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

Deadline:  July 1, 2022

Subtle or dramatic, straight(ish) or strange, every artist's touch shows a presence, a meaning, an intention, a "soul" beyond literal subject matter. Dek Unu is creating a collection of "manipulated" images for a publication of fine art photography that shows something of each artist's singular soul.

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Submit (5) images as web-resolution  (72 ppi) .jpgs at 1280 px (max) on the longer side as individual files attached to an email to
dekunuarts [at] gmail [dot] com
Selected artists will submit print-resolution images separately.

Format filenames exactly:   ImageNumber_First_Last_Title_of_Image.jpg

e.g. If your name is Jerry Uelsmann:




In the body of the email, (not attached files), please include these three:

  •  a brief bio (100 words, max) This is published with the portfolio.

  • brief but informative (250 words, max) explanatory note about your submission.  This is published with the images, so include what we need to know to appreciate the work.  Anything goes: mission, process, technique, sources, themes, or...

  • your links: website, social media, etc.

Entry fee:  $25 USD for 5 images.    $5/additional image.


Pay entry fee with PayPal only, please.  Send to  - @DekUnuMagazine or use the PayPal button below.


Deadline: July 1, 2022

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

Your submission to the current call for entries establishes that you are the owner of copyright to all images and that none are obligated or currently under contract elsewhere.  You grant Dek Unu Arts a non-exclusive license to use selected images for publication and promotional purposes online at, in promotional postings on web and social media, and in a single print volume created by Dek Unu Arts.  Dek Unu Arts establishes you continue to own all copyrights and that none of the photographs may be downloaded, stored, printed, manipulated, distributed, or used in any form without your prior permission. Works published by Dek Unu Arts are protected under domestic and international copyright laws and are not considered to be public domain.

Note: Previous featured artists and contest winners, are ineligible for Tuŝis II.



Top 5:

All selected artists' images and links are published in Tuŝis II, and promoted in 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:

The jury's top selection receives an award of $250 USD.  Places 2 and 3 are awarded $50 USD each. 


The Tuŝis II edition will be published in paperback and e-reader formats.  In full-color, the paperbook edition is printed on #80 acid-free paper, 38 pages, 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 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.



       Helping artist-photographers create and publicize a resum­­é of significant successes is our central mission at Dek Unu Arts.  Founded by photo-artists for photo-artists,  Dek Unu Arts publishes and promotes quality fine art photography through 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 Dek Unu's list of artists, gallerists, and curators as well as its extensive web and social media network. 

Dek Unu was founded by photo-artists 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, creates each issue in close collaboration with its artist, presenting and promoting the artists as the main course, not just the garnish.

       In keeping with our mission, Dek Unu Arts is not-for-profit, does 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

Dek Unu Arts

1618 San Silvestro Drive

Venice, Florida  34285

dekunuarts [at] gmail [dot] com

Tel: (860) 706-9946

GDPR Privacy Statement:  Our mailing list is strictly private and is not used for any purpose other than messaging to the list from the staff of Dek Unu Arts. We DO NOT sell, lend, or allow any third parties access to our mailing list. We DO hold your name and your email address.  We DO NOT request or hold your postal address, telephone number, credit card or bank details, all money exchanges with Dek Unu are handled via PayPal.  Our correspondence host is Google whose privacy policy is here.  Our web-hosting service is provided  by WIX whose privacy policy is here.  

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