Call for Submissions

To be considered as a Featured Exhibition you must send a proposal to us by the deadline of November 14, 2013. Proposals are reviewed and juried by CONTACT and decision letters will be sent out in December 2013.

The call is open to all exhibitions of photo-based works focusing on any subject matter. The jury will be looking to showcase solo and group exhibitions of the highest calibre to present a dynamic range of subjects and broad spectrum of projects within the Festival. Exhibitions must have a confirmed venue, and priority will be given to those presented in professional spaces. We will not accept individual proposals without a confirmed exhibition space.

Please note you must register on our website before submitting a proposal and registration fees apply, see below.

Featured Exhibition benefits include:
One full page in the CONTACT Festival magazine with a 200 word description of the exhibition and one image reproduction; 
One web page with up to three images on the Festival website;
Listings for related artist talks, events and openings in our promotional materials;
Press access to your downloadable image on the website;
CONTACT venue signage;
Free copies of the CONTACT Festival Magazine;
Option to sell your magazines for the cover price, and keep the proceeds.

CONTACT’s Featured Exhibitions are highlighted prominently in the festival magazine, website, and promotional materials. These exhibitions often receive extensive press coverage throughout the festival.

See an example of a Featured Exhibition magazine page here.

Submission Guidelines

Submission Deadline: November 14, 2013 by 5PM

Submissions must include:
1. EXHIBITION PROPOSAL: A concise one-page summary of the exhibition concept and content. Please include exhibition title, dates, name of exhibiting artist(s), venue name, address, telephone, email, and venue contact person.
2. SUPPORT MATERIAL: Include a maximum of 15 digital files on disc (jpeg format, maximum 1 MB each) and a corresponding list with the artist’s name, dimensions of work, media, title, and year of production.
3. CURRICULUM VITAE: For each artist participating in the exhibition, include a concise one-page CV or other relevant biographical information.
4. CONTACT INFO: Include name, address, telephone, and email, for the exhibition contact person (if different from venue contact).


Send submissions by mail to:
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
80 Spadina Ave, Suite 310
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2J4


By file hosting service (such as Dropbox, WeTransfer) to: 

Deadlines + Fees

Early Registration Deadline: November 21, 2013
Regular Registration Deadline: December 12, 2013
Magazine Content Deadline: January 10, 2014

$425 Early Registration
Enjoy a reduced rate for registering early.

$465 Regular Registration

$325 Non-Profit Registration
A reduced fee for organizations with proof of registered non-profit status.

* Fees are subject to HST and are due upon registration (cheque, cash, money order, and Visa & Mastercard via Pay Pal). A Pay Pal link is available upon registration.


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