3rd Ward, a shared workspace for artists and one of our discount partners, is sponsoring a photography competition called EXPOSURE. See the info below, and go to the EXPOSURE website for more. The deadline is June 17.

EXPOSURE is a nation-wide open call for photography and a search for photographers of all backgrounds who speak exquisitely in the language of lenses and aperture.

Our judges, New York Times Photo Editor Patrick Witty, supermodel and fashion icon Tiiu Kuik, and NYC Gallery Owner David Kesting will select photographers for the following awards:

The Grand Prize: The Top Photographer will have their work presented in a massive scale photo show on buildings in the top New York City Art Districts: Chelsea, Dumbo and Williamsburg.* *Their work will also be featured at an Opening Event at the Leo Kesting Gallery in Manhattan on August 9th and they will receive: $2,008 cash, a full-press promotional campaign and a feature in our upcoming publication, "The Annual."

Student Award: The Top Student Photographer will receive a $1,000 scholarship; a feature in "The Annual" and their work will be presented at the Opening Event.

Educator's Grant: The Educator of the Top Student Photographer will receive a $500 discretionary grant and a feature in "The Annual" for Teaching Excellence.

People's Choice Award: The public will vote on all the portfolios on our site and select their Favorite Artist. The People's Choice Photographer will receive a $500 grant; a feature in "The Annual"; and their work will be presented at the Opening Event.

All photographers will have their own online portfolio and will also receive a complimentary copy of JPG Magazine. Beyond the big prize, we look for unique opportunities for all who submit to these competitions. We've developed an incredible network of gallery, media and art industry people and we want to put our connections to work for you.

Submit your best work at: http://www.artistswanted.org/exposure/