OPEN CALL FOR 2021 BLACK LIVES MATTER CALENDAR

BLM 2021 Calendar Photo Curator DeSitaa Lipscomb

DeSitaa Lipscomb is the owner of Grace First Production Company in Atlanta, GA, which continues to be the premier option for Visual Storytelling for The City of East
Point, The City of Hapeville, Aerotropolis Atlanta, non-profits, and corporate organizations. DeSitaa has earned an extensive diversity of experience and knowledge in various capacities spanning over 40 productions. She started her career receiving hands-on training on The Soul Train and B.E.T Award shows and has circulated her expertise to the community with film classes to the youth. Mrs. Lipscomb has assisted in the casting department on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and in the Costume Department alongside Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter for the film Selma (2014), by Ava DuVernay. She has also supported the Story Department for various VH1 and A&E shows. One of her most cherished memories was assisting and coordinated travels for The Quincy Jones and Friends Show at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA. Her progression through multiple positions in commercials, music festivals, stage plays, films, and television has strengthened her philosophy of how a production must function from storyboard conception to final bow.

The National Black and Latino Council would like to invite you to submit photos for the 2021 Black Lives Matter Calendar. Please read the information below on how to submit photos.

IMPORTANT DATES
Entries Due | October 30, 2020 @11:59 pm EST
Notice Of Acceptance | October 18, 2020
Awards Sent | November 30, 2020

EVALUATION CRITERIA:
Each submission will be evaluated on the following criteria: Is the photograph original? Do the images reflect the concept?
How does the work reflect the themes outlined in this call?
Artistic Merit/Quality • Does the photograph demonstrate high artistic merit?
Is it artistically engaging and stimulating? Will the general public appreciate it?
We will not be selecting any protest, violent, or nudity photos.

Calendar Prints: To be included in the calendar or to receive an award, Artists may submit up to 10 images for consideration. All images must be high resolution (300dpi) have a title and description and, if chosen, provide a model releases form for all people who are in images submitted. The organization will be giving the first 10,000 Calendars away for free to local HBCUs. Photographers will be credited in the calendar and a $100.00 stipend for the use of any photos. The stipend will be sent to the selected artist 30-days after the selection date.

Image Upload Guidelines: All images can be submitted via our submission email address blmcal2020@gmail.com –  Please include your first and last name, image title, image description,  Instagram and phone number. Please use and share a Google Drive folder if all photos will not fit in email.

Please download the model release forms below

If you have any general questions or about the submission process PLEASE fill out the form below and we will respond in a timely manner. Thank you.

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