American Photographic Artists announces a Call for Artists for their 2016 APA Awards
Read about the awards, the judges, and how to apply for this year’s call for photographic artists in a variety of categories:
Deadline for entries is June 29, 2016, 11:59 PM EDT. Winners to be announced in August.
Judges are creative professionals whose daily work involves award-winning photo assignments. The include producers, buyers, editors, creative directors and more.
Best of Show Winner will receive more than $25,000 in prizes
One of the categories is Travel/Landscape.
Judges for this category are:
Shawn Smith, the Executive Producer, Curator of Art and Design at MullenLowe US
Shawn Smith’s fifteen-year career spans the fine art, photography, and advertising industries. Early on, she won grants and exhibited as a fine art photographer specializing in historic salt prints.
Complementing her art with production work, she has been an art buyer at Fallon and head of art production at JWT New York. Shawn is now back to her roots in creative development at MullenLowe in Boston, where she curates visual inspiration and helps create new looks for campaigns and brands. She is still involved in photography production and seeks the best shooters for campaigns, whether from traditional editorial and fine-art sources or newer social media platforms.
Andrea Peña Flaherty
Freelance Art Producer
Andrea has been working in the creative industry for over 15 years—primarily as an art buyer and project manager—producing big-budget photo shoots for clients as diverse as Toyota, Microsoft, Dunkin’ Donuts, and University of Phoenix. Her management skills and passion for photography make her a natural art buyer who gets things done on time and on budget. Andrea has a degree in photography, and worked as an event producer and stylist before entering the tumultuous world of advertising.
There is also a special Student/Emerging category judged by Carol LeFlufy
Carol worked as Annie Leibovitz’s studio manager for three years and was then invited to join Art + Commerce as an assistant agent to the original partners.
Over her fifteen years with Art + Commerce, she represented Richard Burbridge, Mary Ellen Mark, Perry Ogden, Frank Ockenfels 3, Taryn Simon, Ellen von Unwerth and Max Vadukul. In addition to becoming the president of the company, she helped it develop Anthology, their stock and licensing division.
Carol moved to Los Angeles in 2004 and opened the successful photography agency Eye Forward.
For more information including submission and upload guidelines for the APA call for photographic artists
Photo Credit: APA 2015 1st Place Landscape photograph by Ashok Sinha