Entry is free for Houston museum’s emerging photographer contest


Houston, Texas’ Museum of Fine Arts is seeking submissions for its Gift of Gift of 2012, or GoGo , competition, an annual contest aimed at getting the work of non-established, or emerging, photographers into the museum’s permanent collection.

The deadline for entry is Friday, May 18.

Submission is free of charge, and open to any individuals who consider themselves to be emerging artists. At the same time, entrants may not have any works in the collection of a major art museum, nor may they be producing work priced above $300.

According to the museum, the GoGo competition was started in 2009 as a way to give young art lovers the opportunity to support emerging photographers, and have fun while doing it. To do this, GoGo hosts an annual Exhibition & Vote Party, where attendees decide what entries–among those chosen for participation by a selection committee–will be considered museum-worthy.

The museum then takes the money from Vote Party ticket sales to purchase as many of the exhibited artworks as possible. Last year, 70 percent of the works chosen as being museum-worthy made it into the Museum of Fine Arts’ permanent collection.

For more information, and entry specifications as well as online entry, please the Gift of Gift of 2012 website, and the video below.