Dallas Center for Photography – Landscapes Competition and Exhibition

Capture the land’s shapes, colors, and forms in unique ways.


Landscapes are the backdrops to our lives and the context for everything on our planet. The calmness of a meadow field; the power of a storm; the serenity of a sunset peaking over the mountains; the geometry of downtown skyscrapers. Our surroundings are both function and art.

We invite photographers of all ages and skill levels to submit to DCP’s Landscapes call for entry. Show how you capture the land’s shapes, colors, and forms in unique ways. Abstract interpretations of landscapes are accepted, but no composite images or heavily altered photos. Any location in the world will do, whether natural, agricultural, urban, or interpretive. We’re looking for images that combine your unique perspective with the creative tools of photography including light, form, gesture, composition, and texture. Show us the beauty of both expected and unexpected places.

Selections will be featured in an exhibition in the DCP Gallery in May 2022. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third places, as well as honorable mentions. Entry fees help support our mission as a 501c3 nonprofit to serve as a focal point for creators and appreciators of all forms of photography through education, mentorship, exhibitions, and community outreach.


First place: $500
Second place: $350
Third place: $250
2 honorable mentions will receive $100 each


Everyone of all ages, from amateur and professional, is eligible to participate in this juried competition.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Each photographer retains copyright to their submitted images. Photographers whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant Dallas Center for Photography (DCP) the non-exclusive right to display the images on DCP’s website and social media platforms as well as to promote DCP’s exhibitions, programs, and in promotional and fundraising materials. Photographer grants DCP the non-exclusive right to reproduce any photo(s) chosen for the exhibition in a printed catalog in book form that will be available for sale through an online publisher. All proceeds from the book will benefit DCP’s educational programming. The choice of whether to publish an exhibition catalog is in the sole discretion of DCP. Application and payment to this competition will constitute an agreement to all these terms and conditions. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact from DCP.


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