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Touched. Manipulated, Constructed, Changed, Shaped. Re-shaped. Tweaked, Frobnicated. Straightened. Distorted. Handled. Molded. Fixed. Transformed.

Deadline:  July 1, 2024

Tuŝis means "touched" in Esperanto. Subtle or dramatic, straight(ish) or strange, every artist's touch shows a presence, a meaning, an intention, a "soul" beyond literal subject matter. Tuŝis IV – The Artist's Touch will be a collection of extraordinary examples of "manipulated" images from the international photo community that shows something of each artist's unique touch and singular soul.

Thanks for sharing the call for Tuŝis IV with your social media contacts!

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Submit (5) images as 300 ppi .jpgs 20 cm (8 inches) on the longer side as individual files attached to an email to dekunuarts [at] gmail [dot] com

For entries of more than 5 images, please attach a single .zip file

to your submission email.


Format filenames exactly:   ImageNumber_First_Last_Title_of_Image.jpg

    e.g. If your name is Jerry Uelsmann:




Include  and label in the the body of the email, (not as separate attached files), these three:

  1.  BIO: a brief biography (150 words, max) This is published with the portfolio.

  2.  NOTES:  a brief but informative (350 words, max) explanation for your submission.  This is published with the images, so include what we need to know to appreciate the work.  Tell the story.  Anything goes: describe your idea, mission, process, technique, sources, themes, or ???

  3. LINKS:  URLs for your website and any relevant social media, gallery, publications, etc. 

Entry fee:  $30 USD for 5 images.    $5/additional image.


Pay entry fee with PayPal only, please.  Send to  - @DekUnuMagazine 

Link to Dek Unu at PayPal

All selected artists' entry fees are refunded. Jurors' top choice is awarded $250 USD

Deadline: July 1, 2024

Dek Unu Arts is not-for-profit and accepts no outside advertising whatsoever.

Some contests charge exorbitant submission fees. Some contests advertise big prizes that are not delivered. Some contests harvest art copyrights from creators. Some contests advertise celebrity jurors who do not take any meaningful part in the review any of the submissions. Some contests use submitted artwork primarily to promote the sponsors' unrelated businesses. Some contests repeatedly extend deadlines until collected entry fees reach a predetermined profit margin. Dek Unu Arts proudly and emphatically does not support or participate in any such nonsense. 

NOTE:  All photo-hybrids are invited. Use of A.I. components in creative combination with original photography is welcome. Please no exclusively cameraless techniques, algorithmic images, or digital painting.



Top 5:

All selected artists' images and links are published in Tuŝis IV, a special edition of Dek Unu Magazine.  Like the regular issues of the magazine, this edition will be available at free online during the publication month.

Cash Prizes:

All selected artist's submission fees are refunded and the jurors' top selection is awarded $250 USD. 


The Tuŝis IV print edition will be published in paperback and e-reader formats.  In full-color, the print edition is printed on #80 acid-free paper,  perfect-bound in heavier, light gloss cover stock.

Other Benefits:

With the publication of the special edition of Dek Unu, all winners' work, names, and links will be promoted widely via email, web, and Dek Unu's extensive social media network, facilitating identity- and brand-building exposure.  Dek Unu Arts sends letterhead press releases to artists' own news outlets, contacts, clients,  colleagues, and collaborators on request. 

The catalog of the winners' online exhibit is permalinked for artists' later reference in documentation, resumés, grant applications, show proposals, etc., after the end of the publication month.  Dek Unu Arts supplies authenticating correspondence and references to support artists' future endeavors on request.


About Us

       Helping artist-photographers create and publicize a resum­­é of significant successes our central mission.  Founded by photo-artists for photo-artists,  Dek Unu Arts publishes and promotes high-quality fine art photography through monthly editions of Dek Unu Magazine and by sponsoring brand-building announcements, exhibitions, and media and educational events.  Sourcing new work with international open call competitions, we advertise winners' work and identities globally, through an extensive list of artists, gallerists, and curators as well as its widely-subscribed web and social media network. 

        Our goal is to provide a respectable and  respectful alternative to (and refuge from) more typical commercial outlets. For us, "respectable" means selecting quality work from artists of all backgrounds and pedigrees, keeping to high curatorial standards, and presenting each edition to an interested and literate audience.  For us, a "respectful" magazine puts artists, not advertisers, first. For us, respect creating each issue in close collaboration with its creator, honoring each artist's individual creative vision. 

       In keeping with our mission, Dek Unu Arts is not-for-profit and we do not accept outside advertising of any kind. We publish eleven issues per year at no cost to our artists. This attracts extraordinary talent and gives us a great deal of editorial freedom to publish adventurous art.  However, although we operate on a shoestring budget, we can't rely on advertising revenue to pay all of the bills.  Our annual contest helps us continue to provide this resource to the community and to deliver exemplary service to our artists.

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Contact Us

dekunuarts [at] gmail [dot] com


Dek Unu Arts

1618 San Silvestro Drive

Venice, Florida  34285

Tel: (860) 706-9946

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