Here's your chance to display your top-quality print photos and electronic images at the 20th annual members' photo exhibit in the National Press Club's main lobby.
The photo team will accept your submissions from Aug. 1 to Aug. 16,. You may submit up to two print photos and four electronic images for display.
The annual exhibit is a celebration of visual storytelling by Club members. The exhibit runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 27. It's not a contest. No judging takes place nor are prizes awarded.
In the print exhibit, each photo is hung with Velcro on fabric display panels. All entries must be securely mounted; no loose photos are accepted. The maximum size of each mounted photo, including mat (if used) can be 11 by 14 inches. No glass, frames, or canvas prints are permitted. Most photos in the print exhibit are mounted on either lightweight paperboard or foam-core.
Paperboard is a thin stiff piece of cardboard, with the photo held in place by a mat, a paperboard window placed over the picture. A mat also provides space for title, description, and signature. This video shows how to mount and mat a print photo. Dry mounting on foam-core can also be done yourself, with a little help from your friends, as seen in this video. If using foam-core, leave a little extra space for title, description, and signature.
Some members prefer to use commercial services to mount their prints. Here's a list of DC-area photo printing services from Exposed-DC, a Washington photography web site.
The annual members' exhibit also features a display of electronic images, with up to four entries accepted as well from Aug. 1 to Aug.16. And starting this year, exhibit participants can tell more about their photos and images in an online exhibit catalog. Full rules, instructions, and schedules for print and electronic entries, and the online catalog, can be downloaded from the Club Photography Committee's web page.
Send your questions to Photo Committee co-chair Alan Kotok, email@example.com.