Competitions & Contests

2020 NCOA Call for Entry—Photography Award Contest

Entry Dates 2020-05-04T21:00:00 - 2020-01-01T09:00:00 26 Days Left




What Makes this event different?
No Fee to Submit. You will submit your images online through this online system.
If you do not have an account you will need to create one. Online account creation is easy and free. 

Call to Photographers based in the USA
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: National
Home State: Virginia
Entry Deadline: May 4, 2020
Artist Eligibility: Any artist at least 18 years old
Entry Fee: None
At the National Council on Aging, we believe every person deserves to age well. NCOA invites photographers to submit work that explores the artistic expression of Aging Well for All—how older adults are making the most of their longevity. 

Show us your favorite photographic shots of older adults! Open to all ideas, all perspectives on craftsmanship and photographic creativity. Great opportunity for portraiture, documentary, lifestyle, street, color, and black & white.
$2,500 AWARDS

First Place: $1,000 
Second Place: $500
Four Awards of Merit: $250

Applicant submission deadline: May 4, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: May 18, 2020 (artists will be notified of acceptance via email)
Exhibition dates: June 2020 
1) Images will be exhibited at the NCOA Age + Action Conference, Dallas, TX, Summer 2020.
2) Images will be exhibited at Galleries, VA, Fall 2020 (day and time will come)
Professional guest judges and the NCOA Communication Department will select the finalists.
NCOA will manage both print and digital displays.
Photographers selected into the exhibition must provide high-resolution JPEG files.

Contact if you have questions about this project.
No submissions will be accepted at this email address.

All entrants must use this online system to submit their works to this competition.
1. Access the site and create a free personal account.
2. Upload your files with these specifications: files must not exceed 5MB.
3. Please remove any visible names, watermarks, etc.

Please note: Your personal profile and image data will be our only source of information.
By submitting an entry, the Artist grants permission for National Council on Aging (NCOA) and form & concept to use the accepted image on its website at NCOA Conference and exhibitions, for brochures, promotional materials, and publicity about the exhibition, both physical and virtual. Every effort will be made to maintain quality true to the submitted image, recognizing that the print or electronic medium may affect how the viewer receives the image. Artist will be given attribution for the work.

The Artist hereby certifies that he or she holds the copyright for this material and the copyright remains with said Artist. NCOA will display a notice that material must not be downloaded or copied, but will not be held responsible if artwork is copied. The Artist also certifies that the work submitted is original and does not infringe on any existing copyright. If artwork includes image of any person, artist certifies that a model release for such people has been obtained.

Furthermore, if the accepted work differs dramatically from the image submitted, NCOA reserves the right to eliminate the work from the conference and exhibitions.


Online account creation is easy and free. 
Check out the video below to learn how to create your portfolio to submit for this Call.