Off The Clock APA-LA Curated Exhibition
Off the Clock APA LA American Photographic Artists Curated Exhibition




APA LA has some BIG news! 

Now along with the amazing exposure at LA ad agencies TBWA\Chiat\Day and Deustch Inc, APA LA is THRILLED to announce our Off the Clock 2014 APA LA Curated Personal Photography Exhibition will travel to another prestigious LA ad agency: Ignited to be displayed for 2 months as well!  

AND there is MORE!!

Off the Clock 2014 APA LA Curated Personal Photography Exhibition has been invited to be displayed at photo la January  2015!

So don't delay, CALL FOR ENTRIES Open NOW! Submit HERE

FINAL DEADLINE: Feb 13th, 2014-- there will be NO EXTENSIONS.

OFF THE CLOCK is APA LA’s third annual curated exhibit of inspired personal photography. Images will be chosen by one curator who will carefully select the top 100 images from the submissions. Give the curator your best shot!   The curator for 2014 is Britt Salvesen, Curator and Head of Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at LACMA. (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)


Many of the top creatives in our region will receive special invitations to the reception, so this is a superb opportunity to show them your finest personal work. After the opening reception, the 100 selected images will hang for two months at the legendary advertising agency TBWA\Chiat\Day. After that, the show will travel to Deutsch and Iginited for another two months each. This gives your personal work exposure to creatives (and art buyers) at three of the top advertising agencies in the country.


In addition, we will also display the complete exhibition on our website for a full year and we have been invited to display this exhibition at photo la 2015, so your finest personal work will be exposed to thousands more potential clients. You can enter as many images as you like. To be fair, we’ve limited the number of accepted pieces from any one photographer to their top six as decided by the curator.



Creatives love to see photographers’ personal work because it reveals their true photographic style without anyone else’s influence or input. OFF THE CLOCK is easy to enter. No confusing categories. No series of images. No creation date restrictions. No vastly different size prints or frames. Only strong, original, creative, truly personal work gets accepted. Entries may be black and white, duotone, or color, and should be self-commissioned and must represent what you consider to be your finest personal work. There is no limitation on when your images were created. Alternative print processes are acceptable. 

RECEPTION: April 26, 2014
Helms Bakery Building
Washington Corridor
8723 Washington Blvd
Culver City 90232



Thank you to our generous sponsors!











About the Curator

The curator for 2014 is Britt Salvesen, Curator and Head of Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at LACMA. (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

Britt Salvesen joined LACMA in 2009 as curator and head of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department and the Prints and Drawings Department. Previously, she was director and chief curator at the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. Recent exhibitions at LACMA have focused on Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa, contemporary photographer John Divola, and the Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection of photographs, acquired by LACMA in 2008. She is currently doing research toward an exhibition on 3D photography and film.





Off The Clock Terms and Conditions

By entering The APA Off The Clock Curated Exhibit, Entrants:

(i) Warrant to APA LA that they have created and own the work submitted (including all elements of the work) and that nothing within any work has been copied or added from another person’s work.

(ii) Warrant that the whole copyright and any other form of intellectual property right in the work is vested in them.

(iii) Warrant that they have not in any way assigned, licensed, disposed of, or otherwise encumbered any of their rights which allow them to deal freely with the work and the copyright therein.

(iv) Agree that their work may be exhibited or shown during APA sponsored events, as well as on the APA website and APA promotional materials, allowing for the photographer to retain complete control over the licensing and sale of their work.

(v) Agree that APA may reproduce and may allow reproduction of winning images in APA approved publications. Credit will be given to the photographer for any image(s) used.

(vi) Acknowledge that APA relies fully upon the warranties and license given by Entrants when submitting their entries for consideration to The APA Off The Clock Curated Exhibit. Entrants indemnify and hold APA harmless from any claims, actions, proceedings, costs and expenses arising as a result of any allegation that the relevant Entrant did not own or is not wholly entitled and authorized to allow publication and reproduction of the work by APA.

(vii) APA LA reserves the right to disqualify any winner not providing the required personal information and/or winning image in the requested file format and size within two weeks of APA's request via the contact information supplied by the entrant. Replacement winners will be selected at the curator's discretion.

