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Jul
15
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Arnold Newman Prize

Arnold Newman Prize for New Directors in Photographic Portraiture
Deadline: July 15

Jurors: Elizabeth Avedon, Jessica Dimson, Paula Tognarelli

The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture is a $20,000 prize awarded annually to a photographer whose work demonstrates a compelling new vision in photographic portraiture. In addition to the winner, the jury selects three finalists each year who are invited to participate in an exhibit at the Griffin Museum of Photography. 

The Prize is generously funded by the Arnold & Augusta Newman Foundation and proudly administered by Maine Media Workshops + College. The Griffin Museum of Photography hosts the annual exhibition of work by the winner and three finalists each October.

The 2019 Call for Entry will be open from June 15-July 15, 2019. All entries are made through the platform Submittable.

The jurors will select one (1) winner and three (3) finalists for the 2019 Arnold Newman Prize. The winner will receive $20,000. This prize is unrestricted and may be used however the winning artist wishes. The winner and three finalists will be officially announced in August 2019 and their work will be featured in an exhibit at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA from October 1 to 30, with an opening reception on October 10. Artists will be responsible for shipping framed (or otherwise exhibition ready) work to/from the Griffin.

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Sep
13
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Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo Photobook Awards

Photobook Awards
Deadline: September 13

Jurors: Elizabeth Avedon, Jessica Dimson, Paula Tognarelli

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 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 2019 edition of The PhotoBook Review issue 017 (published by Aperture Foundation), to be released at Paris Photo.

Fees:
First PhotoBook: $30 per book

PhotoBook of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher

Photography Catalogue of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher

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Jun
5
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The Denis Roussel Award

The Denis Roussel Award
Deadline: June 5

Rfotofolio

Juror: Jesseca Ferguson

The Denis Roussel Award is for photographers whose work is based on the historical/alternative photographic processes, including silver gelatin. The Denis Roussel Award  was started in 2018 to help continue the legacy of photographer and educator Denis Roussel.

The award winner will receive the following,
- The Denis Roussel Award.
- A two hundred and fifty dollar gift certificate from Bostick & Sullivan for alt-process supplies.
- Hahnemuhle Paper
- Mark Nelson’s ebook on Precision Digital Negatives.

The Denis Roussel Award winner will be featured on Rfotofolio with a future interview, and be included in future publications, and future exhibition.

Fees: FREE

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May
31
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Printed Matter: Emerging Artists Publication Series

Emerging Artists Publication Series
Deadline: May 31

Printed Matter
New York, NY

The Emerging Artists Publication Series supports early career artists in realizing an artists’ book project. Up to two compelling book proposals will be selected by Printed Matter staff and a guest jury to be developed and published under our imprint in 2019-20. As “emerging artists”, applicants will be practicing artists but will not have major gallery representation, a significant solo exhibition history or an extensive book publishing practice. 

First publications are encouraged. Collaborative proposals are welcome, but note that both participants must be residents of NYC. Multiple submissions are permitted, with a maximum of two.

Proposed books may be in progress—a final design is not required—however applications should be for book projects developed beyond the idea stage. Though we expect that selected projects will evolve during the working period, submissions should be carefully considered and successfully illustrate to the jury what the completed project will look like. Applications may also describe production aspects of the book, including size and format, printing method and binding. 

In support of your application, please provide an overview of any work that’s been done to date, and a brief breakdown of what you see the remaining work areas to be (research phase, writing period, commissioning of texts, etc.) with an indication of how project material will be sourced. 

We will only be able to review submissions for artists’ books—works that are conceived as artworks in their own right. Works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, catalogs of artwork, monographs, as well as limited edition, deluxe, or hand-crafted book objects will not be eligible as these are outside the program’s scope.

Fees: FREE

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May
27
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The Lenscratch Student Prize

The Lenscratch Student Prize
Deadline: May 27

Lenscratch

JFIRST PRIZE receives:
a $1000 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 Los Angeles Center of Photography Workshop
a $500 Gift Certificate towards a Santa Fe Photo Workshop
a $500 Gift Certificate from Freestyle Photo Supplies
a mini exhibition on the Curated Fridge
a collection of books from Yoffy Press
a Lenscratch T-Shirt and tote
Supporting Level membership with CENTER, plus a listing online and a consult with Angie Rizzo

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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Apr
12
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The Snider Prize

The Snider Prize
Deadline: April 12

The Snider Prize is a purchase award given to emerging artists in their final year of graduate study from the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago (MoCP). The winner receives $2,000, and two honorable mentions each receive $500 towards the purchase of work to be added to the MoCP'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.

