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Deadline July 31st: BURN Magazine Emerging Photographer Fund 2014

BURN Magazine
Call for Submissions: Emerging Photographer Fund 2014
Deadline: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:00 pm PDT

Entry Fee: $25

“The EPF grant is designed to support continuation of a photographer’s personal project. As we all know by now, this body of work may be of either journalistic mission or purely personal artistic imperatives. The primary intent is to support emerging photographers who will become the icons of tomorrow.

The Emerging Photographer Fund grant was initiated by David Alan Harvey in 2008, and is awarded by the Magnum Foundation, a non-profit created by the member photographers from Magnum Photos, Inc… Funding for the EPF has come from several private donors who have chosen to remain anonymous.

The grant awarded is a $10,000 grant. The EPF grant was initiated by David Alan Harvey in 2008, and is awarded by the Magnum Cultural Foundation. Funding for the EPF comes from private donors.

Submission Guidelines

  • Title of the project: 200 characters max
  • Provide a short artist statement about this project: 2000 characters max
  • Provide a short bio: 1000 characters max
  • Has this project been published before?
  • Images must be 1080px on the SHORTEST side, saved as JPG at quality 9 or 10. Video files must be at least 640x480px in size.
  • Provide 1-25 items. Images (up to 5MB each), Video (up to 250MB each), Audio (up to 30MB each) and PDFs (up to 10MB each). You may also link to media from YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud.”

Visit www.burnmagazine.org/emerging-photographer-grant for the full prospectus and burn.slideroom.com to apply.

Deadline June 2nd: Newspace 2014 Juried Exhibition

Newspace Center for Photography
Call for entries: Newspace 2014 Juried Exhibition
Deadline: Monday, June 2, 2014 at noon PDT

“Newspace Center for Photography is pleased to open the call for entries to our 8th Annual Juried Exhibition. Selections will be made by Melanie McWhorter, photographer and Book Division Manager of photo-eye. All styles of work will be considered for inclusion.

Melanie will also select one photographer who will receive a solo exhibition at Newspace Center for Photography in 2015.

Entry fee
$40 for 5 images. No limit to number of entries.
Newspace Toy Camera (and higher) members may submit (up to 5 images) for free.”

Visit www.newspacephoto.org/gallery/call-for-entries to submit.

Deadline May 31st: The Eddie Adams Workshop

Eddie Adams Workshop: Barnstorm XXVII
Applications due: Saturday, May 31, 2014

Application fee: $50

“The Eddie Adams Workshop is an intense four-day gathering of the top professionals in photojournalism, along with 100 carefully selected students. The Workshop’s purpose is to create a forum in which an exchange of ideas, techniques, and philosophies can be shared between both established members and newcomers of the profession of picture journalism. The Workshop is tuition-free, and 100 students are accepted based on the merit of their portfolios from a pool of college students, professionals with 3 years or less experience, and U.S. military photographers.”

This year’s workshop will be October 10-13, 2014 in Jeffersonville, New York.

Click here for the application.

Deadline June 30th: Dotphotozine Award for Excellence in Photography

Dotphotozine
Call for Entries: Award for Excellence in Photography
Deadline: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fee: $25 for 15 images.

“Dotphotozine is proud to announce the establishment of the Dotphotozine Award for Excellence in Photography. One photographer will receive a $1,000 cash award and a four-page spread in the analog and digital editions of Dotphotozine, to be released in September, 2014. We are seeking a coherent body of work by an ambitious photographer. Work derived from all photographic processes, in any style, digital or analog, including mixed media work that is photo based will be accepted. We are not accepting video, or work with multimedia components. Please do not submit vacation photos, personal snapshots or unrelated individual images. The grant is open to all U.S. citizens 21 and over. Current students and the faculty and staff of California State University, San Bernardino are ineligible. 

The editorial board of Dotphotozine will review the entries and base its decision on the quality of the images and statement submitted. Their decision is final. All entrants will receive a copy of Dotphotozine in September 2014, featuring the grantee.

To apply, submit 15 images via the CAFÉ online entry site, a short statement about your work, and $25 submission fee. Applications will be accepted June 1 – July 1, 2014.”

View the full prospectus here: dotphotozine.com/Dot/call-for-entries.

Deadline July 20th: Blue Earth Alliance Sponsorship

Blue Earth Alliance
Call for Submissions: Photographic Project Sponsorship
Deadline: Sunday, July 20, 2014

“Blue Earth sponsors documentary projects whose goal is to educate the public about critical environmental and social issues. We are primarily interested in work that is educational and informational in nature and will consider proposals of any geographic scope involving the photographic and motion picture mediums. Our standard contract sponsors the project for two years.

