Spring Photo Contest

Spring is here, bringing inspiration for new things!

We are celebrating by inviting photographers to submit their best photographic work. 24 of the best entries will be awarded Dye Sublimation on Aluminum Prints. Photographers from all disciplines are welcome to submit up to 3 images in any genre.

Deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 14, 2016

Winners will be notified on April 18th, 2016 via email.


Submit up to 3 images of your best photographic work.

Email entries to: contests [at] kenallenstudios.com.

Images should be titled: Firstname_LastName_Number.jpg.

For example: Jane_Doe_1.jpg

Submission images should be JPEG files no larger than 1.5 megabyte EACH.  

Images may be color profiled in sRGB, Adobe-1998, or ProPhoto.

We reserve the right to reject an image if high-res version is of poor quality.

Include a short bio, brief explanation about your images (no more than 50 words total), and contact information (email and phone number) so we can get in touch with our winners. Only one entry, of up to 3 images, per person.


24 Dye Sublimation Aluminum Prints varying in sizes will be awarded to 24 photographs. Winning work will be on display at Ken Allen Studios in Brooklyn, New York from May 5 - July 29, 2016. The exhibition will be opened to the public on Fridays 10am - 6pm or by appointment. Winners are responsible for arranging pick up of their print by 5pm August 5, 2016.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday May 5, 2016 5 - 9pm for all awarded work.

The print sizes on HD Metal are as follows;    

Grand Prize:    48” x 96” Dye Sublimation print framed

3 Second Prizes:    40” x40” Dye Sublimation print

8 Third Prizes:    24” x 36” Dye Sublimation print

12 Fourth Prizes:    20” x 24” Dye Sublimation print


Submit up to 3 of your best photographic images by April 14, 2016. Late submissions will not be accepted. Winners will be announced on April 18th, 2016 via email.  Results will be posted on our website and social media pages.

Entry is valid only by email submission. There is no entry fee.

Each of the three submitted photographs, in their entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the contest entrant. By entering the contest, entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant; that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity; and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph.

The entries will be selected in accordance with the selection, as defined below.


Twenty Four photographs will be selected for the contest. Entries will be judged by internal curators of the exhibition selected by the sponsors. Winners will be contacted via email, on or about April 18th. If the potential winners cannot be contacted or do not respond within 3 days of award notification, an alternate winner will be awarded the prize.

Images of low quality resolution will be eliminated. If enough entries do not meet aesthetic and technical levels, the sponsors reserve the right to give fewer awards at their sole discretion. Decisions of the sponsors are final and binding.


By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Ken Allen Studios (KAS) and their respective partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.

Sponsors assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. Sponsors are not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to this Contest.


This Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries void if the Sponsor determines the entry to not be an original, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.

Participants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of KAS are final on all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if he/she wins that Sponsor may use each winner’s name, photograph, and/or likeness in any publicity or advertising relating to the Contest without compensation or approval. All federal, state and local taxes, fees and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize are/is ineligible or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and Sponsors, in their sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant. We do not share your address with others for any reason.


Ken Allen Studios, LLC (KAS), 50 South 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249. http://www.kenallenstudios.com


Employees of Ken Allen Studios, LLC., and each of their affiliates, subsidiaries and agents, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such individuals, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win a prize. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age as of the date of entry. CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.


If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsors that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest.