Thursday, September 3, 2015

Call for Entries for Fellowship 16

Silver Eye Center for Photography announces a Call for Entries for Fellowship 16, our international photography competition. Now in its 16th year, this competition recognizes both rising talent and established photographers from all corners of the globe and from the state of Pennsylvania.


International Award Winner

Keystone Award Winner

The International Award is open to all U.S. and international photographers.
  • Solo exhibition at Silver Eye opening January 2016
  • $3,000 cash prize
  • Online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website)
  • Media outreach and promotion
The Keystone Award is reserved for an artist currently living and/or working in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Spotlight exhibition at Silver Eye in January 2016
  • $1,000 cash prize
  • Online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website)
  • Media outreach and promotion

Juror’s Commendations

Up to five (5) Juror’s Commendation winners will be named on Silver Eye’s website and press release, including one selected work from each winner being showcased in an online gallery.


All U.S. and international amateur and professional photographers, age 18 and older at the time of submission, may apply.
Silver Eye staff and their relatives, board members, current interns, and past Fellowship winners are not eligibile to apply.

Jon Feinstein

Juror: Jon Feinstein

Jon Feinstein is the Co-Founder of Humble Arts Foundation and Strategic Partnerships Manager at Shutterstock. Humble Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to promoting and supporting new photography and dedicated to the artistic and professional development of those who practice the medium. Jon has curated numerous exhibitions, including Radical Color at Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR; Another New York for Art-Bridge at The Barclays Arena, Brooklyn, NY; the internet-acclaimed New Cats in Art Photography; Aneta Bartos’ ‘Boys’ at the Carlton Arms Hotel, New York City; and 31 Women in Art Photography at Hasted Kraeutler, New York City. His various projects have been covered by The New York Times, BBC, Slate, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, American Photo, Art Info, and FoxNews; and his writing has appeared in Time, Daylight, GOOD, and Whitewall Magazines. Jon can be found on Instagram and Twitter @jonfeinstein, or visit his website at

Selection Criteria

Award recipients will be selected by the juror on the basis of exceptional, distinctive talent as evidenced by the strength of their submitted portfolios. The juror is especially interested in seeing portfolios with a strong narrative thrust and highly individual, original points of view.


There are two (2) rounds of evaluation. Winners will be notified via phone immediately following the decision of the juror. Non-selected photographers will be notified by email shortly thereafter. Decision of the juror are final and binding.

What to Enter

The submission you are entering is comprised of three individual items:
  1. A one-page Artist’s Statement in PDF format
  2. Your biography or CV in PDF format
  3. Your work sample
You may submit up to ten (10) images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work created within the past three years. Or, if from an ongoing project, the portfolio must include images created within the past three years.
Submitted work may not have been previously exhibited at Silver Eye or in the Greater Pittsburgh region.
For the best image quality, image files must be no larger than 1,500 pixels wide, and saved as a .JPG size 8.

How to Enter


Or, direct your browser to
Complete the online application form, upload media, and submit fees.
Submissions will only be accepted digitally. For technical assistance, applicants may access JotForm support.



Current Silver Eye members at the $50 level and above, with membership valid through October 31, 2015


Submission to Fellowship 16 and membership to Silver Eye at the $50 Individual level. (This applies to those wishing to become a new member or renew their membership.)


Non-Silver Eye members


Per additional submission

Deadline for Submissions: Monday, October 26, 2015, 11:59:59 pm EST

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