Women In Photography International created a special call for entries, "Summer 09" to explore the visual impact of the life giving forces of children, flowers and trees.
In today's world of confusion, fear, illness, and abuse, let's take the time to look at the beauty of nature and children. We hope that you will participate and submit images to raise our consciousness, add a smile to our face and bring forth a feeling of appreciation of the beauty around us.

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All children, age range up to twelve years old. Posed or un posed, one or multiple children, babies, children alone or with adults or animals, portraits, playing, at events, comical, serious, inquisitive, etc. No date restriction. "Main focus the child/children"

All types of flowers, any season, flower gardens, in vases, wild flowers, indoors or outdoors, classic in bloom, after bloom,hand held bouquets (wedding, graduation, ceremonial), still life to travel images, scenic's with the "main focus flower/s" No date or season restriction.

All trees, all seasons, trees within landscapes, single or multiple trees, tree branches, leaves, trees in the midst of disaster, trees within the city, country, back yards, indoor, outdoor, bonsai trees to the classic oak, etc. No date or season restriction."main focus "tree/s"

WINNER each category:
+ 25 Honorable Mention each category

Minimum 2 image submission Maximum 10 images per category

August 1st- NOTIFICATION of winning images
August 15th - PRESENTATION online exhibition

WIPI welcomes images taken with any type of digital or film camera. All photography including mixed media images accepted. Color, B/W, alternative or any digital photo image, manipulated, scanned film or scanned prints and submitted as a JPEG file - no date restriction.

JURORS - top professionals in the photographic community.
Carol McCusker, PhD - Curator of Photography/(MoPA), Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego, CA
Margot Shaw - Founder/Editor in Chief, FLOWER MAGAZINE
Bryan Yedinak, Co-owner/ Publisher/Gallery Director & Niniane Kelley, Associate Gallery Director Modernbook Gallery,   Palo Alto, California

WACOM Intuos 4 Tablet, Linda.com subscription, Light Impressions Gift Certificate, WIPI Gallery and more

See 2009 Juried Competition Family Gatherings - Landscapes-Self-Portraits winners

See 2008 Juried competition winners

Women In Photography International, a 501.c.3 organization founded in 1981, is the #1 resource center for women photographers worldwide. WIPI brings visibility to women working in the photographic arts to curators, educators, researchers, gallery owners and the photographic community.

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