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8th International Photography Annual
By Manifest Creative Research Gallery

International Deadline: December 31, 2019 – The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works that incorporate the lens or photographic process in some significant way, including manipulated and mixed processes.

INPHA is not a gallery exhibition. It does not require shipping works to Manifest. It is an award-winning non-profit hardcover publication with cash awards.

INPHA is open to a very broad range of lens-based and photographic submissions. This is not just for ‘photographers’ and ‘photography’ but also for anyone working creatively in a visual art (or design) field with work that incorporates the lens or photographic process in some significant way, including manipulated and mixed processes.

The International Photography Annual is open to any artist submitting original works of art created within the time frame of 2017 – 2019 (the past three years). Artists in ALL disciplines are encouraged to submit. Manifest is eager to receive works in a wide range of applications with the qualification being that artwork submitted is “photography or lens-based art.”

Note that artists who previously exhibited at Manifest or had work included in our publication projects ARE eligible to submit.

Media (artwork)
Open to any media applicable to the practice of photography or lens-based work, including but by no means limited to traditional, digital/new media, photography, printmaking, mixed media, collage, etc. All are possibly valid.

Essays and other drawing-related writings (Optional separate call for submissions)
Manifest calls for scholarly, critical, and creative writing for publishing in each of its three publication projects. Information about this, and a separate entry process, can be found here.

This project will be juried by a 9-12 member panel of professional and academic volunteer advisors representing a broad range of expertise from across the U.S. and beyond. Jurors will not be expert exclusively in photography, although most will be. Jurors will include ‘image makers’ and ‘object makers’.

In 2011 the INDA 5 was awarded a national silver medal award from the Independent Publishers Association in their New York City ceremony and the INPHA 1 followed it with a bronze in 2013. The INDA 8 took another bronze in 2015. And the INPHA 5 and MEAs10 took bronze and silver respectively in 2019. These awards were garnered through competing with books by such publishers as Yale University Press, Harvard University Press, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of Art, and others.

Manifest’s books are distributed to bookstores across the country, including museum libraries, and are available through as well as at Manifest Gallery and on the Manifest website. Arts patrons, artists, professors, and art students around the world collect our publications, and our books are often used to supplement course work in college level classes. Each artist/author selected for inclusion in the INPHA will receive one complimentary copy of the publication.

First, Second, and Third Place awards for VISUAL works will be decided by the jury committee. Each award winner will have a brief artist’s statement included in the publication.

There will be three cash prizes of $1200, $500, and $300 for first, second, and third place winners.… see more

$40 for up to four entries submitted. $5 per each additional entry. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited.

Visit Manifest Gallery online to Apply. The online submission process is preferred. However, discs may be submitted (see details on Prospectus).


  • December 31, 2019 – Deadline for entry
  • June 30, 2020 – Notifications sent by e-mail (by or before June 30)
  • Mid 2021 – Publication available and awards announced sometime by late June 2021.

Visit Manifest Gallery online for complete details and to Apply.

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization located in East Walnut Hills in Cincinnati, Ohio. We serve as a venue for the display and experience of insightful, thought provoking art and design, and functions as a hub for creative research and innovation at all levels of artistic endeavor.

Manifest Gallery
2727 Woodburn Avenue
East Walnut Hills
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

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