Alternative Processes Competition

2018 Winning Image © Sophie Caretta

The 2020 Alternative Processes Competition has closed. Winners can be seen here and will be exhibited in the gallery in August. Please check back for the 2021 competition. Deadlines will be posted and email sent to all on our mailing list. You can sign up here.

What is Alternative Process?
Alternative processes include, but are not limited to: Albumen, Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Platinum/ Palladium, Gum Bichromate, Bromoil, Salt Print, Tintype, Ziatype, Daguerreotype, Image Transfers, Liquid Emulsion, Chemigram, Photogravure as well as handmade prints created from digital negatives. Traditional Silver Gelatin Prints, C-Prints and Digital Prints are not eligible. There is no limitation as to subject matter.

Jurors for the Alternative Processes Competition are leaders in the field. Past jurors have included Aline Smithson (2020), Christopher James (2019) and Dan Burkholder (2018). This year’s juror will be announced when the competition opens for submissions in September. 

The competition is open to all photographers age 18 years old and older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery. Use the Enter link below where you will find submission instructions to upload your digital entries and payment.

1-5 images: US$45.00
6-15 images: US$5.00 each additional image

1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded as well as two or more honorable mentions. Winners will be listed on the Soho Photo Gallery web site.

Winning Photographs
Photographs must be suitably prepared for gallery presentation or will not be accepted. Maximum height or width (including frame) of exhibited work cannot exceed 48”. Packing and delivery instructions will be emailed to participants. Work must be wired for hanging.

Commission & Insurance
Soho Photo Gallery will receive a 30% commission for any sales. Every reasonable effort will be made to protect your work while it is in our possession, but we are not legally responsible for it. Consider insuring your work for the time it is in the gallery. Work remaining in the gallery beyond 30 days after the closing of the show will become the property of the gallery. 



Myra Hayfetz

Myra Hayfetz


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