Image ©Laurie Freitag "Big Sister"

L.A. Photo Curator Call for Entry


Curator: Laurie Freitag
Director- L.A./N.Y. Photo Curator

Deadline: October 22, 2023
The theme-
Life is not always the same
Grown from the same strong root,
Nurtured, protected and cared,
Life moves on, and the truth is not pleasant,
Life takes them to opposite directions,
Siblings do not always remain together,
They have to follow different paths,
Just like the branches of a tree,
They spread out in different directions,
To grow, develop and rise,
But in their connected hearts,
The attachment and affection remains,
Love grows each day, to remain forever.
-Chitrangada Sharan

Please show us your best photographs of your experience with this theme. It could be your own sibling experience or another's experience. The interpretation is open.
5% of artist entry fees goes to the charity of the curator. Laurie Freitag has chosen Smile Train. Over the past 20+ years, Smile Train has supported safe and quality cleft care for 1.5+ million children around the world.
Another 5% will go to the first place winner's choice of charity.

All images submitted to L.A. and N.Y. Photo Curator are eligible to be considered for the Top 40 images of the year.

Fifty of the best images will be selected for a book available for purchase.
ALL entrants work is shown on their own page with their artist statement, website info & bio. Early entries may be featured on L.A. Photo Curator's Facebook and Instagram pages.

First Place winner receives Q&A with curator. Curator reviews first place winner. The Q&A is all done online and the results are included in a piece about the artist in L.A. Photo Curator's themed exhibition. One or more past curators may contribute reviews as well. 5% of artist fees goes to the first place winner's charity. The first place image shows on our splash page for a month.

We will waive the fee for 2 entrants per competition based on need. Just contact us at and make the request.
Submit work deadline: October 22, 2023 (Midnight EST)
How to Apply:

Hit BUY NOW button to check out using paypal as well as credit cards. Cost of submission is $25 for 3 OR 6 images. 


Send your paypal transaction ID # with your images to
(You won't get an acknowledgement email from us until you send all your work. It is imperative that you include the name of the person paying on the paypal account when you submit your work. We have had many problems trying to figure out who paid for what.)
Enter in the email Subject box: L.A. Photo Curator + Your name + Siblings

Enter in the body of the email:

1- The title of the competition and your name
Write it like this:  
 Surrealish- Your Name

2- Artist Statement & Bio only (you can insert your career highlights in your bio. CV's are no longer accepted.
(No word docs or pdfs accepted)

3- Add your social media here (not at the beginning of your entry)

Make sure to write out your website like this-
(Links you send don't translate across all media)

Make sure to write out your instagram like this -
(Writing instagram like this @lauriefreitagphotography doesn't translate across all media)

If you don't have a website just add your email address so viewers will know how to contact you.


1- Titling images-
    First name, Last name, name of image
  (Do not write your last name first)


2- Size your images-
    Jpg files, 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI, not to exceed 1 MB.

    (Zip files not accepted)

IMAGES FOR SALE. This is up to you. If you don't want to list images for sale just say so. All proceeds go to the artist. Make sure to list contact info so viewers can contact you.

List your images like this.


Boy in Boat- 11"H x 14" W
Archival paper
$350 unframed
Limited edition of 15
Signed on back
Contact: Your Name and email address

Please only list your contact info once- at the end of the last image.

Please check and recheck how many images you are sending in. It should be EITHER 3 OR 6 IMAGES. I'm receiving many submissions with 5 images.

I will no longer reformat work submitted. It's very time consuming. Please check your grammar. If any part of your entry is JUST lower caps or JUST upper caps, it won't be included.


Please tell us how you found out about us. It helps with ad costs.


All information requested must be sent before the contest deadline to be eligible for contest. Non-payment disqualifies an entrant unless they have made arrangements for the entry fee waiver.

Eligibility:  The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. 

Please do not contact the curator under any circumstances. If you want to get a message to them email us at and we will get a message to them. Thanks.

By submitting your work to our competitions, you agree to the Terms and Conditions below.

Terms and Conditions for L.A. Photo Curator (LA Photo Curator)

All sales are conducted solely between the artist and the buyer. 

L.A. Photo Curator does not handle any part of sales or commissions.

By entering, entrants automatically accept the conditions of the competition; they grant L.A. Photo Curator nonexclusive rights to use and reproduce submitted photographs for promotional (e.g.: website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and competition advertising purposes. No royalties or compensation will be paid for these purposes. We also use your image and info to promote your work at random times on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. 

All copyright rights to the photographs remain with the photographer. 

Work and entry fee must be submitted by the prospectus deadline date or otherwise not be eligible to participate in competition. There are no refunds.

L.A. Photo Curator reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any photograph that does not comply with the following requirements, even after the photograph appears on the website. You warrant, in respect of the photographs submitted by you, as follows:

1- You are the sole copyright owner and creator of the photographs
2- You have the right to enter your photographs in this competition.
3- To the best of your knowledge, the photographs do not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content.
4- To the best of your knowledge, the photographs do not contain any material that could constitute or encourage conduct which would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.
5- The photograph does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person's rights of privacy or publicity, and your photograph does not include: trademarks owned by third parties, copyrighted materials owned by third parties, entries in which you have purchased or secured the rights to use stock images.
Due to the limitations of this webhost Icompendium, your images in our online competitions may appear in Google Image Search without your credit.  Sometimes Google Image Search will link information to associate images to search results, and other times it will be ignored. 
Your image will appear in google and may list the source of the image only; the source being the competition that your image is viewable in. 

You agree to fully indemnify L.A. Photo Curator in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person by reason of your breaching any of the foregoing.

You indemnify L.A. Photo Curator from and against all claims, suits, demands, actions, liabilities, costs and expenses (including legal costs and expenses on a full indemnity basis) resulting from your participation in this competition.
In no event will L.A. Photo Curator be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense including legal costs and expenses (whether direct or indirect) incurred by you in connection with this competition.

By submitting to this competition you understand and agree to the terms & conditions stated above.

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