The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival invites submissions annually between October and December. Please check back in mid-2019 for more information on how to submit to our juried and non-juried programs.

To qualify for submissions, all artists/organizers must have a confirmed exhibition venue in the Greater Toronto Area during May. A registration fee of $275 + HST applies to both programs.

Submissions are not accepted for CONTACT's curated programming, including the CONTACT Gallery, Primary Exhibitions, and Public Installations.

Open Exhibitions

Opening ceremony of Indigenous Rising by Nadya Kwandibens. A 2018 Open Exhibition presented by Photographers Without Borders in Kensington Market. Photo by Ben Marans.

Registration for the 2019 Festival is now closed; thank you for your interest.

This non-juried category is open to all, encouraging a variety of photographic practices. Open Exhibitions can be held in any type of venue, from conventional gallery spaces to unconventional venues such as community centres, cafés, or retail shops. Your exhibition and artist information will reach CONTACT’s extensive audience through the Festival catalogue (20,000 copies) and website (200k visitors.)

Benefits of registration include:
- Exhibition listing with 75-word description and one image reproduction in the CONTACT Catalogue
- One web listing with up to three images on the Festival website
- Press access to your downloadable images on the website
- CONTACT venue signage
- Copies of the CONTACT Catalogue