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PhotoAlliance invites entries for a photographic competition juried by distinguished professionals with winning entries exhibiting work at the SFO Museum located at the San Francisco International Airport and online @

This unique venue provides unparalleled exposure for your work as more than 1.5 MILLION passengers per year pass through SFO.


Submissions NOW open

DEADLINE: Midnight, November 20, 2017



 Tina Barney, Artist

Thea Traff,  Associate Photo Editor, The New Yorker

 Christopher McCall, Director of Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco




Home may be where we start or end our day – an actual place or a state of mind.          Home might be a feeling carried around as something desired or battled for.                  Home can include inhabitants, community or any form of like mindedness.

Whatsoever your connection, a broad range of interpretations through photography is invited for this entry, including documentary, expressive or experimental.  Submissions may be depicted in any style and utilize any process or camera type.

Photographers of all ages, nationalities, backgrounds and experience levels are invited to enter.



  • 14 Winning works will exhibited at the SFO Museum

  • 25 Runner-up works will be featured on the website and Facebook page garnering international viewing.

  • All winning & runner-up entries will be screened before a public PhotoAlliance lecture event in San Francisco.                                                                                  


  • October 9th, 2017 :  Competition opens

  • November 20th, 2017 (Midnight PDT):  Deadline for submissions

  • December 12th, 2017:   Winners announced

  • January 15th, 2018:  Website goes live with online exhibition                       

  • February & March, 2018: Exhibition production by SFO Museum 

  • May 8–August 14, 2018: Home, will be on view during the peak summer travel season from in the B1 Gallery of SFO Museum at the San Francisco International Airport.                                                                                             


All entries will be judged on merit, but two entry fees are available

  • General application: Entry Fee (non-refundable): $60 for up to 5 images. 

  • Student application: Entry Fee (non-refundable): $30 for up to 5 images. Requires submitting proof of current full time student status.   

  • We have an alliance partnership with LensCulture, a site that shares our goal of supporting contemporary photography throughout the world. The entry tool for submissions is found via at:

  • Click here for full Entry Details

  • Click here for full Competition Entry Rules

 Log on on now to create an account and upload your application:




The PhotoAlliance Juried Exhibition, Home, will be on view from May 8–August 14, 2018, in the B1 Gallery of SFO Museum at the San Francisco International Airport.  If selected for the exhibition, additional information regarding the terms of loan of your work will be provided. Works by selected artists will be produced in-house and framed for exhibition by SFO Museum. 

About our alliance between SFO MUSEUM AND PhotoAlliance:

SFO Museum is proud to collaborate with the team at Photo Alliance, an organization that has been of great importance to the Bay Area photography community for the past fifteen years. We are excited to expand our 2018 programming to include an exhibition of works selected by the jurors, and look forward to sharing the work with the broad audience at the San Francisco International Airport.


About SFO Museum Photography Exhibitions

SFO Museum dedicates galleries throughout the Airport to the exhibition of photographic works. The Museum has regularly exhibited photography for the past thirty years.  SFO Museum seeks to engage visitors in the work of local, national, and international artists through exhibitions that reflect the diversity of the Bay Area’s arts community, while helping visitors understand the significance of the region in both the origins and evolution of the photographic medium.

Some one and a half MILLION people see the exhibitions at SFO each year.