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  • Submissions portal open on this page: Deadline extended to June 12, 2023!
  • Exhibition dates: The five selections will be shown for a minimum of three months in an order determined by the jurors between summer 2023-summer 2024.



  • Nehemiah Dixon III, Senior Director for Programming and Community Engagement, The Phillips Collection
  • Laylaa Randera, Manager of Community Projects, The Phillips Collection
  • Vesela Sretenović, Director of Contemporary Art Initiatives and Academic Affairs, The Phillips Collection
  • Lynnita Jones Morton, Vice President of Operations and Programming, THEARC
  • Dee Dwyer, photographer

  • All submissions: 
    • Landscape orientation, with 16:9 aspect ratio
    • Artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution
  • For 2D works:
    • Supported file extensions are jpg, gif, png, jpeg
    • Images must be between 960 px and 4600 px on the long side, and up to 5 MB in size
    • Color space: sRGB 8 Bit
  • For time-based media/video works
    • Video artworks are limited to single-channel
    • Video/film/animation artworks can run up to 2-5 minutes
    • Videos must be hosted by a third-party video hosting service, such as YouTube or Vimeo
    • Subtitles if there is audio (works with sound will only be audible on the website and YouTube)

  • Up to 3 works for consideration. Additional works will be disqualified. 
  • Short biography/artist statement (up to 250 words)
  • Description of the work, including media, date, title, and duration (up to 250 words)
  • All entries must be submitted electronically via the submission link which will be available on this page from March 8-April 28, 2023; only submissions entered through the portal will qualify. Incomplete submissions or those not meeting eligibility requirements will be disqualified. 
  • If submitting video work, please include both the embed code and the URL link. 
  • With the submission of artwork, the artist agrees to all the terms and conditions set forth in this call.

The Phillips Collection reserves the right to reject artwork that contains materials that might pose a risk to the museum, its collections, its staff, and/or the public, and/or contains offensive language or content.

  • Digital media artists living in or connected to neighborhoods in Wards 7 & 8 in Washington, DC.
  • Digital media artists working with film, video, animation, graphics, photography, or other digital media disciplines.
  • The Phillips Collection trustees, staff, volunteers and their immediate families will not be eligible to participate. 
  • Artists who are 18 years of age or older.

  • The Phillips reserves the right, and each artist agrees that the Phillips shall be entitled to, to use any images of the artworks provided by the artists or their representatives, and to photograph, videotape, and/or otherwise reproduce the artworks for documentation, publicity, publication, educational, and all other purposes, in print and digital forms, connected with the exhibition.
  • The Philips assumes the right to reproduce images of the works on its digital channels, including but not limited to its website and social media accounts for documentary, educational, and promotional functions.
  • The general public may take photos for personal, non-commercial use only.

By submitting any artwork, artists will be deemed to have certified that they are the creator and owner of the artwork being submitted and that nothing they submit will infringe on the rights of others.

Artists will also be deemed to have granted The Phillips Collection a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual license to display their image, in whole or in part, without further review or participation, in any medium now existing or subsequently developed, in promotional or trade uses on The Phillips Collection websites and social media platforms, and format it to fit the website specifications, without any compensation.

The Phillips Collection’s issuance of these guidelines does not constitute an agreement that a work will be selected for exhibition and/or that an artist is in any way otherwise associated with it.

The Phillips Collection expressly reserves the right at any time to:

  • Waive and/or correct any defect and/or informality in these guidelines
  • Reject any submissions
  • Reissue these guidelines
  • Prior to the submission deadline, modify these guidelines.

The Phillips Collection will treat all information provided by an artist when entering according to the Privacy Policy posted at

The Phillips Collection reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to (1) cancel, terminate, suspend, and/or modify these guidelines, or any part, at any time, without notice, and (2) to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the exhibitions in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award prizes using eligible entries received as of the termination/suspension date, if any infection, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond The Phillips’ control, affects the integrity or proper conduct thereof.  The Phillips Collection reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process (if applicable) or the operation of the exhibitions or to be acting in violation of these guidelines or any other promotion or in a disruptive manner. The Phillips Collection is not responsible for (1) entries that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, incorrect, delayed, garbled, undelivered, or misdirected; (2) theft, destruction or alteration of, or unauthorized access to, entries; (3) failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines, or telephone or data transmission systems; (4) interrupted or unavailable network, server, or other connections; (5) any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in any transmission or communication; (6) traffic congestion on the Internet or any technical problem, including but not limited to any injury or damage to any person’s computer or computer system related to or resulting from participation; (7) typographical, printing, or other errors or omissions in these guidelines, in any advertisements, or other materials; or (8) other problems or errors of any kind whether computer, network, mechanical, human, electronic, typographical, printing, or otherwise relating to the exhibitions, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the exhibitions, in the processing of entries, in the selection or announcement of winners. The Phillips Collection’s failure to enforce any term of these guidelines shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

About Digital Intersections


Digital Intersections is a series of digital projects building on the Phillips’s ongoing series of contemporary art projects—Intersections—in which artists are invited to produce work that engages the museum’s architecture and/or permanent collection. 

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