When I received the e-mail the other day, I was confused. Mostly because I thought this was a biannual competition.
But lo and behold … it’s back.
And with it … another personal attempt to earn a spot in a prestigious international competition.
The 2019 San Francisco Bay Month of Photography Exhibition, which runs through the month of September, is now accepting entries for the event. It’s $35 for the first three entries, and the winners have their work exhibited in a gallery show in San Francisco’s most prestigious art galleries.
This is big.
That’s for gold-level winners. The work of silver and bronze-level photography will be featured online. And there is prize money.
In fact, before I say anything more, I urge my fellow photographers to consider this show. Here’s a clickable link to the site.
Realistically, I have until May 15th to create and submit my entries, and I’m going through my entire catalog with a microscope to find my best submissions.
Four years ago, my elongated photo of a baseball pitcher, The Three-Two Pitch, received a silver award and a showcase on the competition’s website. This made me very happy.
But that was way back in 2014. Five years ago.
And five years is way too long to rest on one’s laurels.
So this year, I’m combing through every photo I’ve taken in the past few years. And if I find something that works … maybe something that was taken near the Battenkill River at, oh, say, 2:30 in the morning … or a shot of some tiny, microscopic frozen droplet of water as it lands on a piece of velvet cloth … or something else that I hadn’t even thought of until two weeks from now …
I’m ready to try. And in the end, that’s all that matters.
So for all my fellow photographers, I encourage you to check out this call for entries, and to submit your own images as well.
Because if I can’t get my pictures in the show…
I really hope that yours make the cut. 😀