Call for Entry DCP invites you to enter our juried competition, Picturing Home, with photographs that illustrate your home experience. The call is open to everyone (amateurs, professionals and students) and awards cash prizes!

Picturing Home: DCP's Online Juried Exhibition


Home is both a place and a state of mind. It can be comforting or challenging, personal or communal, but always evocative. For many of us the idea and reality of home is changing. Our schedules, our relationships and the way we interact with our family and neighbors are all being reinvented. DCP invites you to enter this juried competition with photographs that illustrate how your home experience is evolving as we adapt and change during this unique time in history. The call is open to everyone. Students under 18 years old are encouraged to enter the Youth Category.

Selections will be featured in a virtual exhibition on the DCP website. We are also planning to have an exhibition catalog in book form that will be available for purchase. DCP will host a virtual opening reception on Saturday, July 18 that is free and open to the public. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third winners in both the youth and adult categories.

This call for entry is a part of our Picturing Home series. Join us in a free roundtable on Thursday, May 28 with notable documentary photographers, including Ed Kashi, Nancy Borowick, Christopher Lee, Patrizia Montanari and Terra Fondriest, as they talk about their experiences of documenting people and places.

We also invite you to register for our Family Storytelling workshop with Patrizia Montanari. In this four-class workshop, learn how to see your surroundings in a new light and how to capture the essence of a space.

This competition is not open to DCP employees, teachers, board members or their immediate families.

Submit Your Photos Now!


May 13 – Call for entry opens
July 5 – Online submission deadline
July 10– Selections and winners announced
July 18 – Online Opening Reception
TBD  – Online Exhibition on the DCP Website



  • Everyone, both amateur and professional, are eligible to participate in this call for entry. We especially encourage students under 18 years old to enter our Youth Category.
  • Our judge will be looking for images that resonate with our current experience, but the photographs could be from any point in time.
  • Each applicant may submit up to 10 images for consideration.
  • There are no restrictions on the type of camera or process used.
  • All images must be original works of the photographer.


  • General Entry: $35 initial entry fee for 1-3 images. Up to 7 additional images can be submitted for $5 per image. Not a DCP member? Join now!
  • DCP members receive 20% discount on the initial entry fee with promo code: $28.80 for 1-3 images. Up to 7 additional images can be submitted for $5 per image.
  • Students age 17 and under: $9 initial entry fee for 1-3 images with promo code. Up to 7 additional images can be submitted for $5 per image. Contact us for the promo code.


  • Files must be 1200 pixels on the longest dimension and saved as a JPEG in the sRGB color space. Maximum file size is 8MB. If this is your first time submitting to a competition and you have questions, contact us through the DCP website.
  • For each image include title and any special process used (Gelatin Silver, Platinum/Palladium Print, etc.)


Our juror for this competition is Nancy Borowick.  All entrants will receive an email on July 10 to inform them of the selections for the show.



  • First place: $175
  • Second place: $100
  • Third place: $50


  • First place: $250
  • Second place: $125
  • Third place: $75


Each photographer retains copyright to his or her images. Photographers whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant Dallas Center for Photography (DCP) the right to display the images on DCP’s website and social media platforms as well as to promote DCP’s exhibitions, programs, and in promotional and fundraising materials. Photographer grants DCP the non-exclusive right to reproduce any photo(s) chosen for the exhibition in a printed catalog in book form that will be available for sale through an online publisher. All proceeds from the book will benefit DCP’s educational programming. Application and payment to this competition will constitute an agreement to all these terms and conditions. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact from DCP.


Nancy Borowick is an internationally renowned photographer, author, teacher and speaker, delivering over 50 speaking engagements each year around the world, bringing her personal story to universities, hospitals, oncology units and community groups globally.

Nancy is a graduate of the International Center of Photography and has exhibited her work in over 100 cities world-wide. Working regularly with the New York Times since 2013, Nancy has told the intimate stories of people and places from every corner of the globe winning her major accolades and awards, such as World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International and most recently the 2018 Humanitarian Award from the organization Women That Soar for her photography and recent monograph, The Family Imprint.

Over the last decade, Nancy has narrowed the focus of her work, telling stories of health, struggle and personal relationships, using compassion, humility and trust as tools to connect with and explore the lives of her subjects. Her work has been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines, including National GeographicTime Magazine, CNN, PDNO the Oprah Magazine, Glamour Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. In 2019, she was invited to become a Sony Artisan of Imagery, as well as a Kickstarter Thought Leader and was recently elected to the trustee board of the International Center of Photography.