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The Lucie Awards

One of my favorite awards in the industry. I just realized that the deadline is coming up and I have not covered it. I went to the very first award show in which one of my favorite photographers Tim Street Porter won an award in the architectural category. This is a good one so get on it people! Oh and did I mention that you can win some money, too?

As I side note to newbie readers of Photosecrets, everything links on my entries, so click away.

Side note number two: Tonight is the free call with Stephen Mallon, link to the right or click here. You are now officially running out of time to register unless you act now.

How to get in: For your submission click on this link to enter:

By When: Very pronto, May 28th


What are the categories: Plenty!!!! and it includes yours, too.

Who are the judges: Lot’s of big names

How much: Prestige, being an award-winning photographer and the prizes listed below.

$10,000 cash prize
Sponsored by AtEdge

$5,000 cash prize

$5000 cash prize

What: Call For Entries! for The ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW 2009

By When: Extended Deadline: May 31, 2009

The ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW 2009 is an international exhibition of photographic art which will take place August 29 through November 1, 2009 at the elegant Lyceum Theatre Gallery located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego, California. The Opening Reception Gala will be on Saturday, August 29th, and will be a world class event!
The Prospectus and entry details are available click on this link:

The online entry process is very easy, simply filling out a short registration form: and then uploading your images as JPEG files. Additional details are in the FAQ page:

Charlotte Cotton is the Judge for the Art of Photography Show 2009. Ms. Cotton is Curator and Head of the Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) She has curated photography exhibitions at museums and universities around the world and has written numerous books, catalogs, essays and articles on various aspects of photography. Charlotte Cotton is highly respected in the global photographic community, so it’s a significant honor to be selected by her.
$10,000 IN AWARDS (Double what we awarded last year!):
$2,000  1st Place Award
$1,600  2nd Place Award
$1,200  3rd Place Award
$   800  4th Place Award
$   400  (11) Honorable Mention Awards

PLUS: liveBooks is providing grants for three custom designed websites, valued at $1,700 each.
TESTIMONIALS from artists and attendees of our recent shows can be viewed:

The Art of Photography Show 2009 will be pursuing an intensive marketing and publicity campaign to bring maximum media attention to the artists who are juried into the exhibition. Over 25,000 people are expected to view the Show during the run at the Lyceum Theatre gallery, which is open (free) seven days a week. So, the artists and their work will receive a tremendous amount of exposure by the media and the public.


ENTRY FEE: $25 for the first entry, $10 for each additional entry. The entire registration, upload, and payment process can be done securely right on the website.

Artists who entered work in any previous Art of Photography Show or Art of Digital Show will receive a $15 discount on their first entry in the Art of Photography Show 2009.

We are producing a superb Show Catalog, which will feature every image in the Show and an artist statement about the work. Artists who are in the Show can obtain as many copies of the Show Catalog as they like for free, which can be used for promotion and marketing of their work.

One of our key aims is to sell the work that is exhibited at the Art of Photography Show 2009. Our great love of this art form (and being photographic artists ourselves) prompts us to ‘pull out all of the stops’ in order to showcase a truly excellent presentation of photographic art, to elevate and promote this art form, and to provide substantial benefits to the exhibiting artists.

QuickTime video clip of The Art of Photography Show 2008:

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