Blue Earth offers fiscal accountability to the projects we accept for sponsorship. As a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, Blue Earth is eligible to receive grants and tax-deductible contributions from private foundations, individuals, or other entities.

Along with this fiscal accountability, we also offer other services. When you join our community of visual storytellers, we offer mentorship throughout the life of your project sponsorship, publicity on our blog and newsletters, help with PR and marketing, and more depending upon individual needs.

We accept submissions for sponsorship twice each year, January 20th and July 20th. Materials must be received in our offices by the deadline. We announce recipients approximately two months later.”

For further details, previously and currently sponsored projects, and the application process visit: www.blueearth.org/projects/submit.cfm.

Deadline Extended May 27th: 2014 CCNY Annual Juried Photography Competition

Camera Club of New York
Call for Entries: 2014 CCNY Annual Juried Photography Competition
Deadline: Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11:59 pm EDT
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 11:59 pm EDT

“The Camera Club of New York (CCNY) is pleased to announce an open call for applications for its Annual Juried Photography Competition. Photographers and photo-based artists working in any genre are eligible to apply. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a cohesive body of work.

Selected applicants will be featured in an exhibition at Photoville sponsored by CCNY and on our website. The first place selection will receive a $500.00 cash award.

Juror
Charlotte Cotton is a writer and curator. She has held positions including a curator of photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, head of programming at The Photographers’ Gallery, London. She has also been head of the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photographs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She is the author of The Photograph as Contemporary Art, and founder of Words Without Pictures and eitherand.org.

Eligibility
The competition is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older who are CCNY members. CCNY staff, Board members, workspace fellows, artists-in-residence, and their families are not eligible. Only photographs or photo-based work will be considered.

There is no fee to apply, but all applicants must be active members of the CCNY. A one-year Participating Membership is $48, which covers the 6-10 images that each applicant could upload in this competition.

Submission Guidelines
Submissions will only be accepted through CallforEntry.org:

  1. Work Sample: Each applicant may submit between six to ten (6-10) images for consideration. Additional images will not be considered.
  2. Entry Form: Complete the competition entry form on our online system. This shouldn’t take too long, but you would need to create a free log-in account on CAFÈ first.
  3. Artist statement and resume (optional): Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide an Artist Statement (200 words or less) and a one-page resume. Artist statements should address the work submitted.”

View the full prospectus and apply here.

Deadline July 8th: Open Society Engagement Grant

Open Society Foundation
Call for Submissions: Audience Engagement Grant

Deadline: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT

“The Open Society Documentary Photography Project invites proposals for the 2014 Audience Engagement Grant Program, revised and updated this year to include two tracks of support for project development and project implementation.

We are seeking documentary photographers, photo-based artists, and socially engaged practitioners who use their work to go beyond representing a human rights or justice issue to creating change.

Track One: Project Development
Grantees will receive funding to attend an Open Society–organized retreat in December of 2014. This event will be designed in collaboration with Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program, whose nationally recognized workshops provide participants with essential practical tools and strategies to help them move their project and career goals forward. Attendees will become part of a larger Audience Engagement Grant cohort, with opportunities to connect both during the conference and after.  Track One Guidelines PDF.

Track Two: Project Implementation
Grantees will receive funding to execute (or continue executing) their projects as well as attend December’s retreat. Track Two Guidelines PDF.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Documentary photographers, photo-based artists, and socially engaged practitioners who use their work to move target audiences beyond the act of looking, to directly participate in activities or processes that lead to change around an issue.
  • Individuals who establish meaningful partnerships with others committed to realizing change and who bring a complementary set of skills and expertise.
  • Projects that use photography or photo-based art creatively and innovatively to reach a project’s unique audience.
  • Projects with goals that are ambitious, yet realistic and achievable.

Guidelines
Download and carefully review each track’s guidelines here for more detailed information on eligibility and criteria. Submit your applications online at: osf.submittable.com/submit.

If you have questions about which track you should apply for, or if your project is eligible, please contact Anna Overstrom-Coleman at: anna.overstrom-coleman@opensocietyfoundations.org (include the subject line: “Audience Engagement Grant”).

We will hold a webinar information session on Monday, May 19, 2014. Please check our Facebook page in early May for more details on this event.”

