Aging as Art Juried Photography Show: 2019 Call for Entries

The Aging as Art Photography Show


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 invites all amateur and professional photographers, 18 years of age or older residing in the United States, to use their imagination and share their vision and unique interpretation of the aging experience.

The Aging as Art Photography Show will be juried by a panel of distinguished judges. Selected entries will be displayed at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana July 2019. Aging as Art will also be displayed at Newport Beach Central Library August 2019.

The Aging as Art Photography Show depicts the diversity, dignity, and challenges of what living a long life means today.

We are privileged to have an esteemed panel of jurors to view the entries and select the contest winners.

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


The Council on Aging – Southern California Aging as Art Juried Photography Show is grateful to our partners and sponsors who have contributed to an impressive prize list.

Entrants have the opportunity to win one Grand Prize, one Second Prize, one Third Prize, or one of two Honorable Mentions. This year the contest will feature a professional and an amateur category.

Professional Photographer Definition: A professional photographer is someone who is consistently compensated for their photographic work.

Amateur Photographer Definition: An amateur photographer is someone that takes photos for fun and passion.

Professional Prize Package:

Grand Prize – $500
Second Prize -$375
Third Prize – $250
Honorable Mentions (two) – $75 each

Amateur Prize Package:

Grand Prize – $250
Second Prize – $150
Third Prize – $100
Honorable Mentions (two) – $50 each


All amateur or professional photographers residing in the United States who are at least 18 years of age as of the date of image submission are eligible.

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, world-wide, 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.