Our 25th Online Exhibition of Night Photography!

The Nocturnes 2012

A Biennial exhibit of Night Photography

The Nocturnes.com invites all interested artists to enter our seventh biennial online Night Photography Exhibition, The Nocturnes 2012. This competition is open to all Night Photographers (NPs), all photo media - and film cameras are OK, too! We ask only that your final outcome would normally be a fine photographic print - b/w, color, alternative, whatever - presenting mysterious, riveting nocturnal imagery.

Stuck on the idea of what constitutes a "biennial nocturne?" Have a look at the online exhibit area of The Nocturnes Web site, specifically the immediate predecessor to this exhibit, The Nocturnes 2010 - http://www.thenocturnes.com/exhibits/2010.html - or one of our other, more theme-driven offerings, Town and Country - http://www.thenocturnes.com/exhibits/tc.html - for an idea of what we might be looking for. Also have a look at some of the Gallery pages of The Nocturnes Web site, especially http://www.thenocturnes.com/gallery/pankov.html (Philip Pankov's page), Troy Paiva's rather colorful page: http://www.thenocturnes.com/gallery/troyp.html, or http://www.thenocturnes.com/gallery/jenks.html (Stu Jenks' page) for inspiration.

Entry Fee and Deadline
Like our previous Biennial (2010), the format for this show - per the final selections by the Juror(s) - will be limited to Two images each by the artists selected. There is no limit to the number of pieces submitted per artist for initial selection - you might take that into consideration when submittiing as we'll be looking for TWO strong images each, if you are selected. Entry Fee: $30 for up to 3 entries; each additional entry is $5. Postmarked dates for entries are NOT acceptable for this competition - we will need to RECEIVE your 'hard copy' of entry form and fee by November 20, 2012! Please NOTE: Entries from outside the U.S. should be sent well in advance of the November 20, 2012 deadline, as international mail deliveries are often delayed up to a week or two.

Exhibition Dates:
Exhibition runs from December 1-31, 2012. Accepted work will then reside in an ever-expanding archive of nocturnal imagery on The Nocturnes Web site after the exhibition closes - available to NPrs and those interested in Night Photography, worldwide.

What to send:
Send jpeg files at 72 dpi named appropriately for the Web: 8 letters-dot-3 letter extension (e.g.- niteshot.jpg) all lowercase letters. The size should be no greater than 1000 pixels in any one dimension.

If you send images via snail mail, be sure to use lots of protective cardboard for shipping CD. An even better alternative is to send us the URL of images that are already on a web page, and we can 'retrieve' those images (PLEASE, no Flickr LINKS, unless you permit us Downloads of Images!). As you might have gathered, we are trying to avoid a flood of emails and haphazard, ineffective attachments being sent to the site.

Two (2) Awards will be awarded at the discretion of the Awards Juror (TBA) - a Best of Show and an Honorable Mention; and the amount of prize money awarded is dependent on the number of entries received and selected for exhibition. This final jurying will be done from a preliminary selection of works by members of The Nocturnes.

Sales will be encouraged - No Commission taken for any of our online exhibits - and direct links to artist sites or emails will be provided. Artwork remains Copyright of the participating artists. Pages on the Web site are Copyright, The Nocturnes, and Pacific Media Arts. The exhibit, The Nocturnes 2012 is Copyright Pacific Media Arts and The Nocturnes Web site.