View the full prospectus at www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/audience-engagement-grant.

Deadline May 29th: Call for Entries “Still Life”

Center for Fine Art Photography
Call for Entries: Still Life
Deadline: Thursday, May 29, 2014

Fee: $35 for 5 images

“The theme is Still Life. All subject matter and photographic processes are welcome.

Juror
Rebecca Senf is the Norton Family Curator of Photography, a joint appointment at the Center for Creative Photography and the Phoenix Art Museum. Senf earned a Ph.D. in Art History at Boston University. In Boston she worked on the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s major exhibition Ansel Adams from The Lane Collection, for which she also co-authored the exhibition catalogue. In October of 2012 her book Reconstructing the View: The Grand Canyon Photographs of Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe was released by University of California Press. Upcoming projects include exhibitions on the photographic book and platinum photography.

Eligibility
The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions.

Awards
With selection for this exhibition, the artists are invited to join C4FAP on the reception weekend for review with the juror Rebecca Senf and Director Hamidah Glasgow. There will also be a group portfolio share and an artists’ lunch at C4FAP. An international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography will view the chosen artist’s work throughout the exhibition. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition. In order to be included in the online gallery or to receive an award, you must provide a professionally printed and framed/mounted image for gallery exhibition. All chosen artists will be included in the exhibition catalog.

  • Juror’s Selection: $500 and a feature in the catalog
  • Director’s Selection: $250.00 and a feature in the catalog
  • Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks.com
  • Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and a three image submission to a call for entry at the Center.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: www.c4fap.org/exhibitions/still-life-rebecca-senf.

Deadline May 26th: LACDA 2014 “Top 40″ Juried Competition

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA)
Call for Entries: LACDA 2014 “Top 40″ Juried Competition

Deadline: Monday, May 26, 2014
Fee: $35 for 3 images

“Enter the LACDA juried competition featuring digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Video stills are acceptable. This call is international, open to all geographical locations.

Forty artists and photographers will be selected! The selected winners receive one print up to 24×36 on museum quality paper to be shown in an international group exhibition in our gallery. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists. Multiple entries are permitted, separate entry fee required for each set of three images submitted.

Curating Jurors:
Joanna Szupinska-Myers, Curator of Exhibitions, California Museum of Photography
Ryan Linkof, Parsons Curatorial Fellow, LACMA (L.A. County Museum of Art)

File uploads are the only accepted submissions maximum of 3MB each. Please do not send materials to LACDA. All materials sent to LACDA will not be viewed and cannot be returned.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit lacda.com/juried/juriedshow.html.

Deadline May 31st: W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography

W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund
Call for Entries: W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography
Deadline: Saturday, May 31, 2014
Fee: $50

“The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist.

The Smith Grant was established in 1978 following the death of Gene Smith, the legendary American photo essayist. It is today the most prestigious honor in documentary photography. Every year it recognizes a photographer who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to documenting the human condition in the spirit of Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion.

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, INC., a not-for-profit corporation qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, independently administers the grant program that provides photographers with the financial freedom to carry out or complete major photographic essays. For 2013, the amount of the grant will be $30,000. An additional $5,000 in fellowship money will be dispersed, at the discretion of the jury, to one or more finalists deemed worthy of special recognition. Awards will be presented in a ceremony held in New York City in early October.

Submission Guidelines
Applicants will need to provide:

  • Background in Photography: Formal education, workshops, apprenticeships, self-teaching, etc.
  • Photographic Experience: Staff positions, freelance work, etc
  • Awards, Grants, Other Qualifications and Distinctions
  • Photographic Essays Previously Completed: Books (Title & publisher), Exhibitions (Title, location & city)
  • Professional References: Include name, address, telephone number
  • Title and Brief Summary of Smith Grant Project
  • The applicant must affirm that the proposed project is ongoing.
  • Applicants should include a written proposal that is concise, journalistically realizable, visually translatable, and humanistically driven. It should be no longer than 2 pages and submitted as a microsoft word document.
  • Applicants should provide educational and professional qualifications.
  • Up to 40 images, formatted as such:
    • JPEG
    • At least 1500 pixels on the long dimension
    • Resolution: 72 dpi
    • Name the files with your first and last names and use an underscore to separate the names. At the end of the file name add a sequence number starting with: 01. Example: John_Smith01.jpg, John_Smith02.jpg, John_Smith03.jpg.”
  • Submit applications online or by mail.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: smithfund.org/eugene-smith-grant.

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