The Passporte Prize Call for Entry is an opportunity for photographers to showcase their work around particular themes. Juried by renowned curators, photo editors, gallerists and photographers, the Passporte Prize helps photographers gain crucial experience with juried shows and develop their exhibition resumes. Photographers are invited to submit 3 images on the theme.



Passporte Prize for Surreal Photography Honoring Man Ray
Surreal images range from the impossible to an overlap of, and possibly a collision between, the real and the imaginary. They sustain a tension that challenges the viewer to think beyond reason and obvious calculation. The viewer is invited to decipher metaphor and delve into dreamscapes, to draw meaning or simply to ponder a fantastic, irrational moment.

For this group exhibition, we seek photographs that draw the viewer into an experience beyond the explicable and the ordinary. We are open to your personal vision of this theme.


Sarah Sudhoff
Sarah Sudhoff is a fine-art photographer based in Texas and was the owner of Capsule Gallery. She has previously headed the Houston Center for Photography and was co-founder of  the Austin Center for Photography.  Sarah is a former photo editor of Time magazine and Texas Monthly magazine, and has taught at a number of institutions, including the University of Texas at San Antonio, Trinity University and the Art Institute of San Antonio, among others. 

Sarah holds an MFA in photography from Parsons The New School for Design in New York City as well as a Bachelors in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She has won multiple grants including a recent Houston Arts Alliance and a Louis Comfort Tiffany and awards for her photography, and has had many solo exhibitions.



Photos from eligible submissions will be selected for a group exhibition displayed on ThePassporte.com, and highlighted through social media.

Juror's Award: US $300 for one photographer
Director's Award: US $200 for one photographer
Honorable Mentions


Important Dates
Submissions due by 24th September, 2017 Midnight Central Time
Applicants will be notified by 16th October, 2017
All decisions by the Passporte Gallery and the jurors are final

Submission Entry Fee
Submission fee for this Call for Entry is $25 per entry

What to Submit
You may submit 3 images for the theme. Photographs must be in a JPEG format. Previously published material for which nonexclusive rights were granted may be submitted as long as you still maintain the rights (see "Image rights" below). You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously to The Passporte Gallery upon request.

All submitted photographs must be your own, and you are responsible for obtaining any necessary releases if applicable.

Photos that contain sexually explicit, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content, as determined by The Passporte Gallery at its sole discretion, are ineligible for consideration for this call for entry.

How to Submit
All images are securely submitted online via Submittable, including all required fields, including name, contact information and other information about your submission. Only submissions via the Submittable page will be accepted. Please do not email images directly to The Passporte Gallery.

Images must be 72 dpi JPEG's between 1500 and 2000 pixels on the largest side, and less than 10MB in size. Image names must be of the format FirstName_LastName_number.jpg. To submit, create a free account or login to your existing account.

Open to photographers 18 years or older globally, amateur and professional, working in any photographic medium or style.

Image Rights
If you submit a photograph to a Passporte Gallery call for entry, you will retain all rights to any photograph you submit. You grant The Passporte Gallery royalty-free, nonexclusive rights to publicly display the images on our website and social media platforms.

Questions and inquiries about the call for entry can be submitted here