This year’s competition will support the activities of Life Pieces To Masterpieces , a youth development and education organization that uses artistic expression to develop character and leadership, unlock potential and prepare African American boys and young men (ages 3-25) to transform their lives and communities.
The theme for this edition is ” Young Men with Big Dreams “.
Preferred subjects for photographs submitted are those focusing on courage, strength, leadership, kindness and the value that education has for boys and young men living in low-income communities worldwide, and related to the activities, mission and goals of Life Pieces To Masterpieces .
All forms of photographic medium are eligible.
Entry fee of US$ 30.00 entitles each artist to submit up to 3 images. Eligibility Open to all photographers worldwide. Prize • 1st prize : US$ 1,000 plus a contest catalog
• 2nd prize : US$ 750 plus a contest catalog
• 3rd prize : US$ 500 plus a contest catalog
• Two honorable mention awards: a contest catalog (no cash prize)
Moreover, a documentary-style exhibition will be produced from the 20 finalist photographs that will be exhibited at Pepco Edison Gallery in Washington DC during October 2014 and subsequently in other venues.
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