The prize is open to MFA students currently in their last year at an accredited program of study. Submissions will be accepted through April 12, 2019 at midnight, and the three award recipients will be announced on May 3, 2019.

Fees: FREE

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Apr
12
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Aperture Summer Open

Aperture Summer Open
Deadline: April 12

Jurors:
Brendan Embser, Aperture magazine Managing Editor
Metthew Leifheir, MATTE magazine Editor
Chiara Bardelli Nonino, Vogue Italia Photo Editor
Azu Nwagbogu, African Artists’ Foundation Director
Guadalupe Rosales, Veteranas & Rucas Founder

The Aperture Summer Open is an annual open-submission exhibition at Aperture Foundation's gallery in New York, featuring a wide variety of work by photographers and lens-based artists from around the world. Selected by a jury of leading editors, curators, and writers, the exhibition seeks to reveal and report on key themes and trends driving contemporary photography. The exhibition opens the doors to photographers of all ages, at all points in their careers, as we seek to promote new ideas and talent.

The theme of the 2019 Aperture Summer Open is "Delirious Cities." The city is a laboratory of new identities, a place of contested freedom, a magnet for immigration, a supermarket of desires, a landscape of ever-changing structures. How can photographs define the diversity of urban experience today? The curators of the Summer Open are looking for new bodies of work that cross a wide visual range, from community, architecture, land use, and environmental concerns to fashion, technology, and individual expression.

Fees: Members-FREE Non-members- $30

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Apr
8
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Prilla Smith Brackett Award

Prilla Smith Brackett Award
Deadline: April 8

The biennial Prilla Smith Brackett Award honors an outstanding woman visual artist based in the Greater Boston area and is intended to draw attention to her exceptional contributions to the field and region. Funded by Prilla Smith Brackett (Wellesley Class of 1964) and administered by the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, the Brackett Award will be given to the artist whose work and exhibition record demonstrate extraordinary artistic vision, talent, and skill.

Recipients receive a $15,000 cash award to be used at the artist’s discretion, including to assist in career advancement through support for travel, research, early project development, project completion, studio costs, catalogue production, etc.

The Brackett Award will be widely publicized, and selections from the awardee’s portfolio will be featured on the Davis Museum’s website. The awardee will be expected to offer a public talk on her work, hosted at the Davis Museum, and to serve as a juror for the next subsequent Brackett Award.

Fees: FREE

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Mar
31
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Film Photo Award

Film Photo Award
Deadline: March 31

Juror: Aline Smithson, photographer and publisher, Lenscratch

Film Photo Award embraces the unique, artistic medium of film photography, and recognizes the sacrifice film photographers make to acquire the material for their artistic expression. This award exists to democratize access to film by facilitating proposed projects with a supply of Kodak Professional Film for photographers dedicated to film-based image making. 

Three Film Photo Awards will be granted each spring and fall award cycle: New Project Award, Continuing Project Award, and Student Project Award. All applicants will select their choice of film format (35mm, 120, or 4x5) and Kodak Professional Film emulsion (Portra 160, Portra 400, Ektar 100, Tri-X 400/320, T-Max 100, or T-Max 400).

Awardees of the New Project Award and Continuing Project Award will choose to receive either 200 rolls of 35mm, 200 rolls of 120mm, or 300 sheets of 4x5 to complete their proposed projects. Recipients of the Student Project Award will choose to receive either 100 rolls of 35mm, 100 rolls of 120mm, or 150 sheets of 4x5 to complete their proposed project. 

Fees: Non-students - $35, Students - $25

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Mar
22
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National Indie Excellence Book Awards

National Indie Excellence Book Awards
Deadline: March 31

The National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA) is open to all English language printed books available for sale, including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, and self-published authors. NIEA is proud to be a champion of self-publishing and small independent presses going the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect.

