we are so excited to host a Queer portraiture contest! thanks to WUSSY Mag and Southern Fried Queer Pride's microgrant of $200, and Lone Star Darkroom's sponsorship, we're going to offer three cash prizes to Queer artists who submit their portraits. we'll also be publishing them on our website in a special issue that will include a short biography of each artist. 1st pick will receive $100, 2nd will get $60, and 3rd will receive $40, all paid via CashApp. Lone Star Darkroom will also be printing two 8X10, high-quality prints of the top three portraits and sending some film photography goodies to our finalists.

our guidelines for this contest include:

  • one portrait per submission limit

  • please include a brief biography (~5 sentences) that we can publish with your portrait on the website

  • images must be submitted in .jpeg format as an email attachment and saved at 300 dpi or greater

  • all portrait mediums are accepted, subject should be a person

  • as always, there is no submission fee

the submission window will be open for a total of three weeks, from November 1st to November 26th (we have extended the deadline to Nov. 26th at 11:59 pm). any applications submitted before or after this window won't be reviewed.


we will only be contacting the three artists that we'll be publishing due to our high expected submission volume, but know that we're incredibly grateful for your time and support! 

please send submissions to:

  • Instagram

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