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John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship Award

John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship Award
Deadline: September 5

Griffin Museum of Photography
Winchester, MA

Jurors: Crista Dix, Aline Smithson, Laura Moya, Frazier King

The John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship seeks to recognize, encourage and reward photographers with the potential to create a body of work and sustain solo exhibitions. Awarded annually, the Scholarship provides recipients with a monetary award of $3,000, exhibition of their work at the Griffin Museum of Photography, and a volume from John’s personal library of photography books. The Scholarship seeks to provide a watershed moment in the professional lives of emerging photographers, providing them with the support and encouragement necessary to develop, articulate and grow their own vision for photography.

The scholarship is open to photographers who have produced individual works of photography and/or are in the process of producing bodies of work.

We are looking for candidates who are serious about photography, whose potential is emerging and whose photography will benefit from this scholarship. Candidates should not be currently enrolled in a photography degree program. There is no age limit. There are no residency requirements.

Photographers without gallery representation who have not exhibited solo in a gallery/museum setting are eligible (coffee shop, community gallery, library etc. are eligible exhibition settings).

This scholarship is not for well-established photographers. Well-established photographers are individuals in mid-photography-careers and are seen by the public and peers as distinguished in the field of photography and have many accomplishments as a photographer. Please note again that an artist who has had SOLO exhibitions in established galleries/museums or has gallery representation will be considered too accomplished to receive this scholarship.

Fees: FREE

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Aug
1
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Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Awards

Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Awards
Deadline: August 1

Duke University
Durham, NC

The Archive of Documentary Arts is committed to diversifying its collection in order to better reflect the multitude of viewpoints and communities from which work is being made in the documentary arts today. To this end, the ADA offers the following collection awards to acquire new work in 2018.

Selected photographers will receive an honorarium to print a body of work which will be acquired by the Archive of Documentary Arts and added to our collection. Selected work will be preserved in the collections at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, and available for use by students, faculty, and independent researchers. The ADA also promotes collection material through exhibition and a variety of public programs.

Fees: FREE

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Sep
14
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Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards

PhotoBook Awards
Deadline: September 14

Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the 2018 edition of The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year.

Categories
The First PhotoBook Prize: A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first finished, publicly available photobook is judged to be the best of the year. Twenty books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The PhotoBook of the Year Prize: This prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, for the photobook judged to be the best of the year. Ten books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The Photography Catalogue of the Year Prize: Awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution responsible for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of the year. Five books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The shortlisted books, accompanied by the jury’s comments, will be featured in the fall 2018 edition of The PhotoBook Review issue 015 (published by Aperture Foundation), to be released at Paris Photo.

The winners will be announced Friday, November 9th, 2018 at Paris Photo.

Fees:
First PhotoBook: $30 per book
PhotoBook of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each additional entry from the same publisher
Photography Catalouge of the Year: $60 for the first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each additional entry from the same publisher.

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Sep
15
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The Elizabeth Sloan Tyler Memorial Award

The Elizabeth Sloan Tyler Memorial Award
Deadline: September 15

The Woven Tale Press
Hamptons, Long Island, NY

Juror: Lauren Shaw

Win a one-week retreat to the legendary Hamptons of Long Island, NY in former home of artist Elizabeth Sloan Tyler. Destination for artists from around the world; home to the Pollack-Krasner House, Parrish Art Museum, contemporary art galleries; eight nights, accomdations for two in spacious residence, within walking distance to LIRR train to New York City, ocean, beach, and town; full amenities; flexible books in 2019 calendar year.

Fees: $25 for 3-5 photographs

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Jun
11
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4 Culture Call for Photographs and Works on Paper

Call for Photographs and Works on Paper
Deadline: June 11

4Culture
King County, WA

4Culture seeks to purchase original, unframed photographs and works on paper—including drawings, paintings, prints, mixed media, and more—for the King County Public Art Collection. Acquired works will rotate throughout publicly accessible areas of county-owned facilities.

