Professional and non-professional women photographers working in any medium, style or school of thought, from any country, are invited to submit their work to be considered for the Julia Margaret Cameron Award. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements are welcome. The categories are Portraits, Landscapes and Seascapes, Street Photography and Cityscapes, Fine Art, Nude and Figure, and Documentary and Editorial. The submission deadline is December 30, 2011, at 11:59 pm PST.
The 12 winners will be announced on March 8, 2012, honoring International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day was observed for the first time on February 28, 1909, in the United States; proclaimed in 1977 by the United Nations General Assembly as the UN Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace; and marked in 2011 by President Obama as the International Women’s Day to reflect “the extraordinary accomplishments of women.” The winners will be invited to exhibit and sell their work in a very selective collective exhibition in Paris during 2013, honoring one hundredth year of the birth of Robert Capa, co-founder of Magnum Photos and famous war photojournalist.