The Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh announces a call for entries for Fellowship 12, our international photography competition. Now in its 12th year, this juried competition identifies and recognizes both rising talent and established photographers from all corners of the globe and from the state of Pennsylvania.

This year’s jurors are Julie Saul, owner/director, Julie Saul Gallery, New York City, and Ellen Fleurov, Silver Eye’s Executive Director.

In 2012, the first prize International Award is $3,000 and a solo exhibition at Silver Eye Center for Photography. The $1,000 Keystone Award is open to any eligible photographer currently living and/or working in the state of Pennsylvania. The jurors will also select up to five artists for Commendation Awards.


One (1) International Award Winner receives a solo exhibition at Silver Eye opening in mid-May 2012; $3,000 for exhibition-related expenses; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and extensive media outreach and promotion. One (1) Keystone Award Winner receives a spotlight exhibition at Silver Eye; $1,000 for exhibition-related expenses; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and media outreach and promotion. Up to Five (5) Jurors’ Commendation Winners will be named on Silver Eye’s website and press releases.


All U.S. and international amateur and professional photographers, ages 18 and older, may apply. Silver Eye staff and their relatives, Board members, current interns, and past Fellowship winners are not eligible to apply.

Pennsylvania artists are eligible for consideration for all awards.


Julie Saul, Owner/Director, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY and Ellen Fleurov, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA.


$65 fee for Non-Silver Eye Members. $15 fee for current Silver Eye Members at the $70 level and above, with membership valid through January 31, 2012.


Eight images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work created within the past three years. Or, if an ongoing project, the portfolio must include imagery created within the past three years. A one-page artist statement and CV in PDF format.


To enter go to


The deadline for the Fellowship 12: International Photography Competition is Sunday, January 15, 2012, at 11:59:59 pm EST.


Fellowship 12 winners will be notified by phone immediately following the decision of the jurors. Non-selected photographers will be notified by email by the beginning of February 2012.


To view the full prospectus and guidelines go to

Questions about submission content and eligibility or membership should be addressed to Maggie Ferris, Program Assistant, 412.431.1810, ext.14 or