Call to Photographers



Focus your lens on the Green Scene!  The Art Avenue invites local photographers professional and amateur, to enter our photography contest.

We are looking for photographers to submit a photo that effectively communicates, encourages, supports, and emulates a “Go Green” theme.

Abstract or realistic, your photo should portray the concepts of sustainability, recycling, or any other eco-theme of your choosing.


  1. Participant must live in the El Paso/Las Cruces/ Juarez area, as this is a local contest.
  2. Only one submission per photographer is allowed.
  3. Electronically submit one (1) photo to .  If a photographer submits more than one photograph, he/she will not be eligible to enter the contest.
  4. Include:  Name, contact information, and address.
  5. Deadline: October 4 @ midnight.

Original image file size

The original images should be high enough resolution to be printed (300 dpi). Images taken on a camera phone will not be accepted.  The image should be in jpg file format.  The maximum file size for uploaded images is 5 Mb.

Editing and adjusting your images

You may adjust and edit your images to optimize the photograph. You are allowed to contrast and crop the image. . Color and black and white images may be submitted.  Please do not watermark the image.

Naming your image file

Please name your files in the format of the following examples.

Name: John Smith

Contest Name: Go Green TAA 2013

eg. johnsmith.november2013.image1.jpg


Your photograph will be selected by our panel of judges that are chosen by The Art Avenue. The images will be primarily selected on the overall creativity, skill, and originality. The judging will be blind; the photographer will remain anonymous throughout the selection to ensure that each contestant is judged solely on his or her photograph.  There will be four finalists chosen by our judges to move forward.  We will post the top four photos on our Facebook page and allow our Facebook fans to determine a winner and a finalist.  The photograph that receives the most “likes” will earn that photographer a spot on the cover of the November issue of The Art Avenue with a feature story in the magazine.  The photograph that receives the second most “likes” on Facebook will earn that photographer a profile in the November issue of The Art Avenue.

Who is Eligibile?

The Art Avenue is open to professional and amateur photographers. To be eligible to enter, the entrant must live in the El Paso, Las Cruces, and Juarez area.  There will be a 150-mile radius from our offices downtown at 221 N. Kansas. This contest is open to residents within that 150 miles radius. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to The Art Avenue rules and agrees that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Rules.


The Art Avenue neither assumes nor accepts any responsibility for any form or type of loss, damage, or injury incurred as a result of participating in the contest. Content of all images submitted is the responsibility of each entrant. It is the responsibility of each entrant to obtain all relevant model and/or property releases. By submitting images each entrant assures that all images are their original works and no copyright and/or trademark infringement rights have been violated. It is not the responsibility of The Art Avenue to obtain model and/or property release forms or to assure/examine protection of trademark infringement rights.

Finalist Announced

The four finalist will be chosen by our judges on October 7, 2013.  The Art Avenue will post the four finalists on The Art Avenue’s Facebook page ( on Friday October 8, 2013.  Facebook fans have until Thursday October 10, 2013 at midnight (MST) to post their likes.  The Art Avenue will take the post down at that time to prevent further voting.

The winner and finalist will be announced on The Art Avenue’s Facebook page ( , Twitter account, and Instagram.  The winner and finalist images will be posted on The Art Avenue’s website ( .


If you submit an image, The Art Avenue reserves the right to free reproduction of entered images in all media, but only in connection with this contest. The copyright will be respected at all times by The Art Avenue and retained by the photographer.  Where an image or images may be reproduced by The Art Avenue, the photographer will always be credited.

Right to Cancel

The Art Avenue reserves the right to cancel or delay the contest if it is not capable of continuing as planned. If the contest is cancelled, The Art Avenue will not use any of the submitted images.

Changes to Rules

The Art Avenue reserves the right to make changes to the rules. Changes made to the rules will be posted on this website and our Facebook page.


The top four will be chosen by a panel of The Art Avenue-appointed judges.  Then…the contest goes viral!

The finalists will have their photos uploaded to Facebook and the fans will choose the final winner!

The winning photograph will be featured on the cover of the November issue of The Art Avenue Magazine and will receive a feature article in the issue!