4Culture seeks to purchase original, unframed two-dimensional artworks, specifically photographs and works on paper (drawings, paintings, prints, mixed media, etc.), for the King County Public Art Collection.

Fees: FREE

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Jun
1
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Philadelphia Photo Arts Center: Annual Contemporary Photography Competition

Annual Contemporary Photography Competition
Deadline: June 1

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Philadelphia, PA

Juror: Lucy Gallun, Assistant Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art

Two Artists will win $5,000 each and concurrent solo exhibitions from April 11, 2019 –
May 25, 2019. PPAC understand’s that contemporary photography takes many forms, we are open to all photography, digital imaging, film/video, and lens-based installation work.

Fees: $30 for up to 10 images.

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May
31
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Santa Fe Workshops: Diversity

Diversity
Deadline: May 31

Santa Fe Workshops
Santa Fe, NM

Our world contains an astonishing variety of creatures, perspectives, and people. It is these differences that create the exquisite beauty and boundless wonder of our planet.

Whether it is cultural, biological, or philosophical, photography has the power to highlight and preserve the vast array of the human (and animal) experience.

For our DIVERSITY contest, show us images that highlight the richness and complexity that makes our society and our universe a beautiful, intriguing, and awe-inspiring place. 

Fees: $30 for 3 images submitted by March 22, 2018 $40 for 3 images submitted March 23 – May 31, 2018 $10 for each additional image over 3

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May
27
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Lenscratch Student Prize

Lenscratch Student Prize
Deadline: May 27

FIRST PRIZE receives:
a $500 Cash Award and a feature on Lenscratch
a year long mentorship with Aline Smithson
a THINK TANK camera bag
a $500 Gift Certificate towards a Santa Fe Photo Workshop
a $250 Gift Certificate from Freestyle Photo Supplies
a mini exhibition on the Curated Fridge
a Canson Infinity Inkjet Paper Discovery Pack
a Lenscratch T-Shirt and tote
Supporting Level membership with CENTER, plus a listing online and a consult with Director Laura Pressley

SECOND and THIRD PRIZES receive:
a feature on Lenscratch
a mini exhibition on the Curated Fridge
a Lenscratch T-shirt and Tote

4 HONORABLE MENTIONS receive:
a feature on Lenscratch

 

Fees: FREE

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May
15
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Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize

Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize
Deadline: May 15

Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
Durham, NC

A prize of $10,000 is given annually by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University to support documentary artists, working alone or in teams, who are involved in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that fully exploit the relationship of words and images in the powerful, persuasive representation of a subject. Competitive applicants to this prize have a point of view derived from an in-depth understanding of place, history, and the current situation, in concert with a personal relationship to the proposed work. Ultimately, their commitment is to use documentary expression to motivate the thinking and reflection of others. The winner will be featured in the Center for Documentary Studies' digital publications and included in the Archive of Documentary Arts at the Rubenstein Library at Duke University.

Fees: $70

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Apr
1
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Museum of Contemporary Photography Snider Prize

Snider Prize
Deadline: April 1

Museum of Contemporary Photography
Chicago, IL

The Snider Prize is a purchase award given to emerging artists in their final year of graduate study. The winner will receive $2,000, and two honorable mentions will each receive $500 towards the purchase of work to be added to the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s permanent collection. Sponsored by Lawrence K. and Maxine Snider, the Snider Prize forms a part of the museum’s ongoing commitment to support new talent in the field of contemporary photography.

Fees: FREE

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Mar
1
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Center for Documentary Studies Essay Prize in Photography

Essay Prize in Photography
Deadline: March 1

Center for Documentary Studies
Durham, NC

$3,000 prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University honors the best documentary writing and photography in alternating years. The focus is on current or recently completed work (within the last two years). This year's prize is for photography. Please provide context for the photographic essay you are submitting, including the duration of your project and whether it is completed or ongoing. Describe your intentions for the work. Also, if some of your images have been published together in essay form, please include information about where and when they appeared and how the essay as submitted for the competition is different (or not).

