Artists submitting work to Critical Mass are asked to submit a 10-image portfolio, for a $75 fee (or $90 for international submissions). All submitted portfolios are then screened by a committee of about 20 jurors, which selects 200 finalists. In turn, the finalists pay an additional $200 fee to have their work sent to a panel of 200 jurors.
Among the awards to be given in the competition are the following:
- Monograph Award: A hardbound book of the winner of this award will be published, distributed internationally, and shipped to all jurors and all entrants in Critical Mass 2014.
- Artist Residency Award: One photographer will be chosen for a four-week, 2015 residency at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Captiva Island estate in Florida.
- Solo Show Award: One photographer will be chosen for an exhibition at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland during Portland Photo Month in April 2015.
To learn more about Critical Mass–and submit work, or see a list of jurors–please see the event page at the Photolucida website.