“The Magnum Foundation and the Inge Morath Foundation announce the 15th annual Inge Morath Award. The annual award of $5,000 is given to a female photographer under the age of 30, to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. One award winner and up to two finalists are selected by a jury composed of Magnum photographers and the director of the Inge Morath Foundation.
- Your submission must be delivered as a PDF file. (How do I create a PDF with a Mac? How do I create a PDF with a PC?)
- The first page of your PDF should show your name and the title of your project. Each subsequent page should present a single photograph (unless groups of images are required) with caption (if relevant), using the full frame of the PDF page.
- Please do NOT format your PDF as a slideshow. Also, please do not password-protect your file.
- Your image submission must include 40 – 60 photographs (1200 pixels on the longest side @ 150 DPI saved as a JPEG compression at 8 minimum).
- Create a folder containing your individual images. Please use numbered filenames indicating the image sequence, with the number coming first in the file name and then last name; for example: 01_Smith, 02_Smith, 03_Smith etc. (use only two digit numbers; 01, 02, 03, etc.).
Required Support Material
- Project description. This should describe the project and how the Award will be used to complete work on the project.
- Curriculum Vitae (maximum three pages) including name, email address, telephone number, and mailing address.
- Scan of ID clearly showing date of birth. All applicants must be under the age of 30 on April 30th, 2016 (in other words, if April 30th is your birthday, and you’re turning 30, then you’re no longer eligible to submit a proposal).”
For the full prospectus and to submit visit https://ingemorath.submittable.com/submit.
Calls for Entries: Project Launch Grant and Review Santa Fe
Deadline for both: Friday, March 25, 2016
PROJECT LAUNCH GRANT
“The Project Launch is granted to an outstanding photographer working in fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a cash award to help complete or disseminate the works, as well as providing a platform for exposure and professional development opportunities.
This grant is awarded to complete or nearly completed projects that would benefit from the grant award package. It requires signature of a contract to participate in an exhibition during Review Santa Fe.
- Frank Kalero, Photoquai Biennale Art Director, 2013 & 2015 (Paris), Founder of magazine Ojodepez (Madrid) and Punctum (New Delhi), Co-Founder Goaphoto festival, (Goa, India)
- Alison Nordström, PhD, Independent Curator; Artistic Director, Fotofestiwal Lodz (Poland)
- Ingo Taubhorn, Curator, House of Photography Hamburg
- FIRST PLACE
– $5,000 Cash Award (some restrictions apply)
– Exhibition during Review Santa Fe
– Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe Photo Festival
– Preparing for Reviews Workshop
– Special invitation to participate in the Art Photo Index
– Lenscratch publication
– Online exhibition at VisitCenter.org
- JUROR’S CHOICE (3)
– $1,000 cash award
– Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe
– Special Invitation to participate in the Art Photo Index (API)
– Lenscratch publication
– Online exhibition at VisitCenter.org
Work derived from all photographic processes are accepted, as well as mixed media work that is photo-based (only still images are accepted, no multimedia components). Work can have been made at any time and work that has been submitted previously may be re-submitted.
- Please submit 15 – 20 images from a body of work
- A project statement (325 words maximum length)
- Application $35 members / $45 non-members.”
For the full prospectus visit http://visitcenter.org/project-launch/.
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REVIEW SANTA FE
“The Review Santa Fe Photo Festival, November 3-6, 2016, is the premier juried portfolio review event in the world. Considered one of the most important events for photographers who seek career advancement, this conference and exhibition series is designed to facilitate relationships between photographers and leading industry professionals looking for new work.
Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, up to 100 photographers meet with up to 45 of today’s most relevant and esteemed reviewers comprised of curators, editors, publishers, gallerists and others who can offer professional development advice and opportunities. These leading photo professionals come to Santa Fe seeking out new talent, including professionals from The New Yorker, MSNBC, TIME Magazine, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, and The Library of Congress.
- Please submit 15 – 20 images from a body of work
- A project statement (325 words maximum length)
- Application $45 members / $55 non-members.”
For the full prospectus visit http://visitcenter.org/overview.
“The Grant empowers photographers by supporting the production and development of a long-term personal photography project. Visura awards one winner with a $5000.00 cash prize. Other photographers are recognized with various levels of recognition from finalist to honorable mention.
The Grant has a three-tiered mission:
- Support a personal project that brings awareness to a socio-cultural and/or political cause relevant to today’s world.
- Recognize photographers for their images, stories, and dedication.
- Present to key industry editors photographers’ personal project.
