3rd Annual Call to Photographers

Call for Entry to all USA Based Photographers/Visual Artists

THEME:  “One person caring for another represents life’s greatest value.” —JIM ROHN

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) invites photographers and visual artists to share their stories of older adults with their families and caregivers who look after aging loved ones. We provide a platform for artistic expression ​to foster dialogue and drive innovation in the photographic arts to encourage everyone to care for those who once cared for us, as we believe caregiving for older adults is one of the highest honors.

Who We Are

Since 1950, we’ve walked beside generations of Americans. Perhaps you didn’t see us. But we were there—quietly making life better as we age.

We were the first national voice for older adults. We helped end mandatory retirement. We advocated securing Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act. Local organizations turned to us for support as they served older adults every day. And we built digital tools that empower older adults with knowledge.

Now, we’re stepping forward to do even more. Americans are living longer, but far too many are being left behind without the resources to age with dignity.

We’re changing that.

One –  First Prize: $1000
One –  Second Prize: $500
Four – Awards of Merit: $250 each
Ten – Honorable Mentions $100 each

Extra benefits
The NCOA will provide the winners of the First Prize, Second Prize, and Merit Awards: with a one-year free promotion and support for artists to build a new professional portfolio website using the FolioLink website service for artists and photographers. If you already have a FolioLink website account, this benefit will allow you to have a second website free of charge for two years.

Total Media: Minimum: 2, Maximum: 10

How to Apply
1) Entrants must use the SubmitArts online entry system. If you already have an account, please click on APPLY at the bottom of this announcement
2) If you do not have a SubmitArts account use this link to register with SubmitArts for the NCOA 2022 Photography Award Contest:
3) Submission CODE: JDY35WA
4) Submit files that are at least 960 pixels and up to 4600 pixels (long dimension). Up to 5MB
5) Please name the file with Artist’s last-name-first-name_Image-title; “Untitled” is not allowed

Eligibility: U.S.A based professional and amateur photographers/visual artists (National Call)

Important Information
Applicant submission deadline: May 2, 2022 (midnight, MDT)
Notification of Acceptance: May 10, 2022
Announcement of award winners: May 30, 2022
Opening of NCOA online gallery: June 6, 2022
Awards mailed to winners: June 12, 2022

Juried Exhibition
Age + Action Committee

For more information about the photography competition, please visit the Event website page

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