Fees: $40

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Feb
28
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CENTER: Choice Awards

CENTER Choice Awards
Deadline: February 28

Jurors:
Lisa Hostetler, Curator-in-Charge, George Eastman Museum
Naomi Cass, Director, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Australia
Keith Jenkins, Director of Visual Journalmism, NPR

The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. Images can be singular or part of a series. The Awards are divided into four categories: Curator’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, Director’s Choice and Exhibitor’s a new category, The Producer’s Choice Awards. Winners receive recognition via exhibition, publication, admission to Review Santa Fe portfolio reviews and more.

Curator’s Choice, Director’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, and Producer’s Choice Awards
First, second, and third awarded in each category will receive:

- Group exhibition of Award winners
- Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe
- Lenscratch publication
- Special invitation to Art Photo Index
- Online exhibition at VisitCenter.org

Fees:
Early-bird discount (ends January 30) Members - $30, Non-members - $40
All four categories: Members - $70, Non-members - $85

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Feb
28
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Julia Margaret Cameron Awards

Julia Margaret Cameron Awards
Deadline: February 28

This Award is open to women photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements will be welcome.

Images already awarded by any contest hosted by The Gala Awards can not be submitted. Images awarded in contests not related to The Gala Awards can be submitted.

The Julia Margaret Cameron Award is addressed to professional and non professional women worldwide, who will compete together in the following categories: Abstract & Still Life, Alternative Processes, Architecture & Interiors, Children, Cell Phone, Cityscapes, Culture & Daily Life, Digital Manipulation & Collage, Documentary & Reportage, Editorial & Current Affairs, Fashion & Advertising, Fine Art, Landscapes & Seascapes, Nature, Nude & Figure, Open Theme, People, Portrait, Self Portrait, Sports, Street Photography, Wild Life.

Fees:
Single Images: $50 for the first 3 images, $10 each additional image.
Series: $60 for 1 series of 3-5 images, $14 each additional series

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Feb
26
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Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize

Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize
Deadline: February 26

Jurors: Fiona Banner & Jenni Lomax

The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize seeks to discover talented young writers on contemporary art, with the winner receiving £1,000 and the opportunity to publish a review of a contemporary art exhibition in The Burlington Magazine.

Since its founding in 1903, The Burlington Magazine has always considered the art of the present to be as worthy of study as the art of the past. The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize advances our commitment to the study of contemporary art by encouraging aspiring young writers to engage critically with its forms and concepts. The Prize promotes clear, concise and well-structured writing that is able to navigate sophisticated ideas without recourse to over-complex language.

Contenders – who must be no older than 35 years of age on 26th February 2018 and have published no more than six exhibition reviews – should submit one unpublished review of a contemporary art exhibition, no more than 1,000 words in length with up to three low-resolution images. ‘Contemporary’ is defined as art produced since 2000. The submitted review must be written in English (although the art considered may be international) and emailed as a Word document, clearly stating the name, age, country of residence and occupation of the writer, to editorial@burlington.org.uk.

Each contender will be offered a digital subscription to the Magazine at a specially reduced price, providing unlimited access to the Magazine’s archive as well as all the latest articles and reviews.

Fees: FREE

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Feb
2
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Pence Gallery: Glickman McClure Artist Award

Glickman McClure Artist Award
Deadline: February 2

Pence Gallery
Davis, CA

Visual artists are an integral part of our cultural landscape, and provide an important source of creative capital for the Sacramento region. In this regard, donors Mark M. Glickman and Lanette M. McClure have under-written an award to directly support the creation of new work and study by emerging artists in California. Artists can work in any of the following media, including ceramics, painting, sculpture in any medium, glass, printmaking, fiber, drawing, mixed media, installation, photography or video.

The qualifications for this award are that the artist’s submitted work is of high caliber, original, and completed within the past five years. Preference will be given to artists who are under-recognized or ‘emerging’ in the art field, thus while they may have exhibiting experience, their exhibit history will not be extensive. Artists must be dedicated to the practice of making and exhibiting art, and need financial support. The award is limited to artists residing in California, and will be determined by a panel of experts and donors.

