CRITERIA 2015

TITLE:
AVERAGE JOE PHOTO SHOW ™
TYPE:

A selling photography exhibition with a philanthropic twist (Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières)
Juried by a committee whose decisions are final

FEES:
NO application fee for submission of photographs to this exhibition
QUALIFICATIONS:
Anyone in any walk of life can submit
Must be at least 18 years of age, or provide signature of a parent or legal guardian
EXHIBITION VENUE:
Lori Warner Studio/Gallery, Chester, Connecticut (USA)
ONLINE GALLERY:
ENTRY DEADLINE:
Monday, 4 January 2016 (11:59 pm). Please note: Final submission date allows a grace period through the first weekend of the 2016 calendar year to encourage discoveries of photos taken during 2015
NOTIFICATION DATE:
On or before 31 January 2016
EXHIBITION DATES:
Super Bowl Sunday, 7 February 2016 – National Joe Day, Sunday 27 March 2016
OPENING RECEPTION:
Super Bowl Sunday, 7 February 2016
EXHIBITION CRITERIA:
Photograph subject matter can showcase anyone, anywhere, but must meet the following criteria:

  • Taken during the present calendar year 2015: 1 January 2015 (12:00 am) – 31 December 2015 (12:00 Midnight)
  • Taken with the camera application on a mobile device (such as a cell phone or tablet)
  • Must include at least ONE human figure (average joe) – may be a full human form in its entirety OR a partial view OR detail
  • Must simply share a moment of life being lived – whether mundane or meaningful, happy or sad … for example:
    – a passing moment in time
    – a moment of togetherness … or a solo moment
    – a moment of life in action … or life in stillness
    – rituals or activities that contribute to good health and uplift the human spirit
    – healthcare, the medical sciences or someone helping to further the cause of humanitarian action/aid
    very open to creative interpretation (!)
  • Digital submissions only with photo file format in “.jpg”

Please note:

  • Special apps and programs allowed, including Hipstamatic, Instagram, Adobe Photoshop
  • Each applicant may submit up to 12 images, submitted at one time
    OR at different times during the 2015 calendar year
  • Submitted photographs are limited to 12 per applicant – anything beyond this number will not be considered

Each photograph to be composed and professionally printed by the Average Joe Photo Show on archival, Fujicolor photo paper and will include Certificate of Authenticity. Accepted photographs will be printed in a limited edition of 75 images (8×10) priced at US$ 35 each and a Collector’s Edition of 4 photos (11×14, signed & numbered by the photographer) priced at US$ 250 per print. Both editions will be available for purchase at host gallery, on the Average Joe Photo Show website or through possible traveling exhibitions (until all are sold!). Three additional Artist Proofs of each photograph will be reserved for the Average Joe Photo Show exhibition archive.

Photograph sales from the Gallery 2015 to be divided 40% Applicant/Artist; 40% Average Joe Photo Show; 20% Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (philanthropic beneficiary) after material expenses. All proceeds dispersed to Doctors Without Borders/ MSF will be directed to this organization as an open fund, allowing Doctors Without Borders/ MSF to themselves determine where monies may best be used. Dispersal of funds from sales will be made to participating artists as they occur over the course of 2015, and from thereafter as sales take place. Payments will be calculated according to the value of the US$ on the day payment is made.

AWARDS:
  • Average Joe Award
  • Gallery Joe Award
  • Photographer Joe Award
  • Professor Joe Award
  • Viewer Choice Award
  • Possible other awards to be announced
BENEFIT:
  • Opening reception
  • Gallery exhibition
  • Artist and photograph exposure on website, social media and through press coverage
  • Possible exhibition catalogue
  • Possible sales!
IMPORTANT!!
Online registration only. No phone calls please.  For questions please email us. Please see Terms and Conditions for further details regarding the Average Joe Photo Show.