CNY photo expo open for entries


Gallery 54 Photo Expo

Focuses on Central NY

Gallery 54 in Skaneateles, NY is pleased to announce that “call for entries” has gone out for the 2017 Central New York Photo Expo that will be held in November this year and will feature Central New York photographers and their images of  Central New York subjects.

“Last year’s initial Photo Expo was a resounding success,” noted Gallery 54 photo artist Tom Dwyer. “So, we’ve decided to bring it back bigger and better than ever. The November schedule gives Central New York photographers the opportunity to take advantage of the spring, summer and early fall seasons to capture new images for entry if they choose,” he adds.

There are several exciting new aspects to this year’s show, each designed to focus attention on Central New York photography. The two most important requirements are that photographs entered must be the work of a photographer who resides in Central New York State (generally Cayuga, Seneca, Cortland, Chenango, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Madison & Tompkins counties) and the subject must likewise be in this CNY area.

This year’s Photo Expo will be judged by three respected Central New York Photographers. A cash grand prize of $150, as well as first, second and third place cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50 respectively will be awarded.

A total of 16 winning entries will be exhibited at Gallery 54 for the month of November and made available for purchase by visitors to the gallery with the show opening scheduled for the First Friday of November, November 3.

The deadline for entry is September 15, 2017. Complete details for entry may be found at www.Gallery54CNY/


G54 Photo Expo Details:

Who is eligible to enter: Any photographer residing in the greater Central New York region (Cayuga, Seneca, Cortland, Chenango, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Madison & Tompkins counties) in 2017 is eligible to enter the 2017 CNY Photo Expo.

Photo subjects: All photos entered must be taken in the greater Central New York region (Cayuga, Seneca, Cortland, Chenango, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Madison & Tompkins counties) of subjects found in the region. Gallery 54 reserves the right to reject any photograph it deems, at its sole discretion, to be inappropriate for viewers of all ages. No photography deemd by Gallery 54 to constitute a political statement of any kind will be accepted. Decisions of the Gallery and/or the judges are final and not open to appeal.

Entry deadline: Submissions to the 2017 CNY Photo Expo will be accepted until midnight, September 15, 2017

How to submit entries: All entries must be submitted electronically to: by clicking on the 2017 CNY Photo Expo link and completing the upload process by midnight September 15, 2017. Submissions must be in the following format:

  • 1,200 pixels on the long side
  • JPEG format
  • Not larger than 2 mb
  • Each entry must be titled with the photographers first initial & last name and the title of the image
  • Submission will also require the photographer’s mailing address (physical address not PO box), e-mail address and telephone number.

Entry Fee: a fee of $5 per photo entered (six photos for $25). Enter 5 photos get a 6th entry free. All fees are non-refundable after submission

Image ownership: Entrant affirms that image(s) entered were captured by the entrant within one year of the entry deadline (not before September 15, 2016). Entrant retains all rights to image(s) entered by the entrant. By entry entrant grants Gallery 54 rights to publish the image as part of any efforts to promote this or future Gallery 54 CNY Photo Expos.

Delivering selected (winning) images: Photographers whose images are selected for exhibit will need to deliver the printed and framed image(s) to Gallery 54 specifications (see below) by October 31, 2017:

  • Grand Prize: Matted and framed to 18” x 24”
  • First, second and third prize: Matted and framed to 16” x 20”
  • Twelve honorable mention: Matted and framed to 11” x 14”
  • St. Laurant Framing in Manlius, NY is offering special pricing for framing to Gallery 54 specs.
  • Images will be exhibited at Gallery 54 through November. Images that do not sell must be claimed by the photographer beteen 10 am to 5 pm on November 30.
  • Photographers who images are selected for the exhibition will determine the sale price for their image(s). Photographers whose images are sold will be paid 25% commission on the selling price within 30 days of the completion of the 2017 CNY Photo Expo.
  • Cash prizes will be awarded during the opening reception, November 3, 2017.

Winning entries (Grand Prize, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and up to 12 Honorable Mention) will be notified via e-mail by September 22. Final printed, matted and framed images must be delivered to Gallery 54, 54 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY 13152, between October 30 and November 1, between 11 am and 4 pm each day.

The reception for the 2017 CNY Photo Expo will be held at the gallery from 5 – 8 pm on Friday November 2 and all entrants are invited to attend and celebrate Central New York photography.

Image upload procedures:

Begin by identifying the image or images you would like to enter into the 2017 CNY Photo Expo and saving them to a folder for easy access while uploading.

Each image must be:

  • 1,200 pixels on the long side
  • JPEG format
  • Not larger than 1 mb
  • Each entry must be titled with your first initial & last name and the title of the image

Images must be uploaded by visiting and clicking on the 2017 CNY Photo Expo link. This will take you to a page hosted on the Tom Dwyer Photography website titled “2017 CNY Photo Expo”.

You will see the Gallery 54 logo. Simply click on this logo to begin the upload process. This will take you to the “Cart” (the page where actual photo uploading takes place). To the left of the “add to cart” button you will be able to select the number of images you wish to upload. Remember individual image entries are $5 each. Six images may be entered for $25. If you upload six images and enter the “coupon code” the correct entry fee of $25 will be automatically calculated. This will carry through for the entry of 12 or 18 images as well.

Once you have selected the number of images you wish to enter, click the “add to cart” button. You will then want to click the “ADD FILES” button. Now select the images you formated as above and placed in the folder as recommended earlier. You will see them listed below the “ADD FILES” button.

Click the “Upload Images Selected” button. This will take a few minutes depending upon how many images you selected and the speed of your internet access. When uploading is complete you will see the images and image names you uploaded.

If you are entering six or more images, scroll down the page and enter the “Coupon code” 6for5 (12for10 if you uploaded 12 or more images or 18for15 if you uploaded 15 or more images) and click “APPLY COUPON”. The calculation is automatic once the APPLY COUPON button is clicked.

Click PROCEED TO CHECKOUT and enter in information required before submitting your images.