The selected artist will receive an award of $2,500 and the offering of a solo exhibit, in the Pence’s Dowling Community Gallery. Awardees will be expected to create new work for the Pence exhibit, and to lead a workshop or talk based on their work. Solo exhibit for artist in January-February 2019.

Fees: $25

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Jan
31
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Aperture Portfolio Prize

Aperture Portfolio Prize
Deadline: January 31

Aperture Foundation
New York, NY

Jurors: The Aperture Portfolio Prize jury is comprised of Aperture’s experienced editors and curatorial staff. This year, the jury includes Chris Boot, executive director; Annette Booth, director of exhibitions management; Charlotte Chudy, assistant editor of books; Michael Famighetti, editor of Aperture Magazine; Annika Klein, editorial assistant of Aperture Magazine; Taia Kwinter, Managing Editor, Books; Amelia Lang, Associate Publisher, Books; Samantha Marlow, associate editor of books; Lesley A. Martin, creative director; Kellie McLaughlin, director of the limited-edition print program; Brendan Wattenberg, managing editor of Aperture Magazine; and Denise Wolff, senior editor of books.

The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. When choosing the first-prize winner and runners up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.

Fees: FREE

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Jan
31
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All About Photo Awards

All About Photo Awards
Deadline: January 31

Jurors: Liu Bolin, Eli Klein, Crista Dix, Michael Itkoff, Marco Gualizzini, Elisabeth Mouchy, Ann Jastrab, Sandrine Hermand-Grisel

Our third edition of the All About Photo Awards invites photographers from around the world to submit their best work for consideration. In reference to Henri Cartier-Bresson's photo essay, The Mind's Eye investigates the depth and thoughts behind each image.

Prizes:
Winners will receive $10,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition.
The grand prize is $5,000, the 2nd prize is $2,000, the 3rd prize is $1,500, the 4th prize is $1,000 and the 5th prize is $500!

All winners will have their work published/showcased on Lenscratch, Be-Art Magazine, Daylighted and All About Photo in 2018. (details below)
A selection of entrants of particular merit will also be invited to display their work in the Winners Gallery of www.all-about-photo.com and on Daylighted.

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Jan
15
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South x Southeast Director's Award

South x Southeast Director's Award
Deadline: January 15

Jurors: Nancy McCrary, Publisher, South x Southeast Photomagazine, Barbara Griffin, Creative Director

Jurors will choose one Grand Prize Winner who will receive:

$500 cash prize

An invitation for a Solo Show at South x Southeast photogallery in 2019

An invitation to attend a South x Southeast Workshop of Your Choice

Feature Article in South x Southeast photomagazine’s August/September 2018 issue

Jurors will also choose FIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS who, along with the Grand Prize winner, will be invited to show their work in a group show at South x Southeast photogallery April/May 2018

An Artist’s Weekend with Opening Reception will be held April 7th

 

Fees: $50 for 10 images. $80 for 20 images.

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Dec
12
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British Journal of Photography International Photography Awards

International Photography Awards
Deadline: December 12

British Journal of Photography

Jurors:
Fariba Farshad, Founding Director, Photo London
Simon Bainbridge, Editorial Director, BJP
Alona Pardo, Curator, Barbican
Fiona Rogers, Global Development Manager, Magnum Photos
Hannah Watson, Director, TJ Boulting

Celebrating its 14th year, the International Photography Award 2018, is now open for entries.

Instrumental in launching the careers some of the most respected photographers today, enter now for an opportunity to be recognised and celebrated by the international photographic community.

Prizes
£5,000 exhibition grant • Solo show at the leading London gallery, TJ Boulting • All-expenses paid trip to London • VIP access to and promotion at Photo London, one of the biggest events in the photography calendar • In-person portfolio review and reprint • Exclusive coverage in British Journal of Photography •

Fees: £49.00 for one series of images.

