New Creative Opps for Travelers in Costa Rica, Oslo, New York & New Orleans

Female Travel Writers: Submit your travel story in Adventure, Food & Drink, Passion or Spiritual categories in the WanderWomen Write Travel Writing Contest to win a 6-night trip to Costa Rica. Submit by 12/31.

Oslo Screen Festival is now open for entries and would like to invite artists to send new short films and video artworks to the festival’s 4th edition in March 2014. The festival will take place at the cinemateque in Filmens Hus and other locations in the city. €1000 prize for winning film.  Submit up to 3 entries by 11/1, free.

Ghent, New York: Applications will open on 11/1 for Omi International Arts Center’s 2014 International Artists Residency program, inviting artists from around the world to apply for four weeks of creative work, cultural exchange and critical appraisal, from June 19-July 16, 2014. Applications from self-taught professional artists are being accepted as well. Artists are provided with a private studio, shared living quarters, and meals at no cost, but are responsible for their travel and material expenses. The first week of the residency, artists have the opportunity to work with a master printmaker to produce an edition of monotypes. The program culminates with Open Studio Day, during which hundreds of professionals, art lovers, neighbors and friends view work, ask questions and engage with the artists. Free to apply, submit by 11/30.

Any Artists in NYC that would like free, private studio space (no housing) + a $5000 fellowship from Smack Mellon? Apply by 11/7.

Volunteer Photographers wanted for the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Apr 25-May 4, 2014.

Love to travel by train? Tell Amtrak your favorite train travel story to win free travel at Submit by 11/14.

Submit up to 5 photos in the Marlboro Black Book 2.0 Photo Contest to win a Canon Pro photo package and “the ultimate photo adventure” assignment in Los Angeles, Jan 17-20. Winner of the photo adventure assignment will win $10,000. Must be 21+ to participate. Enter by 11/3.

2 October photo contests from in “Your Best Shot” and “Food Photography” to win publication and cash prizes. Submit by 10/31 for both.

Portland, Oregon: Travel Photography contest from Black Box Gallery to receive custom framing/matting/printing, plus exhibition and sale of photos, December 1-20, 2013. $35 entry fee for 5 photos. Submit by 12/6.

Enter photographs asserting that the dignity of human beings and nature are being trampled upon, and photographs advocating the dignity of humans and nature to the DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards 2014 to win publication in DAYS JAPAN magazine, digital cameras and cash prizes up to $10,000. Photographs must have been taken in the two-year period between January 2012 and December 2013. Free to enter; submit by 1/15/14.

Several scholarships are being offered for first-time participants of the 21st Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, January 17-20, 2014, at the Stockton Seaview Hotel in Atlantic City. Two different scholarships available: 1) The Toni Brown Memorial Scholarship offers a place to two poets or writers age 31 and over. Deadline: 11/15; 2) The Jan-ai Scholarship will fund two poets or writers between the ages of 18 and 30. Deadline: 11/30.

Paris Review Writer-in-Residence Program in NYC:  For the first three weeks in January 2014, the Standard, East Village will provide a room free of charge to a writer who has a book under contract and needs three weeks of solitude in downtown New York City. Applications will be judged by the editors of The Paris Review and Standard Culture. The residency is open to writers of prose or poetry, fiction or nonfiction. All submissions must be in English or include an English translation. Submit by 11/1.




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