Call for Submissions

Silver Eye: Fellowship 21

Silver Eye Center for Photography

4808 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224


Nov 16, 2020


Oct 26, 2020

Silver Eye Center for Photography announces a Call for Entries for Fellowship 21, our annual photography competition. Winners receive a cash award and an exhibition at Silver Eye with free production support from the Lab @ Silver Eye. Winning exhibitions will take place in the summer of 2021. Two prizes and four honorable mentions will be included in the exhibition, The Fellowship Award recognizes a rising talent or established photographer from anywhere in the world, and the Keystone Award is given to an exceptional photographer living or making work in the state of Pennsylvania.

This year’s awards will be juried by a panel consisting of Drew Sawyer, the Philip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator or Photography at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, Elizabeth Chodos, Executive Director and Curator at the Miller Institute of Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Karen Irvine, Chief Curator and Deputy Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago, Chicago Illinois.


What to Enter

-Work sample of twenty images or less
-One-page Artist’s Statement in PDF format
-One Page Artist bio or CV in PDF format
-One page checklist that includes the file number, title, and date of all submitted images.

You may submit up to 20 images, and up to a total of 30MB. Image files should be JPGs or a single PDF file. Images files must be titled with the image number (01-20) and the artists last name. For example: 02_smith.jpg