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Nov
17
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Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture

Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture
Deadline: November 17

Arnold Newman had an insatiable fascination with people and the physical world around him. In his work, he constantly explored the boundaries of portraiture and embodied the spirit of artistic innovation. He was also a passionate teacher--he taught at Maine Media Workshops + College every summer for over 30 years, inspiring hundreds of artists and sharing wisdom like, "we make photographs with our hearts and with our minds." In honor of Arnold's legacy as both a photographer and mentor, The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture recognizes excellence in a new generation of photographers by awarding $20,000 to a photographer whose work demonstrates a compelling new vision in the genre of portraiture. The prize, the second largest in the United States, is designed to assist the winner in continuing the pursuit of their work and to serve as a launching pad for the next phase of their careers.  

Established in 2009 by the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation, the prize is generously funded by the Foundation and proudly administered by Maine Media Workshops + College. We are excited to host the prize for a second year

The jurors will select one (1) winner and three (3) finalists for the 2018 Arnold Newman Prize. 
The winner will recieve $20,000.
The winner and three finalists will be officially announced and celebrated at an event in New York City in 2018.

Fees: $55

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Oct
5
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S&R Foundation Washington Award

Washington Award
Deadline: October 5

Since its inception in 2001, the Washington Award has recognized talented artists in the fields of, music, dance, and visual arts especially those who contribute to international cultural collaboration.

Winners receive a cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development. An additional $5,000 may be awarded to a Grand Prize-winning artist of outstanding ability. Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners are eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation. Award winners are honored annually in the spring at the Washington Awards Ceremony.

Students currently enrolled in undergraduate/graduate programs are not eligible to apply.

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Oct
2
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Rebecca Vassie Trust Award

Rebecca Vassie Trust Award
Deadline: October 2

Judges:
Karen McQuaid, senior curator at the Photographers' Gallery
Matthew Tucker, UK picture editor at BuzzFeed
Professor Steve Macleod, photographer and creative director at Metro Imaging
Jennifer Thatcher, curator and photography critic at Art Monthly and ARTnews

The Rebecca Vassie Trust Award is open to an early-to-mid-career photographer in or from the UK. The recipient will receive £1,250 for the completion of a photography project documenting lesser-known peoples and communities: ‘human stories we seldom see’; project support from industry professionals; approx. £1,150-worth of printing; support from the Trust towards public and industry exposure of the work; membership of Shutter Hub.

Fees: FREE

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Sep
20
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Clarence John Laughlin Award

Clarence John Laughlin Award
Deadline: September 20

Juror: Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director, The Griffin Museum of Photography

The Clarence John Laughlin Award was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression. It honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American South. The Clarence John Laughlin Award grants one $5000 prize annually to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.

Fees: $25

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Sep
15
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Paris Photo - Aperture Foundation Photo Book Awards

Paris Photo - Aperture Foundation Photo Book Awards
Deadline: September 15

Juror: Eliot Dudik

Initiated in November 2012 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo, the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year.

The First PhotoBook Prize
A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first finished, publicly available photobook is judged to be the best of the year. Twenty books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The PhotoBook of the Year Prize
This prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, for the photobook judged to be the best of the year. Ten books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The Photography Catalogue of the Year Prize
Awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution responsible for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of the year. Five books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The shortlisted books, accompanied by the jury’s comments, will be featured in the fall 2017 edition of The PhotoBook Review issue 013 (published by Aperture Foundation), to be released at Paris Photo.

Fees:
First PhotoBook: $30 per book
PhotoBook of the Year: $60 for the first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher
Photography Catalogue of the Year: $60 for the first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher.

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Sep
5
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John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship

John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship
Deadline: September 5

Jurors: Jay Gould, Shane Lavalette, Karen Davis, Edie Bresler

The John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship seeks to recognize, encourage and reward photographers with the potential to create a body of work and sustain solo exhibitions. Awarded annually, the Scholarship provides recipients with a monetary award of $3,000, exhibition of their work at the Griffin Museum of Photography, and a volume from John’s personal library of photography books. The Scholarship seeks to provide a watershed moment in the professional lives of emerging photographers, providing them with the support and encouragement necessary to develop, articulate and grow their own vision for photography.

