Aging as Art: A Juried Photography Show

Grand Prize - $1000

  • Deadline: 30 April 2020
  • Entry fee: Submit three digital photographs for an entry fee of $30. Additional images are $10 each, with a maximum of six images total.
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How do you perceive aging today? Is it the thriving lifestyle of seniors taking on new careers, volunteering or being physically active? Or is it the traditional notion of the harsher realities of aging?

The Council on Aging – Southern California, a trusted nonprofit since 1973, presents the 7th annual Aging as Art: A Juried Photography Show. We invite all professional and amateur photographers, 18 years and over, to submit entries that capture the thriving lives of older adults, the beauty in wrinkles, and the dignity of a life well lived.

Photos selected by our esteemed panel of jurors will be exhibited for over 9 million viewers later this year at the Bowers Museum, Newport Beach Central Library and at John Wayne Airport in the Vi Smith Concourse Gallery.

• Michele Cardon, Director of Photography, Orange County Register
• Jacques Garnier, Artist President of The Legacy Project
• Laurel Hungerford, Photographer
• Laurie Mirman, Founder/President, Site Services
• Barbara White, Photographer


Professional Prize Package:
Grand Prize - $1000
Second Prize - $375
Third Prize - $250
2 Honorable Mentions - $75 each

Amateur Prize Package:
Grand Prize - $500
Second Prize - $150
Third Prize - $100
2 Honorable Mentions - $50 each


18 and over. U.S. residents only.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit, including ownership if applicable. By submitting your image in the contest, you grant COASC a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works for the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any Council on Aging - Southern California purpose, including but not limited to, advertising and promotion of COASC's website, exhibition, and commercial products, including but not limited to COASC publications. The Council on Aging - Southern California will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with uses. For any photograph used under the terms of this agreement, COASC shall give credit to the photographer as feasible.