Call for Entry into DCP’s Members Show

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DCP is proud to announce its inaugural Members Show. We invite all members to submit their photographs to this juried exhibition.

The theme for our first members competition is Contrast. It’s a word loaded with meaning and open to many forms of visual interpretation. We’re looking for strong images that illustrate the idea of contrast whether it be about light, emotion, direction or any other dissimilarity, incongruity or juxtaposition.

Selections will hang in the DCP gallery from February 20 – March 21. DCP will host an opening reception on Thursday, February 20 that is free and open to the public. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third winners.


December 23 – Call for entry opens
January 17 – Online submission deadline
January 22 – Selections and winners announced
February 12 – Deadline to receive framed work at DCP
February 20 – Opening Reception at the DCP Open House
February 20 – March 21 – Exhibition in the DCP Gallery

  • DCP members, both amateur and professional, are eligible to participate in this call for entry. We especially encourage amateur photographers or those who have never submitted to a juried competition to give it a try! Not a DCP member? Join now!
  • You can enter on here. Entry fees are $30 for 1-3 images. Up to 7 additional images can be submitted for $6 per image.
  • Each applicant may submit up to 10 images for consideration.
  • All photographic processes will be accepted.
  • All photographs must be original works of the member.
  • Files should be 2000 pixels on the longest dimension and saved as a JPEG in the sRGB color space. Maximum file size is 8MB. If this is your first time submitting to a competition and you have questions, contact us through the DCP website.
  • For each image include print title (if any) and process (Inkjet, Gelatin Silver, Type C/Chromogenic; Platinum/Palladium Print, etc.)

The photographs will be judged anonymously by the juror. All entrants will receive an email on January 22 to inform them of the selections for the show.

  • First place: $250
  • Second place: $125
  • Third place: $75 DCP gift certificate

Each photographer retains all copyright to his or her images. Photographers whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant the Dallas Center for Photography (DCP) the right to display the images in the exhibition, use their images on DCP’s website and social media platforms as well as to promote DCP’s exhibitions, programs, and in promotional and fundraising materials for all time. The artist understands that DCP will not be held responsible for loss, theft or damage whether caused by accident or by the negligence of its officers, members, or others. Application and payment to any contest or exhibition hosted by DCP will constitute an agreement to all these terms and conditions. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact from DCP.


Printing and framing for selected images must be of professional quality. All work must be wired on the back with the wire stretched between D-rings or the screw in hanging brackets used for sectional metal frames. No sawtooth hangars allowed. Place the top of the ring or bracket 1 inch from the top of the frame. If you have questions please contact us through the DCP website. Mats are recommended but not required for framed prints. Canvas wraps, metal, glass and other types of prints are allowed as long as they follow the hanging wire guidelines above.


Exhibiting photographers will be expected to either drop off their prints by the delivery deadline or pay for round-trip shipping of their work. If you are shipping your framed work use only plexiglass over the photos, not glass. You must include a prepaid UPS label for the return of your artwork. We take no responsibility for damage during shipping, so we suggest that you insure the work. Prints will be shipped no later than 10 days after the close of the show.


At DCP we believe that good photos deserve a place on people’s walls and we support artists selling their work. DCP will handle any sales from this exhibition and will retain 30%. Sold prints can be picked up at the conclusion of the exhibition. Print the sales price on the back of each accepted piece. If it is not for sale mark it “NFS”. If you don’t include a sales price we will list it as NFS.


Executive Director Peter Poulides will jury this exhibition. Peter’s interest in photography started while attending an international high school in Athens, Greece where he often cut classes to spend time in the darkroom. His degree is in TV & film production with a minor in graphics and printing. He worked as an educational video producer for four years while starting to shoot stills professionally and building his portfolio.

Peter has been featured in Smithsonian Magazine, Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, Travel Holiday, Business Week, Time, Fortune, Forbes, Newsweek, The Dallas Morning News, WGBH and others. He also shot commercial and industrial work for small and large companies including Texaco, 7-11, CompUSA, AMEX and Fluor. Peter was heavily involved in producing top-selling images for the stock photo business, shooting for Tony Stone Worldwide, which later became part of Getty Images. Today, Dallas Center for Photography keeps him busy with teaching and finding other instructors to bring world class photographic education to Dallas.

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