Eligibility Criteria:

The scholarship is open to photographers who have produced individual works of photography and/or are in the process of producing bodies of work.

We are looking for candidates who are serious about photography, whose potential is emerging and whose photography will benefit from this scholarship. Candidates should not be currently enrolled in a photography degree program. There is no age limit. There are no residency requirements.

Photographers without gallery representation who have not exhibited solo in a gallery/museum setting are eligible (coffee shop, community gallery, library etc. are eligible exhibition settings).

This scholarship is not for well-established photographers. Well-established photographers are individuals in mid-photography-careers and are seen by the public and peers as distinguished in the field of photography and have many accomplishments as a photographer. Please note again that an artist who has had SOLO exhibitions in established galleries/museums or has gallery representation will be considered too accomplished to receive this scholarship.

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Jun
30
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The Photo Review 33rd Annual International Photography Competition

The Photo Review 33rd Annual International Photography Competition
Deadline: June 30

Juror: Yancey Richardson, Owner Yancey Richardson Gallery

The Photo Review Competition enables thousands of people across the country to see the accepted work in our 2017 competition issue and on our website. Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the photography gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. And Forrest Old, director of the Red Filter Gallery, will select a photographer for a one-person show at the online gallery.

Fees: $35 for up to 3 images, $8 for each additional image.

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Jun
30
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Hariban Award

Hariban Award
Deadline: June 30

Presented by the Benrido Collotype Atelier, the fourth-annual Hariban Award offers its recipients free transportation to and two weeks’ accommodation in Kyoto, Japan, for a rare chance to collaborate with Kyoto’s master artisans. During their stay, the winner will be afforded the amazing opportunity to print exquisite collotypes of their best work, which will then be exhibited as part of the Kyotographie 2018 exhibition. Photographers from all levels are invited to submit monochromatic photographs for a chance to win this remarkable award. In addition to the grand prize, the jury will award honorable mentions to noteworthy competitors, whose work will be featured in the competition catalog.

Fees: $46

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Jun
29
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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
Deadline: July 29

Jurors:
Nicholas Culling, Chair and Director, National Portrait Gallery
David Campany, Writer, Curator, and Artist
Sabina Jaskot-Gill, Associate Curator, Photographs, National Portrait Gallery
Fiona Shields, Head of Photography, Guardian
Gillian Wearing, Artist

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography.

The Prize has established a reputation for creativity and excellence, with works submitted by a range of photographers, from leading professionals to talented amateurs and the most exciting emerging artists.

The competition is open to everyone aged 18 and over from around the world.

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 exhibition will run at the Gallery from November 16th, 2017 to February 18th, 2018 before touring to venues around the United Kingdom.

Awards: The winner of the competition will receive £15,000. In addition the judges, at their discretion, will award cash prizes to one or more shortlisted photographers. ll selected photographers under the age of 35 will also be eligible for the John Kobal New Work Award. The winning photographer will receive £5,000 and a commission from the Gallery to photograph a sitter connected with the UK film industry.

Fees: £28.00 for each image

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Jun
10
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Hasselblad Masters 2018 Competition

Hasselblad Masters
Deadline: June 10

Photographers across the globe are invited to submit three images that best demonstrate their photographic ability in 11 categories, for the chance to be named a Hasselblad Master. The Hasselblad Masters is one of the world’s most prestigious professional photographic
competitions and gives acclaimed professionals, as well as aspiring newcomers, the chance to make their mark in the world of high-end photography.

The Hasselblad Masters Competition is open to all photographers who have been active professionals* for more than three years and who are using digital cameras of at least 16 Megapixel, by drone camera or film cameras, regardless of brand and format. The Project//21 category is open to all photographers under the age of 21.

Hasselblad Masters are judged on their photographic ability, creativity, compositional skills, conceptual strength and technique – and are acknowledged to have made a compelling contribution to the art of photography. Winners will be announced in January 2018.
The winners will not only receive the coveted accolade but will take home a state of the art medium format Hasselblad camera and have their work published in the Hasselblad Masters commemorative book, to be launched in 2018.

