Competition – Transformations: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary


This week we announced that we would be featuring a photo competition every single day within our Competitions category – maximising the opportunities you have to enter great contests and not to miss them. Today, we’re featuring a PhotoPlace Gallery competition entitled – Transformations: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary.

PhotoPlace Gallery seeks photographs that enable us to see ordinary things in new ways. They have welcomed Ellen Jantzen as the juror for this exhibition. According to PhotoPlace Gallery, Ellen is an amazing photographer whose work has been featured in a number of important exhibitions and honored with numerous awards. Ellen will choose 40 photographs for display at PhotoPlace Gallery from December 3rd through December 28th. She will also select up to 35 additional photographs for the gallery’s Online Annex. All selected work will be included in a full-color exhibition catalog available for purchase.

To help artists defray costs, PhotoPlace Gallery offers to mat and frame work selected for exhibition free of charge, providing artists print their images to our pre-cut mat and frame sizes.

To enter this competition or to find out more, go here.


Submission Instructions


Digital Files: 
 Only accept digital files accepted.  All digital images should be provided as jpgs only, 72 ppi, image width not to exceed 1024 pixels on the longest side. For best display, save as sRGB files.  Files should be titled as follows: LastName_FirstName_1Title.jpg The number should correspond with the number on the application form.  Please do not use non-alpha-numeric characters such as & * ( @ etc. in your title. Include the application form as a word or pdf document, titled: LastName_First.  Photographs accepted for other PhotoPlace exhibitions are not eligible for re-submission for one year from the opening date of the exhibition.  All work must be the original work of the artist.

E-mail digital files and application form to or mail CD (not DVD) with jpg files and application form on CD to: PhotoPlace Gallery, 3 Park Street, Middlebury, VT 05753.  CDs must be received by the submission deadline.

If you have any questions about submitting digital images, please contact

Submission Fee:  
Non-refundable $25 for the first 5 prints or digital images, $6 for each additional image.  Credit card or PayPal payments may be made using the PayPal link at the bottom of the application form.  Checks may be made payable to PhotoPlace Gallery, and mailed to : PhotoPlace Gallery, 3 Park Street, Middlebury, VT 05753.  Applicants must be 18 or over.  International applications accepted.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: