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Treasure Coast Photography Center Inc.
From the Heart Juried Photography Exhibition 2018



Calling All Photographers
Treasure Coast Photography Center, Inc.


From the Heart Juried Photo Exhibition 2018

Event

“From the Heat Juried Photography Exhibition” is the fifth annual juried photography exhibition presented by the Treasure Coast Photography Center, Inc. and hosted by the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, Port St. Lucie, Florida. This seven-week long photography exhibition is a sponsored event and is being conducted in support of SafeSpace, a 501c3 organization whose mission is to provide victims of domestic violence safety, support and education, empowering them to create an independent life free from violence.  SafeSpace has facilities and contact locations in Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Indian River counties of Florida.  They reach victims of domestic violence through a professional and volunteer staff.

For more information on SafeSpace, go to:  www.safespacefl.org


Eligibility
All amateur and professional photographers may enter.

Important Dates
10/16/17 – 12/5/17 Online Digital Submissions
Dec 14th 2017 Notifications of Acceptance or non- Acceptance via email
Jan 25th 2018 Last Day to Receive Approved Shipments
Jan 27th & Jan 28 2018 Turn-In of Juror Approved Photos at PSL Civic Center Jan 27th 10:00am – 4:00pm and Jan 28th 2 – 6pm
Feb 1st 2018 Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony at PSL Civic Center 6 – 8pm
Feb 2nd 2018 – March 22nd 2018 Exhibition open to public Monday thru Friday 8:15am to 4:15pm.  After hours and weekends you can request the gallery opened via the recreation desk.
March 23rd 2018 Pick-up on Unsold Photographs at PSL Civic Center, 10:00am – 6:00pm

Awards
14 Cash Awards in 4 Categories, 1 Special Award, plus Best In Show, Totaling $2000.00
Best In Show:  $500.00
1st Place in Each Category:  $200.00
2nd Place in Each Category:  $100.00
3rd Place in Each Category:  $50.00
A number of Honorable Mention ribbons could also be awarded at the discretion of the judge.

Categories
All Categories Subject to Digital Submission Guidelines
Animals:  This category includes all kinds of animals. They can be photographs of pets - dogs and puppies, cats and kittens, amphibian - as well as photos of wildlife, zoo life, farm/domesticated animals and even insects. The animal is to be the primary subject of the photograph.
Flora/Landscape:  Photographs in this category include landscapes, outdoor scenic, nature images, sunrise/sunsets, seascapes, farms and gardens - to name a few. The images showcase outdoor beauty.
People:  This category encompasses photographs of people in all walks of life - parenting and family, children, baby, couples and relationships, model/fashion, people engaged in outdoor activities, etc. The person(s) must be the primary subject of the photograph.
Open:  This category will include photos that do not fit into any of the other categories. This category can be used for unrestricted creative license, images drastically altered in software like Photoshop. The basic image must be photographic in origin, not a graphic design. Images can be of any subject matter and can be composed of any number of photographic images/layers, to include composites, HDR and stitched panoramas. This category also includes architectural subjects, cityscapes, urban scapes and still life.

Digital Submission Guidelines
•    Each photographer may submit (via digital upload) up to five (5) photographs in each category to the jurying panel for review and scoring.
•    A non-refundable entry fee of $20 (for TCPC, Inc. members in good standing through the duration of the show) and $25 (for non-members) will be charged for each uploaded photograph.  All entry fees must be paid by the entry deadline.
•    Color, B&W or monotone images are acceptable.
•    Nudes, pornographic or deemed inappropriate subject matter will not be accepted.
•    If the photo contains a recognizable person, especially children, a model release must be made available, if requested upon sale.
•    Each image entered may be submitted in only one category.
•    Photographs previously submitted to “From the Heart Juried Photo Exhibition” are ineligible.
•    All photographs must be for sale.
•    All entries must be 100% photographic in origin and the entrant’s original conception and execution.
•    You may use any post production editing software to improve/enhance the natural appearance of the image; i.e., levels, contrast, brightness, curves, tone, hue, dodge and burn, saturation, lightness, color balance, tint, etc.
•    You may use filters or software tools to add texture, sharpen, soften, blur, de-speckle or remove noise from your image.  The ending result must be subtle and believable.
•    Non-photographic presets and actions, or any other post-production techniques that enhance the natural appearance of an image but do not add, remove or warp elements in an image are permitted.  Does not apply to the Open category.
•    Non-photographic graphic elements like text, patterns, digital frames and motifs are only allowed to be used in the Open category.
•    You may not combine multiple images to make a final photograph, except in the Open category.
•    All composites, montages, stitched panoramas, HDR, and images that contain manipulated elements must be entered in the Open category.
•    Any entry which, in the eyes of the jurying panel, appears to be drastically altered (not believable) or contain “removed, added or manipulated elements” will be disqualified or moved to the Open category.
•    There will be no exceptions for deadlines, specifications or rules.
•    All decisions of the jurying panel and Treasure Coast Photography Center, Inc. are final.