Fees: $75 per book

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Mar
1
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Libraryman Book Award

Libraryman Book Award
Deadline: March 1

Jurors:
Ron Jude, photographer
Bryony Lloyd, Managing Director, Antenne Books
Tony Cederteg, Publisher, Libraryman

The Libraryman Award is an annual photobook prize for unpublished works by photographers and artists. From all submitted projects the judges will shortlist five projects, from which a single project will be appointed as the winner to be published by Libraryman in Fall 2019. The shortlist will be announced in September 2019, prior to the release of the winning project.

The winning project will be edited and designed by Tony Cederteg, in consultation with the author, and further released and distributed worldwide as a part of the Libraryman catalogue.

The Libraryman Award is supported by Göteborgstryckeriet and Arctic Paper.

Fees: $50 per book

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Feb
24
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me&EVE Award

me&EVE
Deadline: February 24

CENTER
Santa Fe, NM

Juror: Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography, The New York Times Magazine

In partnership with photographer and alumni, Dorie Hagler, CENTER is pleased to offer a new $5,000 award for a female photographer, 40 years of age and over, who uses their camera to address social justice. We welcome submissions from transgender and non-binary individuals.

// $5,000 cash Award
// $500 Adorama Gift Card
// Group exhibition of Award Winners
// Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe
// Lenscratch publication
// Online exhibition at VisitCenter.org

Fees: Members-$30, Non-members-$40

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Feb
3
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Head On Photo Awards

Head On Photo Awards
Deadline: February 3

Head On Photo Festival
Sydney, Australia

Jurors:
Genevieve Fussell, Senior Photo Editor, The New Yorker
Cai (Tsai) Meng, PHD, Curator, CAFA Art Museum  
Lucy Pike, Photography Director, WeTransfer
Enrico Stefanelli, Festival Director, PhotoLux 
Shane Hulbert, Associate Dean, Photography RMIT
Lydia Dorner, Assistant Curator, Musée de l’Elysée
Arianna Rinaldo, Artistic Director, Cortona On The Move
Mags King, Managing Photo Editor, Fairfax Media
Grzegorz Kosmala, Founder, BLOW UP PRESS  
Michael Cook, Photographer  
Michele Aboud, Photographer  
David Alan Harvey, Photographer, Magnum Photos
Moshe Rosenzveig OAM, Creative Director, Head On Photo Festival

Head On Photo Festival has been helping photographers to create, exhibit and inspire since 2004. The Head On Photo Awards represent a global selection of the best work from emerging and established photographers across four categories; Portrait, Landscape, Mobile, Student  

The Head On Portrait, Landscape and Mobile prizes are open INTERNATIONALLY to professional, emerging and enthusiast photographers from classical to contemporary styles and the Head On Student Prize is open to Australia’s young photographers (school years K-12). Our anonymous judging ensures each work is selected solely on its merit rather than the celebrity of the photographer.

All Finalists Recieve:

- A fully produced exhibition - all costs covered
- Promotion of winners and finalists
- Inclusion in the Head On Photo Awards catalogue 
- Inclusion in an online gallery (post-festival)
- The exhibitions tour to major international festivals. Past festivals include Photoville (New York), Indian Photo Festival, Auckland Festival of Photography (NZ), and Pingyao International Photography Festival (China)
- Head On seeks further opportunities for retrospective exhibitions

Prizes

- Three winners per category will win prizes from a total pool worth over $60,000 including $22,500 in cash
- The Landscape Prize has additional three prizes to promote New South Wales landscape; The awards are the NSW Landscape Prize, President's Prize, Speaker's Prize

Fees: Non-members - $30 AUD, Members - $25 AUD

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Jan
31
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All About Photo Awards: The Mind's Eye

The Mind’s Eye
Deadline: January 31

The fourth 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.

"To take photographs means to recognize - simultaneously and within a fraction of a second - both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis".
Henri Cartier-Bresson

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 the website Dodho Magazine, Be-Art Magazine, Daylighted, All About Photo Winners Gallery and AAP Magazine "Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2019".

Fees: $30

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Dec
5
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Unveil'd Photobook Award

Unveil’d Photobook Award
Deadline: December 5

Unveil'd Photobook Award is an international publishing prize that supports and promotes the publications of photographers. The award is open to anyone who has published or self-published a photobook since October 2017.

