30th Black & White Images Contest and Exhibit

Black & White Images is an annual juried exhibition for high school photography students attending public and private schools in the Denton, Dallas and Tarrant counties. The exhibit at FWCD began 30 years ago as a forum to exchange ideas and exhibit current work with peers.

We are thrilled to have Ben Breard as our judge for the 2017-18 competition. Ben has over 45 years of experience as the founder and owner of Afterimage Gallery, in Dallas. Afterimage is possibly the longest running dedicated photography gallery in the world. Ben represents some of the greatest contemporary photographers. His gallery collection includes originals from a large number of the legends of photography history. Having the feedback from someone with his depth will be a great boost for students.

Categories

Architecture 
Portrait
Experimental
Landscape/Cityscape

Still Life
Nature/Animals
Photojournalism
Photo Essay (3 to 4 images)


Eligibility and Limits

Students must be currently enrolled in a photography or photojournalism class. All images must have been produced since December 2016 for consideration and never shown in this exhibit. A maximum of two entries per student in each category is allowed. $1 per entry (up to 60 entries per school). Images must be in black and white. Photos may be any size, however, they must be matted or mounted to a white mat board measuring either 11x14 or 16x20 to ensure consistent framing of accepted work.

Reception and Awards

The juror selects the top images for awards in each category and offers comments at the awards reception. Please plan to attend if your work is selected for the show. All selected work will be listed in the exhibit catalog. Best in Show Award will receive a purchase award and a book. Awards will be given for first through third in each category. Top four entries receive certificates.

Steps to participate:

  • Submit digital files by November 15, 2017 (see details below)
  • Receive Notification of Accepted Work by December 4, 2017
  • Deliver Matted Prints of Accepted Work to FWCD school by December 14, 2017
  • Attend Awards Reception on Saturday, February 3, 2018 3-4 p.m. at Fort Worth Country Day -- Lou and Nick Martin Campus Center, Upper School
  • Pick-up Photography between February 12-16, 2018
  • or make return shipping arrangements (Please include a check for postage if we are mailing your package back to you)


Contact:

Sil Azevedo, Visual Arts Department
sil.azevedo@fwcd.com (817.732.7718 ext. 3321)
Fort Worth Country Day, 4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109

Please arrange drop-off and pick-up. No late work will be accepted. Hand delivered work may be left with the receptionist in the Peter A. Schwartz Administration Building prior to deadline.

Digital Submission (on or before November 15, 2017)

1. Image size = Must be 2500 pixels for the longest side (10 MB maximum file size)
2. When saving in Adobe Photoshop, under the File menu, select File Info. In the Description field enter:
Category:
Student Name:
School Name:
Title:
3. Jpeg format only
4. Title = lastname_title_category.jpg
5. Burn your final entries to a CD or DVD. Create a folder for each category the school is entering. Dropbox link also accepted, please email sil.azevedo@fwcd.com

Accepted Work Submission (matted prints)

Accepted work must be delivered at the FWCD campus by December 14, 2017. Photos may be any size, however, they must be matted or mounted to a white mat board measuring either 11x14 or 16x20 to ensure consistent framing.

Mail or Drop Off:
Attn: Black & White Images, Sil Azevedo,
Visual Arts Department, Sid W. Richardson Visual Arts Center
Fort Worth Country Day, 4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109

Please arrange drop-off and pick-up. No late work will be accepted. Hand delivered work may be left with the receptionist in the Peter A. Schwartz Administration Building prior to deadline.

4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a K-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.