This grant is for photographers worldwide, who have worked on or are working on a long term project that has not been published in a major media outlet (online or print). Former FotoVisura Grant winners are: Justin Maxon, Erin Trieb, Andrea Gjestvang, Javad Parsa, and Álvaro Laíz.
Your application must include the items listed below. The grant is open to active Visura members with a Plus, PRIME or GUILD account. There is no application fee.
- Projects may be ongoing or recently completed unpublished personal projects
- Limit one project per photographer
- You may submit a project that is ‘published’ or ‘private’ within the Visura system
- Applicants must commit to be active members through February 2017
- Applicants must be willing to link their Visura news blog with any publication that writes asking to feature the recognized work
How to submit: All submissions are made via a “Project” created from your Visura dashboard or site manager.
What to submit: Each Entry consists of a project made up of a series of images (minimum of 15 images, maximum 35), a short synopsis and a long written reflection about the project.
- Image size: minimum 1600px on the longest dimension (22.5 inches @ 72 dpi, JPG format). Each image must have a caption. Do not include your name in the caption.
- Written Statements: include as “Project Text”
- Include a project summary: In 100 words describe what the Project is about, including location, timeframe, and any information that is pertinent.
- Include an expanded written statement (minimum 800 characters, max 3500 characters) that includes what the long term project is about, where and when it takes place, why is this project important to you, and any other pertinent information related to the story.”
For the full prospectus and to submit visit: http://visura.co/grant/submit.
Call for Entries: THE FENCE 2016: An Outdoor Photography Exhibition Series
Deadline: Monday, March 7, 2016
Fee: $40 per series (3-6 images)
“THE FENCE is an outdoor photography exhibition series, with an audience of more than 3 million visitors.
For our 5th edition this year, we’re pleased to announce the addition of a $5,000 cash prize and a Leica T camera package for the Jury’s Choice Winner, as well as the expansion of THE FENCE to Santa Fe, NM.
Selected photography projects will be presented in a series of large-scale, curated, outdoor exhibitions across 5 cities in the United States: Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, and Santa Fe.
Once submissions are completed, an international jury of photography professionals will be called upon to review and select 40 photographers whose submitted work exemplifies the essence of “community” across cultural boundaries and geographical lines.
Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work that fits under one or more categories: Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, and Play.”
For the full prospectus and to submit visit: http://fence.photoville.com.
“First announced in 1990, the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize was created by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers in the tradition of the acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor. In 1941 Lange and Taylor published An American Exodus, a book that renders human experience eloquently in text and images and remains a seminal work in documentary studies.
Like Lange and Taylor, and all serious documentarians, the 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.
In 2011, in recognition of the changing environment in which documentary artists conduct their work, the Center for Documentary Studies decided to reframe the prize guidelines. The re-launched Lange-Taylor Prize supports artists, working alone or in teams, who are involved in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit, in intriguing and effective ways, the interplay of words and images in the creation and presentation of their work. The idea of “writing” has been expanded to allow words to be represented by audio and video or used in graphic novel format. As in the past, edited oral histories, creative narratives, and poetry (that is both personal and social) are also encouraged.
The winner receives $10,000, features in Center for Documentary Studies’ print and digital publications, and inclusion in the Archive of Documentary Arts at Rubenstein Library, Duke University.
The Lange-Taylor Prize is open to documentary artists of any age and nationality who are involved in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit, in intriguing and effective ways, the interplay of words and images in the creation and presentation of their work. Single artists as well as collaborative teams are eligible.
Applicants may submit a portfolio of any combination of the below, for a maximum of 20 uploads. The submission guidelines are designed to accommodate a wide variety of projects. Please submit your materials in a form that best represents your project via http://dukearts.slideroom.com.”
For the full prospectus and variations on media accepted for submission, visit: http://documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards/dorothea-lange-paul-taylor-prize/how-to-enter.
“The Aperture Summer Open is an annual open-submission exhibition at Aperture Foundation’s gallery in New York, featuring a wide variety of work drawn from all kinds of photographers. Selected annually by a prominent curator or editor, the exhibition seeks to reveal and report on critical themes and trends driving international contemporary photographic practice. The exhibition opens the doors of the Foundation to all photographers, both well- and lesser-known, as it fosters and promotes new ideas and talent.
The 2016 Summer Open will be curated by Charlotte Cotton, taking its cue from her recent Aperture publication Photography Is Magic.
Entrants must be current Aperture Foundation Members through April 8, 2016. To purchase your membership, please visit aperture.org/join. Upon purchase, you will receive a unique, invitational passcode code that will allow you to enter the 2016 Summer Open through www.callforentry.org. The passcode will begin with “SO2016” and will end with three unique numbers.
