Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Duggal’s Annual 2016 Capture the Moment Photo Contest is Now Open


CALL FOR ENTRIES: Duggal’s Annual 2016 Capture the Moment Photo Contest is Now Open

Winners will be announced May 16th, 2016

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” – Dorothea Lange

The glaring difference between a photograph one remembers long after viewing, and one might sadly forget too soon, depends in part on whether the photo convincingly captures a definitive moment in time.

As viewers, we long for connection to these moments. In strong photos, a backstory becomes apparent and the tale it tells might evoke an emotional response captivating viewers even further, burning the image into memory, allowing your audience to unfold stories of their own, all in response to your art.

In Duggal’s 2016 Capture the Moment Contest, we invite you to submit, along with your photo for consideration, a brief description of the moment you captured. Your image provides a unique record of one moment of inspiration. The story it tells may be abstract, concrete, internal or external – it’s up to you. Capture the moment.

Rules and Terms

  • Entering The Contest & Submission Requirements 
- Online Submissions Only
  • Enter your submissions via the entry form in this post.
  • Register by entering your first and last name, email address and twitter handle (if applicable).
  • Upload Image (image format should be a high-resolution JPEG at 150 DPI or higher, please make sure your file size is 5mb or larger. 1st place winner and runners-up will be contacted for high-resolution files for printing).
  • Enter a short description of the image.
  • Submit your entry.
  • Once the registration process has been completed, you will be directed to a page confirming your entry.
  • Only one image and story can be submitted per artist. If more than one image is submitted you will be disqualified.

Contest Dates and Deadlines

  • The Duggal Photo Contest begins January 15th, 2016 at 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) and ends April 15th, 2016 at 11:59 pm (EST).
  • Winners will be announced May 16th, 2016.

Who May Enter

Professionals, amateurs, students…anyone! (Except employees of Duggal)

Entry Fees

 There is no cost to enter.


Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, originality, photographic quality, composition, and overall impact.

Consent Agreement

Submission of an entry to the contest automatically constitutes the contestant’s acceptance of all conditions set forth in the above rules. By submitting images you grant Duggal the right to use the entry in exhibitions and promotions in print and online, (including, but not limited to contest and seasonal promotions), as well as the right to resize images for these purposes. Duggal will not exploit your image for any form of direct compensation.

Photo credit will always be included (as it was submitted – © First Name, Last Name) and you will retain full copyright of any image submitted.

You also grant Duggal permission to put you on our e-mail list to receive our weekly blog updates (you can opt out at any time).

Entries not complying with the rules set forth above will be disqualified.


1st Place Winner:

  • $500 credit to Duggal, which can be used towards any service
  • 24″ x 36″ HD C-Print™ of winning image – a $240 value
  • Digital exposure – winning image with photo credit will be published on the Duggal blog

Five (5) Runners Up:

  • $50 credit to Duggal
  • 16″ x 20” stretch canvas of winning image – a $150 value
  • Digital exposure – winning images with photo credits will be published on the Duggal blog.