The Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers (3rd Edition)

December 12, 2011 /Photography News - WPGA/ As in the two previous editions, WPGA invites women photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements will be welcome. As Mary Ellen wrote in her statement after jurying the first edition of this award, WPGA will like to see, "in a time when we're inundated with imagery and media that is ommercially-driven, images representing purity in photography that is inspiring and hopeful".


Professional and non professional women photographers from all countries. On this occasion there will be only one section: pro and non-pro will be juried together.


  • Portraits
  • Landscapes and Seascapes
  • Street Photography and Cityscapes
  • Fine Art
  • Nude and Figure
  • Documentary and Editorial

Only Single images will be accepted; no portfolios in this edition.

Amber Terranova and Dina Bova.

Amber Terranova is the photo editor for Photo District News. She worked previously for New York magazine and Outside. She holds a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts, Manhattan. Amber has assisted with programming at Center, a Santa Fe-based non-profit organization that supports photographers. Her taste in photography tends toward emerging and established artists with strong personal projects, surprising content and evidence of political or social engagement. She's most drawn to introspective, provocative work.

Dina Bova was born in Moscow and currently lives in Israel. Her images have been awarded in Px3, Hasselbald Masters, Sony Awards, 1st edition of the JMCA, Nikon, PDN's World in Focus, and have won 21 Gold medals in international photo-contests under FIAP/PSA patronage in USA, Austria, France, England, Croatia, Ukraine, Taiwan and Israel. Her art is a world of allegories, metaphors and multifaceted associations. She thinks that it's not important how an artist creates his work. It can be created with any tool and any medium, but it should speak for itself and convey a very special mood. It should need no explanation, no elaboration and no apologies. It can be very aesthetic or the opposite of it. For Dina, the most important thing  is freeing the imagination.


The Julia Margaret Cameron Award will be given to 12 women photographers which will be invited to exhibit (and sell) their work in a very selective collective exhibition in Paris during 2013, honoring one hundredth year of the birth of Robert Capa, co-founder of Magnum Photos and famous war photojournalist. WPGA will take care of the framing and matting, as well as all gallery expenses. Exhibitors will receive 40% of the sales, 20% will be reserved for the gallery/organizers, and 40% will be donated to a charitable organization selected by the awardees. A catalog will be printed, and all 12 awardees will receive one free copy.


December 30th, 2011, at 11:59pm PST


March 8th, 2012 (honoring the International Women's Day, observed for the first time on 28 February 1909 in United States; proclamed in 1977 by the United Nations General Assembly as the UN Day for Women's Rights and International Peace; and marked in 2011 by President Barack Obama as the International Women's Day to reflect "the extraordinary accomplishments of women" in shaping the country's history"  --- and we expect this award will reflect the extraordinary accomplishments of women in picturing the human emotions, the nature, the current affairs, and the beauty that surround as well as calling for action to end with the conflicts and poverty in this troubled world.)

Entry Fees:

$40 for the first 3 images; $10 each additional image



  1. sunflower says

    I think is brilliant! As all the others competitions choose mostly men, this will do the same to women. First time for me. I hope a hot time. Let's see. Gabriella Brasil

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