2017 APA SF Something Personal Exhibition - Information for Exhibitors

Tue 31st Oct, 2017

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The key to success is your personal photographic style

APA SF 20th Annual Something Personal Gallery Exhibition & Holiday Party
Monday, December 11, 2017    5:00 - 11:00 PM
SOMARTS BAY GALLERY, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco


Acclaimed, World-Class Judges

Anna Alexander, Director of Photography, WIRED

Suosdey Penn, Creative Director, Chemistry Club

Jess Shay, Print Producer / Art Buyer, Argonaut

Alejandro Chavetta, Creative Director, Astro Studios

A list of past years Judges is here.


All entrants and exhibitors have been notified.

Information For Exhibitors

All of the final accepted print exhibition entries (as determined by our judges) must be printed as high quality single image prints, and must be window mat mounted on white, or off-white mat board with outer mat dimensions of 16 x 20 only.

Floating mats are acceptable and available from the framer for an additional fee.

Matless, full frame images are also acceptable.

Square images can be displayed in 16" x 16" square frames, or in the standard 16" x 20" frame only.

Be sure to clearly print your last name on the back of the mat, and also on the mat back write "TOP" on the top for frame orientation.

You will have about 2 weeks to print and mat your images, and ship or drop them off at the framer.


Your images will be custom framed under glass in a very high quality Black Matte Finished Studio Stem Moulding Wood Frame by Michael Thompson Framing.

Drop off your matted prints directly at the framer BEFORE November 27, 2017.

We again negotiated a non-profit volume discount so Framing Fees (including sales tax) are still just $57 for each 16 x 20 frame, which are due by November 20, 2017

MAIL YOUR FRAME FEE TO THE APA; PLEASE MAKE YOUR FRAME FEE CHECK OUT TO "APA SF", and please mail it so it ARRIVES BEFORE the November 20th deadline, to:

APA SF, 2055 Bryant Street, San Francisco CA 94110.  Or, use the EventBrite link below to pay online.

Exhibitors: You can also pay your Framing Fee through EventBrite, HERE for a nominal fee (approximately $3.85 - $5.25 per frame).

There is no APA frame mark up, no hanging fees, and the framed piece is yours to keep.

Please plan on picking up your framed print at the very end of the December 11th Exhibition Holiday Party.

The pick up times for any framed pieces not taken home on December 11th will be emailed to Exhibitors after the event.

Any pieces not picked up by the final pick up deadline will be recycled.

SHIPPING FRAMED PRINTS : This year we are again accepting entries from all photographers, no matter where you live. If you, or someone you trust are unable to attend the Opening and take your framed print(s) home at the end of the event, and would like it shipped to you, please note that you will need to provide, in advance: a Fedex Air or Ground account number and a $30 check for the packaging and handling fee for each framed print. (If you don't have the framer use plexi, the glass must be removed from framed artwork before it can be shipped—just your print and frame will be sent, no glass will be shipped). We will follow up with you after the December 11th event with complete details.

Questions? Please email: info@apasf.com

APA SF Something Personal 2017 Photo Competition Rules

By entering The APA Something Personal 2017 Photo Competition, Entrants:

(i) Warrant to APA SF that they have created and own the work submitted (including all elements of the work) and that nothing within any work has been copied or added from another person's work.

(ii) Warrant that the whole copyright and any other form of intellectual property right in the work is vested in them.

(iii) Warrant that they have not in any way assigned, licensed, disposed of, or otherwise encumbered any of their rights which allow them to deal freely with the work and the copyright therein.

(iv) Warrant that they have obtained model or property releases from any persons and/or property owners requiring such, featured in their submitted photographs allowing publication in any and all media forms.

(v) Agree that their work may be exhibited or shown during APA sponsored events, as well as on the APA websites and APA promotional materials, allowing for the photographer to retain complete control over the licensing and sale of their work.

(vi) Agree that APA may reproduce and may allow reproduction of winning images in APA approved publications. Credit will be given to the photographer for any image(s) used.

(vii) Acknowledge that APA relies fully upon the warranties and license given by Entrants when submitting their entries for consideration to The APA Something Personal 2017 Photo Competition. Entrants indemnify and hold APA harmless from any claims, actions, proceedings, costs and expenses arising as a result of any allegation that the relevant Entrant did not own or is not wholly entitled and authorized to allow publication and reproduction of the work by APA.

(viii) APA SF reserves the right to disqualify any winner not providing the required personal information and winning image in the requested file format and size within two weeks of APA SF's request via the contact information supplied by the entrant. Replacement winners will be selected at the judges’ discretion.

(ix) Judging is a blind process. Photographer's names will only be disclosed to the jurors after the judging process has been completed. The decision of the judges of the competition shall be final and binding.

(x) Entrants retain full copyright to their images and grant no usage to APA SF other than those granted herein. APA SF, the Sponsors, or Venues showing an exhibition of winners shall not be liable for any loss or damage of any entry. Submission of an entry to the competition automatically constitutes the contestant's acceptance of all conditions set forth in the above rules. It also acknowledges the right of APA SF to use the photographer's likeness and information, as well as the winning images, in exhibitions and promotions, in any and all forms of print, electronic and digital media, related to APA Something Personal Photo Competitions for up to 48 months following the 2017 Competition winner's announcement.

(xi) Final Deadline for entries is Midnight on the West Coast, October 26, 2017. Entry fees cannot be refunded, once submitted.

(xii) Winners will notified before November 13, 2017, and officially announced at the Exhibition Opening Night.

(xiii) All images must be displayed in the standard 16" x 20" frame size, including panorama images. All diptychs and triptychs must be entered together as one jpg, and must be displayed together in one 16" x 20" frame. Square images can be displayed in 16" x 16" square frames, or the standard 16" x 20" frame only.

(xiiii) Images specifically commissioned for publication, or some other use by a paying client are not considered true "personal work" for the purposes of this competition and may be disqualified without prior notification or explanation.



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