  • Individuals or publishers are permitted to enter more than one book.

  • Only physical entries by post to the address provided will be accepted.

  • Every submission is added to the Unveil’d Photobook Collection.

  • The collection is exhibited to the public through a series of photobook events, so entries will not be returned.

  • The panel will nominate fifteen books, shortlist five and select one winner.

  • Unveil'd will work together with the winning photographer / author to produce a cost-supported exhibition within our 2020 programme.

  • The nominated titles will be announced on 15 January 2019.

Fees: FREE

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Dec
2
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Lost II Book Collaboration Prize

Lost II
Deadline: December 2

Kris Graves Projects

Jurors: Hamidah Glasglow, Executive Director, Center for Fine Art Photography

Kris Graves Projects invites you to be part of our LOST II series of books. In 2018, +KGP collaborated with ten artists to produce a series of publications named LOST. Each artist was tasked with producing a visual study of a city or place that they call home or have been working in throughout their career. Nineteen artists have been confirmed as collaborators for our upcoming LOST II series, and +KGP is now seeking one final artist to participate in the book collection.

The selected artist will work with our juror and the director of +KGP to produce a book of their series, and will receive a full set of LOST II, including a slipcase designed for all 20 titles. The selected artist will also receive 15 book copies of their own project. +KGP will produce a total of 200 books of the selected artist's project.

Fees: $25

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Nov
5
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The Clarence John Laughlin Award

The Clarence John Laughlin Award
Deadline: November 5

New Orleans Photo Alliance
New Orleans, LA

Juror: Marcela Correa

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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Nov
5
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Jerwood/Photoworks Awards

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards
Deadline: November 5

The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards support photographers, or artists using photography, to make new work and significantly develop their practice. The Awards are a collaboration between Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Photoworks, supported by Official Print Partner Spectrum Photographic. The Awards particularly seek to encourage artists and photographers exploring new approaches to photography, and/or whose practice is experimental.

Presented every two years, the Awards are open to arts practitioners using photography who are within 10 years of establishing their practice. There is no age limitation and no requirement for formal education or qualifications. In recognition of the financial pressures faced by many artists, this edition will not require an application fee. Applicants have the alternative of submitting a video or audio proposal and funding to help those facing additional barriers to take up the opportunity is also available. Two Awardees will each receive:

  • £10,000 to support the making of new work

  • Access to an additional production fund of £5,000

  • High-profile mentoring support from an international panel of experts for at least 12 months

  • A two-person exhibition in London as part of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme at Jerwood Space (from January 2020)

  • A subsequent UK joint exhibition tour

Alongside the extensive mentoring programme offered to the two Awardees, shortlisted artists will be invited to undertake mentoring with the Photoworks team of expert curators and arts professionals.

Fees: FREE

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Oct
31
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Santo Foundation Individual Artist Awards

Santo Foundation Individual Artist Awards
Deadline: October 31

Santo Foundation
St. Louis, MO

Juror:  Laura Copelin, Director and Curator, Ballroom Marfa

Three artists will be selected to each receive $5,000.00. Five additional awards of $1,000.00 each will also be awarded. Funds are to be used at the artist’s discretion with no follow up material required. Graduate School candidates are eligible as well as emerging, mid-career and mature artists. All mediums are welcome. This is an International call and all artists are welcome to apply regardless of country, state or residency status. All mediums of visual art are eligible including audio, video and performance. Limit video segments to 3 minutes. Please do not submit other materials. 

Fees: $40

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Oct
19
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Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award

Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award
Deadline: October 19

Rebecca Vassie Trust
London, UK

Jurors: Matthew Tucker (BBC News), Melanie Hough (Getty Images), Jennifer Thatcher (Art Monthly, ARTnews)

The Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award for emerging photographers is a cash prize of £2000. The award was created in memory of Rebecca Vassie, a British photographer and photojournalist who died suddenly, aged 30, while on assignment in Uganda in March 2015. Applicants for the award, who must either be from or based in the UK, are asked to submit a proposal setting out a compelling vision for a narrative photography project with a social or political context.

Fees: FREE

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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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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
5
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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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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
12:00 AM00:00

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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