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Deadline EXTENDED to April 23rd: Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Call for Entries: Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography
Deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2014,
midnight CDT
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, midnight CDT
Application fee: $25

“The Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography (MPS Fund) was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance to honor the life and work of Michael P. Smith, one of New Orleans’ most legendary and beloved documentary photographers.  The MPS Fund awards one $5000 grant annually to a Gulf Coast photographer whose work combines artistic excellence and a sustained commitment to a long-term cultural documentary project.

Both emerging and established photographers residing in the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are eligible to apply. The subject matter for the proposed project is not limited to the Gulf Coast region.

Juror: Michael Famighetti, editor of Aperture magazine

Submission Guideline
In order to submit your application you will first need to create an Entry Thingy account.  Submit your application here.

  1. A portfolio of 20 to 25 images.
  2. Each image file must be in jpeg format at 72 dpi and 720 pixels wide (10 in). Save your images at the highest setting available (usually 10 or 12). Name your files with your last name, then first name, a title, and sequence number starting with 01. Example: Doe_Jane_The Farm_01.jpg, Doe_Jane_The Farm_02.jpg, Doe_Jane_The Farm_03.jpg. You must add caption information and the year that you created the image.
  3. A concise description of your work (2-4 sentences), limited to 260 characters maximum, which the jurors will see alongside your portfolio. The ‘Description of work’ will be asked for near the end of your entry process. It is not the project statement.
  4. A written project statement of not more than 500 words, explaining your project’s scope and significance. Please include your plans on how you would use the grant. A Word document should be copied and pasted into the ‘Statement’ box at the beginning of the application form.
  5. A biography or resume/CV of not more than 500 words, describing awards, publications and other career highlights. A Word document file should be copied and pasted into the ‘Resume’ box at the beginning of the application form.
  6. A $25 application fee will be directed through PayPal immediately after you have uploaded your application.”

To see the full prospectus and see previous winners go to: neworleansphotoalliance.org/grants/MPS_Fund/index.php.

 

Deadline May 12th: Photographer’s Forum 34th Annual Spring Photography Contest

Photographer’s Forum
Call for Entries: 34th Annual Spring Photography Contest

Deadline: Monday, May 12, 2014, 11:59 pm EDT

“Established in 1977, Photographer’s Forum magazine is an award-winning quarterly publication dedicated to quality reproduction of photography in the United States and Canada. Each issue strives to facilitate communication and publication experience among emerging professionals.

Winning photographs will be published in the November 2014 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine.

Fee
Early Entry Date: April 14, 2014, 11:59 pm EDT, $4.95/image.
Final Entry Date: May 12, 2014, 11:59 pm EDT, $5.95/image.

First Place
$2,000 cash award from Photographer’s Forum magazine plus…
• Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM|Art lens (MSRP $1,160)
• Chimera OB2 PRO Kit #6024 (Octa 2 Beauty Dish reflector and Versi Octa Speed Ring) (MSRP $399)

Second Place
$1,500 cash award from Photographer’s Forum magazine plus…
• Sigma 18-250mm lens (MSRP $800)

• Manfrotto Professional Backpack 50 camera bag (MSRP $264)

Third Place
$1,000 cash award from Photographer’s Forum magazine

Fourth Place
Five $125 cash awards

100 Honorable Mentions
All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the November 2014 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a gold embossed certificate of outstanding merit from Photographer’s Forum.”

To submit visit: pfmagazine.com/photography-contest/?idev_id=1006.

Deadline April 1st: Crusade Engagement Grant

Crusade for Art
Call for Entries: Engagement Grant
Deadline: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

application Fee: $20

“Prodigious effort is going into programs and initiatives that create supply – opportunities to educate artists and help them create and exhibit work – which is resulting in a dramatic increase in the number of fine art photographers and huge volumes of their art.  Little support focuses on creating a demand for this art.  Demand is not keeping up with supply, and if not corrected, will create a huge imbalance where there is an abundance of art but no audience for it.  Crusade for Art is dedicated to cultivating demand for art.

Artists are on the front lines and are best positioned to be change-makers.

Crusade for Art aims to educate, inspire, and support artists to create unique, approachable programs that bring new audiences to art and allow them to engage with art in a meaningful way. By inspiring, mentoring, teaching, and funding, Crusade for Art will empower artists to focus on creating demand for art and thereby encourage systemic changes to create a new crop of art lovers, patrons, and collectors.

The centerpiece of Crusade for Art is a $10,000 grant that will be awarded to an individual photographer or group of photographers with the most innovative plan for increasing their audience and collector base. The unrestricted grant is created both to generate and highlight these innovations, and to underwrite the execution of the best idea.

