Under The Milky Way

 | Photo Title: Deadvlei | Photo by Steffi Liebermann ©2020
Deadvlei | ©2020 Steffi Liebermann

Submission FAQ's

  • Eligibility: International
  • Deadline: 2023-11-30
  • Days Remaining:
  • Type: Online-Exhibit
  • Fee: $35 US


  • Eligibility: International
  • Opens: 2023-10-15
  • Type: Online-Exhibit
  • Fee: $35 US


details below


  • Platinum: $500 US
  • Gold: $350 US
  • Silver: $250 US
  • Bronze: $125 US

Call-For-Entry Details

Photography enthusiasts and professionals alike are gathering for the announcement of the online only exhibit, “Under the Milky Way”, a call-for-entry at the Copperprint. Photographers from all over are encouraged to submit their work on the evocative topics of stars, the moon and our beloved Milky Way galaxy (FYI Participants who receive awards for this exhibit will be displayed in our Inaugural Exhibit..

Who is Eligible

This call for entry is bound to inspire photographers to push their boundaries. Submissions are open to a range of interpretations of the topics including abstract and digital art, as well as traditional augmentation and decorative photography. The show’s theme encourages exploration and celebration of the cosmos, resulting in work that’s both awe-inspiring and inventive.

What is Accepted

The resulting exhibition promises to be a beautiful assemblage of works, engulfing the viewers in its stories. Beyond just the visual art it showcases, the amassed pieces hope to capture the feeling of being at the mercy of the stars and the mighty Milky Way. As if that wasn’t enough to attract artists, each work will be showcased in a space specifically designed with this theme in mind. It’s a unique opportunity for full immersion in a galactic atmosphere.

When is The Call & Exhibit

Under The Milky Way is open for submissions until Thursday, November 30, 2023 and participants should submit up to five works on their respective theme. All submissions will be reviewed by an independent panel of international photography professionals, who will carefully evaluate each individual project and subsequently shortlist one image each from 10 contestants for a online-exhibit on The Copperprint website, and will remain accessible indefinitely, starting Monday, January 1, 2024. Best-of-Show winners will be announced near the close of the exhibition, with the corresponding prizes listed below for the three projects including featured artist page in our esteemed artist directory.

How to Apply to This Call

Those considering participation in the call-for-entry will be hard-pressed to find an ideal habitat for their photographs better than at The Copperprint. Not only does the space provide a prestigious setting, its versatility offers prospective applicants the opportunity to employ a variety of approaches between the aesthetics and conceptual.

The Copperprint acknowledges the importance of providing an avenue for photographers to show their work to the public. This call-for-entry is a way for photographers to present their personal style on this expansive topic in a professional setting. To apply, photographers must fill out the official application on the Copperprint website. The submission period will be open until Thursday, November 30, 2023.

Online submission and fees are being handled ONLY by The Copperprint using Stripe. When the call is open, an apply button to submit your images will become available on this page. The Copperprint submission process and uploading of your images is simple and easy to use. Cost is $35 US for upto 5 images. If you wish to submit more images that are related to this call's theme, you may apply again for as many times as you like at the same fee of $35 US per 5 images. There is no limit to the number of submissions.

If you are accepted as a participant for exhibition, you will receive a 'Notification of Acceptance' email from The Copperprint with farther instructions that will include a link to a form requesting additional information; e.g. artist statement, bio, website and social account links, etc. -- this additional information will help us market & promote you and your images on our website as well as various social media accounts, collaborators, and stakeholders alike.

Final Thoughts

Anyone interested in this call and looking to explore their awe of the night sky should act now to join what can only be described as a stargazing event of its own. The Copperprint Gallery’s “Under the Milky Way” exhibit is sure to be an elegant and powerful display of photography, and definitely an event that the public won’t want to miss.

Best of Show & Awards

Promoted Group Exhibition

All selected artworks will be paid-promoted as a group for a duration of one full month from Monday, January 1, 2024 to Tuesday, January 30, 2024 and the online-exhibit will remain accessible indefinitely for search engine indexing and discovery to all.

