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Center for Documentary Studies Essay Prize

Center for Documentary Studies Essay Prize
Deadline: February 15

Center for Documentary Studies
Durham, NC

The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in documentary photography and writing in alternating years: one year, photos; one year, writing. The focus is on current or recently completed work (within the last two years) from a long-term project—fifteen images; fifteen to twenty pages of writing.

The upcoming prize competition will be for writing. The winner of the competition receives $3,000 and and feature stories in Center for Documentary Studies’ print and digital publications. The winner’s work is also placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts at the Rubenstein Library, Duke University.

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