A sizable financial award to artists who are creatively exploring this systemic problem of demand will put our greatest resource – the brainpower of our creative force, our artists – against this challenge and have the best chance of finding solutions.”

For details and to apply for this grant visit: crusadeforart.org/grant-guidelines

Deadline April 9th: Aperture Summer Open

Aperture Foundation
Call for Entries: Summer Open
Deadline: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Fee: Aperture Membership (Student $50 | Individual $75)

“In July 2014, Aperture Foundation will mount its first Aperture Summer Open, an open-submission exhibition for which all image-makers are eligible.

The theme of the first Summer Open is photography itself. New work may be entered in any genre, by any author, whether established or aspiring, professional or enthusiast, young or old. The photographs to be exhibited will be selected by Aperture’s executive director, Chris Boot.

Entry Requirements:

  • Membership with Aperture Foundation is the sole requirement for entry into the Summer Open. It also covers entrance into the 2015 Portfolio Prize. (Please note that subscription to Aperture magazine does not constitute membership with Aperture Foundation).
  • To purchase your membership, please visit aperture.org/join. Upon purchase, you will receive a unique entry code that will allow you to enter the Summer Open.
  • If you are already an Aperture Foundation Member, you will receive an e-mail containing a unique entry code that will allow you to enter. If you do not receive this code or are unsure of your current Member status, please contact summeropen@aperture.org.
  • Photographs entered should be contemporary (made within the last five years). They may be part of a series (some photo series may be selected for exhibition), or stand-alone photographs.

To complete your entry, you will need the following:

  • Your name, address, and phone number
  • The name your work should be credited to, if different from above
  • Between 1 and 10 images. The image-preparation specifications can be found here.
  • Date of photographs, plus (if relevant) caption or title
  • Final exhibition print sizes (paper sizes and image sizes)
  • Statement of up to 150 words about the work submitted (optional, but if photographs from a series are being submitted, series details will be helpful).”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: www.callforentry.org

Deadline April 9th: The Fence 2014

Call for Entries: The Fence 2014
Deadline: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Entry Fee: $40 per series (6 images)

“Each year, THE FENCE – Brooklyn’s premiere summer-long, outdoor photographic exhibition – invites photographers from around the world to explore and define the meaning of community across cultural boundaries and geographical lines.  THE FENCE is a collaboration between United Photo Industries, Photo District News (PDN), Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Flash Forward Festival, and Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) as they join forces to curate and produce this unique site-specific exhibition aimed at fostering conversations, and exploring new thematic directions in photography.

Armed with the task of curating such a large, public exhibition, we assemble a jury of more than 30 highly-respected photography professionals from around the world, who offer their time, energy and years of experience to curate this monumental outdoor exhibition – presenting the work of 40 talented photographers from around the world to a combined audience of over 1.5 million visitors each summer.

Submission Guidelines

  • There are 5 submission categories you may choose from that capture the essence of community: HOME, STREETS, PEOPLE, CREATURES, PLAY
  • All submissions will be automatically considered for all three FENCE locations (at no extra cost)
  • The FENCE is open to all photographers worldwide
  • All types of photographic work — from fine art to photojournalism — are encouraged.
  • We are only accepting image series – no single images (sorry!)
  • Each image series can contain up to 6 images
  • The fee for each submission of an image series is $40 (USD)
  • You can submit the same image series across multiple categories
  • You can submit multiple image series to the same category
  • Images should be saved as JPG files
  • Images should measure 1400px on their longest side and saved at 72dpi (If it’s a wide photo, 1400 pixels across. If it’s vertically oriented, 1400 pixels tall)
  • Images should have a color profile of Adobe RGB (1998) or sRGB.”

Click here to submit and for the full prospectus.

Deadline May 1st: Daylight Photo Awards

Daylight
Call for Entries: Daylight Photo Awards
Deadline: May 1, 2014, 8:00 pm EDT

Fee: $35

“Win $1000 and an exhibition at the Daylight Project Space!

Jury
Lars Boering, Dutch Photographers Association
Julian Cox, Deyoung Museum
Louise Clements, Format Festival
Elissa Curtis, MSNBC
Holly Hughes, PDN
Manik Katyal, Emaho Magazine

Submission Guidelines
Submit: 15-20 images, captions, one-page artist’s statement, bio and CV at daylightphotoawards.com (click “Add to Cart” button to be brought to the submission page).”

Deadline April 1st: Light Work Grants in Photography (Regional)

Light Work
Call for Entries: Light Work Grants in Photography
Deadline: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

“Light Work is pleased to announce the 2014 Light Work Grants in Photography competition. Light Work began offering grants to CNY artists in 1975 to encourage the production of new photographic work in the region. Three $2,000 grants will be awarded to photographers who reside within an approximate 50-mile radius of Syracuse, N.Y. The recipients of these grants are invited to display their work in a special exhibition at Light Work, and their work will also be reproduced in Light Work’s award-winning publication, Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual.

