Duggal Visual Solutions’ recognition of today’s greatest imagemakers.
1 July 2020
3:59 AM

About Capture the Moment 2020

Duggal Visual Solutions is pleased to announce their annual Capture the Moment Photo Contest! Photographers and visual artists based in North America are invited to submit their work.

This year, winners will be selected by a panel of judges based on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit. One grand prize winner will be selected, along with five runners-up, who will all exhibit selected work in a special 'Capture the Moment' gallery show in September 2020 in New York City. Their winning images will also be displayed at NYC's Photoville 2020, the premier outdoor photo festival built from repurposed shipping containers. Applicants' work will be viewed by a panel of influential experts in the field of photography, plus have the opportunity to win cash and  award recognition.

As viewers, we long for connection to memorable moments that capture, captivate and distinguish a period in time. The tale a single image can tell might evoke an emotional response, captivating viewers even further, burning the image into memory, allowing your audience to unfold stories of their own – all in response to your art. In Duggal's Capture the Moment 2020 Photo Contest, we invite you to submit a photo of one captured moment. Your image provides a unique record of one moment of inspiration. The story it tells may be abstract, concrete, internal or external – it's up to you.

Capture the moment.

What Winners Receive

There will be one (1) Grand Prize Winner and five (5) Runner Ups, all of whom will be seen by a substantial number of visual arts professionals and media.

Grand Prize Winner

  • $1,000 USD cash prize

  • 20"x30" Vibrachrome™ produced and shown at NYC Photoville 2020, as part of the Duggal Visual Solutions container

  • 4 HD C-Prints of the winning artists' choice will be produced and framed by Duggal Visual Solutions for the Capture the Moment 2020 Winners Exhibition

Runner Ups (5 winners)

  • $250 USD cash prize

  • 16"x20" Vibrachrome™ produced and shown at NYC Photoville 2020, as part of the Duggal Visual Solutions container

  • 2 HD C-Prints of the runner up's choice will be produced and framed by Duggal Visual Solutions for the Capture the Moment 2020 Winners Exhibition

All entrants will receive a special VIP 30% discount on ShopDuggal.com, applicable to a single order through 12/31/2020.

About Duggal Visual Solutions

Duggal Visual Solutions has been at the forefront of innovation in visual communication and multimedia solutions for more than half a century. Partnering with clientele from the independent photographer to the world's most recognized museums and galleries. Our annual Capture the Moment Photo Contest is held in honor of our late visionary founder, Baldev Duggal.

From humble beginnings processing film in the bathtub of his Manhattan apartment, Baldev Duggal invented the first Dip & Dunk Film Processing Machine in 1963, which revolutionized film development and is still widely used today. He was also an early and ongoing pioneer of digital photography, most notably being the first photo lab owner to expand into digital imaging with high-resolution drum scanning in the late 1970s. Since then, Duggal Visual Solutions has become a leading, bi-coastal innovator in visual communication by investing in the latest technologies while not forgetting our artistic roots.


Call for entries open
31 March 2020
Submission deadline
1 July 2020
Artists contacted
1 August 2020
Winner announcement
1 September 2020
Photoville 2020
September 2020



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Juror information

  1. Michael Duggal, CEO of Duggal Visual Solutions

Michael Duggal is the Chief Executive Officer of Duggal Visual Solutions, a global leader of innovation in visual communication and multimedia solutions. Partnering with clientele from the independent photographer to the Fortune 500 corporation, Duggal has expanded its award-winning status as a supplier of exceptional printed visuals, custom displays and digital media signage under Michael's leadership. Michael is an acknowledged expert in digital imaging and visuals, serving on industry advisory boards and speaking at events and conferences across the country, as well as being quoted and featured on both television and in print.

  1. Alicia Hansen, Founder & CEO of NYC Salt

Alicia Hansen founded NYC Salt, a photography and video nonprofit program for high school students in NYC, in 2008 and has since grown the organization to engage over 200 youth per year in rigorous visual arts education and college-preparatory programming, with college acceptance and graduation rates far in excess of national norms. She started a career as a professional photographer 23 years ago as a photojournalist and producer for editorial, commercial, and advertising projects for an array of clients. She holds an MA in Visual Communications from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia.

  1. Sam Barzilay, Co-Founder of Photoville & Creative Director of United Photo Industries

Over the past decade, Sam Barzilay has worked alongside some of the brightest minds in the global photographic community developing new audiences and presentation methods to further amplify the power of photographic storytelling. In addition to Sam's work United Photo Industries and Photoville, he is also one of the founding producers of the T3 Photo Festival in Tokyo, Japan. He currently serves as nominator for the prestigious Prix Pictet Award in photography and sustainability, and has served as juror, nominator, and reviewer for Les Rencontres d'Arles, Houston FotoFest, the New York Times Portfolio Reviews, the Google Photography Prize, and numerous others. He holds a MA in Photojournalism from the University of Westminster (UK) where his studies focused on curatorial and photo-editing practices, and regularly lectures worldwide on current trends in contemporary photography.

  1. Reka Nyari, Internationally Represented Fine Art and Fashion Photographer

Reka Nyari has over 15 years of experience as a professional photographer. Born in Helsinki, and raised in Finland and Hungary, Nyari came to New York City to study Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts. Her practice spans from fashion and fine art photography and videography, to elaborate installation and performance pieces. Her 225-page Monograph titled "Femme Fatale: Female Erotic Photography" is published in 6 languages and sold worldwide. Her commercial client list is extensive and includes Kiki de Montparnasse, Fleur du Mal, RADO Switzerland, AOL, Liz Claiborne, Make Up Forever, DC Comics, Sally Hansen and Ultra Records. Her work has also appeared in numerous magazines including Esquire, Vanity Fair, Tatler, Korean Cosmopolitan, and Vogue. Reka currently lives and works in New York City.

1 July 2020
3:59 AM