(viii)Curating is a blind process. Photographer's names will only be disclosed to the Curator after the curating process has been completed. The decision of the Curator of the competition shall be final and binding.

(ix) Entrants retain full copyright to their images and grant no usage to APA LA other than those granted herein. APA LA, the Sponsors, or Venues showing an exhibition of winners shall not be liable for any loss or damage of any entry. Submission of an entry to the competition automatically constitutes the contestant's acceptance of all conditions set forth in the above rules. It also acknowledges the right of APA LA to use the photographer's likeness and information, as well as the winning images, in exhibitions and promotions, in any and all forms of print, electronic and digital media, related to APA Off The Clock Curated Exhibit for up to 24 months following the 2014 Competition winner's announcement.

(x) Deadline for entries is Thursday Feb 13, 2014. Entry fees cannot be refunded, once submitted.

(xi) Submitters will be notified of selection status by March 4, 2014


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Off The Clock Submission and Framing


1. Create a NEW account.  **NOTE this is a new account for this submission process ONLY, if you have a Dripbook account it will not work, nor will your APA account information.

2. Upload your images. Only digital images are accepted through our online submission process.

3. You can upload up to two images at a time and as many images as you'd like. There is no limit on the number of single entries submitted.

4. All files must be JPEGs, no smaller than 1024 pixels on the longest side and at most 4000 pixels, 72 dpi, sRGB color profile, with no visible identifying text/symbols.

5. Image files need a numbers only file name. Image files are identified to the entry and assigned an arbitrary ID for the "blind" judging.


6. A single image entry is one image.


7. Diptychs or triptychs will be accepted but MUST be submitted as one file (Artist must combine the two or three images into one JPEG.


6. Preview your submission.

7. Pay with PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account).

8. Receive an email confirmation of your submission. Once you have paid, your submission is final and you are not able to edit your images. You may return to your account to enter more images.

9. You do not need to be an APA member to enter the contest, but members receive a 50% discount on entry fees.

10. Anyone claiming APA membership must be current in their dues at the time of entry and when winners are announced.

11. No image that has been chosen for this exhibition in previous year may be eligible for submission.

12. No Artist may be selected for this competition for more than 6 images.



Your images will be custom framed and matted under acrylic in an 8ply acid free ragboard matting and a very high quality matte black finished wood frame by Jerry Solomon Framing.

If your image or images are chosen you will receive a detailed email explaining print drop off, high-res image submission for show book, payment and time frame in which these need to occur. 

We negotiated a non-profit volume discount so framing and matting fees with Jerry Solomon Custom Picture Framing (including sales tax) are still just $90 for each 16x20” frame. Payment instructions will be sent to the artist at the time of image selection notification.  There are no hanging fees. The framed piece is yours to keep. The pick up times for getting your framed art back will be emailed to exhibitors at the end of the run of show. Any pieces not picked up by the final pick up deadline will be recycled.







Off The Clock Fees

Single Entry Fees:

APA Member: $20 per image

Non-APA Member: $40 per image





Why You Should Enter



·   Impressive curated framed personal work photo exhibit. APA members get a 50% discount on entry fee: just $20/entry.

·   Images will be curated by Britt Salvesen, Curator and Head of Wallis Annenberg Photography Department and Prints and Drawings Department at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art).who will select her top 100 images.

·   Opening reception in Los Angeles.

·   Selected images to hang at TBWA\Chiat\Day,  Deutsch and Ignited for 2 months each-- exceptional exposure to creatives at two of the top agencies in the US.

·  Off the Clock 2014 APA LA Curated Personal Photography Exhibition has been invited to be displayed at Photo LA January  2015!

·   Simple, reliable online entry procedure.

·   No limit to number of entries and no date-created limitations.

·   Deluxe printed book of selected images given to each photographer accepted into exhibit.

·   Fairness Max6 Rule: no one gets more than 6 images in show.

·   No hanging fee; high-quality framing/matting with non-profit group discount.

·   Superb opportunity to advance your career, display your personal style!