 2006 by announcing "The Portrait” - a juried call for entries of traditional and non-traditional portrait images.

"The Portrait" competition will be juried by an accomplished panel of professionals and the top 25 images as well as 50 honorable mention images will be showcased in a digital gallery on WomenInPhotography.org

For the Portrait competition, WIPI welcomes images that include, single and multiple portraits including families, friends, strangers as well as pets with people, animals, executive, self-portrait, and personalities from the most classic to the most outrageous. Submissions may include color, b/w, alternative or any digital photo submitted as a JPEG file. Prizes include the Epson Photo Stylus 2400 printer, Gary Fong Digital Album software, FotoQuote, Kodak picture viewer and more. See entry guidelines for fee required.

“The classic and non traditional portrait is still one of the most sought after images in photography," according to WIPI President, Photo Artist Jean Ferro: 'The portrait captures a moment in time, a rendering of an individual, a family, friend/s, strangers and/or pets that celebrates our existence, brings validity to our lives."

The Portrait call for entries completes the 25th Anniversary year of WIPI's of archive of women's achievements in photography. The year end call for entries follows the successful print collection Turning Silver Exhibition and upcoming Kodak.com sponsored limited edition book. Along with the organization's educational and online outreach efforts, WIPI continues to honor women photographers worldwide through our annual Distinguished Photographer's Award. Begun in 1985 as a tribute to photographers of excellence & achievement, this award recently paid homage to photographers Annie Leibovitz (2003) and Sylvia Plachy (2004) at the Lucie Awards, in NYC. 2005 Distinguished Photographer's Award honored one of WIPI's founding members, photographer Carrie Mae Weems. Former recipients include: Eve Arnold, Linda McCartney, Marion Post Wolcott, Ruth Orkin, Mary Ellen Mark, Grace Robertson, Judy Dater, Ruth Bernhard, Bereniece Abbott and Joyce Tenneson.

** Women In Photography International is a 501.(c).3. Organization. The online resource center is comprised of the WIPI history beginning 1981, the Peter E. Palmquist Women In Photography International bibliography of over 23,000 women photographers, an archive of exhibitions, member links, the f2-eZine that includes feature stories, member lecture listings, book reviews, world resources and the newly created Member Network Board for member posting and public viewing.

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