1st Annual TEXAS NEIGHBORLY REGIONAL Photography Competition Juror: Tammy Cromer-Campbell Deadline October 26, 2012

Exhibition Opportunities and Cash Prizes

Texas Drought, Island View, Lake O the Pines © 2012 Tammy Cromer-Campbell

Our 1st Annual Neighborly Regional Photography Competition is now underway, with Gallery director, Tammy Cromer-Campbell as the juror. It is called neighborly because this is a regional exhibit and we invite professional and amateur photographers from Texas and it’s neighboring states: New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana to enter. So send us any process, of your best photographs.

The exhibit opens Friday, December 6th from 5 – 8pm with ArtWalk.

About the Juror

Tammy Cromer-Campbell is an award winning American photographer best known for her work as a social documentary photographer and speaker. Cromer-Campbell received her Associates of Applied Arts degree in commercial photography from Kilgore College, Kilgore, Texas under the direction of O. Rufus Lovett. She continued her education by taking workshops from the masters in photography, such as Arnold Newman, Ruth Bernhard, Michael Kenna, Keith Carter, John Sexton, and others.  She organized Longview Museum of Fine Arts 1998 Inaugural Exhibition/Workshop with Ruth Bernhard and Michael Kenna. The University of North Texas Press published, Fruit of the Orchard/Environmental Justice in East Texas in 2006. She’s received many honors and awards including Blue Earth Alliances first ever cash grant, in 1999, for Fruit of the Orchard.  Her work’s included in public and private collections internationally such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museet for Fotocunst, Belgium, and others. Fruit of the Orchard won a 1st Place under entertainment and culture in the Green Dot Awards and Cromer-Campbell is a 2009 and 2010 Honoree for National Women’s History Project. Her work is one of the 10 masters featured on the Holga Inspire website http://www.holgainspire.com. She received Honorable Mention in the 2012 International Photography Awards, and the Longview Chamber of Commerce named her 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year.


We are the only fine art photography gallery in North East Texas, specifically in Longview, TX. TCC was first a commercial studio, then in 2006 we opened the gallery with the inaugural exhibit of Muhammad Ali, photographs by Sonia Katchian. We werethe first US gallery to host the Holga Inspire exhibit in 2009. We have also shown, Dan Burkholder, Dennis Fagan, O. Rufus Lovett, Scott C. Campbell, Blue Earth Alliance photographers, Polly Chandler, Mary Ann Lynch, Laura Pickett Calfee, Pat Brown, Danea Males, TCC, Orville Robertson, John Wrather, Tami Bone, Texas Photographic Society Exhibits and Susan Burnstine.


Deadline for our 1st Annual TEXAS NEIGHBORLY REGIONAL Photography Competition is October 26. 2012 at midnight CST.


Entry Fees

The entry fee of $35 for up to 5 images. Photographers may enter up to 10 images onlyat $5 each additional.



The 1st Annual Neighborly Exhibition will consists of 30 photographs in the gallery and online.

Best of Show – $500

2nd Place -” $250

3rd Place -” $150

When emailing digital files

1. Files should be 1080 pixels in the longest dimension saved in the JPEG format on high quality setting (not maximum). Images should be sampled at 72ppi and saved in the sRGB color space. Email entries to

2. Label each file with consecutive numbers followed by your name .ie JaneDoe_01 - no spaces and only alpha-numeric characters.

3. Be sure and copyright your images in the file info of Photoshop or meta data.

Meta Data

In the meta data – found in PhotoShop under “File”, scroll down to “file info” fill in the fields. You can do this in the bridge on multiple files by selecting the files, hold down the control key and select “file info” then enter the multiple fields.

Place the title in the “title” field, Copyright Notice, your name, City and State. In the Author field add your name Select “Copyrighted” in the Copyright Notice pull down tab and copyright notice © Your Name ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. If you have trouble with this let me know. Click here to see screenshot https://tccphoto.com/metadatascreenshot.jpg or I will be happy to do it for you. Email jpgs to


All accepted photographs are for sale. The commission charged will be 50% of the sales price. Print your name, address, telephone numbers (work and home), and sales amount on the back of each print accepted.


TCC will exercise all due care in handling prints, but will not be responsible for loss or damage or replacement.


TCC retains the right to display, project and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes only. Individual photographers retain Copyrights to their individual works.


The exhibition is open to all Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana photographers.

If Your Work is Accepted

1. Send one exhibition print for each accepted photograph.

2. Prints must be mounted and over-matted using white matte board with at least a 2″ border around print. Ideally, the photographs should be framed and ready to hang – no sawtooth hangers please. If you are shipping your framed prints, please use plexiglass instead of glass. To save on shipping costs it is ok to send mounted and matted as described above in standard sizes ie: mounted to 16×20, 18×24, 20×24. Check with me on the size of your finished print if you are sending it only mounted and matted to make sure I have glass to cover it.

3. Include return postage for prints to be shipped back to you after the exhibition. Most

include a check for $15 which would include shipping and $300 insurance. Prints WITHOUT postage will not be returned. Prints will be returned in the container in which they were received. Do NOT use peanuts when shipping.

Our Address


207 N. Center St.

Longview, TX 75601


Important Dates

Call for Entry Closes October 26, 2012

Announce Winners” ” ” November 2, 2012 or somewhere close to this date

Prints due” ” ” ” November 30, 2012

1st Annual Neighborly Exhibit opens December 6, 2012 5pm with ArtWalk

Exhibit closes March 8, 2013

Contact Information (copy and paste information below in email with your entries to or send as an attachment or mail it to the address above).

Name _________________________________________________________

address ________________________________________________________

City ___________________________________________________________

state/Zip ________________________________________________________

Home phone ____________________________________________________

Work phone ____________________________________________________

email address ___________________________________________________

Please tell us the following 

Title – As you want it to appear in the exhibit and online.

Process – tell us your process whether it is Silver gelatin, Platinum, Type C print,

Lightjet, Digital pigment print

Retail Sale Price of your image

Entry Fees (you may pay safely and securely with credit card or debit here: 

http://www.king-cart.com/cgi-bin/cart.cgi?store=tccphoto and click on 1st Annual Texas Neighborly Regional Photography Competition

or mail check to TCC PHOTO | GALLERY – address above.)

$35 for up to 5 images

Additional at $5 per image up to 10

Total Enclosed:” $

Payment method

Visa _____ Mastercard _____ Discover________

Number: ______________________________________________

Expiration Date:___________ 3 digit code _____


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Email entries to [email protected]

About tccphotoblog

Tammy Cromer-Campbell photographs commercial, executive portraits, people, places, and things. Her first book was published by UNT Press, Fruit of the Orchard | Environmental Justice in East Texas. She is currently working on the film documentary that originates from Fruit of the Orchard. Her studio/gallery is located in downtown Longview, Texas and on the web at https://tccphoto.com/gallery
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