If you are already an Aperture Foundation Member, you should have received an e-mail on Monday, February 8 containing your passcode that will allow you to enter. If you did not receive this code or are unsure of your current Member status, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to Submit
All work entered should be contemporary (made within the last five years). If submitting multiple works they do not need to be from a single body of work. You will also need to include:
- Your name, address, and phone number
- The name your work should be credited to, if different from above
- A current resume or 150 word biography
- Between 1-12 images along with the date the work was created, type of photographic medium or other mediums used in creating the work, size, and caption or title
- Statement of up to 250 words about the work submitted. This statement should serve as a short description of the format of your work, as well as your aims for your practice and a discussion of the magical properties of photography.
Most photographs selected will be shown unframed, and attached to the walls of the gallery with pins or magnets. If your work requires specific installation instructions or additional required equipment or materials, please be sure to note this in the description of the image.”
Valid Aperture membership through April 8, 2016 is required to enter, there is no additional submission fee. Join here: http://aperture.org/join.
For the full prospectus visit http://aperture.org/summeropen.
Call for Submissions: Summer 2016 Issue
Deadline: Monday, March 7, 2016
Fee: $20 per series (3-10 images)
Emerging Photographer is a submission-based magazine, showcasing the work of up-and-coming photographers with around five years or less of professional experience. Submissions are now open for the Summer 2016 issue.
We are looking for photographers with a fresh perspective, compelling imagery and an insatiable drive to make an impact within the photography community. The featured photographers will be selected by the editors of Emerging Photographer, PDN and Rf, and their work will appear in the print issue and in a digital edition on issuu.com.
Emerging Photographer is distributed to art buyers, photo editors and creative directors. It has also been distributed at various galleries, Photo LA, PDN‘s 30 events and MOPLA, and exhibited at a pop-up exhibition at MOPLA last summer. This issue, select photographers will have the opportunity to sell prints of their work through CoEdit Collection, an online gallery and space for artists to share their images and ideas with a larger audience. We are always looking for new opportunities for the next group of selected photographers.
- Fine Art
- A feature in Emerging Photographer magazine.
- Print distribution to a targeted list of 8,000 industry creatives, plus additional distribution at major photography festivals and events.
- Online promotion to PDN‘s network of 200k followers.
- Selected photographers will have the opportunity to consult with and sell their winning series through CoEdit Collection.”
For the full prospectus and to submit visit https://emerging.pdncontests.com.
“The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in documentary photography and writing in alternating years: one year, photos; one year, writing. The focus is on current or recently completed work (within the last two years) from a long-term project—fifteen images; fifteen to twenty pages of writing.
The upcoming prize competition will be for photography. The winner of the competition will receive $3,000 and will have his or her work featured in Document, a periodical published by the Center for Documentary Studies, as well as on the Center’s website. The winner’s work will also be placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts at the Rubenstein Library, Duke University.
The 2014 prize, for photography, was given to Iveta Vaivode for “Somewhere on a Disappearing Path,” in which she explores the rural landscape and, perhaps, the last inhabitants, of Pilcene, Latvia, to create a new family album, one full of images of memories she’s imagined.
You will be asked to provide the following:
- 15 film or digital photographs in original format (for example, 35mm, 4×5, or 8×10.)
Please label scans with title, year, and format.
- 1-page statement in pdf format
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).
- 1-page biography or C.V. in pdf format
- $35 entry fee
Applicants upload work and submit payment online to http://dukearts.slideroom.com from November 2, 2015, to February 16, 2016. We do not accept submissions through postal services or email.
For the full prospectus, previous award recipients, and FAQs visit: http://documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards/cds-documentary-essay-prize.
“Photo District News (PDN), the award-winning monthly magazine for the professional photographer, has been covering the professional photographic industry for more than 30 years.
In addition to special award of monetary value, the PDN Photo Annual provides entrants with immeasurable exposure in the industry. The competition is consistently acknowledged in Photoshelter’s guide to photography contests for its recognition among photo editors and buyers. Winners’ galleries are published in PDN with additional print distribution to influential creatives looking for new and established talent. The PDN Photo Annual has a reputation for prestige and value.
All photographer’s retain their copyright. Winning work will only published in the print and online winners’ gallery and in promotion related to PDN Photo Annual.