Peer Juried

The Best of Show awards will be given at four levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Entrants accepted into this online-exhibit will have their works rated by an anonymous survey emailed out to all accepted participants by means of a star-rating system.

As an esteemed judge of this Call for Entry, you will have the exclusive honor and privilege of selecting the winners of this hosted photography event. The winning entries will be announced in a Virtual Awards Ceremony around Thursday, January 25, 2024.

Awards for this Call

  • Platinum Award
    • $500 US
    • 1 Month Paid Promotion
    • Featured Artist Page*
    • Individual Landing Pages* for 10 Images
    • Online Group Gallery

  • Gold Award
    • $350 US
    • 3 Week Paid Promotions
    • Featured Artist Page**
    • Individual Landing Pages* for 4 Images
    • Online Group Gallery

  • Silver Award
    • $250 US
    • 2 weeks Paid Promotions
    • Featured Artist Page* w/2 additional images
    • Individual Landing Pages* for 2 Images
    • Online Group Gallery

  • Bronze Award
    • $125 US
    • 1 week Paid Promotions
    • Featured Artist Page*
    • Individual Landing Page* for the Awarded Image
    • Online Group Gallery

*Live example of a Featured Artist Page
*Live example of a Image Landing Page
- Some features may not be available at this time (i.e. limited print services)

Important Dates

  • Entry Deadline: . . Thursday, November 30, 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance: . . Friday, December 15, 2023
  • Show Gallery Open Dates: . . Monday, January 1, 2024
  • Awards Reception: . . Thursday, January 25, 2024
  • Show Closes: . . Tuesday, January 30, 2024

(NOTE: Dates are subject to change according to unexpected circumstances).

Guest Juror Introduction

Steffi Liebermann with his camera | Photo by Steffi Liebermann ©2020
©2020 Steffi Liebermann

Please welcome our esteemed guest juror, Steffi Liebermann. As an internationally awarded landscape and night photographer, Steffi studied at the Technical University Ilmenau in Germany as a optics physicist and discovered a passion for photography in 2015.

One of the most striking aspects of Liebermann’s work is his ability to bring out the true essence of a place. He takes the most ordinary landscapes and transforms them into something extraordinary. Whether it’s a serene mountain range or a quaint little village at dusk, Liebermann’s photographs capture the very soul of the location, transporting viewers to another world.

But it’s not just landscapes that Liebermann excels at. His nighttime photography is equally captivating. Through his lens, he captures the mysteries of the night sky and the allure of the urban landscape after dark. His photographs of starry nights and city lights evoke a sense of wonder and enchantment, reminding us of the beauty that can be found even in the darkest of times.

Liebermann’s work has been exhibited in galleries around the world, and his photographs have been featured in prestigious publications. His ability to capture the fleeting beauty of nature and the mesmerizing allure of the night has garnered him international recognition and numerous awards. But for Liebermann, it’s not about the accolades; it’s about the joy of creating art and sharing his passion with the world.

Steffi Liebermann is not just a photographer; he is a storyteller, a dreamer, and a seeker of beauty. His photographs have the power to transport us to different worlds and unlock our imagination. Through his art, he aims to inspire others to see the world through a new lens and appreciate the beauty that lies in every moment. So next time you find yourself captivated by a breathtaking landscape or a starry night, remember the name Steffi Liebermann, the photographic artist who has captured the heart of Germany and the world.

Visit Steffis' Artist Page

Why Exhibit at The Copperprint

The foremost benefit of using The Copperprint for exhibits is that it allows for a broad reach to potential buyers. With Copperprint’s extensive influence in the art world, exhibits hosted Online and at our brick-and-mortar gallery (currently under renovation), can be seen by collectors, interior designers, and tourists from around the world. This is especially crucial for those looking to gain exposure and make connections within their chosen field. To further ensure that potential buyers find the gallery, exhibits, and most importantly, individual advertisements for our featured artists; The Copperprint uses paid, international promotions directed at professional interior designers, collectors, and other galleries using ads in Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google, giving all potential customers a direct and accessible view of the gallerys offerings.

*The Artists' terms for submission can be read here...