Every other month there will be an open call on a given theme. The entries that are selected will be featured in our online gallery space.
Make sure to check back and see what the next call will be! 


Must identify as female
18 years or older
3-5 images
An artist bio of no more than 150 words.
An artist statement of no more than 300 words. (relating to the work you submit)
Images can be film or digital, but must be digital files.
Optional: Website and/or Instagram


For this call, we are looking for work that focuses on identity. The work can be a person, a place, or group of people that talks about the identity of said subject matter. It can be about self reflection, a certain period of time, a crisis of change, or documenting changes within a community. We want to see the vulnerable, the exciting, the unbearable, and the loving moments this type of work creates.

There is also a chance to win an honorable mention for this open call! Honorable mentions will have a published article on OURS about their work in a Q&A format along with social media exposure on the magazine’s platforms. In order to be eligible for this you must submit 5 photos from the same series, an artist statement, and an artist bio.



Where: Online Gallery
Fee: Free!
Deadline: May 5, 2018

Image Sizing and Labeling:

All images must be sent as jpg files

Labeling Files: FirstName_LastName_#

Example: Jane_Doe_1.jpg, Jane_Doe_2.jpg, etc.

Longest Side: 1200 pixels

To submit: please send all required materials to with the subject reading OPEN CALL: Identity.


Palm Photo Prize
Eligibility: International
Location: London, England
Fee: Free!
Entry Deadline: April 20, 2018
For more info click here!

Labs New Artists II Open Call
Eligibility: International, Not represented by an agency or gallery
Location: New York, New York
Fee: $25 for 20 images
Entry Deadline: May 1, 2018
For more info click here!

Memory of Place
Eligibility: International
Location: South Carolina, USA
Fee: $25 - $30 (Follow link for more details on fee and applying to call)
Entry Deadline: May 6, 2018
For more info click here!


International Photography Competition – 2018
Eligibility: International
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Fee: $25 (Follow link for more details on fee and applying to call)
Entry Deadline: April 15,  2018
For more info click here!

RISE: Empower, Change, and Action!
Eligibility: International
Location: California, USA
Fee: $35 for 3 images / can apply 3 times
Entry Deadline: April 21, 2018
For more info click here!

Women Photograph Grant
Eligibility: International
Location: Online
Fee: Free!
Entry Deadline: May 15, 2018
For more info click here!