The online registration period is from Jan 1 to Feb 3, 2017
No Entries/Registration will be accepted after Feb 3.

Online submission is the only way to register.
There will be no paper registration form.

Over $1,000 in Awards

Open to Guild Members and Non-Members

Receiving of conditionally accepted artwork is only one day:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, noon to 7 pm

Opening Reception at the Guild is
Sunday, March 5, 2017, 3 - 5 pm
Awards will be announced and presented at 4 pm

Exhibit dates: March 4 to 29, 2017


Online registration starts on Jan 1 and ends on Feb 3, 2017.

The online registration link appears at the bottom of this page.


Eligibility: Open to all photographers working in traditional, digital or combination of both. Entry and judging categories: Monochrome and Color photography.  No photographs previously shown at the Guild will be accepted. All elements in a composite image must be the original work of the submitting artist and may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else.

The Guild has the right to reject objectionable and non-conforming images.

Submittal: All entries must be submitted online as digital jpg image files. The judge will review the digital jpg images to select those suitable for conditional acceptance to exhibit in the show. The final award judging will be based on the actual photographs on desplay in the exhibit. Up to 3 images may be submitted. Based on the judge's decision and subject to exhibit space availability, all of your entries may be accepted.

Each entry uploaded must be in the JPG format (sRGB color space is best for color images) with no less than 2000 pixels on the longest side, but keep you JPG size as close as possible to 2,000 pixels on the longest side. Artist’s initials or name identification must not be visible in the JPG, although it may appear on the final accepted print submitted for gallery exhibit and final judging.

Your must name your JPG entries as follows:
Your last name_your first name_Title of artwork
For example: Smith_Mary_The Tree on the Hill
NOTE: Incorrect naming could result in disqualification.

The Entry Fee is as follows:
Guild members - $15 for one entry; $25 for two; $35 for three
Non-members - $35 for one entry; $45 for two; $55 for three
The entry fee is non-refundable.

Submittal Caution: if you submit less than 3 images and then later decide to submit an additional image or 2 (up to a maximum of 3), be advised that you will be paying an additional amount.
For example: if a Guild member submits 2 jpg’s ($25) and then later decides to submit an additional jpg the fee for that one jpg would be $15, bringing the total to $40. Had the member submitted all 3 together the fee would have been $35. There is no refund of the additional $5. The difference is even greater for non-Guild members. Make your submittal decisions carefully and timely.

Acceptance: The judge will review the submitted JPG images and select those that are to be exhibited in the show - these are the conditionally accepted* photographs. On February 17 a list of artists and artwork conditionally accepted* into the exhibit will be posted on the Guild's website at www.guildofcreativeart.org.

*Final acceptance is contingent on the JPG you submitted being an accurate representation of the work you deliver, have excellent print quality, and meet all of the requirements described in this Prospectus.

Delivery of Conditionally Accepted Artwork: All work must be hand delivered to the Guild on Wednesday, March 1, between noon and 7 pm. Though not required, for the best presentation you are encouraged to use a white mat for framed work. Works must not exceed 48" on any side (including multi-panel works.) However, works slightly longer than 48" will be considered. Works must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. No alligator clips or table top frames allowed. Framed pieces over 36 inches in any direction (including the frame outer dimensions) normally displayed under glass must have Plexiglas instead of glass. Wraparound canvas must be printed on all sides, without staples. Work shall not exceed a maximum weight of 25 pounds. Non-conforming work will be rejected at the discretion of the receiving committee. All artwork must be for sale and remain until the show ends. The Guild receives a 33 1/3 % commission on all sales.

Insurance: Please note: The Guild of Creative Art specifically disclaims any liability for the loss, damage, or theft of any artwork exhibited or stored on its premises. Artists are responsible for insuring their own work from delivery to pick-up and return to artist. 

Judges: Robert & Elisabeth McKay, owners of McKay Imaging, Red Bank, NJ. Click HERE for their biography.

Awards: Gold Awards for Best in Category (Monochrome, Color) - $200 each category; Alice Tendler Memorial Award for Artistic Innovation - $100; Al Goldstein Memorial Award for Landscape - $100; Toni Wilczewski Memorial Award for Excellence in Color and Composition - $100; Silver Award for Excellence in: Macro, People, Botanical, Animals & Action - $50 each; Bronze Achievement Awards. Additional awards to be announced. All award winners will receive medals. The judges will make awards based on the actual framed artwork submitted, not on the JPG. As a bonus all award winners will receive a $40 gift certificate towards printing services at McKay Imaging in Red Bank, NJ.

End of Show Pick-Up: Thursday, March 30, noon - 7 pm. There will be a $2.00 per day charge for late pick-up of artwork at end of show. Works remaining 30 days in storage will be donated to charity. No exceptions.

Registration ended Feb 3.