Three judges from outside the grant region will review the applications. Their decisions are based solely on the strength of the candidate’s portfolio and completed application. Individuals who received this award in 2009 or earlier are eligible to re-apply. Full-time students are not eligible.”

Click here to see past grant recipients.

Apply online at: lightwork.slideroom.com/#/Login

Deadline March 9th: LensCulture Portrait Awards 2014

LensCulture
Call for Entries: Portrait Awards 2014
Deadline: Sunday, March 9, 2014, 11:59 pm PST

“Photographic portraits are part of everyday life in almost all parts of the world. From fine art to spontaneous selfies, from hyper-perfect photoshopped portraits to seductive (and often fictitious) social media profile pics, to mobile phone snaps altered with digital nostalgia filters. Some are candid, some are staged, some are outrageous and silly, others are just plain beautiful.

We at LensCulture are on a mission to discover a full range of great 21st century photo portraits. We are open to everything. All points of view. All levels of expertise. All corners of the world. All ideas of portraiture.

Jury
Natasha Egan, Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College
Jason Landry, Owner and Director, Panopticon Gallery
Louise Clements, Artistic Director, QUAD & FORMAT International Photography Festival
Jim Casper, Founder and Editor, LensCulture; Co-Founder and Director, LensCulture FotoFest Paris

Entry Fees
Portfolio Category: $55 for a related series of 5 images, $5 for each additional image, no limit.
Single Image Category: $35 for first image, $5 for each additional entry, no limit.”

For the full prospectus, including prizes and how to enter visit: www.lensculture.com/awards?utm_source=lc&utm_medium=topnav&utm_campaign=pa14

Deadline March 12th, CENTER: The Choice Awards and and Project Development Grant

CENTER
Call for Submissions: The Choice Awards and Project Development Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Choice Awards
Fee: $30 member/$40 non-member per category or $70/$85 for all three categories for 6 images.

“The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. The Awards are divided into three categories: Curator’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, and Gallerist’s Choice. The winners receive recognition via exhibition, publication, portfolio reviews and more.

The Choice Award winners are invited to participate in The Curve exhibition in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2014 during the flagship event, Review Santa Fe to maximize exposure.

Project Development Grant
Fee: $30 member/$40 non-member for 8-10 digital files of a cohesive body of work.

“The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary or photojournalist works-in-progress. The grant includes a cash award to help complete a project as well as platforms for feedback and professional development opportunities for the works final stages.

This grant is awarded to projects that are still in progress and have not been exhibited or published. It requires signing of a contract to participate in an exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Arts, during Review Santa Fe.

Juror: Lisa Hostetler, PhD, Curator, George Eastman House; formerly Curator at the Smithsonian

Award Package

For the submission guidelines and to apply for The Choice Awards or the Project Development Grant visit: www.centeryourcareer.org/2014/center/awards/guidelines.html.

Deadline February 24th: PhotoAlliance Our World Portfolio Reviews

PhotoAlliance
Our World 8th Annual National Portfolio Reviews
Deadline: Monday, February 24, 2014

“This event brings together top photography editors, publishers,curators, gallerists, and educators representing small, mid-sized, and major venues from around the U.S., to meet with engaged photographers, review their portfolios and encourage their careers and exchange opportunities.

To guarantee a high quality experience, the event will be pre-juried, with a limit of 60 participants. During the weekend of March 14-16, 2014, the selected photographers will each have ten, twenty-minute sessions with different reviewers over the course of two days, with ample opportunity for further networking. The weekend’s activities include a Friday evening lecture and reception, March 14th, open to the general public.

Entry Fee and Procedure: A non-refundable entry fee of $45 for each 20 images. Click Here for APPLICATION TICKET.  The fee must be submitted online along with the completed forms.

Digital Submission Requirements
After receiving your entry fee, we will email you a link to where to upload your image submission via Dropbox.com.  All two-dimensional works, using any photographic processes including digital and/or analog, are eligible for review.  Digital image files need to be:
- No larger than 2MB per or Horizontal – 8 inches Vertical – 8 inches. Resolution 150 pixels/inch.
- Saved as JPEG
- Name each file in this format: Lastname_Firstname_imagenumber.jpg
- Please submit an accompanying pdf or word doc with a list of name, title, date, medium, and dimension of each piece.

Selection: A panel of jurors will be pre-screening the entries. 60 photographers will be selected for the weekend portfolio review. An additional fee of $595.00 is then required with confirmation, payable through the website or by check.”

For the full prospectus visit www.photoalliance.org.

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