The Pikto Gallery, Toronto, introduces Pikto’s Top Pick Photography Competition for 2010-2011. The competition, dedicated to showcasing talented artists in the photography world, gives participants the chance to win a prize of $5000 towards producing a gallery show, an opening reception, and a two-month exhibit at the Pikto Gallery. Submissions must represent and invoke thought, intelligent viewpoint, theme, feeling, and demonstrate technical ability. “We want to see that the artist understands the subject matter and connects with it.” The deadline to submit series of images along with an artist statement is October 1, 2010. The winner will be announced on October 31.