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Call For Entry: Arnika Dawkins Selects & Virginia Twinam Smith Purchase Award

Atlanta Photography Group is seeking submissions for Arnika Dawkins Selects. Juror Arnika Dawkins is the owner of her eponymous fine art photography gallery established in Atlanta in 2011. Dawkins shows work by talented emerging and mid-career artists with a specialization in photography by African Americans and images of African Americans. This exhibition will be featured in the Festival Guide for Atlanta Celebrates Photography. 

Virginia Twinam Smith Purchase Award

Two photographs from Selects may receive the Virginia Twinam Smith Award: $500 cash prize and their work donated to the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCAGA) for their permanent collection. Past recipients include:

2012: Michelle Norris, Barry Vangrov
2013: Anthony Dabraio, Jan Kapoor
2014: Jack Lawing, Jennifer Lawsky
2015: Amanda Greene, Meredith Howard


There is no theme for this exhibition. You may submit 2-8 images. You must be a member of APG to enter. Membership is discounted for students.

First: Purchase Entry Fee

Second: Prepare Images and Text File

  • Export images as .jpg. Resize to maximum 2048 px on the longest side (72ppi).
  • Rename files to the title of the work, exactly as you wish it to appear (Example: My Great Photo.jpg) Your name will be automatically prepended to each file upon upload.
  • Create a text file with your name, artist statement (500 words max), bio (250 words max) and title list that includes creation year and medium. Upload this file along with your images. We suggest you download the example file on this page to use as a starting point.
  • Once you have paid the entry fee and uploaded your files, you will receive a confirmation email.

Third: Upload Images and Text File

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Liability and Agreement

Earlier Event: June 17
Opening Reception: Student Prize
Later Event: July 9
VIP Reception: Student Prize