How to Enter
Starting Oct 16th 2017 you may upload your images to: www.OnlineJuriedShows.com.  On their home page look for the Treasure Coast Photography Center, Inc. link “From the Heart."  Click on “Enter This Show” and follow the instructions.  Be advised, you will need to sign up for a free account prior to uploading your images.  All payments need to be made by the cut-off date/time to avoid image deletion.  Submission deadline is at Midnight PDT 12/5/17.
•    Digital file criteria: JPEG format, sRGB color space, at least 1920 pixels on the on the long side (horiz. or vert.) at 72ppi – not to exceed 4MB.  Use your own file naming structure.
•    Entry form must be filled out in its entirety.  List sizes up to the nearest inch.  Submitted images must not include matting or frame.  Crop the photos to include only the artwork.  Be sure your images are right-side-up.
•    Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:  www.OnlineJuriedShows.com/help.aspx.  If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here:  https://onlinejuriedshows.com/Contact.aspx
•    Please add Services@OnlineJuriedShows.com and Manager@OnlineJuriedShows.com to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.

Jurying Process
A three-person professional level jurying panel will review and score all entries and select the top images to be hung and eligible for awards.  The final award selections will be made by a professional, independent judge, after the selected photographs are hung in the gallery.
Notifications of acceptance or rejection will be made via email Dec 14th 2017.

Accepted Entry Print Criteria
•    With exception to size, your final print must be an unmodified version of the juried digital submission.
•    Images printed on the following substrates are acceptable:  Any quality photo, metallic or fine art paper.  Canvas, aluminum, wood and acrylic are also acceptable.
•    Professional presentation is a must!  Use industry accepted matting and framing techniques.  It is understood that some nontraditional substrates, i.e., aluminum, wood, acrylic and gallery wrap canvas may be displayed without the addition of a finished frame assembly (mat, glass & frame).  Non gallery wrap canvas work requires a finished frame.  
•    The minimum photo print size is 8” on the short side.  Finished work must not exceed 32” in height or width, including the nominal frame size (glass/Plexiglas dimensions).
•    All entries must be wired for hanging.  No saw tooth hangers.
•    Please affix an identification label to the rear top left corner of the finished photograph.  The visible label must include:  Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address, Title and Selling Price.
•    Submitted work that does not meet the above requirements will not be accepted – no exceptions.  Your frames photograph(s) must be turned in on Saturday Jan 27th 2018 between the outs of 10:00am and 4:00pm or Sunday Jan 28th 2018 between the hours of 2 and 6:00pm, at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 SE Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34952.  All images must remain on display for the duration of the show (though March 22nd 2018).

Liability
The Treasure Coast Photography Center, Inc. and the City of Port St. Lucie will exercise the best possible care in the handling of your submissions.  But, neither the Treasure Coast Photography Center, Inc. nor the City of Port St. Lucie shall be responsible for loss or damage of your submission due to fire, theft, vandalism, or any other cause.  Entries submitted constitute agreement to the conditions set forth in this prospectus.

Shipping Requirements
If you live outside the Treasure Coast (Florida) area, shipping of accepted work is permissible.  Shipping requirements are as follows:  Photographers are responsible for all shipping arrangements and expenses.  Roundtrip shipping expenses must be prepaid.  Any entries sent collect will not be accepted.  All artwork must be packed in a reusable USPS. UPS or FEDEX approved container and all packing material must be sufficient for safe repacking and return (no plastic peanuts or shredded paper).  Crates/boxes must be clearly and properly labeled for return shipment.  Your shipment must arrive by Thursday Jan 25th 2018 at the following address:
Treasure Coast Photography Center, Inc.
From the Heart Jurie3d Photography Exhibition 2017
C/O Kay Kent
59 Mediterranean Blvd. East
Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34952

Photo Rights
Artist maintains copyright with TCPC, Inc. limited use.  The photographer grants the Treasure Coast Photography Center, Inc. permission to photograph the entries for archival purposes, publicity, website, or for promotional publications.

Sales
All accepted work must be for sale.  A 20% commission will be retained on all photographs sold during the exhibit, by the City of Port St. Lucie, as a supplement for the use of the Civic Center.  Please price your work accordingly.

Contact
Please forward any questions you might have to fromtheheart@tcpcinc.org or you can contact the From the Heart committee member, John Furlong, at 772 337-7629 or 772 521-4619.

 

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A NOTE FROM ONLINEJURIEDSHOWS

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING

REGARDING JURY NOTIFICATIONS:  Notifications are sent through ConstantContact from Manager@OnlineJuriedShows.com.  To ensure receipt of this notification, please add Manager@OnlineJuriedShows.com to your contact list, or safe senders’ list.

On the day of notification, you can do the following, but you will also receive an email notification, sent from ConstantContact, that will state the same.
1.  Go to OnlineJuriedShows.com and log in using your email address and password.
2.  Right above where you just logged in, click "Your Artist Profile."  You are now in Your account!
3.  Click the show name and you will see your first image.  The jury results will be under the thumbnail view.
4.  As you will see, it will say either "This Image has been Accepted or Declined in to the show."  Under that sentence, you can click "Read Acceptance (or Declined) Letter."  The letter will then be displayed below.
5.  If you submitted more than one piece in the show, go to the next entered piece in the show by clicking the page number, displayed below the thumbnail image.
6.  While you are in your account on OnlineJuriedShows.com, click "Personal Info" and make sure your name, address, phone number, and email address are up-to-date.

NOTE:  Please be sure to read your letters in their entirety.  Most acceptance letters will ask you to RSVP or will have special instructions you must follow.

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THE FOLLOWING:
How to look at or edit your entries.
How to pay, if you didn't pay when you entered.
How to see if you’ve already paid, or how to get a receipt.
How to Update your Personal Info (name, address, email address, password).
How to REPLACE an Entry.
Also, if you’d like to write to us to get help,
CLICK HERE:  https://onlinejuriedshows.com/Contact.aspx