Robin Carroll 
ArtSpace Herndon 

Entry Deadline:

5 February 2011, 5pm


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ArtSpace Herndon 
750 Center Street
Herndon, VA 20170

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ArtSpace Herndon logoFine Art Photography Competition 2011 

Photo Comp Erin 3 cropped ArtSpace Herndon invites photographers from DC, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia to participate in the 2011 ArtSpace Herndon Fine Art Photography Competition.

                  Entry deadline:  5 February 2011, 5pm

The competition is open to fine art photographers aged 18 or older working in any medium (digital or analog, color or monochrome), and using any printing technique - we care about well-done art more than the specific medium, technique or format. Fine Art Photography of any subject is welcome; there is no required theme for entries.

Finalists for the Competition will make up the March 2011 Exhibition at ArtSpace Herndon.  Finalists will be notified on 12 February 2011 via email.


1st Place:  $300

2nd Place: $200

3rd Place:  $100

Juror:  Erin Antognoli

Erin Antognoli earned a BS degree in Photojournalism from Kent State University and a MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design. Her artwork has been exhibited across the country, with solo exhibits most recently in Maryland, Virginia and Colorado.  She has won the William Randolph Hearst Journalism Award in the Portrait, Personality & Feature Photography category, as well as several awards for her fine art. Erin was featured in a video news segment of Voice Of America, where she was profiled as a leader and exemplary artist in the field of Holga photography.  A former photography and art teacher, Erin continually seeks opportunities to teach workshops and volunteers to jury and critique student artwork to strengthen the next generation’s art community.

Competition Calendar

December 2010

Opening of Entries

5 February 2011, 5pm

Entries closed

12 February 2011, 5pm

Announcement of show finalists

22 February 2011 –
27 February 2011

All framed/mounted photographs must be delivered to ArtSpace Herndon during regular gallery hours:
Tues-Thurs 10am-2pm, Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 12n-5pm

1 March 2011, 10am

Show opens

5 March 2011, 7-9pm

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony

27 March 2011, 5pm

Show closes

28 March – 3 April 2011

Artwork pickup Mon 10am-2pm, or during regular gallery hours:
Tues-Thurs 10am-2pm, Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 12n-5pm


Entry Guidelines:

A non-refundable fee of $25 allows entrants to submit up to five (5) images (see below for image format guidelines.)

Submitted photographs must have been taken on or after November 2008, and not have been exhibited at ArtSpace Herndon prior to the show dates. 

By submitting images, entrants assert that they are the creators of the submitted artwork and have publishing and exhibition rights.

Entering the competition is a two step process:

1.   Images:  All images must be submitted via electronic mail to by     NO LATER THAN 5pm on 5 February, 2011 

All image submissions must be formatted as follows:
  • JPEG format
  • No greater than 1200 pixels on the longest dimension
  • Maximum file size 1MB
  • Filename must be in the following format:  EntrantInitials-TitleOfArtwork.jpg
    • Title of Artwork must match the title given in the entry information
    • For example, an entrant with initials PRP and artwork entitled “Guernica” would use the following filename:  PRP-Guernica.jpg

2.   Registration:  The following information must be included to be considered a complete entry:

  • Name and Initials of Entrant (e.g. Pablo Ruiz Picasso = PRP)
  • Address
  • Phone 
  • Email Address
  • For Each Image:
    • Title of Artwork
    • Year    
    • Medium of Photograph (required) – e.g. ink jet print, silver gelatin print, cyanotype, etc.
    • Dimensions of framed artwork (width x height)    
    • Price or “not for sale”

Registration information can be submitted online or by mail. 

  • Online registration and payment:  Scroll down to the Register Now button at the bottom of this page to register and pay online. 
  • Mail registration and payment: Mail the above listed information and payment to:  P.O. Box 916, Herndon, VA 20172-0916. Mailed entries must be postmarked by January 31st, in order to allow time for them to be received by the entry deadline.


By entering the competition, the artist agrees to abide by all competition rules and to hold ArtSpace Herndon and the Herndon Foundation for the Cultural Arts, and their employees and volunteers harmless. Failure to comply with these rules constitutes withdrawal from the competition.

Show Finalists (Exhibitors)

Finalists for the Competition will make up the March 2011 Exhibition at ArtSpace Herndon and will be notified on 12 February 2011 via email.  At this time, further information may be gathered regarding the finalist’s entries.  ArtSpace Herndon will ask for the entrant’s tax id number/social security number.  Note:  To keep this information secure, ArtSpace will ask for the entrant to complete an IRS W-9 form which will be turned over to their Treasurer and stored in a secure location. 

The dates of the exhibition are:  1 March – 27 March 2011.

An opening reception will take place on 5 March 2011 from 7 - 9pm.  All entrants and finalists are encouraged to attend as the show prizes will be awarded during the reception.


Exhibition Requirements

Submission of an entry signifies intent to exhibit if selected as a finalist.  Finalists who are unable to exhibit the artwork will be disqualified from the competition.

All decisions of the juror are final.

Finalists must deliver (in person or by shipment) starting 22 February 2011, and no later than 27 February 2011, during regular gallery hours.

Artwork will be displayed until the end of the show.  Buyers will be asked to delay pickup of the artwork until the end of the show.

Artwork must be framed or mounted in a manner compatible with the gallery hanging system using wire and screw-eyes.  Wire should be mounted about 1/3 of the way down from the top edge of the artwork.  No frame-mounted clips will be accepted.  ArtSpace must be advised of any unusual installation requirements in advance.

The artist is responsible for delivery and pick up of artwork.  Artists intending work to be shipped back at the end of the show must make arrangements with ArtSpace in advance for return shipping at the artist’s expense.  Contact Robin Carroll at (703)956-6590 or email:

While ArtSpace will make every effort to secure all artwork in the show, the artwork is exhibited at the artist’s risk.

ArtSpace Herndon will retain a commission of 25% for any artwork sold during the show.

The artist grants ArtSpace Herndon permission to use images for publicity purposes, including postcards and advertisements.

ArtSpace Herndon retains the right to disallow any artwork for which the entry image substantially misrepresents the actual artwork.

About ArtSpace Herndon

ArtSpace Herndon is a community art center created by the Herndon Foundation for the Cultural Arts that includes a 1,700 sq. ft art gallery and two classrooms for classes and small group sessions with artists. Exhibits in the Post Gallery change monthly and include regionally, nationally, and internationally known artists in a variety of mediums.  The exhibiting artists are chosen from submissions or invited by the Art Programming Committee.  ArtSpace works with local artists to offer fine art classes to the public.  The space is also available for rent by businesses and individuals for meetings and private parties.  ArtSpace is staffed by volunteers and supported by grants and donations.  ArtSpace is operated by the Herndon Foundation for the Cultural Arts, as 501(c)3 organization.