- The $15,000 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture
The Arnold Newman Prize was established by the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation in 2009 to recognize and reward excellence in new directions in photographic portraiture. The annual prize winner receives an award of $15,000 and is recognized in ceremonies in New York and at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine. The prize is funded by the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation with support from Maine Media Workshops, the American Society of Media Photographers, and PDN.
The prize winner is determined through a two-step process; the first being the submission of work to the PDN Photo Annual competition. Finalists are chosen from the initial submissions and are invited to submit a portfolio of prints and a proposal for a new photographic project. The award money will provide financial support to the winner to complete the photographic project.
- The Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund $4,000 Professional and $2,000 Student Awards
The Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund is sponsored by Parsons The New School for Design and PDN. This award recognizes students and emerging professionals who have outstanding achievements in humanistic photography.
- The $2,500 Sony Emerging Talent Award
The Sony Emerging Talent Award will award an exceptional up-and-coming photographer with a $2,500 cash prize. This year, Sony, in partnership with PHaT Photo and PDN, will offer the winner the opportunity to create a photo essay illustrating the theme “Rediscover Your City” with Sony’s PlayMemories apps, which will be showcased at the PDN Photo Annual Party and featured in a spread in PDN and PHaT Photo.
- The $3,000 PDN Publisher’s Choice Award
The PDN Publisher’s Choice Award can be awarded to any winner of the PDN Photo Annual. The selected photographer will also receive a one-page profile in an issue of PDN.
- ADVERTISING/CORPORATE WORK
Advertising is open to all commissioned advertising campaigns. Personal advertising concepts should be entered in the Personal category. Corporate Work includes projects such as annual reports, catalogs, calendars, promotional stills for motion pictures, marketing work and non-profit commissions for corporate brands. Advertisements with design layouts must be approved by the agency for contest submission.
Open to all commissioned magazine and editorial work. Personal work in the style of editorial photography should be entered in the Personal category. Please do not submit tear sheets.
- PHOTO BOOKS
Mail-in entry and digital upload required. Please see the FAQ “Are mail-in entries allowed?” for mail-in information. Self-published books are welcome. Series entry only (for uploading a selection of layouts + cover)
Open to all published photojournalism and documentary projects, in addition to personal documentary projects.
Sports is open to all types of sports and action imagery.
Self-promo is open to online and print promotions, as well as photography website design. Please select single entries for screenshots of websites (judges will visit your URL). For multi-page print promos, please select series entry to upload multiple layouts—there is NO mail-in entry available.
Open to all personal photography projects.
- STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY
All stock submissions must be currently licensed by stock agencies and approved by the agency for contest submission.
Videos, short films and multimedia presentations must be hosted on a third-party site, such as Vimeo; entries will include a URL to the work. Single entry only.
- STUDENT WORK
The student category is open to all types of still photography produced at an undergraduate or graduate level (must be 18 or older to enter). Recent graduates may submit work produced before graduation, permitting it was created betweenFebruary 2015–Feburary 2016.
- Professional: Single Image $60 | Series, 2–6 images $70.
- Student: Single Image / Series $35.
- Extended deadline entries add a $10 per entry late fee.
- 30% discount with PHOTO+ membership.”
For the full prospectus and to enter visit: https://www.pdnphotoannual.com.
“Laura Valenti is a photographer, curator, educator, and arts director based in Portland, Oregon. She works as Outreach Director at Photolucida, a nonprofit that works to build connections between photographers and the gallery and publishing worlds.
Eligible to all artists using photography as a media to submit up to (3) entries in all themes and photographic processes. All work must be display-ready upon arrival. UVAA commission rates are 30% for UVAA members and 40% for non-members. Entries must be original works of art and entirely created by the entrant. No work will be accepted into this show which is in violation of any copyright. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years. Work must not have been previously exhibited at UVAA.
- Entries submitted must be digital jpeg files uploaded to your free Cafe Account. Entries and awards will be judged by the juror from digital jpeg files. All entries must be made through the CaFE website (www.callforentry.org)
- Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work nor withdraw the work once it is accepted.
- All entries must be for sale.
- All artwork must fit through a standard 3-foot wide door and weigh less than 50 lbs.
- UVAA reserves the right to refuse upon arrival any work that does not match the image or meet hanging criteria or is of unacceptable quality.
- UVAA reserves the right to reproduce artwork from digital images for publicity purposes.
Non-refundable $20 (Members) and $30 (Non-Members) fee for 1–3 artwork entries.
(if applicable, Checks payable to UVAA)
1st Place: $500 | 2nd Place: $200 | 3rd Place: $100.”
For the full prospectus and to apply go to: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3132.