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Jun
1
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Lumen Prize for Digital Art

Lumen Prize for Digital Art
Deadline: June 1

The Lumen Prize is an international award that celebrates artists working with digital technology. The competition offers a prize fund of $10,500, plus inclusion in Lumen’s annual program of exhibitions and events which take place globally for shortlisted and winning artists. Now in its 6th year, The Lumen Prize has awarded over $40,000 in prize money and has staged over 30 exhibitions worldwide, in cities including New York, Shanghai, Amsterdam and Athens.

Fees: $45 for 2 images

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May
31
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Luxembourg Art Prize

Luxembourg Art Prize
Deadline: May 31

The Luxembourg Art Prize aims to reveal and promote talented artists who have yet to establish a profile on the contemporary international scene. Its function is to discover artists, and it is open to any artist, amateur or professional, with no limits on age, nationality or place of residence. The Prize is aimed at artists working in one or more of the following media: drawing, printing, installation, painting, performance, photography, digital art, sculpture, sound art, video, mixed media, decorative art (textiles and material, glass, wood, metal, ceramics, mosaic, paper or other techniques).

The winner of the Prize in 2017 will receive an award of €25,000 (about 26,663 USD) to fund the production of further work and an individual exhibition in a prestigious gallery. The finalist artists will be included in a group exhibition in the gallery. The Luxembourg Art Prize is a unique opportunity to enter the international professional art circuit and to have your work seen by major private and institutional art collectors. You will have the chance to be supported and personally advised by Hervé Lancelin. Unlike other prizes or art salons, the Luxembourg Art Prize is designed to boost your career by exhibiting your work in an international gallery and giving you a high level of visibility.

All the costs associated with travel to and accommodation in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for the nominated artists and one other person of their choice will be paid in full by the Gallery in 2017. This includes transport and insurance for the works of art, air and train tickets and full-board accommodation in a four-star hotel.

The gallery will organize return travel for the nominated artists and their companions by train or air. The gallery will send travel documents to the nominated artists and their companions within the ten days before the opening of the nominated artists’ group exhibition.

The gallery will also book hotel rooms for the purpose on the basis of dual occupancy (each artist with his or her companion).

Fees: $47

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May
28
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2017 Lenscratch Student Prize

2017 Lenscratch Student Prize
Deadline: May 28

Jurors: Aline Smithson, Grant Gill, and Sarah Stankey

An annual cash prize celebrating the best student portfolio of 2017. Students enrolled in a college-level program (BFA or MFA). Community College students are also accepted. The award includes a cash prize, a feature on LENSCRATCH, a year long mentorship with Aline Smithson, and more.

Fees: FREE

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May
22
12:00 AM00:00

Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Awards

Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Awards
Deadline: May 22

The Archive of Documentary Arts is committed to diversifying its collection in order to better reflect the multitude of viewpoints and communities from which work is being made in the documentary arts today. To this end, the ADA offers the following collection awards to acquire new work in 2017.

Selected photographers will receive an honorarium to print a body of work which will be acquired by the Archive of Documentary Arts and added to our collection. Selected work will be preserved in the non-circulating collections at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, and available for use by students, faculty, and independent researchers. The ADA also promotes collection material through exhibition and a variety of public programs.

Eligibility:

-Applicants should not be enrolled in a degree-granting program at the time of submission

-Applicant may not be an employee of Duke University

-Applicants are not eligible if their work is already held in the collections of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University

-Applicants may submit a maximum of one entry per award category

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May
15
12:00 AM00:00

Daylight Photo Awards

Daylight Photo Awards
Deadline: May 15

The winner will receive $1000, a digital feature and a chance to have their project considered for publication.
 
Jurors:
Roy Flukinger (Harry Ransom Center, Austin)
Caroline Hunter (The Guardian, London)
Alex Ramos (Leica Gallery, San Francisco)
Chris Wiley (The New Yorker, New York)
Lars Willumeit (Independent Curator, Zurich)

Fees: $35

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